Sarasota, FL, January 23, 2020 – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida announced today that Duff Rubin has been named to the newly created position of general manager of the company. In this position, Rubin will oversee the daily operations of the company’s approximately 80 offices and over 6,500 affiliated sales associates across the state.

Rubin will succeed current company President Clark Toole, who has decided to retire at the end of 2020. Prior to his new role, Rubin most recently served as the president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic, overseeing 28 offices and more than 2,400 independent agents in Greater Baltimore, Greater Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and the Maryland and Delaware beaches. During his tenure leading the company, Rubin streamlined processes, drove organic growth and grew the company’s commercial real estate offerings.

In 2019, Rubin was recognized by the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of the most powerful leaders in residential real estate.

Rubin proudly returns to the Florida company, as he had served as a regional senior vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate before his time at the Mid-Atlantic company. In his regional senior vice president role, he oversaw operations for the Southeast Florida region, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Rubin also led the growth of the company through new developments and acquisitions for the entire state.

“We are thrilled to welcome Duff home to our Florida company, as he is an incomparable leader with an impressive track record of success in driving sales and growing operations,” said Clark Toole, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. “Duff’s agent-focused mentality will surely help our company continue to thrive and directly enhance our affiliated agents’ ability to grow their business.”

Rubin was formerly the managing director of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in Florida and has more than 20 years’ experience in both residential and commercial real estate. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership by the Miami Association of REALTORS® with the 2016 Leadership Award. He works tirelessly to maintain a high profile for Coldwell Banker in the community by regularly speaking on guest panels, attending important community events and contributing articles and insights to the local news media.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 80 offices and approximately 6,000 affiliated agents serving Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast and Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company in sales volume. For more information, visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com.