MADISON, New Jersey, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the signing of a master franchise agreement with Gokhan Tas to affiliate and service Coldwell Banker® residential and commercial real estate franchises in Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, expanding the Coldwell Banker presence in Europe. The first Cyprus franchisee, Coldwell Banker Maximum, opened today with 15 agents in Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Tas, who is CEO of Coldwell Banker Turkey, has successfully conducted the Coldwell Banker operations in that nation since 2013 and has led the growth of the brand to 395 agents and 55 offices.
"We have had great success in expanding the Coldwell Banker presence throughout Turkey," Tas said. "It is a brand known worldwide for its leadership and innovation, and I have great confidence in what we can achieve in neighboring Cyprus.
"Cyprus has overcome the challenges of the recession and has a homeownership rate of 45 percent. There is great interest in the luxury arena largely from the affluent in Moscow, Turkey, Scandinavian countries and the Middle East. Cyprus is poised to become another one of the world's great second-home destinations."
"Gokhan has clearly demonstrated tremendous understanding of the Coldwell Banker brand and shown business acumen that has allowed for immediate success," said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "He has long stated a desire to grow the Coldwell Banker presence in Eastern Europe and we are thrilled to announce this expansion."
Tas will concentrate his franchising efforts in Kyrenia, Nicosia, Famagusta and Larnaca.
For more information of franchising opportunities with Coldwell Banker Real Estate visit www.coldwellbanker.com/franchising.
About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of more than 87,000 affiliated agents working in approximately 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker® brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create a iPhone application with international listings and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker System is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program.
David SirotyColdwell Banker Real Estate LLC 973.407.7199 David.Siroty@coldwellbanker.com