Coldwell Banker Professionals Honored in NAREB’s Inaugural Top 100 & Willis E. Carson Local Board President Award

Recognized professionals contributed to a staggering $1.8 billion+ in transactions in 2022

MADISON, N.J. (August 15, 2023) – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, an AnywhereSM (NYSE: HOUS) brand, announces the recognition of several professionals named to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) inaugural Top 100 Awards list. Honorees were announced during the organization’s 75th annual convention in Houston, commemorating NAREB Realtist constituents for their outstanding contributions to the real estate industry.

Coldwell Banker Realty Ohio agent Darrick Dansby was awarded the Willis E. Carson Local Board President Award, one of the organization’s most prominent accolades, which recognizes exemplary leadership skills, integrity and professionalism to their local board and the community they serve.

During the “Black Wall Street Reimagined” event, Irving Cham, Branch Vice President/Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Realty, was honored for his partnership and support of the NAREB Top 100.

Additionally, Coldwell Banker is the first sponsor to curate courses for NAREB members to bolster the organization’s career development programs.

A list of the Coldwell Banker network winners from each category:

Top 50 Individuals

Name Company Name
Chris Perry Coldwell Banker Realty (Mid-Atlantic)
Marsha Bowen Washington Coldwell Banker Realty (New Jersey)
Leslie Levy Coldwell Banker Realty (Chicago)
Tiffany Willis Coldwell Banker Realty (Chicago)
Danielle Alexander Coldwell Banker Realty (Ohio)
Cathleen Henriquez-Ali Coldwell Banker Realty (New Jersey)
Tracee Carter Coldwell Banker Realty (Central Central Pennsylvania)
Shanika (Eve) Long Coldwell Banker Realty (Southern California)
Damone Richardson Coldwell Banker Realty (Chicago)
Rick Wiley Coldwell Banker Realty (Atlanta)


Top Teams

Name Company Name
Cherlise Forshee Coldwell Banker Realty (Atlanta)


Top Commercial

Name Company Name
Jelani Linder Coldwell Banker Commercial Metro Brokers

Emerging Leaders

Name Company Name
Cynthia Edwards Coldwell Banker Realty (Chicago)
Keionna Williams Coldwell Banker Realty (Central Central Pennsylvania)



“It was an honor to attend the 75th annual NAREB conference, where I was able to connect with so many members and learn from their expertise. NAREB is at the forefront of driving diversity and fair housing in real estate. Our many affiliated agents recognized in their Top 100 Awards should be very proud of their achievements as industry champions and outstanding real estate experts. Coldwell Banker is a proud sponsor of this organization and we look forward to expanding our relationship with them.”

  • Liz Gehringer, president and CEO of Anywhere Franchise Brands, and acting president of affiliate business and COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC


Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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