Lori Arnold is broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors®, the largest woman-owned Coldwell Banker in the U.S. The Texas firm started as one office with five agents and has grown to 18 offices with over 850 agents.
In 2019, Arnold was elected chairperson by the members of the Coldwell Banker MOB (Multi-Office Brokers), which represents the top 10 Coldwell Banker brokers in the U.S. She is the first woman to ever be in this role.
Arnold grew up in a real estate family and began her career at 19. By the age of 27, she was the broker of a small firm her parents started, and the company later joined Coldwell Banker in 1993. Coldwell Banker Apex, REALTORS® has grown into a third-generation, family-run business that was on track to close over 8,500 transactions in 2019. The company also has an award-winning, full-time relocation department, plus a property management division that services over 1,100 tenants.
Looking back at her journey so far, Arnold cites a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” She says, “I have been blessed to have some amazing mentors, including my CB business consultant when I was a young broker at 30 years old. His mentorship shaped my business and, in turn, has inspired me to do the same for others around me.”