""Zillow, Inc."":http://www.zillow.com/, announced real estate industry vet Chris Cocker is joining the team as the company's VP of strategic partnerships.[IMAGE]
Crocker brings to the position more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, having served most recently as regional VP of operations for the Southwestern U.S. region of NRT, LLC. There, he oversaw day-to-day operations and marketing for the NRT corporate-owned [COLUMN_BREAK]
Coldwell Banker branches in the Southwestern United States, including more than 100 branches with more than 6,000 real estate agents.
In addition, Crocker served on the board of directors and strategic planning and finance committee for the California Association of Realtors. He was also a founding board member for the California statewide multiple listings service (MLS) initiative.
In his role at Zillow, Crocker will be responsible for guiding initiatives for the industry and developing strategic partnerships with brokers. He will relocate--along with his family--to the Pacific Northwest to work out of Zillow's Seattle headquarters.
""We are thrilled to have a seasoned real estate veteran with extensive experience in residential real estate join our established industry relations team,"" said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. ""Chris' industry experience will advance Zillow's goal of creating strong partnerships with real estate brokerages across the country as well as help improve Zillow's product development initiatives.""