Tom Kunz is Engel & Völkers’ Executive Vice President of Coaching & Accountability in North
America and is responsible for managing and building on the global
luxury real estate firm’s numerous business relations within the
industry, and working with top brokerages in target markets.
Tom is the former President and C.E.O. of CENTURY 21® Real
Estate Corporation from 2004-2010, as well as a published author
and speaker. A franchising expert for over 30 years, Tom has
established a successful track record involving franchise sales and
ownership as well as running all aspects of brokerage and franchise
operations. Under his leadership, Century 21 Real Estate had more
than 7,700 franchised broker offices in 66 countries and
territories worldwide. Tom was responsible for everything from
field communication, franchise sales, systems implementation,
system-wide recruiting, broker automation, and regional
He was a member of the team that developed franchise sales
tools that are still used today to train franchise sales staff for
all Realogy Corporation real estate brands.
In 2001, Tom was Senior Vice President of real estate
franchise sales for Cendant in the western region of the United
States. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of the
franchise sales efforts for the CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker®,
Coldwell Banker Commercial® and ERA® real estate brands in 17
As an independent entrepreneur, Tom served as President of
CENTURY 21 Award, an independently owned and operated real estate
brokerage with 12 offices and 750 sales associates and employees
located throughout San Diego and Riverside counties in California.
CENTURY 21 Award was ranked as the No. 2 company in the entire
CENTURY 21 System in 2003, generating more than $2 billion in
closed sales volume and $53 million in adjusted gross commissions.
The firm also ranked in the top 10 nationally among all CENTURY 21
affiliates with 5,733 closed transaction sides last year. Prior to
entering the real estate field in 1982, Kunz owned his own
employment agency and served as president of a software company.
Tom is also the co-author of the recently released book
Community & Business Partnerships, a book that illustrates the
synergy that can take place between non-profits and corporations.