Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate ERA announced recently the acquisition of Rochester-based Century 21 Capital Realty Group. Century 21 Capital Realty Group was a franchise of Century 21 LLC, a real estate corporation comprised of approximately 7,700 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide. Century 21 Capital Realty Group operated both commercial and residential real estate brokerage divisions in Greece, NY and the Greater Rochester area.
Richard Baart, former broker owner and manager of Century 21 Capital Realty Group, is a 30-year veteran in the Rochester real estate community and a well-known volunteer and philanthropist. Over the years, he has built a solid team of over 20 real estate sales professionals who specialize in both residential and commercial real estate, all of whom will transition to the HUNT ERA Greece branch. The transition will add over 50 active listings to HUNT ERA, slightly increasing HUNT’s regional marketshare.
“We have never been more committed to the Greater Rochester region and growing our presence here by attracting and developing the finest real estate professionals in the industry,” says Peter F. Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corp. “The Century 21 Capital team encapsulates the essence of what premier real estate professionals are all about. We are proud to welcome them to our 100-year old brand.”
HUNT ERA currently operates five branches strategically located throughout Rochester in Brighton-Pittsford, Greece, Perinton, Webster, and Canandaigua. HUNT ERA has plans to aggressively grow marketshare in the Western New York region and beyond, and because Century 21 Capital Realty Group has a strong presence in those geographic areas, this acquisition will expand HUNT’s reach in the Rochester area.
HUNT Real Estate ERA is ranked 23rd in closed transaction sides among the nation’s largest real estate brokers (as reported in sales figures for 2010 by RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report) with multiple offices in New York State and Arizona. This year, the company will also celebrate its 100th anniversary servicing homebuyers and sellers across multiple markets.