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Brand Veteran Budge Huskey Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate

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RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that Budge Huskey, currently executive vice president of the NRT-owned Coldwell Banker brokerage operations in the Southeast, was appointed as president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Huskey will report directly to Jim Gillespie, who will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

According to the company, in his new role, Huskey will oversee operational activities supporting more than 98,000 Coldwell Banker agents in 3,600 franchised offices in 49 countries and territories around the world. He will focus on the brand’s internal operations as well as domestic and international growth.

“I have known Budge for many years and have always admired him for his knowledge of our industry and his leadership skills,” said Gillespie. “Budge has a proven track record of success at every level throughout his 26-year real estate career, which includes 12 years with the Coldwell Banker brand. I am confident that he is going to make our company even stronger than it is today.”

Huskey began his real estate career as an agent in 1984 with family-owned Huskey Realty. He then joined NRT in 1998 as a branch manager for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Longwood, Fla. He eventually became a district and regional manager in the organization’s Central Florida region before being named as president and chief operating officer of Florida’s Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in 2004.

He remained in this position until 2007 when he was named as executive vice president of NRT’s Coldwell Banker Southeastern region. In this role he oversaw the strategic initiatives of more than 120 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Florida, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Atlanta, which generated annual sales volume in excess of $10 billion dollars. He also was responsible for oversight of NRT’s REO Experts, one of the nation’s largest REO asset management firms.

Huskey has been honored repeatedly throughout his career, including the 2006 Coldwell Banker Chandler Barton Award representing dedication and service to the Coldwell Banker brand.

He serves as a director of both the National Association of Realtors and Florida Association of Realtors and is past president of the Greater Orlando Realtor Association.

For more information, visit www.coldwellbanker.com.

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