Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties Appoints New President and CEO and Executive Vice President/Chief Sales Officer as Brokerage Plans Aggressive Expansion in New York Market

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties (BHHSNYP) is pleased to announce the addition of two widely revered industry leaders – Steven James and Brad Loe – as the company begins significant brand expansion across the New York residential brokerage market.

The newly expanded New York-based leadership team will oversee the organization’s “explosive growth” across the city, including exponential agent numbers and new offices on the Upper West Side, downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, with more to follow.

Steven James will serve as president and CEO of the New York brokerage; Brad Loe was named Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer. The pair will work alongside candy adamsPresident and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England/New York/Hudson Valley Properties, and Diane Ramirez, chief strategy officer of the New York brokerage – who joined the management team late last year – to form the company’s leadership team. Adams will continue to oversee the three brokerages (New England/New York/Hudson Valley Properties), while James, Loe and Ramirez will lead the company’s New York operations.

“With Steven, Brad and Diane at the helm, BHHSNYP will strategically expand into New York City while creating a productive, inclusive and professional work environment that also focuses on personal growth and mentorship,” Adams said. “Our goal is to be the absolute best broker in New York, knowing that we leverage the venerable Berkshire Hathaway brand.”

“No other company in New York has this caliber of experienced and proven leadership coupled with the support of Berkshire Hathaway,” Adams continued. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices blends the local, national and global real estate markets for its clients.”

“It’s the right time…the right brand,” James said. “Being able to create a new platform that addresses what agents do on a daily basis is incomparable. Agents get lost in the mainstream of big business – or their accomplishments go unrecognized. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices works diligently to be uniquely agent-centric. We are the ideal brokerage firm for agents who may have long-term concerns about the stability of their career trajectories. Through our work here, we want to be advocates and sounding boards for these people, maintaining an open door policy that promotes growth as well as greatness.

James and Loe most recently served as Executive Directors of Brokerage Development for HomeServices of America, the parent company of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network.

Prior to these roles, James was President and CEO of Douglas Elliman’s New York brokerage and Director of Sales for its East Side office. Loe, highly respected as a mentor to his agents for nearly two decades, was executive director of sales at Douglas Elliman’s offices on Broadway in 1995 and at 575 Madison Avenue.

In the face of volatile markets and an ever-changing industry, agents want to know they’re talking to a company that’s a true “brand forever” – especially one that has just exponentially increased its influence at New York with the addition of two industry icons.

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has a major presence in the United States and around the world and brand awareness is being amplified in New York, in particular,” adds Loe. “We will continue to grow our footprint here in the city and our impact will be transformative. Our agents are our customers, and we will focus on developing and expanding their business books. My own mantra has always been, “As an agent’s business grows, the company’s business grows”. The agent is the most important factor in this equation – and will continue to be the cornerstone of this brokerage.

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices represents a new force and the kind of partner that agents want to align themselves with throughout their careers,” added Adams. “Steven and Brad will not only deliver this tenfold increase, but will help catapult our brokerage to its next level of success.”

The appointment of James and Loe to the management team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties is the brokerage’s latest triumph. Last month, the company signed a new seven-year lease for its offices at 590 Madison Ave., nearly doubling the size of its current space. James, Loe and Ramirez will work from this office from now on.

“Bringing dynamic, hard-working people to our team – who are the absolute top in the industry and able to be real differentiators for our agents – is precisely our goal,” concludes Christy Budnick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Franchise Network. . . “The trio they form with Diane (Ramirez), paired with revered watchdog Candace (Adams), will cement the brokerage’s reputation as one of the most powerful in the United States”

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England/New York/Hudson Valley Properties

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global network of residential real estate brokerage franchises with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices in 12 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Middle East, Bahamas and India. In 2021, the global Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network accounted for more than $179.9 billion (USD) in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations charged with using the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity to the real estate market. For more information, visit

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