Fran Broude was named president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago and Milwaukee in January 2007. In this position, Broude oversees the operations of 51 Coldwell Banker offices and more than 3,250 sales associates in the Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and Southeast Wisconsin areas.Broude began her real estate career in 1989 as a salesperson for a local, one office firm. Within a year she was named broker manager and was credited for the firm's growth from 15 to 40 agents and gross sales that more than doubled. By 1991 she was promoted to vice president of the firm and assumed responsibility for growth in the residential, commercial and new construction divisions. In 1993 the firm was acquired by Prudential Preferred Properties and then in 1995 by Burnet Financial Group. Shortly after, Broude successfully opened the first "mega-office" in Chicagoland. The 12,000 square foot Northwest office opened with 98 agents and quickly grew to 140 agents. This mega-office is still the dominant force and #1 office in the region today. Broude was named regional vice president in 1997 and oversaw eight offices. Coldwell Banker acquired the firm in 1998, and in 1999, Broude was named senior vice president and assumed the responsibility of the company's 19 offices in the Northwest suburbs, consolidating offices where duplication occurred, blending the cultures, systems and facilities of several different environments, and ultimately leading Coldwell Banker to the #1 position in the marketplace. Between 2000 and 2002 Fran expanded her regional responsibilities, adding the DuPage and Wisconsin regions. In July 2002, Broude was promoted to senior vice president and general sales manager. In this position, she was responsible for overseeing four of the company's regional vice presidents and their regions, which encompassed 44 offices. In 2004, she was named executive vice president/general sales manager and was responsible for overseeing operations for all six regions and their regional managers. Broude is a lifelong resident of suburban Chicago and a graduate of the University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida with a degree in Business Administration. Broude has served on the Board of Directors for Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois and is currently serving on the Board of Managers for Midwest Real Estate Data. In addition, she is a member of the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors and the Chicago Association of Realtors. She has also been a NAR REach Mentor since 2013.