Former Sotheby’s exec named CEO, president of Coldwell Banker Realty

Kamini Lane.

Madison-based Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp.) on Monday said Kamini Lane was named CEO and president of Coldwell Banker Realty, the company-owned brokerage of Coldwell Banker.

Lane, who most recently served as brokerage president for Sotheby’s International Realty, will lead the next chapter of Coldwell Banker Realty’s strategic direction. Serving more than 55,000 affiliated real estate agents, Lane will accelerate Coldwell Banker Realty’s future as she delivers great products, innovative technology and, most importantly, powerful service for these exceptional agents as they enable consumers from around the globe to successfully buy and sell homes. Lane will report to Sue Yannaccone, CEO and president of Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors.

“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,” Yannaccone said. “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.”

Prior to leading the Sotheby’s International Realty company-owned brokerage, Lane served as the president of the west for Compass, where she oversaw the staff, independent contractors and all agent-facing operations throughout the region.

Lane brings more than a decade of leadership experience in strategy, marketing, communications and brand stewardship through her years at Interbrand, a brand strategy agency, and then via business leadership at Rapp, a global digital marketing agency. She developed a passion for technology and luxury markets as the leader of the men’s and women’s accessories category at, and later cemented her expertise as the chief marketing officer of Tradesy, a peer-to-peer platform for designer fashion.

Lane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.

“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,” Lane said. “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.”

Meanwhile, Anywhere also announced that Liz Gehringer, president of Coldwell Banker Affiliates — the company’s global Coldwell Banker franchise business — will take an expanded leadership role across a broader franchise brand portfolio to include Coldwell Banker Affiliates, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21 and ERA Real Estate. As CEO and president of Anywhere Franchise Brands, Gehringer will continue to report to Yannaccone and work directly with the four brand leadership teams to drive growth and the value proposition of the affiliate networks through the unique lens of each brand.

Gehringer joined Anywhere in 2006, serving in a variety of real estate franchise and legal roles, including as general counsel for Anywhere Brands (previously known as Realogy Franchise Group). In 2019, she was named leader of the Coldwell Banker franchise business, driving operational performance, sales growth and great results for the affiliate network.