Company News: Real Estate
BY World Special Publications
Monday, October 01, 2012
Keller Williams Realty Inc., the second largest real estate company in the United States, recently announced its continuing international franchise expansion now includes Indonesia and the Southern Africa region.
“We welcome aboard our partners in Indonesia and the Southern Africa region, which includes South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Mozambique,” said Chris Heller, KW Worldwide president. “We are excited to see them experience the same momentum and growth we have seen in North America.”
Preparations for the newest international market centers are already underway and are located in Pretoria, South Africa and Jakarta, Indonesia.
“We are extremely excited and cannot wait for our opportunity to offer the South African real estate industry the Keller Williams value proposition,” said Johan Gouws, franchisor.
The two new KW Worldwide teams, led by Johan Gouws, Niel Cronje, Tertius Zitzke and Stefan Swanepoel in the Southern Africa region and Tony Eddy in Indonesia, join nearly 77,000 associates and 675 offices in the United States and Canada, where the company has been franchising since 1991.
In 2010, Keller Williams Realty CEO Mark Willis announced the expansion of Keller Williams Realty beyond North America and earlier this year, the company awarded its first overseas franchise in Vietnam. Negotiations with potential franchisees in several other countries continue as Keller Williams Realty intends to add 50,000 associates worldwide over the next 10 years.
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