Newly created role oversees the firm’s leadership development, recruitment efforts
Dave Conord, an accomplished real estate and consulting executive, has joined Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States. Conord will work with Long & Foster’s general brokerage team as its Vice President of Professional & Leadership Development—a newly created role that will focus on career and leadership development, as well as talent acquisition. He brings to his position more than a decade of real estate experience and an extensive background in business and executive development.
“I’ve worked with many Long & Foster professionals during my career, and the company’s tremendous reputation for professionalism and exceptional customer service has always impressed me,” said Conord. “Not only does Long & Foster dedicate itself to supporting its agents in their success, but also the company’s committed to providing the total homeownership experience to all its home buyers and sellers. Now that I’m becoming part of the Long & Foster family, I look forward to building on those commitments by sharing my knowledge and experience with the firm’s distinguished team of professionals.”
Conord worked with a large franchise brokerage in a variety of leadership and business development roles prior to joining Long & Foster. During his 12-year tenure there, he supported the company’s expansion efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building real estate franchises throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Conord helped these franchise locations to expand their businesses and increase profitability through training and recruitment efforts. He achieved great success in this area, bringing several of his offices to the No. 1 position in their regions and helping his franchise group to earning rankings on the Real Trends 500 and RISMedia Power Broker Report.
For the past six years, Conord has also operated his own consulting company—Conord Consulting Services. Through this organization, he provides business owners and executives with consulting and coaching programs to help drive productivity, increase revenues and maximize profits. Conord also leads the Pennsylvania and New Jersey franchise for Master Networks, a business networking and training company that brings together small business owners to promote their companies and grow their professional networks.
In addition, Conord has experience selling new construction, having achieved volumes of over $17 million while working for NVR, Inc. He also previously worked as a business consultant in the telecommunications industry, launching and expanding companies throughout Europe, Africa and South America.
“Supporting today’s real estate professionals takes a highly knowledgeable and motivated leader, and we’re confident that with Dave leading our career and leadership development efforts, we’ll continue to strengthen our business, as well as the quality of service and level of expertise we can offer to home buyers and sellers in today’s market,” said Gary Scott and Larry “Boomer” Foster, presidents of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Dave brings the industry expertise and leadership skills that are needed to succeed in real estate, and we’re excited to welcome him to the Long & Foster family.”
A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, Conord is originally from Severna Park, Md., and he most recently resided in West Chester, Pa., with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing and coaching lacrosse, golf and tennis, and traveling.
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