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Fred Schmidt Named “Best Boss” in Commercial Real Estate

MADISON, N.J. (July 6, 2017) – Fred Schmidt, president & chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates, has been named to Real Estate Forum’s list of the “Best Bosses in the Business” among the commercial real estate industry’s best leaders.

“I am deeply humbled to be named to this remarkable list of leaders whom I have a great deal of respect for,” said Schmidt. “To each person who voted for me, thank you for your confidence in me. The opportunities provided to me by my colleagues in the corporate office and affiliate offices worldwide have yielded tremendous professional and personal fulfillment.”

The winners were nominated by their peers based on their most remarkable characteristic. Schmidt won in the “Motivator” category, for believing that happy employees are the number-one driver of success. Schmidt was recognized for his natural ability to motivate his colleagues by fostering a sense of pride, commitment, and teamwork within the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization.  

“In my mind, Fred is determined to give each and every agent, broker, and office, the skills, leadership, education, and technology to be successful in commercial real estate,” says James Potts, investment sales specialist with Coldwell Banker Commercial Spinks Durand Realtors. “He cares about every one of his employees and associates.”

Fred Schmidt was appointed president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates in February 2010. He is a veteran commercial real estate professional with more than 36 years of experience in the industry, and has held posts with Realogy Corporation and Coldwell Banker Commercial for seven years prior to this promotion. In his current role, Schmidt leads a growing franchise system that has approximately 200 companies and 3,000 commercial real estate professionals operating in 44 countries worldwide.

A full list of the “Best Bosses in the Business” can be found in the June 2017 issue of Real Estate Forum.


About Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates is a division of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Coldwell Banker Commercial brand has been a premier provider of franchised commercial real estate brokerage offices, recognized globally as a company that puts the client first while delivering individual, distinctly different service. Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliates cover territory throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Coldwell Banker Commercial is an industry leader in providing commercial real estate solutions that serve the needs of tenants, landlords, sellers and buyers in the leasing, acquisition, disposition and management of all property types. Each office is independently owned and operated. Coldwell Banker Commercial® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. For more information, visit:



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