Howard Hanna and Rand Realty Leadership Named as 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that multiple company leaders were recently named as 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers by RISMedia.

Nearly 300 people in total were selected by RISMedia’s editorial team as 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers, who “represent just some of the many individuals who made headlines last year, forging ahead despite the tribulations of 2020.”

The following members of Howard Hanna and its partner company were included in the final list:

Hoby Hanna, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, was named a Newsmaker in the “Achievers” category, which recognizes annual success stories in the real estate industry. Hoby’s inclusion on the list follows a major year of expansion and innovation at Howard Hanna, including the use of a tech stack that allowed the company to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 also saw the creation of a partnership with Rand Real Estate. According to Hoby:

“I am blessed to be surrounded by the best agents, managers and employees in the industry. We proved as a group that anything is possible.”

Helen Hanna Casey, CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, was named a Newsmaker in the “Luminaries” category, featuring the industry’s iconic and most dedicated leaders. RISMedia cites the 2020 announcement about Howard Hanna’s partnership with Rand Realty, which advanced Howard Hanna’s strategic growth plan to be one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country:

“This union brings together leading real estate industry professionals from two of the most respected and trusted family-owned companies in the business and blends them into one unified industry leader,” says Casey.

Annie Hanna Engel, Esquire, President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Hanna Insurance Services and Chief Legal Officer of Hanna Holdings, was named a Newsmaker in the “Futurists” category, which recognizes forward thinkers in the real estate industry. She was nominated for her ongoing work in predicting and minimizing legal risks in the industry, as well as for directing insurance and warranty strategies to create “customers for life.”

Marsha Rand, Founder/President of Howard Hanna | Rand Realty, was also named a Newsmaker in the “Luminaries” category. RISMedia cited Rand’s decision to partner with Howard Hanna in 2020:

“When I opened Rand Realty in 1984, my vision was to build a brokerage devoted to agents and homeowners alike,” says Rand. “Howard Hanna is a company that shares that mission. Because of that, and because of our shared experiences as family-owned businesses and industry innovators, I am very excited about the future of Rand Realty, now Howard Hanna | Rand Realty. By combining our expertise, we can create an even more exceptional real estate experience.”

Joe Rand, chief creative officer of Howard Hanna | Rand Realty, was also named in the “Futurists” category for his work with Broker Public Portal (BPP). As executive director, Rand will serve as “the face of a movement,” which has grown to include more than 240 MLSs, representing over 90 percent of all property listings nationwide.

To access and review the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers directory, click here.

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