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William Raveis Expands Northeast Footprint to Florida

William Raveis Expands Northeast Footprint to Florida

William Raveis set to open 120th office on Fifth Avenue in Naples

Shelton, Connecticut (December 9, 2015)— William Raveis Real Estate, the largest family owned real estate brokerage company in the Northeast, has announced plans to expand to Naples, Florida. The William Raveis Naples office, located in the heart of the city’s luxury home market at 720 5th Avenue South, is scheduled to open January 2016.

The Naples office will be the company’s first location outside of its Northeast footprint. Together, Matt Lane and Molly Lane will serve as Vice Presidents and General Managers of William Raveis – Florida.

“William Raveis will be unique to the area, and our goal is to provide both homeowners and agents a new and better experience,” said Matt Lane, Vice President and General Manager of the William Raveis Naples office.

Matt and Molly Lane bring extensive real estate experience to William Raveis Real Estate. Matt’s experience includes over 26 years in marketing and operations, managing global advertising agencies in New York City, and most recently, managing a top-producing team with William Raveis in Westport, CT.

Molly has been an Exceptional Properties specialist and top-ranked, award winning realtor with William Raveis Real Estate in Westport, CT. Prior to real estate, she was a managing executive with a Fortune 500 advertising company in New York City.

Together, their combined experience in both the real estate industry and sales and marketing gives William Raveis an unparalleled advantage in the Florida market.

“We’re excited to expand our company outside of the Northeast,” said Bill Raveis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. “Tapping into the Naples market is the next logical step for the company. Our data shows over 20% of the homeowners in Naples have primary residences in the Northeast. Thousands of people throughout Northeast take vacations or plan to retire in Florida.”

William Raveis Real Estate was founded in 1974 in Connecticut, but has since expanded to be the largest family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, with offices in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont and Maine.

The company prides itself in its unique approach to the real estate industry. Over 30 years ago, William Raveis came up with the concept of “team building” to give brokers the opportunity to form teams and brand themselves. In doing this, William Raveis Real Estate offers sales associates the chance to build their own business within the company.

“We believe our brokers are our customers. We offer tools that empower our agents to innovate their own businesses,” said Bill Raveis. “Naples is undoubtedly a different market. That’s why we’re excited to bring a new business model to the brokers working there. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to the prospect of bringing William Raveis Real Estate to Naples.”

William Raveis Real Estate plans to open 30 offices in Florida over the next 10 years.


About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the No. 8 real estate company in the country, according to REAL Trends. William Raveis’ Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance divisions have been awarded the Gold Medal distinction by the Commercial Record and by Banker & Tradesman. The firm was named the Most Innovative Brokerage by Inman News, and has consistently been ranked the best place to work by Fox CT, Hearst Connecticut and the Boston Business Journal. William Raveis has 3,800 highly trained sales professionals in 120 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Vermont and Florida. For more information, visit the best website in real estate, raveis.com, or blog.raveis.com.

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For details, contact:

Hannah Sawhney
Digital Marketing & Content Manager

Matt Lane Matt Lane, Vice President and General Manager, William Raveis – Florida

Molly Lane Molly Lane, Vice President and General Manager, William Raveis – Florida

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