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Keller Williams New York City Announces New CEO/Team Leader

Lauren Balbuena
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Keller Williams New York City (KWNYC), a Manhattan-based real estate brokerage firm specializing in residential and commercial sales and rentals, part of the Keller Williams franchise, announces Lauren Balbuena will replace Mark Chin as the company’s CEO/Team Leader.

Lauren Balbuena comes to KWNYC with eight years of real estate experience, most recently as the CEO/Team Leader of the Keller Williams Points North location in Long Island, where she was responsible for growing the agent count by recruiting top talent, providing high level business consulting to producing agents, and managing the brokerage operations. Prior to that she was Assistant Team Leader at the KWNYC Tribeca office, where she was responsible for developing the extensive training program, mentoring new agents, and recruiting. She started her career in real estate at Town Residential where she was a licensed sales person dealing with luxury rental and sales transaction in NYC. Balbuena holds a BS in Economics from American University.

“These are invigorating times for KWNYC,” said Richard Amato, operating principal, KWNYC. “Continuing to widen my vision of offering a massive value proposition and continued growth, fueled by top-notch technology and dedicated leadership, I am very proud to introduce Lauren Balbuena as our new Team Leader spearheading KWNYC.”

“I am beyond thrilled to begin this new chapter of my real estate career as the CEO of Keller Williams New York City. It is an honor to continue working alongside Rich Amato and share our big vision with the New York City real estate community,” says Lauren Balbuena, CEO, KWNYC. I will eagerly continue helping agents achieve their goals while leading the brokerage to unprecedented levels of growth and profitability.”

“I am excited to announce my transition from the CEO position to one of teaching, coaching and consultancy for agents, which is my true passion. In conjunction with Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre, we will be running the most high-powered training program for real estate agents that exists in New York City,” explains Mark Chin, former CEO, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. “Having worked closely with Lauren Balbuena for nearly four years, I can say with confidence that I do not know of a better fit for my replacement. She has the experience, the smarts, the leadership capabilities, and the drive to be a huge success in her new role.

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