Mark Stark, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties
On Friday at Encore Las Vegas, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ largest independently owned franchise announced its Nevada sales achievements for 2018. Americana Holdings, based in Henderson, has operations in Nevada, Arizona and California. Combined, the companies completed $5.2 billion in real estate sales in 2018 – a 7.6 percent increase over their record-breaking $4.85 billion sales volume in 2017. “Southern Nevada is consistently in the Top 10 US markets when it comes to real estate,” said Mark Stark, CEO of Americana Holdings. “It was the #1 housing market in 2018 and most predictions are that we will continue that trend in 2019 in terms of both sales and price growth. The economy is predicted to steadily improve with multiple professional sports teams making long-term investments in the market. We expect that to contribute to a healthy 2019 for real estate.” Furthering its commitment to supporting this economic development within Southern Nevada, Berkshire Hathaway continues its partnership with Las Vegas’ NHL hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights in 2019. It was one of the first corporate sponsors for the team in 2017 and since then Berkshire Hathaway’s real estate executives have been working directly with players, management and support staff on their real estate purchases and sales. In 2018, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties expanded its partnership with Zillow Instant Offers. Zillow’s Instant Offers connects homeowners to a comparative analysis from local Zillow Premier Agent, along with offers from investors. The company also won numerous awards, earning the #32 spot on the Swanepoel Mega 1000, a list of the top 1000 real estate firms in the nation, and making the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame for being selected to the prestigious list of America’s fastest growing private companies more than five times. “Our investment in big data and sophisticated marketing platforms also gave our real estate sales executives an unprecedented advantage to sell their clients’ homes more quickly and for higher values than ever before,” said Gordon Miles, president and COO. Among Friday’s announcements were the company’s Top 10 teams and Top 10 individual sales executives. The company’s Top 10 individual sales executives for 2018 were: #1- Billy O’Keefe, $27.5 million in sales #2-Avi Dan-Goor #3-Michele Sullivan #4-Stacey Heroy #5-Jana Shore #6-Mark Weinberg #7-Shawna Felli #8-Danielle Hess #9-Londa Faber #10-Erik Molzen The company’s Top 10 Teams in Nevada for 2018 were: #1 –The Ivan Sher Group, $269 million (12th year the team has received this designation) #2 – The Napoli Group #3 – The Tonnesen Team #4 – The Mullin Group #5 – The Carver Team #6 – Brown Blankfeld Group #7 – The Crampton Team #8 – The Jack Woodcock Group #9 – The McGarey Group #10 – The Carlucci Team Linda D’Agostino and Elizabeth Ocampo, both in the company’s legal department, were named Employees of the Year. Igor Li was named Rookie of the Year. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties continued its tradition of charitable giving. It was the #1 Pacesetter Team in Las Vegas for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer event on October 28, raising $38,684. The company also ranked in the Top 20 in the nation for giving to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, the organization’s corporate benefactor. The Napoli Group was recognized as the largest local contributor to the non-profit. And hundreds of real estate sales executives and employees volunteered regularly with Opportunity Village and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES NEVADA PROPERTIES 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 28 offices and nearly 3,000 real estate sales executives, comprising the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $5.2 billion in real estate in 2018.