A headshot of Kamini Lane, the president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Realty.

Kamini Lane takes on top role at Coldwell Banker 

Lane, previously brokerage president of Sotheby's Realty, steps into the role vacated by Ryan Gorman in December.

March 20, 2023
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Key points:

  • As the new Coldwell Banker CEO, Lane will lead one of Anywhere Real Estate's largest brands.
  • Lane previously held executive roles at Sotheby’s International Realty and Compass.
  • Liz Gehringer, president of Coldwell Banker Affiliates, will take on an expanded leadership role extending to three additional brands.

One of Anywhere Real Estate's biggest brands has a new leader.

The company announced in a news release that Kamini Lane was appointed president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Realty, which has more than 55,000 agents across 600 offices in the U.S.

Lane replaces Ryan Gorman, who left the CEO position in December. She will report to Sue Yannaccone, president and CEO of Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors, who took on an expanded role after Gorman's departure from the company.

Prior to her appointment, Lane held a leadership role at another Anywhere brand as the brokerage president of Sotheby's International Realty.

"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," said Yannaccone 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."

Lane was hired at Sotheby's International Realty in May 2022 to lead 51 of its company-owned brokerages across the U.S. and build its luxury brand. Previously, Lane was president of the West at Compass and has more than a decade of leadership experience in business, having worked at Rapp, Tradesy and eBay.

"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," said Lane 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 announced another leadership move: Liz Gehringer, president of Coldwell Banker Affiliates, will take on an expanded leadership role that includes Better Home and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21 and ERA Real Estate. In this role, Gehringer will continue to report to Yannaccone and work on driving growth for each of the four brands.

"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," said Ryan Schneider, Anywhere president and CEO. "These strategic moves are a powerful example of the strong talent development and leverage we foster at Anywhere."

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