Pittsburgh, PA (December 12, 2022) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that it will be joining forces with Albert Anthony Real Estate, a leading real estate firm based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The deal marks Howard Hanna’s first residential merger in western Pennsylvania in more than a decade.
Like Howard Hanna, Albert Anthony Real Estate Services is a local, family-owned company with strong ties to the Pittsburgh community. The two companies see the merger as a natural fit, as they share similar values and mindset.
“This is a huge opportunity for growth for Howard Hanna,” said Dennis Cestra, Pennsylvania market president for HHRES. “We’re excited to partner with such well-known, indy brokerage. We look forward to continue expanding by partnering with other successful, boutique firms like Albert Anthony throughout Pittsburgh.”
This deal marks the ninth merger for HHRES in 2022, with additional deals set to close in the coming months. As the largest family-owned and -operated real estate company in the U.S., Howard Hanna brings a wealth of resources to the partnership.
“The choice to join forces with Howard Hanna was an easy one considering their powerful market share across Pittsburgh and the U.S.,” said Albert Anthony. “With their phenomenal technology, agent training, corporate partnerships, and local and global relocation services, the Anthony family is confident that this is a perfect fit for our family and our agents.”
The merger offers Albert Anthony agents a platform to enhance their business with additional marketing technologies, an expanded referral network and new opportunities for community engagement. Agents will also gain access to Howard Hanna programs like Income Advantage and Hanna Health and Wealth.
“It’s such a benefit to partner with another family-owned company that’s built a real legacy of excellence,” said Howard “Hoby” Hanna IV, president of HHRES. “We’re looking forward to working with the team at Albert Anthony to continue to grow and enhance their business.”
The merger will combine the best of both companies to provide enhanced services for agents and clients throughout western Pennsylvania. Together, the two Pittsburgh-based firms strengthen their position as leaders in the real estate industry.
“We’re proud to join forces with Howard Hanna,” said Phil Anthony, co-owner of Albert Anthony and the new VP of strategic growth at Howard Hanna. “This merger allows us to enhance what we’ve already been doing so well and work to build a better future.”
About Howard Hanna: The Hanna Family of Companies proudly provide real estate, title, insurance and mortgage services to clients across 13 states. As the largest family-owned and -operated real estate brokerage in the United States, this full-service real estate company has nearly 400 offices and 14,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate, title, mortgage and insurance agents. For more information, visit HowardHanna.com.
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