HomeServices of America® Expands its Executive Leadership Team

Minneapolis, Minn. (January 16, 2019) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team to support the rapid and unprecedented growth of the organization.

HomeServices’ Executive Chairman Ron Peltier appointed Gino Blefari, current CEO of HSF Affiliates, as CEO of the company. HSF Affiliates is the HomeServices’ subsidiary operating the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living franchise networks. Peltier and Blefari will lead the growing business of HomeServices of America, formulate and execute strategies consistent with the mission, values and culture of the organization, and drive its continued acquisition strategies.

“Our growth brings substantial opportunity. In today’s competitive and fluid landscape we are the preferred choice for market leaders looking to join a company known for its integrity, financial strength, and operational excellence,” Peltier said. “To best capitalize, I wanted to add an executive with an extended history of enterprise growth and success. Gino has been instrumental in the growth and continued success of our franchise networks. His extraordinary expertise will provide a valuable added level of support for me and for our companies and will be a tremendous addition to the superb leadership team already in place.”

Blefari began his real estate career more than 30 years ago and held executive leadership positions at Century 21 Seville Contempo and NRT before founding Silicon Valley-based Intero Real Estate Services, which HomeServices of America acquired in 2014. He was named president and CEO of HSF Affiliates in 2015. Under his leadership, HSF Affiliates’ award-winning franchise networks have grown to include nearly 52,000 agents across 47 states. In 2018, Blefari led Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global expansion to include leading brokerage companies based in Berlin, London and Milan.

“HomeServices of America is an incredible organization built on the strength of local brands and supported by a world-class leadership team,” said Blefari. “I couldn’t be more excited or proud to be joining a team that is so deeply connected to one another and committed to the ongoing success of their companies.”

Peltier founded HomeServices of America in 1998 and has grown the company into America’s largest residential real estate brokerage firm and the premier provider of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and corporate relocation services.

Peltier and Blefari will reinforce HomeServices of America’s mission of delivering an exceptional real estate experience through improved product offerings, emerging technology solutions, dynamic consumer-first strategies, and increased use of HomeServices’ full suite of homeownership services.

Blefari will continue driving the vision and mission of the franchise networks and remains actively involved in their operations. As part of the transition, Blefari appointed Chris Stuart to the roles of CEO of HSF Affiliates and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; and Allan Dalton as CEO of Real Living Real Estate. “Chris brings a unique perspective to our industry based on his combination of enterprise technology experience plus his time with me operating Intero Real Estate, one of the country’s largest real estate brokerage firms. I have the highest confidence in Chris, who has been a skilled leader at HSF Affiliates, delivering exceptional growth and innovation to our networks,” said Blefari. “Allan, with decades of industry experience and success, will be a visionary leader of the Real Living network.”

These appointments are effective immediately.

“HomeServices’ commitment to acquiring market-leading companies and keeping the local brands intact remains unchanged,” concluded Peltier. “2019 promises to be a busy and exciting year for our company.”

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ABOUT HOMESERVICES of AMERICA

HomeServices of America is through its operating companies, one of the country’s premier providers of homeownership services, including brokerage, mortgage, franchising, title, escrow, insurance, and relocation services. HomeServices of America is the owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. Information about HomeServices is available at www.homeservices.com.


About HSF Affiliates LLC

Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. The company is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s largest, full-service residential brokerage firm and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. affiliate.


Ron Peltier Tops List of Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in Real Estate Industry

MINNEAPOLIS (January 15, 2019) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today congratulated Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO, together with executives from across its brokerage and franchise companies for being named to the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 list. The Swanepoel Power 200 is a comprehensive roster of leading CEOs and senior executives whose leadership and experience drive the industry and their organizations.

“I am extremely honored and humbled for having received this recognition. The real estate industry is filled with talented and committed individuals and I am proud to be part of this amazing group,” said Peltier. “On behalf of HomeServices, congratulations to all of the HomeServices’ leaders who differentiated themselves by their influence within the real estate industry. Their contribution to HomeServices and our collective success is an ongoing source of pride for the entire organization.”

