Kamini Rangappan Lane serves as president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Realty. One of the nation’s largest real estate brokerages, Coldwell Banker Realty is comprised of a network of approximately 55,000 affiliated real estate agents operating from approximately 600 offices doing business in more than 55 markets across the United States.
Prior to stepping into this role, Lane served as president of brokerage for Sotheby’s International Realty, responsible for leading the brand’s company-owned brokerages. In that capacity, she played a key role in developing national strategic plans to maintain and grow the brand’s strong luxury presence, working to establish and lead a strategy for local market positioning and long-term growth, driving accountability in the areas of recruitment, retention, and profit.
Previously, Lane served as the president of the West for Compass, Inc., a national real estate company. She oversaw an organization of over 10,000 staff and independent contractors, led all agent-facing operations for the West Region, and was a named officer of the company through the IPO.
Prior to Compass, she served as chief marketing officer of Tradesy, a marketplace for designer fashion.
Lane brings over two decades of experience in marketing, communications, and operations, as well as a deep understanding of the luxury consumer. Through her years in the marketing and advertising agency world, first as a strategist at Interbrand, the world’s leading brand strategy agency, and then running strategy and business leadership at Rapp, a global digital marketing agency, Lane developed deep and broad marketing, branding, and communications expertise. Prior to that, she ran the Men’s and Women’s Accessories category at eBay.com, where she developed a love for luxury markets, and an equal love for designer handbags. She also has extensive experience in the restaurant space, having consulted on launch strategies, branding, and marketing for numerous fine dining establishments through her work with From Scratch Hospitality.
Lane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She was named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal in 2020 and 2021 and was one of HousingWire’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate in 2021.