The 2017 Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30
Congratulations to this year’s class of recipients!
Coldwell Banker was founded on youth. Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker were just 24 and 28 respectively when they founded the company to bring ethics and integrity back to the San Francisco real estate community after the turmoil of the 1906 earthquake. Over 110 years later, Coldwell Banker affiliates are making up the next generation of real estate leaders.
“It’s incredible to see how many talented professionals represent Coldwell Banker today,” said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “These honorees are paving the way for the future of the real estate industry with their commitment and passion to deliver impressive results for their communities.”
We are proud to unveil our 2017 30 Under 30 class. This list includes agents, managers, broker/owners and key staff members from all across the U.S., Canada and overseas. Join us in congratulating these talented professionals:
Garrett Bell, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate – Melbourne, FL: Garrett is a third-generation REALTOR® and one of five family members currently affiliated with the Coldwell Banker brand. Since 2013, Garrett has closed more than 375 homes and $47 million in sales. He was named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30 list in 2015, ranked in the Top 250 REAL Trends Magazine in Florida and has been involved in competitive Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Marital Arts over the past 8 years. Follow on: Facebook
Lindsay Boulerice, Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates – Plattsburgh, NY: Lindsay values the relationships she has with her clients. She is a Chamber Ambassador, member of Business Networking International and is participating in the revitalization of her local area. Lindsay is also a bee keeper, “saving the world one bee hive at a time”. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Matthew Brown, Coldwell Banker Apex, REALTORS® – Allen, TX: In his first year in real estate, Matthew closed 37 deals, and achieved both “Rookie of the Year” and “Top 20” in his office. He also was a quarterback in high school and college, achieving a scholarship to Texas Christian University. Matthew claims his time playing football taught him that you need to earn everything in life and applies this philosophy to his client relationships. Follow on: Facebook
Ashley Bynum, Coldwell Banker Gundaker Corporate – Maryland Heights, MO: Ashley is a 28-year-old who helps approximately 700 agents in nine offices as the Coldwell Banker Gundaker eMarketing Coordinator to meet their specific business needs with innovative Coldwell Banker tools and programs. A true technology maven, Ashley created a local eMarketing program to provide individual and group coaching sessions to sales associates that show them how to incorporate company tools, technology and social media marketing into their businesses. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter
Leah Canfield, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties – Breckenridge, CO: Leah was a ski racer prior to getting into real estate. In 2010, she was the fastest Junior Super-G skier in America, and earned a spot to represent the USA in the World Junior Championships in Switzerland. Her knowledge of skiing helps her provide a unique perspective for her clients in the resort market.
Brett Caviness, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Menlo Park el Camino, CA: Born and raised on a farm in Iowa, real estate has always been Brett’s passion and he relocated to California to pursue his dream of selling high end property. Brett served as a member of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Board of Directors. He also served on a committee of young professionals that supports the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Francisco area. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Keenan Coit, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, Grand Junction, CO: Keenan has a technological edge when it comes to connecting with his clients. Whether it’s through 3D virtual tours, drone footage or the CBx app, the listing tool exclusive to Coldwell Banker agents, his digital savviness has propelled his business forward. When he’s not busy leading social media campaigns and posting Facebook videos that reach upwards of 5,000 views, Keenan can be found helping Coldwell Banker Distinctive Angels, the company’s initiative that supports community outreach programs each month. Follow on: Facebook
Jessica Paola Colon Escorcia, Coldwell Banker Santa Marta Inmobiliaria – Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia: As Project Manager at Coldwell Banker, Jessica is committed to her community. She is dedicated to promoting, training, collaborating and participating in the social, cultural, religious and foundational events to which her company are invited.
Jonathan Darin, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group – Homer Glen, IL: Jonathan is a third-generation Realtor and grew up in a family deeply involved in the real estate industry. He helped develop an internet lead department which partnered with LeadRouter to take his company to the next level, setting a standard for agent response time which allowed them to capture business that was previously lost. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Henry Edelstein, Coldwell Banker Burnet – St. Paul, MN: A two-time 30 Under 30 winner, Henry became interested in real estate by watching his father, who has been a successful agent for over 40 years. In 2017, he was asked to speak about his personal listing presentation to a group of over 500 people at Listing Lallapalososa in Ohio. Henry attributes the way he works to having grown up with a learning difference. It taught him to become highly motivated and to strive to find solutions to overcome any obstacle he encounters. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Kendra Ellis, Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® – Knoxville, TN: Kendra grew up in the real estate industry and is a third generation real estate entrepreneur who mixes old school marketing with new technology to interact with her clients. In 2015 she was named the Knoxville area’s Association of REALTORS’ Rising Star. Kendra is also heavily involved in her community, in particular the Helping Hands charity in Blount County, TN which provides school supplies, backpacks, new shoes and food to prepare local children for each new school year. Follow on: Facebook
Erik Erwin, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Erik Erwin is a past recipient of the Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty “Rookie of the Year” award and “President’s Award” from his company. In 2016 he achieved the Ultimate Service Award from Coldwell Banker Canada, one of their most prestigious awards related to customer service satisfaction. Erik has always wanted to ensure that everyone has a safe and sound place to live, and learned so much from helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Bruce Foster, Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc. – Tallahassee, FL: Bruce is the recipient of the 2016 Rookie Realtor of the Year for his local Board of Realtors. He also received the Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin Rising Star Award, all within less that twelve months of obtaining his real estate license. He stands out from the pack by implementing cutting edge marketing ideas that are the future of the industry including: social media target marketing, fusion photography, Matterport, drone photography and videos. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Logan Geddie, Coldwell Banker Advantage – Fayetteville, NC: A third-generation REALTOR®, Logan became an instant star when she received the Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 for her office. Since then, she has continued to grow her business by providing superior service to her clients using innovative marketing techniques and personal experiences. She has ranked in the top quartile of her office each consecutive year and directly attributes her success to the tools and technology that Coldwell Banker has to offer. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Mithlesh Gupta, Coldwell Banker Value Add Realty – Bengaluru, Karnataka, India: Perseverance is very important to Mithlesh. He believes in customer service and following up in a timely manner that will ultimately attract clients for him to represent. Mithlesh realizes that by associating with a global brand like Coldwell Banker, it will take him to greater heights in his career and keep his passion blazing. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter
Craig Heinonen, Coldwell Banker Schmidt, REALTORS® – Marquette, MI: After achieving the International Diamond Society Award in his first year in the business, Craig increased his sales to 3.6 million with 63 closings. He strives to boost the Coldwell Banker brand by providing excellent customer service and utilizing the latest technology available. Craig is a proud USAA Preferred Agent and has the distinct opportunity to work with many deserving veterans. Follow on: Facebook
Molly Jones, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage SLC Avenues – Salt Lake City, UT: Molly is a former competitive kickballer (yes, that is really a thing) who combines Coldwell Banker’s best-in-class marketing with technology and social media savviness, allowing her to discover valuable networking opportunities that sets her apart from the competition. Molly is an active member in her local community and serves on many charitable foundations such as Breast Cancer Research and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Follow on: Facebook, Instagram
Sarah McCoy, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners – Savannah, GA: Sarah joined Coldwell Banker as a new Realtor because she wanted to be affiliated with a company that was known for integrity and professionalism. Since joining, she has found the perception she had from the outside looking in was true, and considers herself a part of the continued delivery of that promise. Sarah is very involved in her local community, serving as a member of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, Downtown Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce. Follow on: Facebook
Ryan Nemeyer, Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley – Napa, CA: With a passion for theatre and production, Ryan is hopeful that one day he is will be able to combine that passion into his already successful real estate career. As a President’s Circle Award recipient, Ryan believes in building a legacy that requires balance, hard work, and dedication that he and his family can be proud of. He is very involved in his local community, as a volunteer for the End 68 Hours of Hunger effort, local homeless shelters and blood donation centers. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Joseph Piccininni, Jr., Coldwell Banker Beau Hulse Realty Group – Southhampton, NY: Aside from earning four NCAA Division 1 Championship rings, and never having played a sport in college, Joseph is a true talent both in and out of the real estate community. He is an active participant in the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble and is now leading a section of trumpets. Joseph serves as a director of Long Island Board of Realtor’s Hamptons Chapter, and this year was a recipient of NYSAR’s Winter Business Meetings Scholarship. Follow on: Facebook
