Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group Chairman Ed Prodehl Celebrates 50 Years In Real Estate
September 09, 2021 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Ed Prodehl, chairman of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, is celebrating 50 years in the real estate industry - a professional milestone achieved through a career of relentless determination, dedication, and marked success. Under his purview, the affiliated company grew to be one of the largest and most successful Coldwell Banker franchises and now has more than 1,700 affiliated real estate professionals in over 60 offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
Prodehl began his real estate career in 1971 at Robert J. Honig and Associates, a local Will County real estate firm, where he became one of the top sales agents in the state of Illinois. In 1984, he purchased the firm, which became Honig Realty and quickly grew to be the No. 1 real estate firm in Will County with seven offices and over 200 agents.
A forward-looking visionary, Prodehl recognized the strength in partnering with a national residential real estate brand and chose Coldwell Banker. After a second successful acquisition and merger in 1997, he led Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell. Since then, Prodehl guided the exponential growth of the company as he strategically merged with local companies throughout the Midwest - the company was later named Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group.
Since 2007, Prodehl continues to actively grow the business as chairman of the company whilst his son Mike Prodehl leads as president and CEO.
“Through five decades full of hard work, innovation and strong family values, my father continues to grow the company, bringing in the best real estate talent, to ensure that our communities receive the highest quality real estate experience. We are grateful for his service to the industry and commitment to our communities, and I’m honored to continue with his passion and vision, today.”
- Mike Prodehl, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
“Ed’s incredible mark on the real estate industry is evident in the trust and dependability the company is recognized for and in their success as one of the top franchise affiliates with our brand. Yet, it’s his innate ability to connect with each person he encounters and his genuine interest for helping affiliated agents and employees to thrive, professionally and personally, that has made a deeply remarkable impact on all of us. We are so proud to have Ed as a part of our Coldwell Banker family.”
- Liz Gehringer, COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate
In 2015, Prodehl was honored with the Coldwell Banker Preserving the Trust Award for exemplifying the heritage of high standards, trust, loyalty, and customer service in his affiliation with the Coldwell Banker brand.
In recognition of the remarkable leadership for the fast-growing Coldwell Banker franchise, Mike Prodehl was named to the REAL Trends Game Changers list in 2019 and is consistently recognized on the Swanpoel 200 list, as one of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group was named among REAL Trends Billionaires’ Club for 2020, recognizing the top brokerage firms in the country that have closed at least one billion in sales volume.
SOURCE Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
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