30 Under 30

Gilroy agent honored by Coldwell Banker

Derek Essary, a real estate agent in Gilroy, was named part of the 30 Under 30 Class of 2023 for Coldwell Banker Realty.

Coldwell Banker-affiliated real estate professionals below the age of 30 are recognized for their mark in real estate and achieved success in sales, philanthropy and leadership.

Derek Essary
Derek Essary. Photo credit: Coldwell Banker Realty

The Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30 were chosen from the brand’s network of 100,000 affiliated sales professionals in more than 2,700 offices across 39 countries and territories. This group of real estate professionals honors the heritage of the founders, Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker, who started their company at 24 and 28 years old, respectively.

“As we celebrate this year’s winners, I am reminded of how powerful, influential and dedicated the Coldwell Banker network is,” said Liz Gehringer, president and CEO of Anywhere Franchise Brands, acting president of Coldwell Banker Affiliate Business and COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. “These real estate professionals have made an impact in their community and still have so much road ahead of them to continue to innovate and grow. Their commitment to serving their clients, expanding their business and continuing to excel in the industry is recognized by many. I am eager to see how they continue to go above and beyond for clients seeking their dream home and how they will serve as a shining light for others within the Coldwell Banker network as they progress in their careers.”

Born and raised in Gilroy, Essary became involved in the South Bay community at a young age through family members in real estate, according to Coldwell Banker.

“Now a third-generation agent himself, Derek attributes his family’s enduring passion and success to one core belief, passed down through generations: Working with a client is a long-term commitment,” Coldwell Banker stated on its website.”