Raine & Horne has announced the appointment of Mindy Powell-Hodges as the company’s new head of network.
Ms Powell-Hodges, who was most recently the chief operating officer at PropTech start-up MyHomeVault, will be responsible for formulating Raine & Horne’s latest three-year strategic plan.
Along with her recent role at MyHomeVault, Ms Powell-Hodges was previously CEO and managing director of the real estate recruitment firm Greenfield Recruitment.
Prior to that she held leadership roles at both Ray White and Harcourts.
Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne, said Ms Powell-Hodges’ extensive C-suite experience would be of benefit in her new role.
“Mindy is a highly experienced C-suite executive with a diverse corporate background in Australia and the United States and across various disciplines including real estate franchising, PropTech, financial services, marketing and public relations,” Mr Raine said.
Her remit is to drive growth and build on Raine & Horne’s reputation as a leading real estate agency franchisor, as measured by “business profitability, franchisee satisfaction and competitive positioning compared with other real estate franchised networks,” a release from the company stated.
“Make no bones about it – we want to open new offices and buy networks in Australia and overseas, and Mindy will play a big part in these acquisition plans.
“Mindy has also identified opportunities for strategic growth for the previous groups she worked with.
“This experience, combined with her stints in PropPech and recruitment, will enable Raine & Horne to build on the outstanding growth and technology advancements made in recent years.”
Ms Powell-Hodges said she was excited to join Raine & Horne, now in its 140th year.
“The firm has seen off several great depressions, two world wars, pandemics, and a Global Financial Crisis, and through that have established itself as a trusted brand that has delivered to its network a suite of digital marketing products that differentiates them in the markets,” she said.
“These products are genuinely market-leading as they have been carefully trialled and tested, which is in keeping with the prudent way Raine & Horne has always operated.
“I look forward to assisting and working with the group’s long-term principals and key team members to understand their needs now and into the future.”