CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2006 |
Richard J. Loughlin, who helped build Century 21 Real Estate Corp. into the franchiser of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization as president and chief executive, has died, the company said. He was 74. Loughlin, a minority owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, died Aug. 1 in San Francisco of thyroid cancer. Loughlin was running Century 21's Northern California region in 1981 when he was tapped to take over the international company, then based in Irvine.
April 14, 1985
The nationwide system of Century 21 real estate offices has pledged $2 million to the 1985 Easter Seal campaign, which the company says makes it the top corporate sponsor for the seventh straight year. Since 1979 Century 21 has raised more than $8 million for Easter Seals, including $1.19 million last year, according to Richard J. Loughlin, president of Century 21 Real Estate Corp., a subsidiary of Transworld Corp.
June 23, 1994 |
Foothold in Asia: Century 21 Real Estate Corp., the international real estate brokerage, has opened 30 offices in Hong Kong. Finding that foreign markets are increasingly receptive to U.S. home-selling techniques, Irvine-based Century 21 is stepping up its activity overseas, especially since the real estate downturn at home.
March 18, 1987
For the second time this week, Century 21 Real Estate Corp. said it was starting a new international master franchise in Europe. The Irvine-based real estate brokerage firm said Tuesday that it sold a master franchise for an undisclosed price to a French group of real estate specialists called Cofradi, which will solicit real estate offices to become Century 21 franchises in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Monaco. Richard J.
January 5, 1993 |
Richard J. Loughlin, president of chief executive of Century 21 Real Estate Corp., says he expects to see a nearly 3% increase in home sales across the country this year--to 3.7 million from 3.6 million in 1992. And with a sales boost will come housing price appreciation--remember that? Unfortunately, Loughlin's crystal ball is a lot more rose-colored when looking east and north than when focused on Orange County and the rest of Southern California.