Howard Hanna Adds Linda Harrison to Management Team

Virginia Beach, VA (May 15, 2019) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced that Linda Harrison has been named Managing Broker of the Lynnhaven office.

“Linda’s leadership experience coupled with her business development skills will allow for continued growth and exceptional performance from Howard Hanna Lynnhaven,” said Dennis Cestra, Vice President, Howard Hanna Southeast.

Harrison joins Howard Hanna having been a top-producing agent, achieving the Hampton Roads Realtors Association (HRRA) Circle of Excellence multiple times.  Linda is a leader in the Virginia Beach area, serving as Chair of the HRRA Realtor/Lawyer committee, Vice-Chair of HRRA Governmental Affairs, and an instructor for Alpha School of Real Estate.

Beyond real estate, Harrison is a mother to three young adults, a U.S. Navy veteran, and an avid hiker.

“I am so happy to be joining the Hanna Family. What a fabulous time to be in real estate and such a blessing to be able to grow with the Lynnhaven office,” said Harrison.  Prior to real estate, she worked for non-profits, the U.S. Navy, and the Virginia Beach Public School System. “I’ve traveled the world and settled in Hampton Roads because of its beautiful beaches and fabulous communities.”

“Over the last five years, the Howard Hanna Lynnhaven office closed sales volume has grown by over 46%.  2018 was a record year for the office and in 2019, they have not slowed down, and are up 33%,” said Cestra.

Last year, the Howard Hanna Southeast Region had listing volume of more than $1.1 billion and closed sales volume exceeding $1.25 billion.  Howard Hanna Regional Vice President Brenda Reid adds, “Linda brings excitement, enthusiasm, and a track record of success to an already great team in Lynnhaven.”

The Howard Hanna Lynnhaven office is located at 222 Mustang Trail, Virginia Beach, 23452.  To contact Linda Harrison or to join the Howard Hanna Lynnhaven team, call 757-486-2410 or email

Photo:  Dennis Cestra, Jr., Linda Harrison, Whitney West -Towne Mortgage, Brenda Reid, Jack Voss -Howard Hanna Director of Special Projects.


About Howard Hanna

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. The family-owned and -operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgage, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal, property and casualty insurance, corporate relocation, and property management.

In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation.  The combined company has 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, NC and SC, with more than 11,000 sales associates and staff who are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit or

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