Florida native Clark Toole, an accomplished real estate veteran with more than 40 years’ experience, serves as President of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in Florida.
Toole oversees the operations of Florida’s largest residential real estate company, which has 85 offices and more than 5,200 affiliated sales associates across the Sunshine State. Under his leadership, the brokerage closed more than $12.5 billion in residential sales and over 37,000 transaction sides in 2017.
Throughout his career, Toole has built a reputation as a strong and innovative leader, helping agents live exceptional lives by focusing on our Core 4 Values of Production Power, Coaching to Confidence, Culture of Awesomeness and Wealth Builder. Since taking the helm of the Florida team in 2007, he has expanded the company through more than 22 acquisitions/walkovers, reaching into new markets, such as Flagler and Brevard counties on the state’s east coast and the Florida Panhandle, while strengthening its presence in existing markets. He has worked on more than 60 acquisitions over the course of his career. Additionally, he has forged connections with international brokers and real estate professionals around the globe, promoting the benefits of Florida and its favorable business climate.
Toole has earned numerous recognitions, including Swanepoel’s Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate multiple times, most recently in 2017.
Before joining the Florida team, Toole served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth. During his tenure in Texas, he built a strong sales culture by focusing on continual skill development at every level.
Prior to that, he was Regional President of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay regions, overseeing nearly 40 offices and 1,850 sales associates. During that time, he was instrumental in Coldwell Banker’s® acquisition of Clearwater-based Arvida Realty Services, a multibillion-dollar brokerage, which resulted in a massive expansion of the Coldwell Banker brand in Florida.
Earlier in his career, Toole managed seven sales Florida offices, including in Sarasota and Clearwater. He also served as President of the Clearwater Association of Realtors® and is a member of the RPAC Platinum Hall of Fame.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Toole began his real estate career in 1975, selling homes to pay his way through graduate school at the University of North Florida, where he earned a Master of Business Administration in real estate and marketing.