How Was "Century 21" Named?
Century 21 Real Estate is a real estate agent franchise company now owned by Cendant, which also owns Coldwell Banker and ERA Real Estate. The name comes from the Century 21 Exposition held in Seattle, Washington in 1962. Century 21 Real Estate is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. Century 21 was founded in 1971 by Art Bartlett and Marsh Fisher, two real estate agents in Orange County, Caliornia. The cmpany went public in 1977, was bought out by Metropolitan Life Insurance in 1984, and became part of HSF, the precursor of Cendant, in 1995.
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