William Raveis Fortifies Strategic Growth Plan and Appoints David Friend Senior Vice President of Massachusetts Region
Boston, MA, February, 2016– Chris Raveis, President of Sales of William Raveis Real Estate, announced today another move to propel the company’s multi-layered growth plan for Massachusetts with the appointment of key executive, David Friend. Friend will service as Senior Vice President of Massachusetts where he will oversee key regional markets and work closely with company leadership to develop its ongoing growth strategy for the state.
“David has the skills that are critical for our success as we continue to expand in Massachusetts,” said Chris Raveis. “He brings a unique sales, marketing and real estate experience that makes him a valuable asset to our strategic growth objectives,” said Chris Raveis.
Friend has been with William Raveis Real Estate for over seven years and has made significant contributions to the company’s growth and success in Massachusetts. He has been instrumental in advancing the company’s regional market position in his role as a manager of three South Shore offices, and most recently, as Regional Vice President of Boston. With his sales and marketing experience and focus on agents’ personal business development, David has become a proven leader in the organization.
Prior to entering real estate, Friend spent over 13 years at Reebok International where he had many achievements and held various senior roles in sales management, product marketing and operations. During this extensive corporate career, David consistently achieved high level results for his immediate team as well as the company.
“I am very honored and excited to take on this expanded role and continue to build on the momentum and growth of William Raveis in Massachusetts,” said Friend. “Understanding the business needs of experienced agents and matching that up with the benefits, technology, and support William Raveis provides is something I enjoy. This expanded role will allow me to have a greater impact with the offices and agents I work with.”
David and his family live on the South Shore of Massachusetts. He is a competitive sailor, outdoor sports enthusiast and proud father of three children. He is an active member of the Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors and participating member of MLSPIN.
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. With $9 billion in real estate sales annually, $1 billion in mortgages annually, and more than 6,000 insurance customers, 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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