Earlier this year, the Coldwell Banker® brand announced the U.S.-based Coldwell Banker Global Luxury ambassadors. Now, the brand’s elite luxury marketing program has added nine more best-in-class pros to serve as “the face of luxury” internationally, announced Craig Hogan, vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Aylin Pelin Onar of Coldwell Banker Maximum in Cyprus, Daveed Hollander of Coldwell Banker Vesta Group Dominical in Costa Rica, Sühran Aras of Coldwell Banker Baras in Turkey, Cassiano Sabatini of Coldwell Banker Argentario in Italy, François Carriere of Coldwell Banker Prestige Barcelona in Spain, Viviana Bonelli of Coldwell Banker Spaceba in Argentina, Sherry Briet of Coldwell Banker Mega Homes Real Estate in Dubai, Daniel Ortiz of Coldwell Banker SMART in Mexico and Vanda Demeure of Coldwell Banker PREVIEWS Demeure Prestige in France to join Jade Mills, Wendy Walker, Tracy Allen, Jessica Edwards, Lucio Bernal and Carrie Wells who represent the brand in the United States.
“These individuals represent the crème de la crème of the Coldwell Banker network,” says Hogan. “They are real estate stars in their own right, and they freely give their time to represent the brand on the international stage. We are beyond thrilled to now have 12 Global Luxury ambassadors who can share their expertise and the power of our dynamic program with the world.”
The ambassadorships were launched as part of the Global Luxury marketing platform’s repositioning in 2016. The concept, says Hogan, was to ensure that the Global Luxury experience was always elevated, regardless of where sales associates or clients were in the world. To qualify, Global Luxury ambassadors are required to maintain sales levels in the top 5% average sales price of their local markets. Typically, they land in the top 1% of sales associates in the entire real estate industry.
Aylin Pelin Onar
As a broker for Coldwell Banker Maximum and the No. 1 real estate professional in Turkey and Cyprus, Aylin Pelin Onar has proudly represented Turkey and North Cyprus as a licensed Global Luxury instructor outside of the United States. She has been a guest speaker on several international platforms, including the GenBlue conference in Las Vegas and the European convention in Barcelona. Her outstanding achievements have qualified her as ‘’the only Turkish woman’’ to have set the stage on such a platform with not only Coldwell Banker International, but also all real estate brands worldwide. With her 17 years of real estate experience, she has completed more than 2,400 career sales. She has been honored with the brand’s International Circle of Excellence Award in 2018 and continues to make a name for herself as the No.1 sales professional in Turkey and Cyprus since 2016 and the No. 3 sales professional in Europe for 2016 and 2017. She is also ranked as Europe’s No.1 social media influencer.
Daveed Hollander is the present-day president of the master franchisor for Coldwell Banker Costa Rica, co-founder of Coldwell Banker Vesta Group and managing partner of Coldwell Banker Vesta Group. Daveed has clearly distinguished himself as a leading realtor in the south Pacific area with first-class professional and customer-centered service. He was involved in record sales along the Ballena coastline. Key property sales include the main beachfront development lands for the future of Playa Dominical and the 330 acres of beachfront and ocean view development parcel in Playa Hermosa. He has a dazzling list of accolades, awards and sales records in the luxury, commercial property and boutique hospitality markets throughout Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. He has been ranked in the top 20 luxury brokers of Central Americas and a top-rated realtor by “We love Costa Rica.”
Sühran Aras is known for opening the first franchise office as a broker-owner for Coldwell Banker Turkey. She is the proud owner of Coldwell Banker Baras, operating in Suadiye-Bagdat Caddesi region of Istanbul. Although she started her career as an environmental engineer, she has been a real estate professional for 12 years and already dominates the luxury market in one of the most prominent regions of Turkey: Bagdat Caddesi. Her extensive industry knowledge and experience has paved the way for her success as she has become an icon in her field. In the last five years, she has achieved countless awards, ranking first in Turkey and second in all of Europe. In Turkey, the name Sühran Aras has become luxury residential real estate itself.
