Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Annual Top Award Winners

February 25, 2016 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up founded in 1906, today announced its 2015 year-end award recipients in numerous franchise company, office and affiliated agent categories.

“We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our top professionals in the Coldwell Banker network and the exceptional experiences they provide to real estate customers,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “Their remarkable performances serve to confirm their standing as incredible entrepreneurs who are true leaders in the real estate industry.”

Highlights of the 2015 Coldwell Banker® awards are:

The Jills®, No. 1 Agent Team (4+ persons) in Sales Volume: Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, the top-producing team of agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Miami Beach, Florida, continued their streak of more than $2.1 billion in annual sales volume over the past five years.

The Droubi Team, No. 1 Agent Team (1-3 persons) in Sales Volume: The Droubi team, a team of agents led by Lamisse Droubi and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Francisco, closed over $132 million in sales volume in 2015.

Chris Cortazzo, No. 1 Agent in Sales Volume: Chris Cortazzo, an independent sales professional affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Malibu, California, closed over $362 million in sales volume in 2015.

The Jim Allen Group, No. 1 Agent Team (4+ persons) in Closed Units: The Jim Allen Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in Raleigh, North Carolina, closed 950 units in 2015.

The Mark Hagan Real Estate Professionals Team, No. 1 Agent Team (1-3 persons) in Closed Units: The Mark Hagan Real Estate Professionals Team affiliated with Coldwell Banker Schmidt, REALTORS® in Traverse City, Michigan, closed 236 units in 2015.

Andrew Hargreaves, No. 1 Agent in Closed Units: Andrew Hargreaves, an independent sales professional with Coldwell Banker Preferred, REALTORS® in Plymouth, Michigan, closed 341 units in 2015.

The Horne Team, No. 1 Agent Team (4+ persons) in Rental Income: The team, led by agent broker Michael Horne and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Palm Desert, California, closed over $185,900 in Rental Income in 2015.

The Real Estate Savvy Team, No. 1 Agent Team (1-3 persons) in Rental Income: The Real Estate Savvy team, led by Justin Kling and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Lincoln Park Plaza in Chicago, closed over $430,000 in Rental Income in 2015.

Chris Cortazzo, No. 1 Agent in Rental Income: Chris Cortazzo, an independent sales professional with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Malibu, California, closed over $669,500 in Rental Income in 2015.

Coldwell Banker BAIN|SEAL, No.1 Affiliate Company in North America in AGC: Coldwell Banker BAIN|SEAL is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and led by Bill Riss.

Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, No. 1 Affiliate Company in North America in Total Units: Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell is headquartered in Joliet, Illinois.

Coldwell Banker NRT, LLC, No. 1 Brokerage Company in North America. Coldwell Banker NRT, LLC is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, and led by CEO Bruce Zipf.

Coldwell Banker® previously honored the winners of its top international nomination awards at the Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience in September:

Coldwell Banker Chandler Barton Spirit Award: Rick Canup, owner of Coldwell Banker Rick Canup, REALTORS® in Lubbock, Texas.

Named after Chandler Barton, president of Coldwell Banker Real Estate from 1989-1996, this accolade honors a “can do” attitude and ongoing legacy that leaves a lasting impression on the Coldwell Banker network through an ability to overcome obstacles to achieve objectives.

Canup earned this year’s award for his infectiously positive spirit. He established his company in 1977 and became an affiliate of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in 1984. Canup is a renowned business figure in Lubbock and his firm is a leader in that market. His motto, “Do the right thing…Value others…Be the best…Choose life” personifies his commitment to the success of his sales associates and staff.   

Coldwell Banker Preserving the Trust Award: Edward Prodehl, owner of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Joliet, Illinois.

The Preserving the Trust Award honors a member of the Coldwell Banker network who has consistently and successfully exemplified the heritage of high standards, trust, loyalty and customer service throughout his or her affiliation with the Coldwell Banker brand.

