Coldwell Banker Real Estate's David Birnbaum Receives Innovation Award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate's David Birnbaum Receives Innovation Award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine

October 26, 2011 // // Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced today that David Birnbaum, vice president of learning for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, has been awarded a Bronze "Learning in Practice" Award by Chief Learning Officer magazine in the category of Innovation, for the trend-setting Coldwell Banker University (CBU) social learning and video portals.

The CBU manager and sales associate portals are both included within the Coldwell Banker University learning platform and have redefined the Coldwell Banker brand’s online learning experience. Using desktops, laptops, iPads and smart phones, managers and associates launch streaming videos from the cloud, engage with mentors, and collaborate with each other to share best practices in business development and productivity in an accelerated fashion.

"The real estate industry, as with any industry, requires an evolution in learning platforms to reflect changes in technology and business models while accounting for generational shifts," said Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "David's award is a testament to what he and his team have done to provide outstanding course work and an unparalleled distribution system that allows Coldwell Banker sales professionals the opportunity to successfully maintain and grow their businesses."

The Chief Learning Office awards recognize industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. The Innovation award is specifically for learning executives who have successfully applied emerging technologies and/or methodologies to create a stimulating and engaging combination of content and modalities.

The awards were presented at a special ceremony during the Fall 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium held in Dana Point, Calif. Birnbaum and the other award winners will be featured in a special supplement in the December issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

More information about the Learning In Practice Awards can be found at:

About Coldwell Banker®

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of approximately 87,000 sales agents working in approximately 3,100 offices in 49 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand to create an iPad application and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Media Inquiries:

Heather Roberts
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Katy Hendricks
CooperKatz for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC




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