In less than two years, Rebecca Thomson and her team have made their mark staking Coldwell Banker Realty’s position as an evolving, growing and thriving force in Chicago. As the regional vice president overseeing all of Coldwell Banker’s Chicago metro offices, Thomson’s transformative leadership has proven to be a magnet for emerging talent and a catalyst for developing leaders. For anyone who knows Thomson, this comes as no surprise.
Her reputation is a formidable one: A national industry spokesperson and frequent media commentator, she is a past president of the 16,000-member Chicago Association of Realtors and a director for both the Illinois and National associations of Realtors. Her latest post is as the incoming chair of NAR’s elite Strategic Thinking group. Her resume reflects a multitude of high-profile roles and a recent MBA from the University of Chicago.
Thomson’s desire for strategy and high performance is bolstered by an extensive network. At Coldwell Banker, she surrounds herself with a headline-making leadership team and a cadre of talented agents who inspire her daily. She maintains a steadfast commitment to developing leaders and a tenacious focus on empowering women.
From her leadership team at Coldwell Banker to her service on the local, state and national levels, Thomson’s body of work walks the talk. A passionate supporter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, the Goldie Initiative and Coldwell Banker’s “What Moves Her” leadership series, Thomson dedicates her time to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront.
“We need to be the change we want to see. It is my responsibility to create opportunities, develop leaders, challenge stereotypes and clear the path. I stand on the shoulders of those who came before me, and we still have work to do to ensure women have a seat at the table. Diversity, equity and inclusion are an essential part of the fabric for the organizations I align with.”
Thomson’s star continues to shine brighter than ever, and she is just ramping up. Whatever the future holds, Thomson and her team are ready and doing their part to define it.