Bruce Zipf was named president and chief executive officer for NRT in 2005. In this capacity, Zipf focuses on guiding the strategic direction of the organization, including the company’s finance, acquisitions, marketing, legal and human resources functions.
Prior to assuming his current role, Zipf held the role of president and chief operating officer, where he was responsible for the business operations of NRT’s local operating companies, concentrating on the organization’s day-to-day responsibilities. He also previously served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for NRT, and headed a region that spanned from Boston to Atlanta. Before that, Zipf was president of NRT's New York metro region for four years. He previously served as NRT senior vice president, responsible for the financial and administrative sectors that included acquisitions and mergers, financial planning, human resources and facilities. Earlier on, Zipf was responsible for the development of the organization’s Real Estate Support Services area, which includes the Coldwell Banker Previews luxury marketing program; its new homes division; relocation; asset management (REO); the Referral Network; and the innovative HomeMatch telephone counseling service.
Zipf has held senior management positions since he joined Schlott, Realtors as controller in 1986. In 1994, he was promoted to senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Schlott, Realtors.
Prior to entering the real estate industry, Zipf was in public accounting and held the position of senior audit manager for Ernst and Young, where he served a variety of Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held companies.
Zipf graduated magna cum laude from Albright College in Reading, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1980.