Hoby Hanna Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board


CHICAGO, IL – March 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV to its board of directors. Hanna is president of Howard Hanna Ohio, a division of Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the fourth largest real estate brokerage in the country, with 144 offices and 4,700 associates in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Leadership Development Program of Yale University, Hanna is the third generation of the company started by his grandfather over 50 years ago. He is active in both professional and community activities, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Northern Ohio Multiple Listing Service (NORMLS), The Realty Alliance and the Trulia board. He is involved in leadership committees for North Coast Community Homes, which develops and maintains housing for individuals with developmental disabilities, Boys Hope, Girls Hope, University Hospitals Rainbow Children’s Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, and NEO|SO. He is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a past Crain’s “40 Under 40 Business Leader.”

“Hoby and his company are outstanding contributors to LeadingRE,” comments Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “In addition to high levels of achievement in sales performance, referrals, and technology, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is a leader in one-stop shopping, with extensive operations in mortgage, title, insurance and property management.”

Hanna joins a distinguished LeadingRE board of directors that includes Chairman Robert Sibcy (Sibcy-Cline, Cincinnati, OH); Vice Chairman Patrick C. Riley (Allen Tate Company, Charlotte, NC); Secretary Joe Horning (Shorewest Realtors, Milwaukee, WI); Treasurer Dan Elsea (Real Estate One, Detroit, MI); immediate past Chairman William Watson, Jr. (Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL); Harold Crye (Crye-Leike, Nashville, TN); Jeffrey Detwiler (Long & Foster, Chantilly, VA); Chris Meyers, Houlihan-Lawrence, Rye, NY); Ronald Peltier (HomeServices of America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN); Michael T. Robinson (Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains, NJ); andMichael Saunders(Michael Saunders& Company Sarasota, FL.


About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $235 billion in the U.S. in 20011. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization. Visit them at http://www.leadingre.com

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