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Real estate briefly: Katy Samaha honored, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices expands again

Real estate briefly: Katy Samaha honored, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices expands again

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Kahu Kordell Kekoa blessed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai‘i Realty’s office in Kailua.COLIN F CROSS, COLIN F CROSS COURTESY OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES

Milestone

Katy Samaha, Universal Services of America’s client services manager, received the 2015 Allied Member of the Year award from the Building Owners and Managers Association Orange County chapter. The award recognizes contributions to BOMA Orange County and the commercial real estate industry. Samaha has been a member of BOMA since 2007. She has worked for Universal, a Santa Ana-based facility services company, for nine years. She also recently received the 2015 Institute of Real Estate Management Orange County Chapter Friend of the Year Award.

New Ventures

Irvine-based Realty One Group opened its first St. Louis affiliate location, Realty One Group Trademark, this month. Trademark Real Estate was founded by Steve Snarzyk and Rich Loughridge in 2011. Realty One Group was founded in 2005 and now has 65 offices in 15 states with nearly 8,000 agents.

Irvine-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices opened Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawaii Realty in Kailua. Tracy Bradley, who most recently worked as regional vice president of sales at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, will lead Hawaii Realty. The office is located at 46 Hoolai St.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices also announced brokerage Beach Properties of Florida will join the network in January and operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida. Founded in 2007, Beach Properties of Florida specializes in the luxury home market. The transition will allow Beach Properties of Florida agents to gain access to Berkshire’s global network platform. Beach Properties of Florida serves communities including Rosemary Beach, Seagrove Beach, Seaside, WaterColor, WaterSound Beach and the neighboring areas of Destin and Panama City Beach.

Contact the writer: aratzlaff@ocregister.com

The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Real Estate News