Berkshire Hathaway real estate firms merge

Portland-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Northwest Real Estate in Seattle have merged and will now operate together (still as BHHS Northwest Real Estate), encompassing more than 725 real estate associates.

Jason Waugh, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Portland, will assume the role of president and CEO of the combined companies, effective immediately.

“This merger creates a regional powerhouse within the Pacific Northwest,” said Waugh. “We are combining two organizations, each with immensely talented agents, sales managers and employees and a shared commitment to delivering an exceptional real estate experience into a company that will be unmatched in their ability to serve the real estate needs of new and existing clients.”

In 2014, the combined firm closed nearly $2.2 billion in sales volume.