Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group this evening announced that the firm will become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago in January 2020.
The change will occur across the company's 25 offices serving Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. The firm's executive trio of Diane Glass, Chief Operating Officer, Mark Pasquesi, President of Brokerage and Joe Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager made the announcement to a packed house at the Park West.
"Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is an iconic brand and Chicago is an iconic place. Together they represent real estate excellence, integrity and service," said Glass. "We are the gold standard for real estate, from the city to the suburbs and into Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin."
"This change has been led by our clients and brokers," Pasquesi said. "When homeowners and home buyers talk to us, they call us Berkshire Hathaway. We listened to that. And we want to convey that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is who we are, and that the Chicago metro area is where we call home."
"Chicago is so much more than a city," said Stacy. "It's a mindset and a way of life that is commerce, culture and opportunity. Even our sports teams are known around the world. Adding that to one of the most respected business names in the world delivers on our commitment to doing real estate better."
Consumers will begin to see Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago on the familiar cabernet signs over the next month or so. The biggest change will be online as the firm moves to a new digital address: BHHSChicago.com by signing up you agree to our terms of service
This is the latest in bold moves undertaken by the company's new leadership team. In their first few months, they announced a new People & Culture Department, enhanced Agent Development training and coaching programs, and developed strategic alliances for a variety of marketing programs.
In November, the company was named the #No. 1 Top Workplace in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune. And they recently opened an office in Downers Grove, following successful expansion into Michigan City, Indiana.
"Chicago is such an important, global market and one of the world's finest cities," said Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "Connecting 'Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' and 'Chicago,' backed by this incredibly talented group of real estate professionals, is simply genius to me. On behalf of the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and its HomeServices of America parent company, I congratulate Diane, Mark, Joe and all of the agents and staff on becoming Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago."