CAR’s next president joins Coldwell Banker, top producer returns to Baird & Warner and more

by Meg White

Coldwell Banker brings on big name in management shakeup

Coldwell Banker Realty announced today that local broker Nykea Pippion McGriff is its newest manager of brokerage services, and will be working with agents in the company’s Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and West Loop offices.

Ayoub Rabah, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Central West, noted that Pippion McGriff’s knowledge of and experience in legal issues and professional standards will help her provide oversight on transactions, settle broker disputes, monitor regulatory mandates and more. “We are so pleased to welcome Nykea to Coldwell Banker Realty and know her extensive experience in state license laws, ethics and compliance will be a perfect fit for the role and a huge benefit to the agents,” he said in a statement announcing the move.

Most recently with Dream Town Realty, Pippion McGriff is also an active Realtor, having served as the National Association of Realtors’ federal political coordinator for the 1st Congressional District of Illinois. She’s both a past president of the Women’s Council of Realtors Illinois and is first African American woman to be president-elect of the Chicago Association of Realtors.

She was also appointed by the governor to serve on the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and is an instructor for Midwest Real Estate Data LLC.

The role is part of a new management structure at Coldwell Banker, which will group Pippion McGriff with the company’s strategic growth manager, Beth Allen Tiernan, and its agent development manager, Rachel Scheid. The company characterized the change as leveraging “the unique strengths of three managers for the benefits of all city agents,” all under the leadership of regional vice president Rebecca Thomson, herself also somewhat new to the company.

“I am excited to join such a powerful and innovative brand where I can leverage my policy experience with a phenomenal team,” Pippion McGriff said. “It’s critical that we constantly evaluate the market and remain nimble enough to pilot models to ensure both broker and brokerage success.”

Top producer returns to Baird & Warner fold

Last week, Baird & Warner announced that broker Tony Giamberduca had returned to its Lincoln Park office. Coming over from Compass, Giamberduca also spent many years at Coldwell Banker Realty in the interim. He came to real estate by way of the mortgage industry, and is now a member of Top Agent Network.

Real estate logistics firm brings on new Chicago rep

IDI Logistics announced today that it brought on Chicagoan Scott Gibbel as its vice president in charge of the developer’s local office. The development and logistics real estate management firm is based in Atlanta, though it works on business parks and warehouses throughout North America. Gibbel has particular expertise in Chicago’s industrial market, as well as previous experience at Brennan Investment Group and Prologis.

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