Americana Holdings, the largest Prudential Real Estate franchise in both Nevada and Arizona, was one of 50 top companies honored from within the Prudential Real Estate network to receive the 2012 Gibraltar Circle award, the company has announced. Americana Holdings, which includes Prudential Americana Group in Nevada and Prudential Arizona Properties, was selected for the award after achieving a network ranking of sixth largest in North America based on service, income and other factors.
“The Gibraltar Circle award is our network’s highest honor for brokers and their affiliated companies,” says Earl Lee, president, Prudential Real Estate. “Honorees represent the best of our network and the real estate industry. They are leaders in their markets, respected for operational excellence and recognized for superior client satisfaction.” Americana Companies has earned multiple national awards for its sales and customer service. This year, Real Trends 500, an annual research report which identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms, listed Americana Holdings among the top three fastest growing real estate companies in the country. The company’s 39.1 percent increase in transactions was cited as a main reason for growth.
“The Gibraltar Circle award recognition is a great tribute to our passionate and hard-working agents and employees,” says Mark Stark, broker and CEO of Americana Holdings. “These professionals are the face of our company and they represent us with distinction every day.”
“It’s always helpful to connect with other Prudential Real Estate affiliates,” says Stark. “This year was of particular importance as we chart a path for a bright and profitable future with expanded leadership from Brookfield. We are excited to be part of an innovative opportunity that will reshape the way we do business.”
Prudential Real Estate is a part of Brookfield Residential Property Services’ integrated real estate brokerage franchise company. Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, technology and knowledge. The company’s portfolio consists of leading brands, including Brookfield Global Relocation Services, the second largest provider of global relocation services, Prudential Real Estate, Brookfield Real Estate Services, Royal LePage, Real Living, Via Capitale and Centract.
Americana Holdings is a 33-year-old real estate firm that joined the Prudential Real Estate network in 1979. It is now home to approximately 2,000 real estate executives in 20 offices throughout Nevada and Arizona. The award-winning company is home to some of the country’s top-selling real estate executives and teams. It has been recognized by JD Power and Associates multiple times for its commitment to customer service and in 2012 was named a “Best Place To Work” in Southern Nevada. Prudential Americana Group also houses a fully accredited real estate school with free Continuing Education classes every month.
Through its real estate brands, Prudential Real Estate has nearly 80,000 real estate professionals in more than 2,800 locations across North America. Its global footprint spans North America, the United Kingdom, France, China, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia, and includes more than 2,500 employees worldwide. It is a division of Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset manager with approximately $150 billion of assets under management.
Prudential Real Estate franchisees are independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records and high levels of customer service. Prudential Real Estate provides franchisees with business strategies using Operation Reviews. Other benefits include access to Prudential Real Estate’s Online Seller Advantage® program, designed to provide real-time information to sellers with the touch of a keystroke, and Online Buyer Advantage®, which enables consumers to easily search for properties in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with more than 1,500 franchise offices and 50,000 sales professionals as of December 31, 2011.
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