Christopher Bernier was appointed senior vice president and
chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England
in 2015. As chief operating officer, Bernier is responsible for overseeing the
operational aspects of several key company departments including relocation,
education, marketing, Previews luxury marketing, ZIP Realty, and other
With 25 years of experience in the residential real estate
industry, Bernier has served in a variety of roles during his distinguished
career including sales associate, sales office manager, and senior executive.
He most recently served as regional vice president of the
Metrowest and Western Massachusetts regions of Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage in New England where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of 18
offices with approximately 900 sales associates and staff serving the suburban
communities west of Boston and in Western Massachusetts.
Bernier began his real estate career in 1990 as a sales
associate with Coldwell Banker and quickly emerged as one of the company’s
top-producing real estate professionals. In 1993, he was ranked among the
company’s top 1 percent of Realtors nationwide in dollar volume
production. In 1994, Bernier established
and managed the Coldwell Banker office located in Lynnfield, MA, growing the
office to 45 sales associates.
He was promoted by the company to serve as executive vice
president in 1997, directly managing the sales and operation of six offices
with more than 200 sales associates and $600 million in property sales
In 2003, Bernier was named regional vice president of
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Metrowest region, which encompassed 15
offices and approximately 680 sales associates and staff. In 2011, the company’s Western Massachusetts offices
were added to his region.
Prior to establishing his career in real estate, Bernier was
a cost accounting manager for Fishery Products International in Danvers, MA.
Bernier received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley College.
Bernier serves on the board of directors for MLS Property
Information Network (MLS PIN), the primary multiple listing service for Eastern
Massachusetts, and is a member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors
and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.