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10 people to watch in 2007

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The Inman News editorial team is keeping an eye on 10 people we expect to shake up the real estate industry next year. Here are our picks for who to watch in 2007: 1. Sherry Chris, chief operating officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. An industry veteran of 20 years, Chris has a history of developing new markets, employing vertical business partnerships and technology innovation. In December, Chris was named COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp., one of the largest and most prominent brands in the business. We'll be watching as she leads this brokerage powerhouse to new paths. 2. John Helm, founder and CEO, MyNewPlace. This serial entrepreneur is back at it with a robust online rental company competing with eBay's Rent.com. MyNewPlace is an online apartment market where prospective renters can search an array of properties using a robust interface. The company received $12 million in a second round of investor funding this year and no doubt will be using that to grow strong in...