NRT New England, LLC Acquires Danbury-Based Goodfellow R.E.
Real Estate In-Depth | November 2017
DANBURY, CT—NRT New England, LLC, announced on Nov. 2nd that it has acquired the assets of Goodfellow Real Estate, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company based in Danbury, CT. NRT New England, LLC operates under the brand names of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut.
The 12 agents formerly affiliated with Goodfellow Real Estate will now conduct business under the banner of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT from the former Goodfellow office located at 7 Old Sherman Turnpike in Danbury. The office of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT will serve commercial real estate clients in the Connecticut and New York real estate markets.
Founded as Goodfellow Ashmore Agency, Inc in 1934 by Robert Goodfellow and Harry Ashmore, Goodfellow Real Estate, is the largest and oldest commercial real estate brokerage firm in western Connecticut. As a real estate services provider to institutions, corporations and small businesses, Goodfellow Real Estate offered commercial real estate brokerage, asset and property management, development and investment services.
Todd Payne, Connecticut member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and former president and CEO of Goodfellow Real Estate, will affiliate with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in a sales capacity. Payne is the grandson of Goodfellow Real Estate founder Robert Goodfellow, who successfully led the company for more than 25 years.
“I am excited to combine the Goodfellow team with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. The industry is consolidating and boutique firms are finding it more difficult to provide the level of service their clients require,” said Todd Payne, former president and CEO of Goodfellow Real Estate. “The NRT New England senior leadership team is dynamic and focused on giving us the ability to concentrate on our clients while providing us with a global platform and brand. We’ve combined the legacy and expertise of Goodfellow with the worldwide reach of Coldwell Banker Commercial, which operates over 300 offices.”
“The acquisition of Goodfellow Real Estate greatly enhances our ability to provide high-level service to commercial real estate clients in Connecticut and New York. Todd has built a first-class team of commercial real estate agents, one of the best in the industry. I am thrilled to welcome them as the newest addition to Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT,” added Dee Maret, national co-director of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT.
Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT operates in 21 states and provides commercial real estate solutions serving the needs of owners and occupiers in the leasing, acquisition, disposition and structured finance of all property types. With a collaborative network of independently owned and operated affiliates, the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization comprises almost 200 companies and more than 3,000 professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally.