One of 25 Organizations Chosen From All Industries for Outstanding Training and Talent Management Efforts
March 08, 2010 // Franchising.com // ]PARSIPPANY, N.J.,-- Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC today was one of 25 organizations named to the fourth annual Bersin & Associates' 2010 Learning Leaders Program. The Coldwell Banker Commercial® learning team was honored for its Emerging Broker Training (EBT) program in the Operational Training and Development Excellence category which also included AT&T, CA Inc. and Cisco Systems. Coldwell Banker Commercial was the only real estate company named to the Learning Leaders Program.
Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, annually recognizes companies that have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and talent management resulting in significant business improvement.
"Our training platform is a major component to the value we provide to those in the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization," said Fred Schmidt, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. "We take great pride in knowing that those sales professionals who completed our Emerging Broker Training showed a 30 percent increase in their sales activity during the duration of the four-month EBT program."
EBT is a four-month comprehensive training program for new Coldwell Banker Commercial real estate professionals and utilizes live Web-based training sessions, classroom activity and a variety of on-demand modules and field work assignments. EBT candidates must apply to the program and are accepted based on their qualifications and prior experience.
"The Emerging Broker Training program is a fantastic example of a well-designed, blended, coaching program for teaching all levels of professionals how to sell commercial real estate," said Josh Bersin, president of Bersin & Associates.
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates is one of the leading franchisors of commercial real estate services through the Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand. Coldwell Banker Commercial is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Through its independently owned and operated offices, the Coldwell Banker Commercial network is a premier provider of real estate services and is a leader in the commercial real estate industry. Coldwell Banker Commercial currently has more than 220 companies and 2,300 commercial real estate professionals operating in 20 countries worldwide. The Coldwell Banker Commercial network of brokers serves the needs of owners and occupiers in the leasing, acquisition, disposition, structured finance and management of all property types. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, the world's largest real estate franchisor.