The HomeServices’ executives recognized on the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 list are:

Candace Adams—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, Westchester and New York Properties; region president, HomeServices of America

Mary Lee Blaylock—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties; region president, HomeServices of America

Gino Blefari—president and CEO, HSF Affiliates

Jon Coile—president and CEO, Champion Realty

Alan Dalton—president, Real Living Real Estate

Jeff Detwiler—president and CEO, Long & Foster Companies; region president, HomeServices of America

Joan Docktor—president, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®

Larry Flick IV—chairman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®; region president, HomeServices of America

Dan Forsman—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

Rosey Koberlein—CEO, Long Companies; region president, HomeServices of America

Greg Mason—president and CEO, Edina Realty Home Services; region president, HomeServices of America

Rei Mesa—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Stephen Meyers—president and CEO, Houlihan Lawrence

Nancy Nagy—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group

Ron Peltier—chairman and CEO, HomeServices of America

Dana Strandmo—senior vice president and chief administrative officer, HomeServices of America

Chris Stuart—SVP Business Development and Operations, HSF Affiliates

Tom Tognoli—president and CEO, Intero Real Estate

Jason Waugh—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty

 

The complete list of rankings with bios and photos is available at https://www.t360.com/power200/2019.


HomeServices of America® Announces the Acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Minneapolis, Minn. (January 9, 2019) – HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that it has acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, one of Florida’s leading residential real estate companies, and its affiliate title company–Florida Title and Guarantee Agency. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 21 counties throughout Florida with over 40 locations and approximately 1,750 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage offers residential and commercial services as well as title and settlement services, seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, nationwide referral assistance, home service plans, and complimentary concierge moving services for customers.

Rei L. Mesa, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, with more than 30 years of experience, is widely recognized for his community involvement and leadership and is active in the real estate industry on both the state and national levels.

Mesa will continue to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s strategic planning and growth initiatives and together with his existing executive and leadership team, will manage the company’s day-to-day operations.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked in the Top 5 largest brokerage firms in Florida and is among the top-10 brokerages in the nationwide Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affiliate network.

“We are honored and excited to be joining HomeServices,” said Mesa. “They are an outstanding organization with a world-class portfolio of real estate brands and an experienced leadership team. Becoming a member of the HomeServices’ family of companies gives us a unique opportunity to grow and better serve our customers, sales professionals, and employees.”

“Rei, together with his executive leadership team, managing brokers, sales support staff, and sales professionals, have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to providing exceptional service to their buyers, sellers and property owners,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America. “Their culture of service, integrity and community involvement closely aligns with our corporate vision and we are fully committed to their continued growth and success.”

“This is an important transaction to HomeServices and we are looking forward to welcoming Rei and his team to the HomeServices family.” concluded Peltier.

The acquisition further expands HomeServices’ presence in Florida, which includes Miami-based EWM Realty International and Jacksonville-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, which HomeServices acquired in 2003 and 2016, respectively. With this transaction, HomeServices has nearly 45,000 real estate professionals operating in nearly 925 offices across 30 states. In 2018, the company’s associates facilitated more than 350,000 transactions (on a pro-forma acquisition basis).

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ReeceNichols Real Estate Acquires Top Performing RE/MAX Office in Branson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate company in Missouri, is expanding its footprint in the Branson, Missouri area with the acquisition of a top performing RE/MAX office.

The new office, ReeceNichols Branson West Lakeview, located in the Welcome Center at Stonebridge Village near Route 265, becomes the 12th office in ReeceNichols’ southern region. It is ReeceNichols’ third office in the Branson area.

“We’ve watched as the real estate market in Branson has continued to grow,” said President & CEO Mike Frazier. “It is a premier vacation destination and an in-demand area for second homes. Acquiring this new office is a big win for us.”

David Gubin, managing broker for the Branson and Branson West offices, and Rick Billington, who managed the RE/MAX office, will be co-managing brokers for ReeceNichols’ three offices in the Branson area: Branson, Branson West and Branson West Lakeview. Billington operated the RE/MAX franchise for 10 years. In 2018, the office closed just over $30 million in sales volume.

“This is a very strong group in the Branson market and we are thrilled to bring Rick and his agents on board,” said Shaun Duggins, president of ReeceNichols’ southern region. “Taking their knowledge and combining it with the cutting-edge tools, training and support ReeceNichols can provide, we’ll be able to service the Branson area even better.”

