AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 16, 2008) —Keller Williams Realty, Inc., the fourth largest real estate company in North America, announced plans to launch a Keller Williams Realty Commercial Division this fall.
“Our goal is to expand our platform and make Keller Williams Realty the real estate company of choice in both the residential and commercial worlds by providing our associates the technology, marketing tools, and resources to succeed in the commercial business,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty. “We want to create synergy and referrals between the residential and commercial sides of our Keller Williams offices, increasing the income and production potential of all our agents.”
Buddy Norman, a veteran of commercial real estate has joined Keller Williams as president of the new division. Norman has more than 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including leadership within international firms, such as The Staubach Company and Burnham Real Estate, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield. He has led the development of new business divisions and trained commercial agents all over the U.S. including Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and San Diego. A consistent top producer, Norman has averaged approximately 400,000 square feet per year of commercial leasing and sales transactions over the last 10 years.
“There’s such a wide spectrum of commercial real estate experience within Keller Williams Realty,” said Norman. “We intend to build a strong commercial division paralleling the success and growth of the Keller Williams residential division.”
Norman will work with a newly created Commercial Leadership Council (CLC) – a group of 25 top Keller Williams commercial brokers from across North America to guide the launch and implementation of the new division.
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the fourth-largest real estate franchise operation in North America, with over 690 offices and over 73,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. For more information, visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com).Back to All