Based out in Italy, Cassiano Sabatini started his real estate agent career in 1991. He has established himself as one of the top producers in Tuscany and managed several agencies in some of the region’s most sought-after luxury real estate destinations. After a successful international career for a prestigious real estate Italian brand, he joined the Coldwell Banker network, becoming Vice President of Coldwell Banker Italy. Today, he oversees the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program in Italy due to his thorough knowledge of the luxury real estate market and international marketing. His hands-on approach and adaptability have earned him a well-respected reputation.
Emerging from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, François Carriere possesses a unique combination of European finesse and an “American way of work” that has always defined his professional career. In 1998, he set up the delegation in Barcelona for the real estate company, John Taylor, headquartered in Cannes and owned by François’ family. After 15 years managing the company in Spain, he decided to join Coldwell Banker with the acquisition of the Master Franchise for Spain and Andorra. The acquisition solidified his international vision. Today, the Coldwell Banker franchise offers 17 agencies in Spain and one agency in Andorra. In 2017, his own agency based in Barcelona sold the most expensive flat ever sold in Barcelona for the price of 9,000,000 Euros.
Viviana Bonelli represents the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program in Argentina. Based in Buenos Aires, Viviana is a highly qualified professional with extensive experience working for multi-national companies. Her extensive real estate expertise encompasses both residential and corporate, as well as mergers and acquisition activities. Prior to joining the Coldwell Banker network, she served as chief financial officer and a member of the real estate committee of Walmart in Argentina. Her unique global vision, combined with a keen focus on Argentina, has made her one of the most respected real estate brokers and luxury real estate specialists in South America. Today, she leverages this experience, and combines it with innovation and technology to deliver outstanding service to her clients. She is best known for being proactive and leading with integrity. Between her strong leadership skills, business acumen and spirit of collaboration, she is a powerful real estate force for Argentina.
Sherry Briet serves as business development manager for the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program in Dubai. Sherry moved to Dubai in 2008, with extensive experience in hospitality. Soon she applied her service-oriented approach to real estate and began working with some of Dubai’s largest developers. Sherry’s dedication and tremendous focus on her clients has propelled her to become a top producer in UAE for the Coldwell Banker brand. She is also a certified Global Luxury specialist, catering to the high-end, elite real estate market of Dubai with a proven track record in luxury sale transactions. In addition to excelling at real estate, Sherry holds an MBA in International Hospitality Management and a joint program of Cornell University and Essec Business School (AACSB/EQUIS accredited).
As managing broker for Coldwell Banker SMART, Daniel Ortiz has led his team to become the No. 1 Coldwell Banker office in all of Mexico for the second year in a row. Prior to becoming a broker in 2012, Daniel earned the highest status as an agent, when he earned the distinction of being named the No. 1 agent in Mexico for the Coldwell Banker network, taking home the honor of the Coldwell Banker President’s Elite award and an International Globe Award. Daniel is considered as one of the foremost experts in the San Miguel de Allende luxury real estate industry, having represented and sold, some of the most exclusive properties in the area, as well as represented the Rosewood Residences SanMiguel de Allende — the most luxurious residential development located in the heart of the city. He was Vice President of the local chapter of AMPI (Mexican Association of Realtors) as well as the head of the MLS committee. A graduate of the Tecnologicode Monterrey IMA ’06, Daniel leveraged his business administration specialty into a successful career representing residential properties and developable land—often providing guidance to developers —and proves an extensive knowledge of the legal specifics of real estate transactions, from luxury estates to hotels. He has been frequently featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International shows.
A Russian native who is fluent in French and English, Vanda Demeure represents the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program in Paris and Monaco. For the last 10 years, Vanda has been one of the most prominent luxury real estate agents in Paris, France and Europe. Based in Paris, Vanda shares her time between Moscow, Monaco, Milano, Paris, Beverly Hills and Miami. She is known for selling some of Europe’s most exclusive addresses. Vanda is renowned worldwide among colleagues and clients alike for her integrity, loyalty and professionalism. She has achieved the highest sales volume on record of any agent in Coldwell Banker’s history not only in France, but also in Europe. Vanda has been featured on many television programs in France and the world, including TF1, France 2, France 5, Direct 8, M6, BFM, NBC and BBC. For eight years in a row, she has been honored as the No. 1 International Sales Associate for Coldwell Banker.