Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that Val Cook-Watkins, managing broker of the company’s Orinda office, has earned the coveted President’s Council Award for her office’s success in 2010.

The President’s Council Award is presented every year to Coldwell Banker managers who have led their office to enormous successes.  The designation is awarded to the most successful managing brokers from more than 740 national offices and is based on total profit, return on revenue and mortgage usage categories. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of Val for receiving the President’s Council Award,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “Val is a tremendous leader who has celebrated many accomplishments and success in her time with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  She leads one of the strongest teams of real estate professionals in the East Bay and I’m proud that she and her talented team are being recognized on this national level.” 

A 33-year Bay Area real estate veteran, Cook-Watkins has managed the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Orinda office for the past 15 years and has received the coveted President’s Council for the past 13 years.  Under her leadership, the Orinda office was named a Coldwell Banker Premier Office for 13 consecutive years.  Cook-Watkins has also received the Manager of the Year award and holds the distinguished Certified Residential Broker and the Certified Residential Specialist designations. 

Outside of real estate, Cook-Watkins is an avid kayaker, has rafted the world’s major rivers, and enjoys adventure travel including trekking the gorilla’s of Rwanda.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Orinda, has two downtown locations at 5 Moraga Way and 2 Theatre Square Ste. 211 and can be reached by phone at 925.253.4600 or 925.253.6300.  The offices incorporate a team of nearly 80 full time real estate professionals.