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Coldwell Banker names Sherry Chris chief operating officer

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. has named Sherry A. Chris as its chief operating officer, the company announced Monday afternoon. Chris, who has more than 25 years of real estate sales, management and executive experience, will begin her role effective Dec. 4, 2006. She will be based at the Coldwell Banker corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., and report to Jim Gillespie, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. In this position, Chris will direct the company's operations, education, mortgage and field services programs. She will also focus on communication between Coldwell Banker corporate headquarters, regional offices and its nearly 4,000-office affiliate network around the world. Chris has spent the last 15 months serving as the chief operating officer of Pleasanton, Calif.-based Prudential California Realty where she oversaw all financial aspects of the company. She helped the company grow to become the eighth-largest real estate com...