Prudential Georgia Realty converts to Berkshire Hathaway
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Top row, from left, are Dan Forsman, Berkshire Hathway HomeServices, Georgia Properties president and CEO, with Earl Lee, CEO of HomeServices Affiliates, officially cutting the signature-color ‘Cabernet’ ribbons. Bottom row, from left, are Senior Vice President Charlie Louis, Chief Marketing Officer Tony Floyd, Senior Vice President of New Home Services Lori Lane, Senior Vice President of Relocation and Corporate Services Kathy Connelly, Edward Erbesfield — who founded the company in 1963 — and Executive Vice President of Real Estate Operations Toni McGowan. <br>Special/Kim Link
Top row, from left, are Dan Forsman, Berkshire Hathway HomeServices, Georgia Properties president and CEO, with Earl Lee, CEO of HomeServices Affiliates, officially cutting the signature-color ‘Cabernet’ ribbons. Bottom row, from left, are Senior Vice President Charlie Louis, Chief Marketing Officer Tony Floyd, Senior Vice President of New Home Services Lori Lane, Senior Vice President of Relocation and Corporate Services Kathy Connelly, Edward Erbesfield — who founded the company in 1963 — and Executive Vice President of Real Estate Operations Toni McGowan.
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Dan Forsman, Toni McGowan and Annette Davis of the east Cobb office stand with Earl Lee, CEO of HomeServices Affiliates. <br>Special/Kim Link
Dan Forsman, Toni McGowan and Annette Davis of the east Cobb office stand with Earl Lee, CEO of HomeServices Affiliates.
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Lisa Brennan stands with Renee Hayden of the Marietta/Northwest office. <br>Special/Kim Link
Lisa Brennan stands with Renee Hayden of the Marietta/Northwest office.
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Prudential Georgia Realty, with two offices in Cobb County, officially converted to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgia Properties on Monday. Berkshire Hathaway, ranked by Barron’s as one of the world’s 100 most respected companies, owns more than 55 companies and employs more than 300,000 people.

More than 900 corporate leaders, agents, local dignitaries and special guests attended the Conversion Celebration — a tea at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Prudential CEO and president Dan Forsman, who led the company to its status as one of the 17 top-performing real estate companies nationwide for the past 10 years, was joined by Earl Lee, the CEO of HomeServices Affiliates who traveled from Irvine, Calif., for the event.

Forsman presented special guest Michael Shapiro, the High Museum’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director, with the gift of a significant contribution at the event.

Forsman also acknowledged the half-century legacy of Prudential Realty Georgia, originally founded in 1963, as he paid tribute to and introduced real estate legend Edward Erbesfield.

Guests at the Conversion Celebration entered the High Museum’s Stent Family Wing, and saw the new cabernet-and-white signs of Berkshire Hathaway decorating the multi-story circular ramp created by architect Richard Meier. The program, held in the Wieland Pavilion, opened with an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Ike Reighard, senior pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, and the Pledge of Allegiance by Vietnam War veteran Bill Carter, an agent in the firm’s Buckhead office.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Kathy Connelly, senior vice president of Relocation and Corporate Services, thanked the corporate leaders whose companies were served by the Relocation Division, while Lori Lane, senior vice president of New HomeServices acknowledged homebuilders with whom the company works with. Forsman also acknowledged the extraordinary marketing and advertising of chief marketing officer Tony Floyd. Cabernet ribbons on the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign were cut by Forsman and Lee.

The company’s Cobb offices are 3475 Dallas Highway and 3775 Roswell Road, both in Marietta.

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