We are so excited to announce the promotion of three of our wonderful staff members to Vice President positions! These three staff members have been integral to our company’s success and we are thrilled that they will be continue to provide our agents and clients with exceptional support and service.
Dawn Josemans, Vice President of Property Management
Dawn Josemans, formerly the Director of the Property Management Division, is now our Vice President of Property Management! Dawn will continue to lead the bustling Property Management Team based out of our Massaponax office which manages several hundred units for Coldwell Banker Elite. Dawn has an incredible work ethic and her success speaks volumes about her integrity and commitment to her clients and co-workers. Dawn is dedicated to continually educating herself on the latest trends, market changes and new industry laws & regulations.
Angel Piontek, Vice President of Marketing
Angel Piontek, formerly the Creative Director, is now the Vice President of Marketing! Angel will continue to manage the Marketing Team and design the company’s future marketing campaigns. Angel’s degree in Communications and prior experience with an advertising firm give our agents and sellers the ability to truly tell a home’s story and market each unique property to the best of their abilities. As Vice President of Marketing, her primary focus is to foster a structured, yet flexible environment that attracts the best talent and creates an environment of collaboration, productivity and profitability.
Deb Ellis, Vice President of Residential Services
Deb Ellis, formerly the Managing Broker of our Massaponax office, is now our Vice President of Residential Services! Deb will be supporting our managing brokers and spearheading our agent education and coaching programs! Deb’s commitment to exceptional service and professionalism has fueled her coaching and mentoring of agents to find their highest possible success. Her relentless optimism and advocacy on behalf of her agents and peers make her a joy to work with and will continue to bolster the strength of our team of managing brokers!
We are SO proud of our Commercial office and all of our incredibly hard-working agents who have earned 2016 Coldwell Banker Commercial Awards! We have officially won the “Commercial Elite” award which means we are in the top 15 Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliated companies globally out of more than 280 CBC offices (and now we’re technically Elite Squared!) This is a very prestigious designation and even more impressive because our Commercial office is only four years old!
The managing broker, Ben Keddie, congratulated his team: “It is truly a testament to your individual skill, persistence, work ethic and commitment to being “Elite”. Moreover it is a testament to us as individuals functioning as a team. This is truly a team award that I am so glad you are being recognized with.” As well as being designated as one of the Top 15 CBC Companies, our Commercial office was recognized as the #1 Office in Virginia, for the fourth year in a row! This is an amazing accomplishment and it is all due to the well-oiled machine that is our Commercial Office!
Many of our Commercial agents also received awards! Brian Cunningham was recognized as the #1 Sales Professional in Virginia and also earned the Gold Circle of Distinction, Heather Hagerman and Ben Keddie earned the Silver Circle of Distinction, and Carl Braun earned the Bronze Circle of Distinction!
Congratulations to all the award winners and to our whole Commercial office! We are immensely proud of you and the unparalleled service you provide to our commercial clients!
As a lifelong Fredericksburg resident, I have a wealth of knowledge about the area. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2008, I started in the real estate industry in both the appraisal and brokerage side of the business. I continued solely into the brokerage side, gaining vast experience in both residential and commercial leasing and sales. I reside in downtown Fredericksburg with my beautiful family.
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We are so proud of our Director of Business Development, Conor Breen, for completing the intensive 46-week Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience program! The program is offered exclusively to Realogy Holdings Corp. brand-affiliated real estate brokerage owners to prepare the next generation of leadership to guide their businesses in the future. Conor and 38 other graduates participated in intense learning experiences to become successful future brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program’s mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations.® The challenging Ascend curriculum combines onsite classroom sessions at Realogy’s headquarters location with online learning modules and culminates with individual case study presentations. The program engages Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands.
This year’s Ascend graduates, affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, and Sotheby’s International Realty®, represent diverse market areas and company sizes from the United States and Canada. They join the 41 graduates of last year’s inaugural program in the Ascend Alumni Network, which offers structured events and continued opportunities to network. Mike Good, Realogy’s executive champion of the Ascend program commented, “Our Ascend graduates deserve praise for completing this program that will help them grow personally and professionally, while preparing them to lead their businesses to future success.”
In addition to being part of an experienced team of Realtors® dedicated to offering the most high-tech buying and selling experience to their clients, Conor is Dad to two beautiful boys as well as a dog owner, a Redskins fan, a proud CNU alumnus, a Youtuber, coffee drinker, Mad Men watcher, and Rugby player! Congratulations, Conor! We’re so proud of you!
We are so honored to receive the Large Business of the Year Award this past Saturday from the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce! The Chamber of Commerce awards this honor to the “company that balances business success with a dedication to improving the community’s quality of life.” We’ve been proud to be actively involved in the Fredericksburg community since 1977 when our founder, Kevin Breen, started his real estate business. In 1982, he opened the first Coldwell Banker franchise in Virginia and we’ve been the area’s premier real estate company ever since! With our acquisition of the Coldwell Banker Carriage House office in Downtown Fredericksburg this January, we’ll continue to be the Fredericksburg area’s best source for real estate knowledge.
At Coldwell Banker Elite, we know that people make a community – not land or buildings or leases or franchises. We’re committed to giving back to our wonderful community by supporting multiple local charities. We raise $20,000 annually for the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity, host fundraisers and sponsor adoptions for the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, support the Rappahannock Big Brothers and Big Sisters program as well as sponsoring a lecture in the UMW Great Lives Series. For over 20 years, we’ve sponsored the Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix, a series of ten sporting events in which more than 4,000 athletes compete each year to raise cash for various charities. Aside from fundraising and sponsorships, we also have plenty of agents, staff, and brokers who are personally volunteer for each of these charitable causes. We’re here to stay, and that means helping make life a little better for our neighbors.
Thank you to the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us as the Large Business of the Year! We truly appreciate all of our wonderful clients, friends, business partners and agents who make it easy to love our jobs!