More acquisition talks are in the works. Duggins said he plans to grow ReeceNichols’ southern region by nearly 200 agents in 2019 and complete three or four acquisitions.

ReeceNichols has continued to expand in southern Missouri, following a merger with Carol Jones REALTORS® in June 2018, creating a company with more than 3,000 real estate agents in 31 branch offices and 26+ franchise offices throughout Kansas and Missouri.

ReeceNichols will host a grand opening celebration in the coming months to celebrate the Branson West Lakeview office’s opening.

For more information on how to join ReeceNichols’ new branch office, contact Rick Billington at rickbillington@reecenichols.com or 417-332-1300, or David Gubin at davidgubin@reecenichols.com or 417-272-5253.

About ReeceNichols

ReeceNichols Real Estate is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. With over 3,000 REALTORS® operating from 31 branch offices and 26+ franchise offices across Kansas and Missouri, ReeceNichols has proudly served Missouri and Kansas since 1905. The ReeceNichols family of services includes HomeServices Lending, Kansas City Title, HomeServices Insurance and Reece Commercial Real Estate. For more information, visit ReeceNichols.com


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate is ranked on the 2018 Top Company Cultures List presented by Entrepreneur Magazine and Energage

Omaha, Nebraska | BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES AMBASSADOR REAL ESTATE (BHHS AMB) was recently ranked on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list has placed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate as 2nd in the Best Corporate Cultures in the Large Company Category and is THE ONLY Residential Real Estate Company on the list! BHHS AMB is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.

Our company culture is comprised of individuals that recognize the value in giving back; especially to one another.

“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team.”

The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.

Energage CultureTech solutions state that they are informed by the Top Workplaces research, a deep body of research that has helped us identify the 15 culture drivers that are critical to success in any organization. Surveying and studying over 50,000 organizations since 2006 means “we know what a great culture looks like…”

Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility. Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. A few of BHHS Ambassador’s recent recognitions:

  • In March 2017, BHHS Ambassador was named on Entrepreneur Magazines 2017 Top Company Cultures list as the 12th BEST COMPANY CULTURE in the large company category and is the ONLY residential real estate company listed in the Top 30.
  • In May 2018, BHHS Ambassador was chosen by the national TV cable show The World’s Greatest to be filmed for  World’s Greatest Company Culture
  • In October 2018, BHHS Ambassador was named on Entrepreneur Magazines 2018 Top Company Cultures list as the 2nd BEST COMPANY CULTURE in the large company category and is the ONLY residential real estate company in large company category.

To view Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate in the full ranking, visit entm.ag/TopCultures

The leaders of BHHS Ambassador set the tone of our company culture by the old kindergarten adage, sharing. Sharing ideas, sharing with the community, sharing workspace to create healthy competition through positivity, and most importantly, sharing time. “When you’re in service to others, you are rewarded with the biggest gift. Using this example, we the people of BHHS Ambassador unite together for the betterment of all. Because when one person grows, we all grow.

Visit the blog to learn more about the company culture at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.


Ebby Halliday Companies Announces New CEO

DALLAS (October 25, 2018) – The Ebby Halliday Companies announced today that Chris Kelly has been named chief executive officer. Mary Frances Burleson, longtime president and CEO, will now focus on the Ebby Halliday Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the legacy and philanthropic commitment of the company’s namesake, Ebby Halliday. Ebby Halliday Companies is owned by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company.

Kelly joined ReeceNichols Real Estate, HomeServices’ wholly-owned company based in Kansas City in 2007 and served as corporate legal counsel before being promoted to chief administrative officer of ReeceNichols Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty, Kansas City Title and its other affiliated businesses and services in 2013. In this role, Kelly was actively engaged in virtually all aspects of brokerage operations and as a licensed broker, Kelly provided guidance and direction to the company’s 2,600 licensed REALTORS®. In 2017, Kelly joined HomeServices as Senior Counsel where he supported the company’s acquisitions and technology initiatives.

As CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Kelly will shape the company’s strategy and direct operations with a focus on driving future growth while preserving Ebby’s legacy of exceeding clients’ expectations. “Mary Frances and her exceptional leadership team set an incredible level of excellence for the company,” Kelly said. “I am thrilled to join this team of immensely talented agents, sales managers, employees and lending and title professionals. The opportunity to help lead this iconic company to its next level of growth and performance is both humbling and exciting.”

“I am pleased to welcome Chris as CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “Chris understands the real estate business from all perspectives and is keenly aware of the opportunities and challenges faced every day in brokerage offices. He is the right leader to grow the company and help position the agents for even greater success.”

Mary Frances joined the Ebby Halliday Companies in 1958 and held numerous leadership positions before being named president and CEO in 1989. Throughout her career she has instilled the Ebby Halliday culture of delivering exceptional service through teamwork, market knowledge, empathy for others and integrity as she has set the strategy and led the company’s expansion and day-to-day operations for more than 1,700 sales associates.

“I am proud of everyone at Ebby Halliday and what we have achieved,” said Burleson. “Honoring Ebby’s legacy of service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community has always been a top priority for me. Chris has shown himself to be a leader with impeccable business ethics, personal sincerity and a deep understanding of the real estate business — all values that align with our heritage while pointing to an exciting future. I believe that Ebby would agree that with Chris at the helm, the future of Ebby Halliday couldn’t be brighter.”

“Chris brings extensive industry knowledge to the Ebby Halliday Companies and the HomeServices executive team. I am confident that under his leadership, the Ebby Halliday Companies are well-positioned for future growth,” concluded Peltier. “Mary Frances helped guide Ebby Halliday to become one of the country’s foremost real estate companies. On behalf of HomeServices, we thank Mary Frances for her years of service and her vision and leadership, which helped the Ebby Halliday Companies achieve the market-leading position they enjoy today.”

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Named No. 1 Top Workplace in Connecticut

Wallingford, CT – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is excited to be named the #1 Top Workplace in the state by The Hartford Courant and The Connecticut Post. This is the 7th consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has been ranked a Top Workplace. At the Hartford Courant’s event, the company was also honored in the special awards category as “Doers”, including a quote received in the survey, “At this company we do things efficiently and well.”

As a Top Workplace the company was featured in a special publication, published by the Hartford Courant. The article lauds about company values and special mentions were received for their ethics, integrity, transparency and listening to employee and sales executive feedback to make decisions on the direction of the company.

“We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing the tools and expertise to take our sales executives’ careers to the next level,” stated Candace Adams, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England and Westchester Properties. “This award in particular is a tremendous honor because it’s based solely on employee and sales executive feedback. Our people are what makes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties such a great place to work and we look forward to continue investing in our culture to ensure we remain a great workplace for years to come.”

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

For more information about the Top Workplace recognition, read the feature articles – http://www.courant.com/business/top-workplaces/hc-biz-top-workplaces-berkshire-hathaway-20180810-story.html

https://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Hearst-names-50-employers-Top-Workplaces-13266510.php

To join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties team, visit www.bhhsneproperties.com/careers.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties is a leading real estate brokerage firm with over 1,800 REALTORS® in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Share in our heritage and esteemed reputation as one of the most admired and respected companies in the world. By working with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties, you align with a century of unparalleled financial strength, operational excellence and business ethics. For more information, visit www.bhhsNEproperties.com, www.bhhsWestchester.com and www.bhhsNYproperties.com.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Executive VP Christy Budnick Appointed President and CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2018) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida, announced today that Christy Budnick has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assuming full executive leadership responsibilities of the firm, effective immediately. The company’s Founder, Linda Sherrer, will continue as Chairman. Sherrer will focus on the company’s corporate business development, builder services and company philanthropy.

“I admire Christy’s passion, tenacity and leadership, and I know she will continue to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty to new levels of success,” said Sherrer. “The company has been under our dual leadership for many years, and I am confident Christy will build on our momentum. Her experience and vision ensure a very bright future for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.”

Sherrer has guided the company since its inception in 1988. Budnick joined the company in 2002 as branch manager of the company’s Beaches office and was promoted to executive vice president of residential real estate in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Budnick worked for Bank of America as its vice president of sales and leadership training.

