Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago Expands City Presence With West Loop Acquisition

Chicago, IL, July 19, 2017 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago announced today it has acquired the assets of Chicagoland Realty Services in the West Loop area of Chicago. The company has 35 affiliated sales associates and a single office located at 1338 W. Madison St. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage.

With this announcement:

  • Chicagoland Realty Services will now operate under the banner of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
  • Charles “Chip” Cornelius, former owner of Chicagoland Realty Services, will join Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as its managing broker for the newly acquired office.

“The West Loop neighborhood of Chicago has been experiencing an undeniable surge in real estate growth. This strategic acquisition allows us to tap into that trend, and create an immediate presence for our brand within an area that promises abundant opportunities.”
- Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

“We couldn’t be more pleased to build on our success through Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s cutting-edge technology and exceptional guidance. We are confident that our affiliated sales associates will be able to use these tools to take their production to new levels while providing an even higher level of service to their clients.” - Charles “Chip” Cornelius, former president of Chicagoland Realty Services

About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 50 offices and is affiliated with more than 3,600 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit