The first half of the year was filled with uncertainty as the U.S. began emerging from under the cloud of a global pandemic. Not only did the economy need to get re-started, but businesses across the country also sought new ways to energize their brand.

The commercial real estate industry was no exception to those efforts to grow market share and generate activity. In fact, Coldwell Banker Commercial, a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) brand, reported that five brokerages in three different states joined the brand in the first half of 2021.

The list of companies that affiliated with CBC include Coldwell Banker Commercial Alamo City in San Antonio, Texas, which is led by Leesa Rispoli; Coldwell Banker Commercial AMH in Farmingdale, N.Y., which is led by Tom Gallagher and Michael Litzner; Coldwell Banker Commercial Bartels Real Estate in Lakewood, Wis., which is led by Adriane Bartels; Coldwell Banker Commercial Central Advisors in Houston, Texas, which is led by Michael Hernandez; and Coldwell Banker Commercial Custom Realty in Rochester, N.Y., which is led by Michael Liess.

Dan Spiegel, managing director of Coldwell Banker Commercial, said of the additions, “I am extremely proud to welcome these five new brokerages to the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand. I am confident Coldwell Banker Commercial will be the place where these businesses find long-term growth and success.”

Many of the newly affiliated owners come to the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand with decades of real estate experience and expertise in their markets. Some served their communities as independent brokerages and are now joining the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand while others made the leap to broker-ownership for the first time. Two new commercial affiliates expanded their Coldwell Banker footprint locally by opening a commercial franchise. These new affiliates serve a wide array of communities, from large cities to small towns.

Spiegel added, “I also believe this group of newly affiliated companies will enhance Coldwell Banker Commercial’s long-term performance and growth. It is our goal as a brand to continuously serve communities and professionals while adhering to our core values of Do Right, Win Together, Big Hearted and Ownership Mentality in an ever-increasingly competitive market.”

Coldwell Banker Commercial’s nationwide growth in the first half of 2021 also includes additional leadership roles in expanding markets, with Todd Vezza named president of the commercial real estate division for Coldwell Banker Commercial Schmidt, Realtors in Traverse City, Mich., and Leo Liakatas named director of the commercial real estate division for Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. markets.

We welcome the new affiliates and congratulate those who’ve been tapped in new roles as CBC to help lead the firm into 2022. You can get more information about CBC’s five new affiliates or find out how to become a part of one of the oldest and most respected names in real estate at

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