The region’s top two brokerages merge to better serve agents and clients alike
TORONTO, April 20, 2016 – Royal LePage today announced the merger of two successful brokerages – Royal LePage Locations North and Royal LePage Royal City Realty. The announcement follows an ongoing working relationship between the two brokerages over the past 18 months. The merger brings together more than 170 agents in nine locations including four offices serving Rockwood and Guelph as well as five offices spanning the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Meaford, Thornbury, Wasaga Beach and Creemore.
“This coming-together of two fine real estate companies serves as an excellent example of what is possible when the needs of salespeople and their clients come first,” says Phil Soper, Royal LePage president and CEO. “Both of these Royal LePage owners have worked tirelessly to create collaborative, optimistic and growth focused cultures – it is a wonderful match. I am happy that we have been able to support Desmond’s goal of expanded ownership, and delighted that both he and Robb will continue to manage this large, high performance company. They are a formidable duo!”
According to Royal LePage Locations North broker of record, Desmond von Teichman, “The two of us have worked closely together for more than a year on various projects, branding and marketing. After sharing ideas and policies weekly, we decided that combining forces would be a natural fit. Robb has a wealth of experience with brokerage operations and management, which we have successfully married with my approach to real estate tools and marketing. Together, we are stronger and can pass these benefits on to our agents.”
“Desmond’s strengths on the external side of the business including Search Engine Optimization, website enhancements and social media are welcome additions to Royal City Realty’s marketing toolbox,” added Robb Atkinson, broker/owner, Royal LePage Royal City Realty. “We see this as a move that will keep both teams current day-to-day operations unchanged while providing them with enhanced access to resources, improved collateral, new referral networks and lead sources.”
Following the new merger, Desmond von Teichman and Robb Atkinson will continue to manage their respective brokerages with no changes to business structure or administrative staff at any of the offices under their leadership.
About Royal LePage
Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 16,000 real estate professionals in more than 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE.
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