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Harcourts International appoints South African to lead global real estate organisation

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Global real estate franchise group, Harcourts International, has announced the appointment of Steve Caradoc-Davies as CEO to lead the 132-year-old company into the next era.

Caradoc-Davies will take over leadership of the 900-office network and approximately 10 000 team members in nine countries, from Mike Green, who takes on a new focus within the business. Both changes were effective from the beginning of the month.

“Steve brings a unique understanding from his 30 years in the real estate business, having held roles in property management, sales, office management, owning his franchise for over 25 years and developing it into the best-performing Harcourts office in South Africa,” said Green.

“More importantly though, Steve is passionate about Harcourts. He loves our culture and values and has a very strong level of integrity and caring. I believe he will take our organisation to the next level.”

The change in leadership has been planned as part of a succession plan and aligns with the organisation’s long-term focus on strategic initiatives across digital marketing, technology, training, people and culture and client experience. 

Caradoc-Davies will lead the executive leadership team to support the long-term vision of the business while continuing to add greater value to the franchise business owners and their teams, who are the foundation of the Harcourts Group. 

Before joining the corporate leadership team at Harcourts, Caradoc-Davies was a business owner of the number one Harcourts franchise office from 2014-2019 in South Africa, Harcourts Platinum, in Somerset West, Cape Town, which also achieved an international Harcourts Top 20 ranking from 2014-2019. He has played an active role in Harcourts South Africa, serving as a director on the board since 2005.

As only the third chief executive in the history of Harcourts International, Caradoc-Davies’ role is aimed at further strengthening the company’s global presence and service to its franchisees, and he will oversee the network across Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. An accomplished businessperson, industry thought leader and keynote speaker with a specific interest in strategic business and team growth, Mr Caradoc-Davies is based in Brisbane, Australia.

The appointment to CEO of Caradoc-Davies has been applauded by Harcourts franchise business owners globally.

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