Charles Tarbey appoints Warren McCarthy as his CEO at Century 21

Charles Tarbey appoints Warren McCarthy as his CEO at Century 21
Charles Tarbey appoints Warren McCarthy as his CEO at Century 21

Century 21 Australasia has appointed industry operative Warren McCarthy as their new CEO, a decade after his last big job.

McCarthy (above) is an veteran of 35 years most recently briefly at McGrath Sutherland where he was sales manager.

He'd previously held senior roles with LJ Hooker.

It was in 2004 when McCarthy took over from Grahame Cooke as the chief executive at L J Hooker, then one of Australia's leading real estate franchise chains and one of the country's most recognisable trusted brands.

At the time the Hooker empire had 700 franchises in Australia and New Zealand, and established a number of beachheads in Asia.

Around 6500 people work under the logo, producing around $25 billion in sales in 2003.

On his 2009 departure it was reported the Suncorp-owned agency, in 12 countries, comprised over 7000 people across 750 franchises.

He then became the managing director of McCarthy Business Consultants during which time he served on the advisory board of Nextforsale and on the advisory board for Ibuynew.

McCarthy began in the family business in Helensburgh south of Sydney in 1980 and the operation became an LJ Hooker franchise in 1988.

He then joined the franchisor, rising to become associate director, before managing the LJ Hooker Double Bay operation in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

The longtime executive chairman Charles Tarbey will continue to operate as Century 21’s chairman overseeing the team and the franchisees alongside McCarthy.

Tarbey told industry websites that McCarthy brings to Century 21 "a fresh mindset."

John McGrath described McCarthy as “one of Australia’s best real estate agents” when McCarthy described McGrath Estate Agents as "the benchmark and the envy of the entire real estate industry and market leaders when it comes to marketing, training, ethics, technology and sales."

Tarbey bought the Australasian arm of the Century 21 Australasia in 1995.

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