Cody Cress Named 2016 Agent of the Year for Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast

Cody Cress, Vice President and Industrial-Office/Investment Specialist with Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast, was recently named 2016 Agent of the Year for the commercial real estate firm. The annual award is presented to the individual agent who has generated the most Gross Commission Income (GCI) for the year. Cress joined CBC SunCoast in 2007 and since that time, has been honored as Agent of the Year six times — in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Cress is a native of Sanford, NC and a graduate of NC State University with a BS in Environmental Engineering. He began his career as an environmental engineer for an equipment manufacturer, but real estate was always a passion. He purchased his first commercial property in 1996 and owns and manages his own portfolio of properties. As a commercial agent, Cress works with a variety of businesses, but his particular area of expertise is in industrial and office properties.

“Cress is a consistent leader in sales at our firm, as evidenced by his six wins as Agent of the Year,” said Grayson Powell, managing partner for CBC SunCoast. “His background in engineering and manufacturing is a great asset and enables him to understand the unique needs of his industrial and office clients. He’s a valued member of the SunCoast team and his success is an inspiration to all of our agents.”

In late 2012, Cress formed the Cress Group within CBC SunCoast. The group is a collaborative effort of Cody Cress and Tyler Pegg, an agent who joined CBC SunCoast in 2007. Pegg is a Board member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Southeastern NC and was recently elected to serve as its Secretary/Treasurer. Since its formation, the CRESS Group has executed a variety of transaction types including purchases, leases, leases with option, investment, bank-owned (REO) and short-sales.

Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast was founded in Wilmington, NC in 2005 to meet the commercial real estate needs of companies throughout southeastern North Carolina. The firm is comprised of 23 commercial agents and 9 staff members who specialize in real estate sales, leasing, investment and property management for retail and commercial property owners from Carteret County to the South Carolina border. Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast was the number one office in North Carolina for Coldwell Banker Commercial in 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2015, and consistently ranks among the state’s top performers.