HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC.
Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries will merge with Chicago area brokerage Koenig & Strey Real Living Real Estate, which HomeServices acquired in September 2009. Each will retain their names until the combined company transitions in spring 2014 to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group. Terms were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Prudential Rubloff Properties is one of the largest brokers in the Chicago area market, with more than 860 sales associates and professional staff located throughout Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities as well as a branch office in New Buffalo, Michigan serving the Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Through Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC., the company provides one-stop shopping to its clients, including title insurance and escrow services, and property and casualty insurance. In 2012, Prudential Rubloff Properties had nearly $2.2 billion in sales volume.
Koenig & Strey Real Living serves the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities with more than 730 agents and staff. In 2012, Koenig & Strey had nearly $2 billion in sales volume.
The transaction unites the two companies, creating an organization with nearly 1,600 real estate professionals and staff providing customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities with exceptional strength and resources to help them buy and sell their homes. In 2012, the combined firm closed more than $4 billion in sales volume. Based on historical data provided by MRED, Chicago’s MLS provider, the combined company captures the No. 2 market share position based on volume.
The companies’ current principals will have leadership positions in the combined organization. Nancy Nagy will serve as chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Michael Pierson will serve as president and Chris Eigel will serve as chief operating officer.