Regional brokerage leader to operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties
SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, today announced that Prudential New Jersey Properties has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties. The regional brokerage leader adds to a growing roster of affiliates that have transitioned to the network since September. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now counts more than 29,000 agents and 825 offices in 42 states.
“We are pleased to make this transition to the brand we believe is reinventing real estate,” said Bill Keleher, the brokerage’s Chairman and CEO. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is about innovation, outstanding service and unparalleled results. We take great pride in our new affiliation and we look forward to the significant advantages it will bring to our clients and agents.”
General Manager Chris Brown said the brand will add even more distinction to New Jersey Properties, a company recognized nationally for sales production and customer care. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ namesake is Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporations,” he explained. “We have experienced a heightened interest among seasoned and top-producing agents throughout our marketplace who want to join our team because they are drawn to the brand and want that affiliation for their business.”
New Jersey Properties agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform – a robust suite of real estate tools and resources – plus professional education, business consultation, marketing support and the exclusive Luxury Collection program for high-end listings. “The BHHS franchise offering positions us to create a highly competitive value proposition for our agents, focused on business-building and career development,” said Chief Operating Officer Steve Janett. “We are confident our new network will facilitate opportunities for our company’s growth throughout the New Jersey marketplace and in turn enhance our ability to deliver seamless support to our agents.”
As part of its transition, New Jersey Properties moved its Montclair office from Church Street to a new location at 695 Bloomfield Ave., one block from the Montclair Art Museum. This “office of the future” blends new technologies with an open and contemporary style, plus an art gallery to showcase the works of professional and emerging artists. Landscape artist Catherine Kinkade, a master pastelist, will help launch the gallery with a show of oils and plein air studies in pastel and pen and ink starting June 23.
Stephen Phillips, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, applauded New Jersey Properties’ brand transition. “We are proud to welcome Bill Keleher, Chris Brown, Steve Janett and their skilled team to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices,” he said. “New Jersey Properties sets high standards for professionalism, customer care and corporate citizenship and will be a fine brand ambassador.”
New Jersey Properties’ new Cabernet and Cream yard signs will begin appearing throughout northern and central New Jersey starting today.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is an independently owned and operated real estate company and affiliate member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Serving northern and central New Jersey with more than 600 sales associates in 19 offices, the full-service residential and commercial brokerage perennially ranks among the nation’s Top 100 brokerages for sales volume. Visitwww.bhhsnj.com or contact the corporate office in Somerset, New Jersey at 800-LIVE-IN-NJ (800-548-3466) for details.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new 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. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in early 2014 was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.
Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices received the highest numerical Equity Score among real estate brands included in the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com for details.
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