Bill Scavone Named President and COO of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., headquartered in Morris Plains, N.J., is pleased to announce that Bill Scavone has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. In his new leadership role, Scavone will be responsible for developing and implementing business strategies to grow the Weichert® franchise presence nationally.

Scavone brings more than 25 years of sales and management experience to his new position, including 16 years working with franchise businesses. He joined Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. in 2005 as the senior vice president of franchise development and took on the role of chief operating officer in 2008.

“Bill has been an integral part of the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates team for nearly 12 years and has been instrumental in its successful development,” said Denise Smith, president of the Weichert Affiliated Services Group. “I am confident that Bill will continue to lead the Weichert franchise system on its upward path of prosperity and growth as he assumes this new leadership role.”

Prior to joining Weichert, Scavone served as senior vice president of franchise development for Cendant Corporation, owner of familiar brands such as Wyndham, Avis and Jackson-Hewitt Tax Services. As president and COO, Scavone welcomes the opportunity to expand the Weichert national brand.

“I am excited to be given this leadership opportunity and a chance to grow the Weichert affiliate footprint nationally,” said Scavone. “Having been a part of the Weichert family for almost 12 years, I have seen the effort put forth by our affiliate division to help turn Weichert into one of the most trusted names in real estate. There are tremendous growth opportunities ahead for the Weichert franchise system, and I am honored to lead such a talented team to drive these initiatives.”

Weichert currently has affiliate offices serving more than 300 markets in 39 states, representing smart entrepreneurs who were interested in joining a nationally recognized brand which offers incomparable tools, training and marketing techniques to set them apart from the competition. Each Weichert affiliated office is independently owned and operated.

Scavone, a native of Massachusetts, lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children. He attended Boston College and earned a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.A. of the Arts.

More information about Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. can be found at www.weichertfranchise.com or by calling (877) 533-9007.