Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Joins Forces with Kane & Associates, Inc.

Danville, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, among the nation’s fastest-growing, full-service, 100% woman-owned companies, announced it has merged with Kane & Associates, Inc., a 24-agent firm based in Alameda, CA.

Gretchen Pearson will continue to lead the operation as president/CEO of Drysdale Properties, John Bergman, former broker/owner of Kane and Associates, will stay with the company and focus on real estate sales, while Dennis Pagones will continue to serve as managing broker of the Alameda office. This is the sixth office to join Drysdale Properties in 2018 and it complements the brokerage’s 2017 Alameda merger of Harbor Bay Realty.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Partners with a Powerhouse Local Brokerage

By Melissa Kandel

In late April, Drysdale Properties acquired Alameda, CA-based Harbor Bay Realty—a longtime market leader in the area. Drysdale Properties President and CEO Gretchen Pearson continues to lead the brokerage while Dennis Pagones, former president and CEO of Harbor Bay Realty, now serves as sales manager of the company’s Alameda office.

The partnership not only deepens Drysdale Properties’ footprint in the East Bay marketplace but also brings together two longtime real estate leaders in a powerful alliance that will expand the reach and resonance of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in Northern California.

I caught up with Gretchen and Dennis to learn a little more about how this partnership came about, what can be expected from it and how exactly these two innovators see the brokerage growing in the future.

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