For one of California’s most innovative residential brokerages, this role provides continued focus on the Bay Area while the Climb Real Estate brand sets its sights on a national level franchise expansion
SAN FRANCISCO (December 3, 2018) – Climb Real Estate today announced Christine Kim as President of the brand’s Bay Area brokerages, effective November 16, 2018. Christine has been associated with Climb since 2006 as both a marketing leader and a top agent, and in her newly appointed role, she will now oversee the day-to-day operations of all existing Climb Real Estate offices. Christine steps up as Climb President and prior President and Founder, Chris Lim moves into an advisory role, supporting parent company Realogy with the recently announced national franchise expansion of the Climb Real Estate brand. Climb – born in San Francisco and raised in Silicon Valley – will bring to U.S. urban markets a mobile-first model, appealing to a new generation of brokers, agents, and consumers seeking a more flexible real estate experience.
“When I first met Christine in 2005, I quickly recognized her experience, intellect and energy as truly one of a kind,” said Lim. “Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our business and we’re proud for have an Asian woman stepping into in a leadership role. I can’t think of a better successor to lead the brokerage that I built.”
One of few Korean American women to hold an executive level position in residential real estate, Christine has broken new ground, not only at Climb Real Estate but also in the industry as a whole. She has perennially placed in the Top 5% of Realtors in San Francisco and Santa Clara County since 2003. Before joining Climb, she was the broker owner of Bridgepointe Group, driving company growth and expanding real estate sales in the Bay Area. A Realtor Magazine 30 Under 30 recipient, Kim served as founding chapter president for The Asian Real Estate Association of America, Silicon Valley chapter, as well as president of the Korean American Professional Society.
“I am extremely honored to be the new president of the Climb Real Estate Bay Area offices. Climb has grown to be one of the San Francisco’s real estate top brands by creating a culture of where agents want to be, and by providing innovative solutions that help agents thrive, no matter where they are in their real estate career,” said Kim. “I look forward to focusing my efforts on growing our Bay Area presence, while working with Chris as he concentrates on advising the national franchise expansion.”
With Realogy’s recent announcement to franchise the Climb brand, the brokerage will expand its technology-driven offerings to agents and consumers seeking a mobile-friendly, flexible real estate experience. On course to becoming a nationally recognized brokerage, Climb continues its intent to bringing sustainable growth to new markets throughout California and beyond.
About Climb Real Estate
Climb Real Estate® was founded in 2010, acquired in 2016 by Realogy’s NRT LLC, the country’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, and is positioned for national expansion in 2019 as part of the Realogy Franchise Group®. Climb Real Estate currently operates out of the Bay Area with six offices and more than 200 sales associates. A brand created by agents for agents, Climb combines an agent centric model with innovative products, tools and services for their diverse group of brokers and agents. With a focus on serving the connected generation of brokers, agents and consumers, the Climb Real Estate brand delivers a more flexible and mobile first real estate experience. Together Climb Real Estate and the businesses of Realogy serve more aspects of the real estate transaction than any other entity.