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Coldwell Banker History

About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
In 1906, Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate agent, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the San Francisco earthquake. Disapproving of agents who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and resold it at huge profits, and seeing a tremendous need for honest, knowledgeable real estate people, Colbert Coldwell founded his company with a revolutionary philosophy: the customer's best interest above all. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker joined Colbert Coldwell as a full partner. Together, Coldwell and Banker forged a tradition of integrity, exceptional service and customer satisfaction that became the company's hallmark.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), has more than 3,500 independently owned and operated residential and commercial real estate offices with over 112,000 Sales Associates globally. The company is an industry leader in residential real estate, and in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® division.