Coldwell Banker Real Estate Chief Executive Officer Jim Gillespie Named One of 10 Most Admired CEOs

March 22, 2012 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. -- A recent survey from online career community CareerBliss identifies Coldwell Banker Real Estate Chief Executive Officer, Jim Gillespie, as one of the 10 most admired CEOs across 3,400 companies. Gillespie was chosen from an analysis of more than 10,000 respondents who graded vision and leadership.

Gillespie was the only representative from the real estate industry on the top 10 list. He was joined in the top 10 list by CEOs from companies such as Amazon, FedEx and Qualcomm.

"I think many of us get into real estate because we feel that we have a higher calling to help people live the Dream of Homeownership and Jim Gillespie has always been an inspiration for agents like me," said Jessica Edwards, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Consumer Specialist, and an agent in Wilmington, N.C.

"I've worked in different positions in the Coldwell Banker brand for 35 years in real estate, and began as an agent myself," said Gillespie. "Receiving an honor like this, from our network of trusted agents and brokers across the globe, humbles me because I have stood in their shoes, and it motivates me to do the best job that I possibly can."

Reviews of Coldwell Banker Real Estate also ranked the brand above the real estate industry average in the following key areas:

  • Growth opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Career advancement
  • Senior management
  • Overall ranking

"CEOs should be honored to be recognized as a CareerBliss Happiest CEO," said Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CareerBliss. "This data is derived from thousands of independent reviews on CEOs and their leadership and vision for their company. Jim Gillespie is hailed as a wise and true business leader who is dedicated to a common vision that produces lasting results and opportunities."

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 85,000 sales agents working in approximately 3,100 offices in 51 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 Location SM 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.

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