- Friday, October 21
- Commercial Session and AREAA Global Roundtable
- 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Da Vinci III - Bellagio
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC
Fred Schmidt was appointed president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC in February 2010. Schmidt is a veteran commercial real estate professional with more than 36 years of experience in the industry, and held posts with Realogy and Coldwell Banker Commercial for seven years prior to this promotion. In his current role, Schmidt leads this growing franchise system that has 175 commercial real estate companies and more than 3,200 commercial real estate professionals operating in 44 countries worldwide.
Prior to becoming President, Schmidt served as senior vice president of the Realogy Global Client Solutions group from 2008 to 2010. In this role, he led the proactive development of client relationships and sourcing of business development opportunities on behalf of Realogy’s commercial real estate entities. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing the specialty groups including corporate services, hospitality, multi-family, property management, retail, and Real Estate Owned (REO).
Schmidt joined Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2003 as vice president of business development, and two years later was promoted to senior vice president of business development and operations. Prior to Coldwell Banker Commercial, he was first vice president of corporate services for CB Richard Ellis and was responsible for providing a broad base of advisory services to public and private sector clients requiring multi-market, multi-project real estate services. Schmidt’s 21-year tenure with CBRE included both sales and management roles in the Central New Jersey and Hartford, Conn., markets. He later served as managing director for United Systems Integrators Corporation, where he was responsible for the company’s corporate real estate services and new business development in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the OhioValley.
Schmidt, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University, is a member of CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for the corporate real estate industry. He also is active in his community, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Summit (N.J.) YMCA.