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It’s All About the People: Real Estate Appointments and Awards


Duff Rubin named general manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida.

Duff Rubin


Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida announced today that Duff Rubin has been named to the newly created position of general manager of the company. In this position, Rubin will oversee the daily operations of the company’s approximately 80 offices and over 6,500 affiliated sales associates across the state.

Rubin will succeed current company President Clark Toole, who has decided to retire at the end of 2020. Prior to his new role, Rubin most recently served as the president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic, overseeing 28 offices and more than 2,400 independent agents in Greater Baltimore, Greater Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and the Maryland and Delaware beaches. During his tenure leading the company, Rubin streamlined processes, drove organic growth and grew the company’s commercial real estate offerings.


Steve Frankel, a leading veteran broker in the Beverly Hills area, has re-affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. With a 20-year long history at Coldwell Banker, Frankel returns to the company that has long celebrated his achievements as a Global Luxury property specialist in the Beverly Hills office. He has continually been recognized as a leading producer for the company, earning a spot in Coldwell Banker’s Society of Excellence for more than a decade. Only the top 1 percent of all agents nationwide achieve that status.

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Newest Group of Elite Real Estate Professionals Receive National Award for Proven Track Record of Delivering Extraordinary Experiences for Clients

Century 21 Real Estate announced the winners of its quarterly Relentless Agent Awards,  Recognizing excellence in client services in the ever-evolving real estate industry. Selected from over 52,000 independent sales professionals across the country, this quarter’s six winners are being honored based on their continued commitment to go above and beyond for their clients. 

The CENTURY 21® brand is honored to announce this quarter’s Relentless Agent Award honorees, which include:

The CENTURY 21 Relentless Agent Awards were established in 2018 to recognize those affiliated sales professionals who have exemplified the brand’s mission to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. From planting flowers for open houses and helping families declutter to guiding clients through the selling process in the midst of grief, these six Relentless Agent Award winners stopped at nothing to help their clients achieve their goals and ensure they had a memorable, positive experience throughout the entire process.

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Bright MLS Names Chris Finnegan Chief Marketing and Communication Officer

Former Discovery, Inc. Executive Tapped to Lead External Outreach for One of the Country’s Largest Multiple Listing Services


Bright MLS, the leading multiple listing service (MLS) in the Mid-Atlantic representing 95,000 real estate professionals in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, today announced that Chris Finnegan is joining the Bright MLS executive team as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.  In this role, Finnegan will oversee all external outreach for the organization; including marketing, communications, local account management, industry events, and shareholder relations.

Finnegan joined Bright MLS in March 2019 as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, focusing on media relations, industry outreach and brand development. In his expanded role, Finnegan will develop strategies to drive subscriber success by enhancing awareness of Bright MLS’s industry-leading technology, tools and data.

Finnegan came to the real estate industry from the media and entertainment field, having spent ten years at Discovery, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President of Communications.  

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