Americana Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise operating in Nevada, Arizona and California, was recognized as a global real estate leader at the company’s recent national sales convention.
Americana Holdings is the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. The company is owned by CEO Mark Stark and operates in Nevada, Arizona and California with 2,800 real estate sales executives in 27 offices throughout the three states. The company was recognized as the No. 3 overall franchise in the world in residential sales and the No. 5 overall firm in commercial sales.
The company completed $4.85 billion in residential sales in 2017, a 31 percent increase over its previous record of $3.7 billion in 2016. In the previous year alone, it opened four new offices and welcomed more than 550 additional real estate sales executives.
Several teams and individual sales executives from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, Arizona Properties and California Properties (all part of Americana Holdings), were recognized in the top 100 of nearly 45,000 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales executives. They included:
- Shapiro & Sher Group (Las Vegas) No. 2 Team for gross commission income (GCI)
- St. Rose office (Henderson) No. 2 Office for units sold AND No. 6 Office for GCI
- Sahara office (Las Vegas) No. 6 Office for units sold AND No. 8 Office for GCI
- The Mullin Group (Las Vegas) No. 13 Team for units sold AND No. 31 Team for GCI
- The Geronsins (Anaheim Hills) No. 22 Team for GCI
- Team Santistevan (Tempe) No. 59 Team for units sold
- The McGarey Group (Las Vegas) No. 1 Team for GCI
- Omar Lopez (Las Vegas) No. 4 Team for GCI
Other top 100 winners who received awards but were unable to attend: The Carver Team and the Tonneson Team in Las Vegas for units sold, The Napoli Group in Las Vegas for units sold and GCI, and the Chandler Ocotillo Group in Phoenix for units sold.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices also bestowed its first ever “30-Year Legend” award to Louise Hampton of Palm Springs. Hampton’s company became a part of Americana Holdings last year. She is the first to have received the company’s prestigious “Chairman’s Circle” award for 30 consecutive years.
“These are incredible accomplishments from outstanding executives and teams in all three of our markets, and indicative of the hard work and dedication they put into their businesses,” said Stark. “I’m incredibly proud to be included among the giants in our industry, and to work with individuals who value the Berkshire Hathaway brand as much as I do.”
Fortune magazine named Berkshire Hathaway the fourth most admired brand in the world for the second consecutive year in 2018.
Stark said Hampton’s 30-Year Legend award was a special inspiration to the thousands of real estate professionals she has impacted throughout her career. “Prior to her joining our organization I was able to watch her success from afar. Louise is one of the most consistently successful real estate leaders in our industry” he said. “It’s no accident she has led her team and company successfully each and every year. She is an icon of our industry and I am tremendously proud to celebrate her achievements.”
Gordon Miles, president and COO of Americana Holdings, said Hampton was one of his mentors when he began his real estate career. “She has been an inspiration and mentor to so many throughout her years in business,” he said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her again and support this icon of Palm Springs real estate.”
“I couldn’t do what I do without great team support,” said Hampton. “I have a great team. I couldn’t do the amount of business I do without them.”
ABOUT AMERICANA HOLDINGS
Americana Holdings operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 27 offices and 2,800 real estate sales executives, comprising the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $4.78 billion in real estate in 2017. For more information, visit www.bhhsnv.com, www.bhhsaz.com or www.bhhscaproperty.com.