RE/MAX exec to retire after almost a quarter century

by Steve Randall07 Nov 2018

One of the driving forces of the RE/MAX brokerage network is to retire in January.

Mike Ryan joined the firm in 1994 as director of operations and has been involved in almost every aspect of the business from including education, franchise sales, marketing, communications, and global expansion.

Known as ‘Ryno’ around the company’s headquarters, Ryan was instrumental in launching the real estate education TV network RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN) which evolved into RE/MAX University.

He also worked with the US government during the housing crisis, to develop housing policies that helped distressed homeowners and saved the careers of countless agents and brokers.

CEO Adam Contos says Ryan has made a huge impact on the company and the wider real estate industry.

"We can't thank Mike enough for everything he's done," said Contos. "Mike is a dear friend, a tremendous leader and a mentor to so many, and we wish him the very best as he and his wife Diane step into the next chapter of their lives."

Industry advisor
Ryan will retire on Jan 2, 2019 but will be transitioning his responsibilities over the next several months.

And retirement from his day-to-day role at RE/MAX does not mean an end to his involvement with the company as he will be an industry advisor to the firm.

"I plan to take some time off with my wife and my family, and then move into the industry advisor role," said Ryan. "I continue to be excited about the future of RE/MAX and this industry - and I'm blessed to have as much curiosity and passion as the day I started."


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