MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Scott Vogt has been promoted to president of CBSHOME Real Estate, effective immediately, and on January 1, 2016 will succeed Joe Valenti as chief executive officer. Valenti will continue as CEO for the remainder of the year and will then transition to Chairman Emeritus of the company.
CBSHOME is one of Omaha’s most recognized real estate companies with nearly 400 agents serving buyers and sellers throughout the Omaha metro area and its surrounding communities. Through October 2015, CBSHOME closed nearly 5,400 transactions and nearly $1.2 billion in sales volume.
Vogt began his real estate career in 2001 with the law firm of Hoppe & Harner where he served as legal counsel to the Nebraska Realtors® Association and HomeServices of Nebraska. In 2008, Vogt joined a national title insurance company where he served as vice president and senior counsel. In 2014, Vogt was appointed vice president and general counsel for CBSHOME and HomeServices of Nebraska. In 2015, Vogt was appointed as chief legal officer for CBSHOME and president of Nebraska Land Title & Abstract.
Valenti began his real estate career in 1976 as a sales associate and in 1985 purchased and served as president of Wurdeman of Omaha, which would later become HOME Real Estate. In 1998, as president and chief executive officer, Valenti presided over the merger of CBS Real Estate and HOME Real Estate which had been acquired by HomeServices. Valenti is a past president of the Omaha Area Board of Realtors and the Nebraska Realtors Association, and since 1979 has been actively involved in the state and national real estate industry.
“I have learned a tremendous amount from Joe,” said Vogt. “He has built a team of talented agents, sales managers and employees and I look forward to building on CBSHOME’s great tradition as we take CBSHOME to its next stage of growth and performance.”
“I am proud of everyone at CBSHOME and what we have achieved,” said Valenti. “And I’m confident that CBSHOME will continue to grow and prosper as we serve consumers, our associates and staff with Scott at the helm.”
“Joe’s leadership helped guide CBSHOME to become a prominent real estate company,” said Robert Moline, CEO of HomeServices’ brokerage division. “On behalf of all of HomeServices, we thank him for his innumerable contributions and we wish him well as he enters this new chapter of his life. Scott is a dedicated leader and we look forward to working with him in the months and years to come.”
About HomeServices of America
HomeServices of America, Inc. is the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, through its operating companies, is one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. HomeServices of America is the majority owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate, and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. HomeServices operates under the following residential real estate brands: Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors®; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (Portland); Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (Seattle); Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little; Carol Jones Realtors®; CBSHOME Real Estate; Champion Realty Inc.; Edina Realty; EWM Realtors®; First Weber Realtors®, Guarantee Real Estate; Harry Norman, Realtors®; HOME Real Estate; Huff Realty; Intero Real Estate Services; Iowa Realty; Long Companies; RealtySouth; Rector-Hayden Realtors®; ReeceNichols; Roberts Brothers Inc.; Semonin Realtors®; and Woods Bros. Realty.
Information about HomeServices is available at www.homeservices.com.
About CBSHOME Real Estate
CBSHOME Real Estate serves the Greater Omaha area with nearly 400 agents. CBSHOME offers residential real estate and corporate relocation services as well as home mortgage and title closing services through its subsidiary companies, HomeServices Lending and Nebraska Land & Title. For additional information, visit www.CBSHome.com.