HomeServices of America Announces New CEO for Edina Realty Home Services

MINNEAPOLIS (January 27, 2014)HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Greg Mason has assumed the role of chief executive officer of Edina Realty Home Services–inclusive of its brokerage, mortgage, title and escrow and insurance businesses. Bob Peltier, former president and CEO of Edina Realty Home Services has been named Chairman Emeritus of the company.

Edina Realty is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with approximately 60 real estate offices throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In 2013, Edina Realty closed nearly 31,500 real estate transactions and more than $7.2 billion in sales volume.

Mason joined Edina Realty Home Services in 1986 and served as corporate legal counsel where he was actively engaged in virtually all aspects of the home transaction lifecycle and, as a member of the executive leadership team was instrumental in Edina Realty’s expansion into key regional markets. In 1997, Mason was named president of Edina Realty Title and was responsible for it becoming one of the leading residential title service companies in the Midwest. He also served as managing director of title services for HomeServices of America, Inc., overseeing the company’s title and escrow operations nationwide. In 2011, under Mason’s leadership, the HomeServices Title & Closing Network—a group of local companies working cooperatively to provide a full spectrum of title and closing services through a national network operating in all 50 states—was established. He is active in the American Land Title Association and Real Estate Services Providers Council.

Peltier began his real estate career in 1978 and has held numerous executive leadership positions at Edina Realty before being named Edina Realty Home Services president and CEO in 2009. He is considered an expert in key industry areas including new construction and development, technology and general market trends and under Peltier’s leadership, Edina Realty has grown to more than 60 offices and more than 2,200 REALTORS® throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin and, together with Edina Realty Mortgage, Edina Realty Title and Edina Realty Insurance, is considered one of the premier real estate companies in the Midwest and one of the largest and most respected nationwide. Peltier, a long-time resident of St. Paul is widely recognized for his community involvement and leadership and is active in the real estate industry on both the state and national levels.

“I am extremely proud of everyone at Edina Realty and what we have accomplished,” said Peltier. “Greg is extraordinarily well-qualified to serve as CEO and under his leadership, coupled with our remarkable agents and management team, Edina Realty is poised for continued growth and success.”

“Bob and I have worked together for many years and his strategic insight and vision have been at the center of Edina’s unparalleled success,” said Mason. “He attracted and inspired a team of immensely talented executives, agents, sales managers and employees. I look forward to leading Edina Realty to its next stage of growth and performance, supported by our world class management team.”

“Bob’s leadership, dedication and uncompromising commitment to his agents, employees and customers guided Edina Realty to its position as one of the largest and most successful real estate companies in the country,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “On behalf of all of HomeServices, we thank him for his innumerable contributions and we wish him well as he enters this new chapter of his life. Greg brings extensive industry knowledge and exceptional leadership qualities to Edina Realty and the HomeServices executive team and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the months and years to come.”