Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage family, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate today announced their network was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award in the Startup of the Year category of the 12th annual American Business Awards presented recently in Chicago.
American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The awards drew more than 3,300 nominations in a wide range of categories; 240 executives worldwide participated in the judging. Startup of the Year category judging considered entrants from across U.S. industries.
“We are pleased and honored to accept the Gold Stevie Award in the Startup of the Year category,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President Stephen Phillips, who attended the ceremonies at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. “Our real estate brokerage network has come a long way in a short period of time.”
“We’re very proud of our brand and the recognition we are receiving,” said Jason Waugh, President & CEO of Portland-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is progressive and highly respected, and is resonating very strongly with our clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Receiving this Startup of the Year award, in addition to being named Harris Poll’s 2014 Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year, which is chosen by consumers, is a testament to the high caliber of professionalism of our brokers and brand integrity that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices delivers.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has grown exponentially since it transitioned its first affiliates in September 2013. As of mid-June, the network counted more than 29,000 agents and 850 offices operating in 42 states. “Our network carries the name of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporations,” said Phillips. “When you have a really great brand, strong and passionate affiliates and a lot of hard-working people on your team, wonderful things can happen.”
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate
Founded in 1948, Portland-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate provides residential and commercial real estate services and in-house mortgage lending throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area through Central Oregon, the Yamhill County wine region, Oregon coast and Southwest Washington. The company is a recognized resource for accurate real estate data and market trend information. It has earned a reputation for service excellence, been named one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces, and received The Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Award. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is an independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network in 2013. To learn more, please visit http://www.bhhsnw.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a 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. Visit http://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com. Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. 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.