“I am honored and humbled to continue the legacy created by my Mother. She is my role model and I admire her vision, leadership style and strategic insight that have inspired our company’s success,” said Budnick. “I look forward to continuing to lead Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty to new levels of growth and performance with the best and brightest professionals in the business – our outstanding agents, world-class leadership team and talented employees.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has a team of more than 400 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, LLC and Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 25 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty, visit www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com or call (904) 296-6400.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Applauds Eight Network Agents Honored With the NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents Award

IRVINE, Calif.– Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, congratulated eight network sales professionals for ranking among the top 250 Latino agents by number of transactions in the U.S., as tracked by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®).

Honorees include Rebecca Hidalgo Rains of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties in Chandler, AZ, No. 12 on the list; Richard Rodriguez, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Hoschton, GA, No. 35; Diana Sifuentes, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices A Action, REALTORS®, Mesquite, TX, No. 67; Sonia Arias, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Victorville, CA, No. 103; Gustavo Cardenas, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, No. 174; Francis Hiraldo, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gammons Realty, East Greenwich, RI, No. 203; Martha Lebron-Dykeman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty, West Des Moines, IA, No. 213; and Veronica Faz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier, REALTORS®, Roanoke, VA, No. 242.

Hildago Rains and Cardenas were also named to NAHREP’s Top 100 Individual Latino Agents list as ranked by volume at Nos. 8 and 18, respectively.

“We are proud of these exceptional network agents and the wonderful service they provide to their clients,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari. “Their inclusion on NAHREP’s prestigious lists underscores their skill and dedication to their profession.”

In addition, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Corrigan Cohen Group in San Diego, CA, ranked No. 5 on the NAHREP’s Top 100 list of teams by sales volume; Team Santistevan of Tempe, AZ, ranked No. 7; and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain REALTORS® The Marcus Valdez Team of Fort Collins, CO, was No. 39. Team Santistevan of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona of Tempe, AZ also ranked No. 31 and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rocky Mountain, REALTORS® The Marcus Valdez Team from Fort Collins, CO ranked No. 47 on NAHREP’s Top 100 Teams list for number of transactions.

NAHREP validated reported performance totals by comparing them to MLS records, franchise data and other sources for production during the 2017 calendar year.

“It’s a privilege and an honor to support such talented individuals who represent the diversity we seek in our network,” said Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Together, we are helping minority families achieve their homeownership dreams.”

This year’s NAHREP 250 honorees were chosen from more than 700 nominations. The program recognizes agents whose hard work and dedication has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions in an effort to increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.

Contacts

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Kevin Ostler, 949-794-7980
kevinostler@hsfranchise.com


ReeceNichols Announces New President & CEO; Linda Vaughan Named Chairman Emeritus

LEAWOOD, Kan. – ReeceNichols, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Mike Frazier, ReeceNichols president and chief financial officer, has assumed the role of chief executive officer and president. Linda Vaughan, former CEO, will serve as Chairman Emeritus through the remainder of 2018.

“Having worked closely with Mike over the last 11 years, I know he has the skill and drive to lead ReeceNichols to new levels of success,” Vaughan said. “He has a passion for our team, and I am excited to see the bright future that lies ahead for ReeceNichols under Mike’s leadership.”

Frazier joined ReeceNichols in 2007 as CFO and chief operating officer. In January 2018, he was named president of the organization. During Mike’s tenure, ReeceNichols has expanded geographically in Kansas City and southern Missouri and has grown in market share. In 2017, ReeceNichols guided over 20,000 families and individuals through the home buying and selling process.

“Linda and I have worked together for many years, and her strategic insight and vision have been at the center of ReeceNichols’ continued success,” Frazier said. “I look forward to leading ReeceNichols to its next stage of growth and performance, supported by our talented agents and world-class management team.”

“Linda’s leadership helped guide ReeceNichols to become a leading real estate company. On behalf of HomeServices, we thank her for her many contributions, and we wish her well as she enters this new chapter of her life,” said Greg Mason, president, Midwest Region. “Mike brings exceptional leadership qualities to ReeceNichols and the HomeServices executive team, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the months and years to come.”