Aimee Puthon, Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Aimee is no stranger to the real estate industry as a third-generation Guelph realtor. Her results-oriented mentality earned her recognition in 2016 with the Coldwell Banker Ultimate Service Award and the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award. Building on her market savviness, the 26 year old Puthon received Coldwell Banker smart home technology certification in 2016 and successfully deployed a business development strategy focused on obtaining listings for resale condos and historical properties. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Abidin Sahin, Coldwell Banker Tim Gayrimenkul – Istanbul, Turkey: Abidin is a true success story in the making. Having entered the real estate industry with no experience, no money and limited knowledge, he is a natural over-achiever and has an unmatched desire and belief that he can succeed. He applied to Coldwell Banker, attended training and executed whatever was taught. Abidin became one of the top ranking sales associates in his first year. Now, over two years later, he owns his own franchise company where he is the broker. He has 30 successful agents working in his company and is one of the top ranking offices in Turkey. Follow on: Facebook
Timothy Savoy, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Washington, D.C.: Timothy, a 2016 Coldwell Banker 30 under 30 winner, continues to evolve in the ever-changing marketplace. From neighborhood mailers inciting community gatherings to national media pieces explaining market data and helping first-time buyers, Timothy strives to be the best in service and innovation. He classifies his community involvement in a variety of ways: civic, professional and personal. He looks at volunteering as an opportunity to be selfless. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter
Curtis Sernoskie, Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada: Curtis brings a wealth of experience and youthful energy to his office. Having previously worked for one of the top Real Estate coaches in North America, Curtis was lucky to learn from and attend conferences with many industry leaders. He moved into his community over 18 months ago and was able to achieve Presidential Elite Award status in his first full year. Curtis was the selling agent in only the second $1 million residential transaction in Yellowknife’s history. Curtis is heavily involved in the local Yellowknife sporting community playing in the town’s A division hockey league as one of its top scorers. Follow on: Facebook
Austin Solomon, Coldwell Banker Action – Schofield, WI: As the youngest professional on this year’s list at just 20 years old, Solomon brought in more than $8.25 million in home sales volume in his first 15 months, all while earning a degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County. His passion for real estate and outpouring of client satisfaction earned him recognition as the Rookie of the Year at Coldwell Banker Action and he was named one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the nation by the National Federation of Independent Business. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter
Carrie Thodoroff, Coldwell Banker Mt. Pleasant Realty and Assoc. – Mt. Pleasant, MI: Carrie believes she has found her passion and she has found what she loves to do and that is real estate! In her first year in the business, she closed 27 transactions and did $2.9 million in volume for sales. She won the Rising Star Award through the Central Michigan Board of REALTORS and has held several committee positions. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter
Nikki Thomas, Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty – Hamilton, Bermuda: This 25-year-old brings exceptional customer service to the Bermuda community with her experience in hospitality services. Her dual citizenship in Bermuda and the United States has equipped her with an educational background from both The Ohio State University and Bermuda College in hospitality management that has helped her succeed as the real estate assistant to the president and agency manager of the Bermuda office. As the only person under 30 in the Bermuda office, Thomas has been able to spearhead innovative ideas to improve office training programs.
Joshua Weinraub, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate – Delray Beach – Delray Beach, FL: Joshua entered the real estate industry at the age of 22. In his first year, he sold over $5 million in sales and was awarded the rookie of the year award within his office. Now a Diamond Society Award Winner, he built his business the old fashioned way, by door knocking and doing open houses every weekend as well as using his company’s extensive technology to succeed.
Trent Zimmer, Coldwell Banker Burnet – Apple Valley, MN: Trent is one of the National Association of Realtors’ 30 under 30 Top 50 Finalists who credits his success as being customer focused, dedicated and very community minded. He volunteers his time to help coach youth hockey at summer camps and has coached varsity hockey and freshman football at the local high school. Trent has served on the Professional Development and Strategic Planning Committees for the Minnesota Association of Realtors. Follow on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Noah Zipko, Coldwell Banker College Real Estate – Oxford, OH: Noah’s, a former Division 1 baseball player, view on the real estate profession is that it’s not just a job, but a lifestyle. He credits his success on being able to allow him to make a living based off of developing and maintaining relationships that can last a lifetime. Noah is heavily involved in his local community, as being a member of his local Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club and Relay for Life. Follow on: Facebook