​CENTURY 21 Canada founder named in most powerful people in real estate

VANCOUVER, B.C. (February 06, 2015) - U. Gary Charlwood, founder and executive chairman of CENTURY 21 Canada, ranked as the #25 most impactful corporate executive on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list.


His organization, the Charlwood Pacific Group, owns the rights to the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada and Asia-Pacific regions, UNIGLOBE Travel International, CENTUM, and recently expanded into the rental housing market launching Real Canadian Property Management. Charlwood was the first non-US citizen appointed the International Franchise Association (IFA) chairman of the board and was inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame in 2009.


“Gary’s story is a must-hear for aspiring entrepreneurs. He arrived in Canada with the clothing on his back, became British Columbia’s top producing REALTOR® in just 15 months, opened a successful brokerage,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Then, he forged his own path as a franchising leader in Canada and internationally. He has truly earned this recognition.”


The CENTURY 21 brand took even more top spots alongside its parent company Realogy Holdings Corp., which the SP200 website states: “…is simply residential real estate’s most important company. Period.”


Prominent placements included:

  • Century 21 Real Estate LLC president and CEO Rick Davidson ranked #8 in corporate executives.
  • Realogy Holdings Corp. chairman and CEO Richard Smith took the #1 ranking overall.
  • Realogy Franchise Group president and CEO Alex Perriello ranked #5 overall.

The SP200 has been featured on Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, MSN, Yahoo! Finance, and Bloomberg. Rankings are based on an individual's personal influence, their tenure in the industry, and recent accomplishments, among other factors. Visit the Swanepoel Power 200 website for complete details.

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