In 1906, Colbert Coldwell founded his real estate company based on the conviction that he knew a better way to do business.
Rooted in this entrepreneurial spirit and backed by the global Realogy network, the Coldwell Banker Commercial® (CBC) organization is still finding better ways to fulfill the commercial real estate needs of investors, owners and tenants today.
M. Ryan Gorman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906 in San Francisco. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day franchise and brokerage operations supporting approximately 92,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 44 countries around the world.
Gorman additionally serves as the President and CEO of NRT LLC, including the NRT-owned brokerage offices doing business as Coldwell Banker Realty. As one of the nation’s largest real estate brokerages, powered by a network of approximately 47,000 independent real estate agents operating from approximately 700 offices in more than 50 markets across the United States, Coldwell Banker Realty is the largest component of Realogy Holdings.
Prior to serving as President and CEO of NRT, Gorman served as Chief Strategy and Operating Officer and as its Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations where he brought a heightened focus on service delivery, defined a comprehensive integrated growth strategy and leveraged the resources of NRT and Realogy to drive a superior experience for affiliated agents, employees and consumers.
Earlier in his Realogy career, as Corporate Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Development, he oversaw strategic development and merger and acquisition activities across Realogy’s entire portfolio in the U.S. and beyond, from title insurance agencies to real estate brokerages to expansion of Realogy’s world-renowned brands and franchisees.
Before joining Realogy in 2004, Gorman held advisory and principal investment roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse and The Blackstone Group. He graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Elisabeth Gehringer is chief operating officer at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Gehringer oversees the brand’s field service, operations, learning, talent attraction, international and events teams.
Prior to being appointed as chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker, Gehringer served as chief ethics & compliance officer at Realogy Holdings Corp., the parent company of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. During her tenure with Realogy, she 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 and mirrors the values on which the Coldwell Banker® brand was built. 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 within Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
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, she gained a holistic understanding of the franchising process and franchise operations. Gehringer is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. She has also served on the Executive Steering Committee of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and the Board of the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games. Gehringer graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Citizen's Academy, is a past recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award from NJBIZ Magazine and was recognized among Inside Counsel’s 2014 R3-100, and Ethisphere’s 2015 & 2016 Attorneys Who Matter. More recently, Liz was named to HousingWire’s 2019 Women of Influence list for her outstanding efforts in driving the U.S. housing market forward. Through the Coldwell Banker brand’s partnership with NBC’s Open House, Liz was also featured on the show where she discussed the continued importance of utilizing a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent.
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.
David is the Chief Marketing Officer for Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial where he positively influences consumers and the brand's global network on a mass scale from his management of world-class, award-winning advertising campaigns to elevating the brand’s digital footprint.
Aside from transcending marketing and media into a new digital age, David is also a major influencer within the real estate industry. If David had a super power, it would be storytelling. He is the industry's top storyteller and combined with his natural ability for public speaking, he consistently delivers engaging and dynamic speeches that have earned him a top speaker designation within the industry vertical as well as the marketing space.
While marketer by day, David’s full time job is being the father of four boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.
Dan Spiegel is the Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial®. In this role, he leads the Coldwell Banker Commercial network and oversees the strategy implementation and daily operations of the brand, one of the most recognized in the real estate industry with over 3,000 commercial real estate professionals in over 500 markets in North America and around the world. Dan previously served in leadership roles at two publicly traded real estate firms; as EVP, Operations for Colliers International in the U.S., and in a similar role at Grubb & Ellis Company. Dan has worked with occupiers and owners of real estate and is an Illinois licensed real estate managing broker. Passionate about people and adaptation to change, he frequently writes on the topic of the intersection of technology and real estate and is active in organizations such as ULI and the CRE technology community. But, no matter which hat he is wearing, his goal is simple – to build a strong connection with people and work with them to achieve desired business outcomes.
CBC is comprised of nearly 150 independently owned and operated companies and almost 3,000 professionals worldwide.
