Houlihan Lawrence, the preeminent real estate brokerage serving New York City’s northern suburbs, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Nunan, a 20-year veteran of the company, as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Nunan – who spent 20 years at Houlihan Lawrence heading its award-winning Global Business Development team, widely-renowned in the industry for its volume of annual global referrals – most recently worked as the Executive Vice President of Member Services at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), an esteemed global network of market-leading independent residential brokerages. There she played a key role in the network’s strategic execution and directed the core broker referral program, which generates more than 30,000 member-to-member referrals annually.
In Houlihan Lawrence’s newly-created COO position, Nunan oversees core operations including Information Technology, Legal and Global Business Development.
“Liz has the respect and admiration of our agents and the industry,” said Chris Meyers, president of Houlihan Lawrence. “She quite literally has a worldwide reputation. There’s nobody better prepared to help us continue to exceed the expectations of our agents and their clients.”
“Rejoining Houlihan Lawrence is so rewarding,” Nunan added. “I get to work closely with not only the firm’s incredibly talented agents but also its impressive leadership team.”
Nunan is a licensed broker who served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) from 2006-2017 and the Board of Directors of the Hudson Gateway MLS from 2014-2017. She was also the recipient of the LeadingRE Hall of Fame Award in 2011 and Worldwide Employee Relocation Council’s (ERC) prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2016.
Nunan’s return to Houlihan Lawrence coincides with the retirement of the firm’s longtime Senior Vice President, Debra Dalton. A 32-year veteran of the company, Dalton is credited with many aspects of Houlihan Lawrence’s success, perhaps most notably building the firm’s community-driven culture and driving its many charitable efforts. Her leadership helped Houlihan Lawrence become the largest corporate sponsor at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk for multiple, consecutive years.