Thoughts on Leadership: From Denver to New York City

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels found me first in Denver for the launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate. The brokerage, led by Brokers/Owners Scott Nordby and Lora Nordby—two fantastic leaders in the real estate industry—operates four offices with more than 160 agents. It also consistently dominates the Denver market in key production categories and stands among the Top 10 brokerages in the competitive Denver metro area. When I say I’m proud and honored this fantastic team joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family, I really mean it.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Establishes Presence in New York City

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced today that Manhattan real estate leader Ellie Johnson has joined the network to direct its first New York City affiliation, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.

Johnson and New York Properties are part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties/Westchester Properties family, which continues its strategic expansion in the Northeast under the leadership of CEO Candace Adams. New England Properties, a Wallingford, CT-based company owned by HomeServices of America, entered Westchester County, NY in 2015 with the acquisitions of brokerages operating in Scarsdale, Larchmont and Eastchester. The brokerage expanded into Rye in 2016.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Follow the Leaders

By Gino Blefari

This week my travels first found me in Washington, D.C. to meet with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty team and Kevin Wiles, their talented president. I spent the day speaking to these fine agents and managers then traveled to New York City for RISMedia’s CEO Exchange. This annual event is a can’t-miss opportunity to gather with real estate’s preeminent minds as they discuss all things from mortgage regulations and data control to sustainable success and broker best practices. Each year I depart the Big Apple with incredible insights and a renewed sense of purpose in the direction our industry is headed … and this meeting proved no exception.

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