With affiliate companies in over 40 countries, CBC has one of the largest geographic footprints in today’s commercial real estate marketplace. View Locations
Leaders in their local communities, CBC franchisees have the knowledge and connections necessary to ensure all client needs are met. Whether you are looking for a commercial space for sale or a commercial space for lease, our experts will help find you the right property.
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If you’ve been looking for the largest commercial real estate company for your business real estate needs, you will quickly discover that the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization — with nearly 150 independently-owned real estate companies in 44 countries around the world and almost 3,000 agents in our network — is just the company you need.
How have we earned our reputation as a top commercial real estate company — a reputation that has endured for decades?
It all started over 110 years ago, back in 1906, when the effects of the San Francisco earthquake created a need for a quality organization that could rebuild the city’s real estate market. That organization came when Colbert Coldwell, Albert Tucker, John Lynch and, later, Benjamin Banker would join forces and form the company that would soon be named Coldwell Banker.
The organization was founded on the idea that there was a newer, better way to do business than real estate agencies had used in the past. It was based on the idea that the company’s success was measured by the success of their clients, rather than just the number of deals they could make. The Coldwell Banker name quickly grew to become one of the most respected names in real estate.
In 1968, the Coldwell Banker Corporation went public, giving us even greater flexibility to become the best commercial real estate company we could possibly be. This was quickly followed by expansion throughout the United States.
Coldwell Banker was acquired by the Sears Financial Network in 1981 and again in 1996 by HFS Inc./Cendant. It was also in that year that the first international Coldwell Banker office opened in Toronto, Canada.
In 2006, Cendant’s real estate businesses became Realogy, which Apollo Management purchased for over seven and a half billion dollars.
Since this acquisition, we have once again become part of a publicly held company, and we deliver great value to our stockholders as well as buyers and sellers. Our corporate synergies allow us to create relationships that benefit our clients, and you see this in our everyday interactions. We believe top commercial real estate companies will do more for its clients than it is asked for, and other Realogy holdings such as Title Resource Group, NRT LLC and The Corcoran Group® make excellent partners that allow us to assist you in new and exciting ways.
While our parent companies may have changed, our commitment to our clients has remained the same no matter what. With our affiliated professionals around the world, we maintain the same focus we have always carried into our transactions. We put our clients’ needs above all else. Nothing is more important to us than finding the right value for the people we work for. Our agents work tirelessly to provide this assistance.
We have offices around the world, and at each one, our professionals are a part of the community. We encourage this involvement as part of our personal touch. They understand their locations because they live there and participate in everyday activities. They learn the values and things that motivate their fellow residents. It helps them understand the market better and make stronger, more favorable deals for our clients. Every day is a new opportunity to find leads and serve our clients better.
We are proud of our history as one of the top commercial real estate companies in the nation. It grounds us as the world becomes more globally aware and commercial real estate evolves to meet the needs of an increasingly technology-focused population. No matter what changes, we will continue to prioritize our relationships with our clients above all else. Nothing can replace sitting down and listening to you discuss your real estate needs. This approach has guided us through more than a century, and that will remain the same a century from now as well.
Addressing your national commercial real estate needs also means having a network of qualified agents you can draw on, no matter your location. The future of real estate will include disruption as new tech emerges and more data becomes available to agents. However, we believe it’s that personal relationship that will continue to drive most transactions. This makes networks like ours even more important as we move through the 21st century.
You want a commercial real estate company that understands your desires and values your business. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Coldwell Banker Commercial agents deliver on that critical need. Working with us becomes a pleasure rather than a duty. As we get to know you, we rely on technology to make your choice easier, but we never lose sight of the personal interactions that drive us. That’s what we’re all about, now and in the years to come.
Realogy Holdings Corp, the parent company of Coldwell Banker Commercial, (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and ZipRealty®.
Collectively, Realogy-affiliated brands have over 16,300 offices and approximately 300,000 independent sales associates doing business in 113 countries and territories around the world, including over 760 company offices owned and operated by NRT LLC. NRT LLC, Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy’s brands and also provides related residential real estate services. The Company also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, and Title Resource Group, a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services.
Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. For the latest stats and information on Realogy, visit www.realogy.com.