WEIR MANUEL JOINS COLDWELL BANKER BRAND AND EXPANDS THROUGH ACQUISTION OF COLDWELL BANKER SCHWEITZER
Birmingham, Mich. (August 18, 2009)
The new company, which is owned by Kelly Sweeney, Tom Balames and David Trott, is one of the largest real estate firms in the state. Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel has 465 sales professionals and 11 offices in southeast Michigan.
Kelly Sweeney, who served as Weir Manuel’s CEO since 2000, will retain that role in the new firm. Tom Balames will drive the company’s statewide expansion through office development and acquisition. Real estate attorney David Trott, who has more than 25 years of experience building and leading successful residential real estate related companies, will serve in an advisory role as Chairman and Paul Schweitzer will serve as Chairman Emeritus.
“It’s an exciting day for all of us at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel,” Sweeney said. “This partnership delivers great strength, depth and value to the marketplace. We have created an outstanding platform for our sales associates and a strong foundation from which we can execute our strategic growth plan.”
Commenting on the Michigan real estate market Balames said, “We see tremendous opportunities here in southeast Michigan and throughout the entire state. While others continue to pull back, we plan on investing heavily in our people and our operations.”
“We are clearly in a position of strength,” said Trott. “We are seamlessly integrating two great companies with outstanding reputations for quality and service. We will realize significant efficiencies in operations as well as greater geographic reach. And with the market now moving in the right direction, the timing could not be better.”
“We have always admired the Coldwell Banker brand and the great reputation Paul Schweitzer and his team have built over the last 29 years,” Sweeney said. “We look forward to leveraging all of the best characteristics of the two companies and creating a new, exciting and expanded residential real estate resource for Michigan.”
— Weir Manuel Realtors, a leading Michigan independent real estate firm, today announced that it has joined the Coldwell Banker brand and has absorbed Coldwell Banker Schweitzer Real Estate to form Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel. The announcement was made by Weir Manuel CEO Kelly Sweeney and Coldwell Banker Schweitzer CEO Paul Schweitzer.
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, headquartered at 298 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, Michigan 48009, can be reached at 248-644-6300. Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel has office locations in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Clarkston, Commerce Twp., Grosse Pointe Woods, Northville, Plymouth, Rochester, Troy and Utica. Visit Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel online at cbweirmanuel.com.