Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Promotes Two Real Estate Veterans to Oversee Company’s Award-Winning Silicon Valley Offices

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced the promotion of two industry veterans to oversee its Los Altos and San Jose Willow Glen offices.  Joe Brown will now manage the company’s Los Altos office – one of the highest producing offices in the Silicon Valley.  James Nichols will step in to replace Brown as manager of its San Jose Willow Glen office.   

Brown is taking over the role as manager of the Los Altos office from Fred Hibbert, a nearly 25 year Bay Area real estate veteran who has been with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage since 1997 and retired earlier this month. 

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the number one real estate company in the Silicon Valley and it takes an incredibly strong leadership team to help continue our dominance year after year,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “Joe is a proven leader and a natural choice to lead one of the largest and most successful offices in the local market.  I’m also excited to welcome James, who will be a tremendous addition to our San Jose Willow Glen office and a wonderful mentor for our agents.”

James Nichols

James Nichols

Brown, a San Jose native and 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley real estate, is former president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and lead nearly 30 offices and 2,000 top professionals in the Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay, and East Bay regions.  In 2009, he returned to sales and created the Brown Real Estate Group – one of the top producing teams in the local market.  Most recently, he has served as the managing broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s San Jose Willow Glen office.

Nichols joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from Keller Williams Realty where he has served as a general sales manager for the past four years.  He has a long and successful career in local real estate, and previously served as a branch manager and managing broker for Prudential California Realty, and district director for the Silicon Valley/ Monterey County region for Zip Realty.  He has served as a director for the California Association of Realtors and in several leadership roles with The Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Los Altos office is located at 161 S. San Antonio Road and can be reached at 650.941.7040.  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s San Jose Willow Glen office is located at 1712 Meridian Avenue and can be reached at 408.723.3300.


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