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About Us

Since its founding more than half a century ago, Real Living has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-looking companies in the real estate industry – a place where quality, unsurpassed Premier Service® and a fun, vibrant family atmosphere uniquely come together. This unusual combination is a direct reflection of the Real Living leadership.

Our Leadership Team

Real Living is a new kind of real estate company – one that consumers and agents trust. Founded on achievement and advancement, learn more about the experienced leaders responsible for Real Living's continued growth.

  • Robert W. McAdams Jr., President
  • Thomas Panattoni, Senior Vice President, Network Development

Robert "Bob" McAdams, Jr. - President

Robert McAdams, Jr. leads Real Living Real Estate as its president, responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as helping to expand the Real Living brand through franchisee engagement, retention and growth. He assumed this position in 2012 following a decade of distinguished service in network's finance and accounting groups.

McAdams in 2014 was recognized for his leadership when he was named to the inaugural Swanepoel Power 200 list of real estate's most powerful chieftains and innovators. He was also named to Real Estate Executive magazine's 2014 list of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives.

Prior to joining Real Living, McAdams managed various finance operation departments for Express, a division of Limited Brands. He was also a corporate audit risk advisor for Bank One, and an audit manager for the public accounting firm, Schneider Downs.

McAdams holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Clarion University in Clarion, PA.

Thomas Panattoni - Senior Vice President, Network Development

With more than 20 years of real estate and franchise experience, Tom Panattoni is responsible for growing the Real Living network by way of signing new franchises as well as helping existing franchises within the Real Living/GMAC Real Estate network.

Panattoni joined GMAC Real Estate in 1998, the same year the company entered into the residential real estate industry.

Prior to joining GMAC Real Estate, Panattoni was senior market development manager for Coldwell Banker in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Before joining Coldwell Banker, Panattoni served as vice president for the Store Consultants where one of his responsibilities was working with franchises and independent business in securing commercial space for clients throughout North America.