Christopher Rich

Milford resident and Realtor Christopher Rich has joined the Fairfield office of Prudential Connecticut Realty.

“We’re pleased to welcome Christopher, and we value individuals like him who exhibit such a strong entrepreneurial spirit, marketing talent and creative flair,” said Fairfield Office Leader Melissa Riley.

Rich, a longtime resident of Fairfield County, was principal of Reflections on the Web, a Milford-based Web development, marketing and hosting company. He has more than 16 years of experience in the performing arts, including his work as the owner and artistic director of All for Arts Performing Arts School in Bedford Hills/Smithtown, N.Y., and West Haven. During that time, he was also co-founder and artistic director of Imagination Inc., a Bedford Hills-based children’s theater company. Rich is an active actor and musician and has in the past worked with local community and professional theaters throughout Connecticut and New York including Long Wharf Theatre, Rich Forum, Wilton Playshop, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Brookfield Playhouse, Theatreworks and The Dramatist’s Guild.

Rich serves both homebuyers and sellers throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. He is a member of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, Greater New Haven Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

In the community, Rich is an active member of the Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.

Rich attended the Julliard School in New York.

New Name for Beazley Affiliate

The national and global real estate network to which the Beazley Co. affiliate offices belong has introduced a new identity, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Formerly known as the RELO network, the organization encompasses 650 local and regional residential real estate companies, with 4,700 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the United States and 24 other countries. Collectively, those firms sell 1.4 million homes annually, valued at $380 billion, more than any national brand or franchise. The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network has launched the new identity to better reflect its dominance as a real estate organization rather than one focused only on relocation.

“We are very excited about the new branding of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,” said E. Tyler Della Valle, managing partner of Beazley Co. in Hamden. “Real estate is still a local business where the accountability of having our name on the door continues to make independent real estate firms leaders in the market. At the same time, we are a mobile society, so the connections provided to us by the network are invaluable in reaching the homebuyers and sellers who are new to the Greater New Haven area and may not know the Beazley name. Also, being able to introduce our clients to trusted, similarly qualified colleagues in other cities provides a major benefit as well.”

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World was in effect “born” as the RELO network in 1963 and has continually been recognized as a leader among broker networks. In 1998, it underwent an ownership change, which rapidly accelerated its growth by becoming the home of many top independent real estate firms and typically allowing multiple choices for consumers in most markets.