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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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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