NRT Names Laura Rittenberg President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Atlanta
September 6, 2017
MADISON, N.J., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company, announced today that Laura R. Rittenberg has been named president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Atlanta. In this position, Rittenberg will oversee the daily operations of the company's 11 real estate offices and more than 850 affiliated sales agents and employees serving the Greater Atlanta metro.
Rittenberg most recently served as the president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island in New York with direct oversight of 13 real estate offices doing business throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Under her direction, the company boasted more than $1.4 billion in total sales volume in 2016.
"Laura is an experienced leader with knowledge across diverse markets. She is results driven and focused on ensuring that affiliated agents have the resources to help them build their businesses and obtain results," said Kate Rossi, regional executive vice president, Eastern Region of NRT LLC. "I am confident that Laura will be a great benefit to the long-term growth and development of our Atlanta market."
With a successful real estate career that spans more than 30 years, Rittenberg has a proven track record of building and managing successful real estate companies in major markets including Denver, Connecticut, Westchester (N.Y.) and Long Island. She has worked as an agent, sales manager, franchise owner and corporate executive. She has owned and operated two independent real estate companies, a mortgage company and a real estate licensing school and managed sales offices for two national franchises. She joined NRT's Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage when it acquired her brokerage company in 2000.
Rittenberg is replacing former president Charlotte Sears, who has chosen to retire this year.
"Charlotte has made enormous contributions to our organization," said Rossi. "We are thankful for her leadership and dedication to the many agents she has mentored throughout her remarkable career. We wish her much success in her future endeavors."
Sears began her real estate career as a sales agent more than 30 years ago. She was serving as general sales manager for an Atlanta-based company when it was acquired by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2002. She was named executive vice president of the organization at that time and was appointed president of the company in 2005.
NRT LLC is the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage firm. NRT owns and operates companies in approximately 50 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with approximately 790 offices and approximately 47,500 independent sales associates. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), owns and operates residential brokerage offices nationwide under the brand names of Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial® Sotheby's International Realty®, The Corcoran Group® ZipRealty®, and Climb Real Estate.