With 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, Prodehl’s success can be attributed to his strong character, smart business decisions, and involvement in the communities where he has lived and worked. Over the course of his career, Prodehl has grown his company from 20 agents and two offices into a Midwest powerhouse with 1,200 agents and 51 offices.

Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year Award: Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® in San Antonio, Texas.

The Coldwell Banker brand is known worldwide for its charitable efforts. The brand and network support the efforts of a seemingly limitless number of diverse organizations ranging from Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots and Adopt-a-Pet.com to the hundreds of localized programs. The Coldwell Banker® Hero of the Year embodies the brand’s passion for giving back to the communities we serve.   

The 2015 Hero of the Year, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® became part of the Coldwell Banker franchise network in 1989 with 18 sales associates and has since grown to more than 300. Led by broker/owner D’Ann Harper, the company is a philanthropic leader in the San Antonio area and a top Coldwell Banker firm. Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, Realtors® hosted the first annual FORE! Any Baby Golf Tournament, raising $64,000 for Any Baby Can, a foundation that provides direction and guidance to families of children with special needs.

Listed below are the winners for each Coldwell Banker awards category:

INDIVIDUAL SALES ASSOCIATE HONORS

Total Adjusted Gross Commission (AGC) in North America

Chris Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Malibu, Calif.

Total Units in North America

Andrew Hargreaves, Coldwell Banker Preferred, REALTORS®, Plymouth, Mich.

Rental Income in North America

Chris Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Malibu, Calif.

 AGENT TEAM HONORS (1-3 PERSONS)

Total AGC in North America

The Droubi Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage S.F. Market Street, San Francisco, Calif.

Total Units in North America

The Mark Hagan Real Estate Professionals Team, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, REALTORS®, Traverse City, Mich.

Rental Income in North America

The RE Savvy Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Lincoln Park Plaza, Chicago, Ill.

AGENT TEAM HONORS (4+ PERSONS)

Total AGC in North America

The Jills® - Jill Hertzberg/Jill Eber, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Miami Beach, Fla.

Total Units in North America

The Jim Allen Group, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc., Raleigh, N.C.

Rental Income in North America

The Horne Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Palm Desert, Palm Desert, California

OFFICE HONORS

1-10 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Northern BestSellers, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

11-20 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston-Comm Ave., Boston, Mass.

21-35 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Santa Monica Montana, Santa Monica, Calif.

 

36-50 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Malibu West, Malibu, Calif.

51-100 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – S.F. Pacific Heights, San Francisco, Calif.

101+ Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Beverly Hills North, Beverly Hills, Calif.

1-10 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Northern BestSellers, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

11-20 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Best Realty, Ridgecrest, Calif.

21-35 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®, Killeen, Texas.

36-50 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Jim Stewart, REALTORS®, Waco, Texas.

51-100 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Advantage, Fayetteville, N.C.

101+ Sales Associates for Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Burnet-Minneapolis Lakes, Minneapolis, Minn.

COMPANY HONORS

No. 1 Affiliate Company for AGC in North America

Coldwell Banker BAIN|SEAL, Washington and Oregon

No. 1 Affiliate Company in Total Units in North America

Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Joliet, Illinois

No. 1 Brokerage Company in AGC & Total Units in North America

NRT LLC

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Total AGC in North America

Bubba Hunt, Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty, Statesboro, Ga.

Total Units in North America

Bubba Hunt, Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty, Statesboro, Ga.

 

About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the oldest national real estate brand and franchisor in the United States, and today has a global network of approximately 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 44 countries and territories with more than 88,000 affiliated sales professionals. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by taking a leadership role in the smart home space, being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its websitewww.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application with international listings, the first to develop an iPad application (CBx) to easily bring big data into home listing presentations, 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. Coldwell Banker is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program delivering exceptional experiences for all consumers served.

SOURCE Coldwell Banker

Media Contacts:

Athena Snow                    
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC            
973.407.5590                    
Athena.Snow@coldwellbanker.com             

Katy Hendricks
CooperKatz for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
917.595.3057
Khendricks@cooperkatz.com

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