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Nova Scotia brokerage announces ownership change and new identity as Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty


Nova Scotia brokerage announces ownership change and
new identity as Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty

Cape Breton real estate professionals Joe McDonald and Leanne Martheleur acquire brokerage formerly known as Coldwell Banker David Butts Realty

(Burlington, Ontario – March 19, 2020)  Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada is pleased to announce that Cape Breton real estate professionals Joe McDonald and Leanne Martheleur, formerly associated with a local ReMax brokerage, have chosen to affiliate with the Coldwell Banker® global brand and have acquired the ownership of the company formerly known as Coldwell Banker David Butts Realty.  The established brokerage, based in Sydney, Nova Scotia and serving communities throughout Cape Breton Island, has been repositioned for growth and renamed Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty.

New owners Joe McDonald and Leanne Martheleur are experienced real estate veterans, well known in the real estate industry and with strong roots in the community.  The firm’s former owner David Butts will continue as Broker of Record of the newly rebranded company for an interim transition period and will remain with the company in a sales capacity.

The new ownership team of McDonald and Martheleur will apply their local real estate expertise and leadership skills as they implement an exciting growth plan to reposition their rebranded company for the future.  Along with a number of experienced sales professionals joining them from their former brokerage, the new members of Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty will team with the company’s established sales force to create a newly expanded brokerage.

“We have a strong vision of where we want to take the company, to establish our brokerage as a leader in Cape Breton,” says Joe McDonald.  “We are redesigning the office with the new Coldwell Banker North Star rebrand.  We’ve already begun extensive renovations to upgrade the premises.   We will offer sales professionals and customers a welcoming and contemporary location here in Sydney and will be celebrating a grand opening of our new look in a few weeks.”

“Maximizing the depth of resources offered by the Coldwell Banker global brand, our sights are focused on growth,” continues Leanne Martheleur.  “We’ll be building on the established successful brokerage and are looking forward to a bright future together.”

“We’re delighted to welcome new owners Joe McDonald and Leanne Martheleur and their newly expanded sales team to the Coldwell Banker network,” said Andy Puthon, President of Coldwell Banker Canada. “This strategic acquisition and identity change signals a new era of growth for Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty.  We look forward to supporting them as they serve the unique community of Cape Breton and take their brokerage to the next level.”

About the Coldwell Banker® network
Powered by its network of over 93,000 affiliated sales professionals in 3,000 offices across 43 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The brand’s mission is to empower their people to leave their mark on the world of real estate. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise and honesty since its beginnings in 1906. The brand embraces four core values: home, awesomeness, ingenuity and excellence.
In Canada, the Coldwell Banker network of over 200 residential and commercial franchise offices spans from coast to coast.  Coldwell Banker pioneered Ultimate Service®, a unique customer satisfaction program that has earned a 98% overall customer satisfaction rating from over 85,000 Canadian home buyers & sellers*.
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* Based on Ultimate Service customer satisfaction surveys received as of December 31, 2019.


For further information, please contact:
Leanne Martheleur
Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty