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Real Estate Franchisor Re/Max Goes Public

NEW YORK—Shares of Re/Max Holdings, Inc. on Wednesday were publicly trading for the first time on Wednesday under the ticker symbol "RMAX". The Denver-based firm is considered the country's largest franchisor of real estate brokerage services.

If a Franchisor Loses Interest in Franchising

Many years ago I heard a story, which I believe is accurate, the then McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc spoke at Harvard Business School and confounded the students and faculty by asking what business McDonald's is in.

Go Gecko Tastes Voluntary Administration

Go GeckoThe collapse of Australian Go Gecko real estate franchise encompasses some common aspects of franchising with common questions about the future of it’s franchisees.

Top 10 Retail Space Owners Down in 2010

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General Growth's Ala Moana Shopping Center, Honolulu. photo/bmm

The total square footage of the top 10 owners of retail real estate in 2010 has declined for the third straight year.

HomeVestors Awards First Associate Franchise in the U.S.

Scott Arnold, of Dallas, to become first home-based franchisee for nation’s largest home buyer

Help-U-Sell Files Bankruptcy

Help-U-Sell Real Estate has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings after a group of its franchisees filed Chapter 7 to liquidate and are seeking judgment against the franchisor of $1.04 million. Each of the network's major players have a different take on why the franchise system is in trouble.