Coldwell Banker Real Estate Names Liz Gehringer as Chief Operating Officer

Coldwell Banker appoints new COO, Liz Gehringer

MADISON, N.J. (September 12, 2018)Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today named Liz Gehringer as its new chief operating officer. Previously, Gehringer served as senior vice president, chief ethics & compliance officer at Realogy Holdings Corp., the parent company of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Gehringer will report to Coldwell Banker president and CEO, Charlie Young, and will oversee the brand’s field service, operations, learning, talent attraction, international and events groups.

During her tenure with Realogy, Gehringer built an ethics and compliance program that has received global attention, with Ethisphere Institute recognizing Realogy as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for seven consecutive years. This is an award that reflects the principles of Realogy, mirrors the values on which the Coldwell Banker brand was built, and represents a tradition of operating ethically that will continue. Gehringer’s combination of operational, franchise and legal experience, as well as her proven ability to build a world-class program from the ground-up, uniquely position her to drive strategic growth in her new role.

Gehringer has been a part of Realogy leadership since 2006, including her tenure as general counsel for the Realogy Franchise Group from 2007 to 2012. In that role, Gehringer gained a holistic understanding of the franchising process and franchise operations.

Gehringer received both her undergraduate degree and her J.D. from Georgetown University. She started her career in sales and marketing at Ford Motor Co., where she gained an understanding of branding and field services which has served her well in the real estate industry. She also served as an associate and counsel with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

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“In her role at Realogy, Liz has proven to be a first-class executor of programs that move the needle. We are immensely excited to bring her talents, perspective and results-driven mindset to our leadership team at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. With Liz at the helm of operations, Coldwell Banker Real Estate is poised for tremendous growth, innovation and success.”

  • Charlie Young, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Current Coldwell Banker Real Estate COO, Michael Fischer, will take on the role of senior vice president, marketing for the company-owned Coldwell Banker operations under NRT, the largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. The transition of duties will occur during the month of September.

About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Powered by its network of over 92,000 affiliated sales professionals in 3,000 offices across 47 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise, honesty and an empowering culture of excellence since its beginnings in 1906. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today’s marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward with big data, smart home expertise. Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first real estate brand to harness the power of big data; the CBx Technology Suite uses predictive analytics and machine learning to analyze markets, target buyers and sellers and provide agents with a simple platform to create unique and effective marketing plans for each listing. The brand was named among the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker give the Gen Blue network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. To join Coldwell Banker Real Estate and unlock the possibilities of Gen Blue®, please visit

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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