Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices New York Properties recently announced its partnership with Key-Ventures—the acclaimed real estate brokerage firm known for serving New York’s elite and international high-net-worth buyers over the span of 50 years. Following Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ recent expansion into New York, the unity of these two iconic brands is a vital milestone in the company’s strategy to enlarge its presence in the city’s competitive luxury residential real estate market.
The Key-Ventures team—led by co-managing principals Larry Kaiser and Craig Dix—will immediately join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties’ office at 590 Madison Avenue. “We are thrilled to see this partnership of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties and Key-Ventures come to fruition, as both companies share many of the same core values of providing excellent client service,” said Ellie Johnson, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.
The two companies boast well-rounded staffs of agents with impressive educations, incomparable knowledge of the local markets, and widespread contacts and resources—a matchless duo. “As real estate continues to evolve, relationships are more important than ever before. This monumental union is an opportunity to significantly expand our platform by sharing resources and knowledge with a company that has sold billions of dollars’ worth of New York City real estate over the years,” said Johnson.
Key-Ventures was established 47 years ago by Evelyn Kaiser and A. Laurance Kaiser IV and has since preserved a versatile and global profile, representing high-net-worth individuals, corporations, and foreign governments in both residential and commercial markets. Due to its history of ubiquitous relationships—both in New York and overseas—Key-Ventures was the first real estate company to sell a single-family home for over $1,000,000. Aside from maintaining a record number of sales in luxury condominiums, loft residences, and upscale townhouses, Key-Ventures also works with a number of premier New York development and construction families—relationships that have resulted in the purchase and sale of property for hotels and other commercial developments.
“This partnership represents a new era of real estate and is a testament to our confidence in the tremendous strength of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand,” Kaiser said. “As the company continues to build solid momentum in New York, we’re excited to join the team and help cement Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a dominant force both in New York City and globally.”