As executive vice president of NRT, Joe Reis is responsible for the company's Central Region. Based in Edina, Minnesota, Reis oversees NRT's local operating companies in Minnesota/Western Wisconsin, Chicago/Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Columbus and St. Louis, as well as offices within areas of Indiana and Michigan. In addition, he focuses on growth opportunities for NRT in other Midwestern markets.
Since April 2000, Reis has also served as CEO of Coldwell Banker Burnet Home Services (CBBHS) following two years as the company's president. CBBHS is comprised of 25 offices and nearly 2,000 sales associates operating throughout the Twin Cities, Rochester and St. Cloud, MN, as well as western Wisconsin. Additionally, CBBHS operates Burnet Title, Burnet Relocation, and provides financing for its customers and others through an affiliate, PHH Home loans.
From 1990 to 1998, Reis was executive vice president of Burnet Financial Group, where he also served as a member of the executive committee. His focus was on growth of the company both through real estate acquisitions (most notably the 1996 acquisition of Prudential Preferred Properties of Chicago) and through expansion of real estate services (creating Great Lakes Mortgage in 1990 and Burnet Insurance in 1996).
Before joining the Burnet organization, Reis held various financial and operational positions with Merrill Lynch Realty from 1982 to 1990.
He is a board member of the Minnesota Association of Realtors (MAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), where he also serves as a large broker representative. He is also a board member for Hammer Residences, Inc. Hammer provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. He is a past president and board member for Washburn Center for Children and continues to volunteer for the organization. He is also past Vice Chairman and Board member for Children's Home Society and Family Services. He is an active member of and volunteers for Holy Name Church in Medina.
Reis graduated cum laude with a B.S. in business administration from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He lives in Medina, M.N. with his wife Kathy. They have three adult daughters: Jessica, Michelle and Gina.