Since the departure of Ryan Gorman from Coldwell Banker’s leadership team in early December 2022, the question of who would take over the helm at the firm has remained up in the air. On Monday, however, Anywhere Real Estate, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, finally had an answer, as the firm pegged Kamini Lane to be the new president and CEO of Coldwell Banker.
Lane, who most recently served as brokery president for Sotheby’s International Realty, will report to Sue Yannaccone, the president and CEO of Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors.
“Kamini has established herself as one of the foremost leaders in residential real estate brokerage today, and we’re excited to have her at the helm of Coldwell Banker Realty,” Yannaccone said in a statement. “With her dynamic leadership, combined with her strengths in brokerage strategy, agent relationships, operational excellence as well as luxury and brand management, Kamini is well-positioned to lead the Coldwell Banker Realty business and brand into the future.”
Prior to leading Sotheby’s company-owned brokerage, Lane served as the President of the West at Compass. She has also served in executive roles at Interbrand, a brand strategy agency, and at Rapp, a global marketing agency. Lane has also served as the leader of the Men’s and Women’s Accessories category at eBay.com, and as chief marketing officer of Tradesy, a peer-to-peer platform for designer fashion.
“It’s an honor to serve the great agents, leaders, and staff who have established Coldwell Banker Realty as one of the preeminent real estate brokerages in the country,” Lane said in a statement. “I have a deep respect for the company’s culture, history, and brand identity, and I’m looking forward to building on this strong foundation to expand our ability to help more people pursue the homeownership dream.”
In addition to Lane’s appointment, Anywhere also announced that Liz Gehringer, president of Coldwell Banker Affiliates – the company’s global Coldwell Banker franchise business – will take an expanded leadership role to include Coldwell Banker Affiliates, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, and ERA Real Estate. In this role, the firm said Gehringer will continue to report to Yannaccone and work directly with the four brand leadership teams.
Gehringer has been with Anywhere since 2006 and has served in a variety of real estate franchise and legal roles, including as General Counsel for Anywhere Brands. She was named leader of the Coldwell Banker franchise business in 2019.
“I am incredibly excited for Kamini’s leadership of Coldwell Banker Realty given her success with our iconic Sotheby’s International Realty brand, and I am equally excited for Liz to expand her franchise leadership success,” Ryan Schneider, Anywhere’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “These strategic moves are a powerful example of the strong talent development and leverage we foster at Anywhere.”