Monday, October 4, 2010

Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty is now Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell


SUBURBAN CHICAGO REAL ESTATE POWER COLDWELL BANKER HONIG-BELL EXPANDS PRESENCE INTO CENTRAL ILLINOIS
Company Gains Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty Operations in Champaign, Springfield and Peoria Markets
Joliet, Ill. (September 21, 2010) Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, already one of Illinois largest real estate firms, expanded its size and scope into the Champaign, Springfield and Peoria markets previously served by Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty.  Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell is replacing Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty’s Illinois-based operations and will assume customer servicing going forward.  Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell will now have nearly 1000 agents in 33 offices throughout the state.

Led by president Ed Prodehl, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has grown to become one of the nation’s top 100 real estate companies according to RealTrends.  The company has been a member of the Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle, the brand’s highest honor, since joining the Coldwell Banker brand in 1994.  Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell was founded 1961.

 “Today marks another chapter in our firm’s great history,” Prodehl said.  “We are a family-owned business that has had great success due to our management team and outstanding agents. We look forward to welcoming Coldwell Banker Devonshire’s agents into our family and know the transition will be seamless and largely led by their existing management team. 

“Central Illinois home buyers and sellers will benefit greatly from Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell’s arrival into the region.  Not only do the local agents and management team stay intact, but they will be able to work within the larger company to attract buyers and sellers throughout Illinois, the nation and the world through our affiliation with the Coldwell Banker brand.”    

“There is no doubt that Ed and his management team at Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell have built a real estate power in Illinois,” said Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.  “They have done phenomenally well in the suburbs of Chicago and I am confident that their successful approach to real estate will translate well in Central Illinois.  The Coldwell Banker brand has played a significant role in helping thousands and thousands of Central Illinois  home buyers and sellers over the years and the outstanding service they have come to expect from our brand will continue under Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell.”

The Coldwell Banker brand has more than 93,000 agents working in nearly 3,300 offices in 49 countries and territories around the world.

About Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, headquartered Joliet, Ill.,can be reached at 815-744-1000.  Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has  nearly 1000 agents working in 33 offices  throughout Illinois.  Visit Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell online at http://www.honig-bell.com/

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