MANKATO, MINN.– Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group (CBC Fisher Group) has created two new roles, Director, Innovation & Operations and Director, Growth & Engagement. The new positions will work to advance the business and provide superior services in the areas of market research, public relations, property management and client services. The roles will be filed by Eric Harriman (Dir. Innovation & Operations) and Cate DeBates (Dir. Growth & Engagement).

Harriman (Dir. Innovation & Operations) was an internal hire, having worked at CBC Fisher Group since July 2017. Harriman is also a Commercial Agent with the organization and will be responsible for upgrading systems and technology. Harriman will also oversee property management and maintenance. Harriman was previously employed as the Executive Director of the City Center Partnership with Greater Mankato Growth, and is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

DeBates (Dir. Growth & Engagement) comes to CBC Fisher Group from her previous role as the Donor Relations Manager with YWCA Mankato. Prior to her role at YWCA Mankato, she was the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Minnesota State University, Mankato. DeBates comes to CBC Fisher Group with more than 8 years of experience in public relations, marketing and event management specific to the Mankato area. Her role will focus on client services, recruitment and marketing.

David Schooff, President and Owner of CBC Fisher Group is excited for the advancement, “The addition of these positions is essential for continuing to be the regional leaders of commercial real estate. Eric and Cate come with complimentary strengths that are just what we need for the next generation of CBC Fisher Group.”

Harriman has been in his new role since May, and DeBates will start in her new role with CBC Fisher Group Monday, July 16.


About Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group
Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group is a complete service agency for all your commercial real estate and business brokerage needs. We provide services to investors, landlords, owners, and tenants in the areas of Sales and Leasing, Property Management and Development. We are proud to be Southern Minnesota’s preferred choice in the commercial real industry for 45 years. We have the resources of a global powerhouse combined with the ability to think and act entrepreneurial like a small company. Each agent has a talent for finding the perfect property match or investment opportunity for clients and ensures the process is done right every time with personal service and integrity. Every deal is our most important. For more information visit: