Sherry Chris, President and CEO of ERA® Real Estate Honored with Inman Innovator’s Nate Ellis Award

Madison, N.J. (August 5, 2022) – Inman Innovator Awards announced today that Sherry Chris, President and CEO of ERA® Real Estate, is this year’s recipient of the 2022 Nate Ellis Award. Established in 2016, the Nate Ellis Award honors an individual or organization that gives more than they take from the real estate industry.

“Sherry has spent her 30-year career continually raising the bar across the industry, particularly when it comes to what’s possible for women leaders in real estate,” said Sue Yannaccone, Anywhere Brands president and CEO. “Sherry has always shown a tireless commitment to mentoring entrepreneurs and championing change, and she is incredibly deserving of this phenomenal recognition.”

The Inman Innovator Award ceremony took place during Inman Connect 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. The Nate Ellis award was created to honor the legacy of Nate Ellis, who devoted his career to training and educating real estate professionals. Serving as the Local Education Directors Chair at the National Association of REALTORS®, Ellis made it his mission to help people find success in real estate.

“I’m absolutely honored to be recognized with the Inman Innovator Awards’ Nate Ellis award,” stated Sherry Chris. “Nate was a tremendous voice in our industry and had a special gift for teaching and helping others. He has inspired so many of us with his wisdom, grace, humor and kindness. Throughout my career, I’ve strived to do things differently and take great pride in encouraging us all to raise the bar across our industry.”

Consistently recognized as one of Inman’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, Chris currently serves on the advisory board for the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Services program, Wine Society and New Story Charity, a certified 501(c)(3), that builds safe homes for families in need.


About ERA Real Estate

ERA® Real Estate knows that real estate is as local as it gets. We believe that our core business values of collaboration, innovation, diversity and growth are needed more than ever. As a global leader in the residential real estate industry for nearly 50 years, ERA features a powerful network of like-minded entrepreneurs supported by the brand’s game-changing technology, products and powerful lead generation.

The ERA Real Estate network includes more than 40,000 affiliated brokers and independent sales associates and approximately 2,390 offices throughout the United States and 33 other countries and territories.

ERA Franchise Systems LLC ( which operates the ERA Real Estate system, is a subsidiary of Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate information is available at


Media Contact:
Marie VanAssendelft

Director, PR & Communications, ERA® Real Estate

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