Cream Always Rises to the Top! Submitted by Don Amalfitano, Brother Rice '81
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (CBWM) as an industry leader in Real Estate Sales and Services recognizes the value of leadership. Residing at the helm as CEO, Kelly Sweeney, Brother Rice graduate in 1971, continually supports the philosophy that all things come down to a leadership issue. That is why there is nothing more imperative then having exceptional people in place to provide direction for any corporation with a goal of success. Brother Rice High School generates the caliber of men that represents leaders in all facets of our community and at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel it is no more evident. Don Amalfitano, Associate Broker and BR Grad 1981, after 18 years with the firm has taken a management role with the Birmingham office co-managing over 110 sales associates and 11 staff employees. Shawn Riely, BR Grad 1976, manages the CBWM Plymouth office and Bill Clark, BR Grad 1967, heads up the Clarkston office that was once his own Brokerage firm. James Cristbrook, BR Grad 1981, has held leadership positions with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel and most recently has been appointed as President to the Women's Council of Realtors. James also is a team member to one of the most productive teams in the firm. CBWM believes in the core values of Honesty and Integrity, Positive Attitude, Passion for Service and Results. It is this mission that drives every effort and undertaking of the firm. These same core values were ones these men learned under the influence of Brother Rice High School as they were shaped, molded and influenced early in their development. Cream does rise to the top, but only after a sufficient time to cure. Brother Rice provides that environment to grow, develop, and define personal values. A time to cure if you will. The legacy of Brother Rice lives on in leaders of men such as these as they pass down their value proposition to those they serve, educate, train and lead.