Colibri Group (“Colibri”), an education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, is pleased to announce that the company has acquired BrightPath Education Services, a provider of qualifying education (QE) and continuing education (CE) for appraisal and real estate in North Carolina. With this acquisition, Colibri Group expands its presence and market leadership in appraisal and real estate education in the state of North Carolina.
“Our Colibri family of brands are committed to helping professionals achieve more in their careers by offering a high quality and broad array of learning experiences, courses and business tools”
“The Brightpath team is truly excited to join forces with Colibri Group. We look forward to building on the success we have enjoyed in North Carolina as we work with Colibri Group to take our longtime focus on quality content, excellent instruction, and customer service nationally,” said Mel Black, Owner of BrightPath Education Services. “For years, we have been partnering with Colibri Group companies for online courses. It is a natural fit to fully integrate our appraisal and real estate expertise to bring the best of both worlds together for our students. I look forward to further growing the business and will continue my passion for teaching professionals how to confidently and successfully navigate the real estate and appraisal professions.”
BrightPath is best known for its live QE and CE appraisal and real estate courses throughout North Carolina. The company also offers online courses through its partnerships with Hondros Education Group and Superior School of Real Estate, which are both part of Colibri Group. Colibri Group and its family of brands provide the most comprehensive and flexible educational offerings in the appraisal and real estate professions.
“Our Colibri family of brands are committed to helping professionals achieve more in their careers by offering a high quality and broad array of learning experiences, courses and business tools,” said Michelle Franchi, President of Valuation and Property Services, Colibri Group. “Mel Black and his staff at Brightpath bring an entrepreneurial spirit and infusion of practical knowledge to their appraisal curriculum. We are excited to be able to expand the A+ experience that they bring locally in North Carolina to a broader audience for customers nationwide, which we plan to do in collaboration with McKissock Learning.”
BrightPath is the latest acquisition Colibri Group has made to expand the licensed professionals it serves. Colibri Group serves millions of customers through its portfolio of brands in real estate, appraisal, financial services and healthcare. Real estate and appraisal brands include McKissock Learning, Real Estate Express, Hondros Education Group and its family of brands, Superior School of Real Estate, Allied School and Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
Colibri Group is backed by Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams.