Coldwell Banker Plaza creates new executive position, seeks acquisitions

John McKenzie has set a growth plan for his real estate company that he hopes to achieve through mergers and acquisitions.

That’s why McKenzie, founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate, said Friday that his firm has named broker Todd Woodburn as vice president and general manager of the residential sales division, a newly created position.

“Doing business acquisitions and mergers, that’s what I want to do,” said McKenzie, who founded the firm in 1981.

Coldwell Banker Plaza has about 100 agents and offices in east and west Wichita.

McKenzie said with Woodburn overseeing daily operations of both offices, he can concentrate on finding and making deals with other real estate firm owners who are looking to sell. He said his company is open to deals throughout the state, not just Wichita.

“Our license is not just for Wichita,” he said. “We can go anywhere in Kansas.”

McKenzie said Woodburn’s appointment was made last month, but the company didn’t make it public until Friday.

The company also announced that it had promoted Teresa Hansen to executive assistant and accounts supervisor.