ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is proud to announce that president & CEO, Dan Forsman was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the Most Admired CEO for Residential Real Estate. Four other CEOs were recognized as nominees for the award including Jim Borders (Novare Group), Jenny Pruitt (Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty), Dave Stockert (Post Properties) and Dan Parmer (Harry Norman REALTORS®). Mr. Forsman was voted the Reader's Choice winner for the residential real estate category. There were 11 categories for these prestigious awards that were announced at the Cobb Energy Center at an exclusive event hosted by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
"I am incredibly humbled by this honor," said Dan Forsman, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. "I would be remiss not to congratulate the other nominees and Reader's Choice recipients as role models in their own right. They are all very successful leaders. I am fortunate to have a wonderful team of employees and associates. They are my heroes and this award is a reflection of their professionalism and service excellence. I also want to thank my wife and family for their love and support."
Dan is a true entrepreneur. Starting as a shrimp boat captain on the coast of Georgia, Dan worked his way through college. He earned his accounting degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. His business career began as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick and joined Merrill Lynch in 1986 as Controller. Forsman previously held positions as CFO, EVP and COO before his installation as President of Prudential Georgia Realty in 1999. In March of 2013, he sold Prudential Georgia Realty to HomeServices of America, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. In December 2013, the company officially converted to the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand.
Forsman is widely recognized by his peers in the real estate and business community for his leadership and passion for excellence. Although he is quick to give the credit to his agents and employees, Dan has been awarded many personal honors including the Top 40 Under 40, the Gordon Brown Award and the prestigious Broker of the Year for the entire Prudential Real Estate Affiliates global network. He was a past President of the Atlanta Board of Realtors® and received Realtor® of the Year, Captain of Industry and the Five-Star Circle of Service Award. He actively participates in a variety of local and national organizations and is a sought-after speaker for real estate events, television and radio broadcasts.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has 1,150 associates and 22 offices across the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Led by president and CEO, Dan Forsman, the organization offers a full suite of integrated real estate services including residential real estate, luxury real estate, new homes sales and marketing, commercial real estate, corporate relocation, property management, mortgage lending, title and settlement services, home warranties and insurance. The company has been consistently ranked the No. 1 real estate company by Trendgraphix, RealValuator and SmartNumbers. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is an independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.® Equal Housing Opportunity.