Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Annual Award Winners

MADISON, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2017) Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up founded in 1906, has announced its 2016 year-end award recipients in numerous company, office and agent categories for sales production in North America.

“Those agents, managers and company leaders affiliated with our great Coldwell Banker brand are among the hardest working and most dedicated in the industry,” said Charlie Young, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “To achieve greatness among Coldwell Banker peers is a huge accomplishment, and these talented individuals had enormous success in 2016. It is my great pleasure and honor to shine a light on this extraordinary group of achievers who are true leaders in the real estate industry, and we are delighted to pay tribute to their accomplishments.”

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 Tom Deutsch, Jr., Coldwell Banker West Shell, Cincinnati, Ohio
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 Senkler Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Concord, Mass.
Total Units in North America Team Huggler & Bashore & Brooks, Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood, Lansing, Mich.
Rental Income in North America The Irene Dazzan-Palmer & Sandro Dazzan Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Malibu, Calif.

 

AGENT TEAM HONORS (4+ PERSONS)

Total AGC in North America The Jim Allen Group, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, Raleigh, N.C.
Total Units in North America The Jim Allen Group, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, Raleigh, N.C.
Rental Income in North America The Jills® – Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Miami Beach, Fla.

 

OFFICE HONORS

1-10 Sales Associates for AGC Income in North America Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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, 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 – Menlo Park El Camino, Menlo Park, 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, Canada
11-20 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc., Appleton, Wis.
21-35 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America Coldwell Banker Schmidt, REALTORS®, Traverse City, Mich.
36-50 Sales Associates for Total Units in North America Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, Inc., REALTORS®, Hickory, N.C.
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 Sea Coast Advantage, Wilmington, N.C.

 

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, Wis.
No. 1 Brokerage Company in AGC & Total Units in North America NRT LLC, Madison, N.J.

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Total AGC in North America Carrie Davis, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Menlo Park, Calif.
Total Units in North America Rory Hertzberg, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Bradley, III.

 

Coldwell Banker previously honored the winners of its top international awards at the Coldwell BankerGeneration Blue Experience in October:

Coldwell Banker Chandler Barton Spirit Award

Colin Hartigan, owner, Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray, in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Named after the late Chandler Barton, president of Coldwell Banker Real Estate from 1989 to 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.

Hartigan earned this year’s award for his inspiring efforts during the Fort McMurray wildfire and its aftermath. Hartigan tirelessly rebuilt his brokerage operations and devoted his personal and business resources to help displaced residents in the ravaged community. Hartigan used his own home to house firefighters who came from across North America and around the world to battle the blaze.

Coldwell Banker Preserving the Trust Award

Sam Rader, owner of Coldwell Banker Select in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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.

Rader, who has spent 38 years in the real estate industry, affiliated his Oklahoma company with the Coldwell Banker network in 1989 and has become one of brand’s most iconic figures. The company has grown to 14 offices with 650 sales agents. Rader has given back to the real estate industry by serving as president on local and state Realtor boards, on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) executive committee, and as regional vice president for NAR, serving Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas.

Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year Award (co-winners)

D. Ralph Huff, III, owner of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Helene Hutchings, sales representative, Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada

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.

D. Ralph Huff, III

D. Ralph Huff, III has led his Coldwell Banker Advantage team since 1981. Huff volunteers his time as a teacher, choir member, deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville where he recently led a $5 million fundraiser to build a 24,000 square foot addition to the church. In 2016, Huff directed a team leading the charge to pass a $35 million bond that would improve parks and recreation areas in Cumberland County. It became the first bond approved in Fayetteville in over 20 years. He currently leads local economic development efforts with a committee of business leaders to build a downtown baseball stadium and finance the Civil War History Center to be built at the old arsenal site in Fayetteville. Of the many community awards he has won, Huff and his wife, Linda, most recently earned the Order of the Longleaf Pine, the highest award for civilian service from the state of North Carolina.

Helene Hutchings

Helene Hutchings, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, has passionately worked to support children with cancer as founder and CEO of Hair Donation Ottawa. Founded in 2011, the non-profit organization began with the simple idea of fundraising for cancer research and donating hair for wigs for children with cancer who could not afford one. The organization has grown from raising $4,000 in its first year to $370,000 and more than 15,000 inches of hair just five years later. Hutchings has built a volunteer network of over 100 people and holds a number of fund-raising efforts each year, with donations made to the Ottawa Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for Viral Oncolytic Research. She recently received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, a national recognition that honors the exceptional volunteer achievements of select Canadians from across the country. Hutchings was one of the first people in Canada to receive the Medal from the Governor General’s office during a ceremony at the Ottawa Hospital.

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 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 48 countries and territories with more than 89,000 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 website www.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.


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Senior Manager, Public Relations for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Grew up in south Florida as an avid Seminole fan and attended college in the mountains of North Carolina. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. Athena has worked for Coldwell Banker for 13 years where she can be found generating buzz about this awesome brand in every way possible. On any given day, she can be found crunching numbers to searching for amazing Coldwell Banker properties to serve up to the media for features. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or scouring Etsy for that next amazing handcrafted gem. She resides with the Bukowski of our generation (AKA her husband), two cats and a fish in Atlanta, Ga.

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