Keller Williams joins eXp Realty and Real in virtual brokerage game

Keller Williams will join eXp Realty and Real in launching virtual brokerages in every U.S. state to connect brokers looking to expand outside of their own markets. The new virtual brokerage will be available in the company’s 166 expansion businesses, representing 509 locations and 3,433 real estate agents, according to an Inman report. The so-called… Read More Keller Williams joins eXp Realty and Real in virtual brokerage game

Dual agency dispute serves as a warning sign for brokers

In spring of 2017, Pamela Goldstein spotted a $599,000 listing for a Colonial-style four-bedroom home in the Hartsdale section of Greenburgh. She contacted the listing agent, Gino Bello at Houlihan Lawrence, and quickly received a message from Daniel Cezimbra, another agent at Houlihan Lawrence. Cezimbra accompanied her to the house showing and warned Goldstein of… Read More Dual agency dispute serves as a warning sign for brokers

Lendlease launches $2B multifamily fund

Australia-based construction giant Lendlease has co-launched a multifamily investment fund to create a $2 billion portfolio in the U.S. The company and its partner, Australian superannuation fund First State Super, each contributed $500 million in equity to the investment vehicle, the companies announced Wednesday. They plan to create a $2 billion portfolio that includes properties… Read More Lendlease launches $2B multifamily fund

Brian Ezratty and Ron Solarz join Newmark Knight Frank

Former Eastern Consolidated brokers Brian Ezratty and Ron Solarz have landed at Newmark Knight Frank, where they’ll head up the brokerage’s new private client group. Newmark president James Kuhn said that Ezratty and Solarz would help the company’s national expansion. Ezratty will join as vice chairman and Solarz will have the title of executive managing… Read More Brian Ezratty and Ron Solarz join Newmark Knight Frank

Compass to acquire one of the West Coast’s largest resi brokerages in blockbuster deal

Compass is closing in on a blockbuster deal to buy Pacific Union International Realty, one of the largest brokerages on the West Coast, with $14 billion in sales last year. Pacific Union’s senior leadership was notified Monday about the acquisition; a public announcement is expected on Thursday, sources confirmed. The deal was first reported by… Read More Compass to acquire one of the West Coast’s largest resi brokerages in blockbuster deal