February 22, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announced today it has acquired Windwalker Real Estate, with which they merged in 2015 to create the William Raveis Nantucket office.
“It has been our great pleasure to partner with Alan Worden, the founder of Windwalker, for the past four years, and we deeply appreciate his role in establishing our success in Nantucket. His entrepreneurial experience and expertise in this high-end market positions us for continued growth,” said Chairman and CEO Bill Raveis.
Raveis Nantucket’s strong local expertise, coupled with the company’s global luxury brand cache and network of high-end markets from Palm Beach, Fla. to Manhattan, Fairfield County, and the greater Boston areas, positions their agents for long-term success. This strong network provides sellers direct marketing opportunities in the communities where two-thirds of Nantucket second home buyers live.
Real estate veteran Kenny Hilbig will continue to helm the office, along with Kristen Gaughan in a business development role. The office is located at 12 Oak Street and hosts 20 agents.
“We expect another $1 billion real estate market in Nantucket again this year, which is largely driven by the Northeast, where we lead the luxury market,” said Raveis. “No other real estate firms on Nantucket have the infrastructure, the training and the network like we do.”
Raveis founded WRRE 44 years ago and has turned the company into a real estate powerhouse with more than 4,100 talented sales associates across 134 offices in nine states. In 2018, WRRE produced $11.3 billion in real estate sales.
Long recognized as being an industry leader, WRRE empowers agents to take their businesses to the next level by providing cutting edge technology and marketing expertise to optimize awareness and demand for their homeowners’ properties. Raveis 365, the industry’s first comprehensive mobile real estate platform, arms agents with innovative technology and effective marketing tools to increase productivity and align the agents’ experience, the latest data and customer needs.
In 2018, WRRE was the recipient of the Top Global Luxury Brokerage award by Luxury Portfolio International, a global network of 130,000 sales associates across 565 real estate firms in 65 countries. Together with Leading Real Estate’s luxury marketing arm and Luxury Portfolio International, WRRE’s listings are broadcast to the best brokers and the most affluent buyers around the world.