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Denise Kinney Graduates from Ascend Executive Leadership Program

Denise Kinney Graduates from Ascend Executive Leadership Program
WILMINGTON, NC – Denise Kinney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, was among 39 real estate brokerage leaders from across the United States and Canada who recently graduated from Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience. Ascend is an intensive 46-week program offered exclusively to Realogy brand-affiliated real estate brokerage owners to prepare the next generation of leadership to guide their businesses and to provide a foundation for the continued success of their agents. This year's Ascend graduates comprise the third graduating class and join the first two classes in the Ascend Alumni Network, which offers structured events and continued opportunities to network.

Ascend prepares participants to become successful brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations. The program is taught by Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands. The curriculum combines onsite classroom sessions at Realogy's headquarters in Madison, NJ with online learning modules, and culminates with individual case study presentations. Kinney’s case study presentation was selected as one of the “Best of the Best” of the 39 participants.

“Denise is an incredibly talented leader and we are so proud of her achievements,” said Tim Milam, President of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “Ascend is a particularly rigorous academic program that is akin to earning your MBA in 12 months while working full-time. It comes as no surprise to us that her case study was included in the ‘Best of the Best’ category, as she excels at everything she does. We are very fortunate that Denise is part of our leadership team and thank her for devoting so much of her time and energy to the Ascend program over the past year.”

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, with $1.628 billion in closed sales volume and 7,023 closed sales transactions in 2017. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell
Banker in 1993. Sea Coast Advantage is staffed by more than 475 real estate agents in 13 offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island, Holden Beach and Calabash.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines and six Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage offices in Myrtle Beach, SC. Together, these 36 offices and 1,045 agents closed $3.43 billion in sales and 15,933 in transactions in 2017.

In 2017, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage was the #1 Coldwell Banker company in NC, #2 in North America for closed transactions and #3 in North America for Gross Commission Income (GCI). For additional information, visit

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