To support growth and expansion, the company is moving its headquarters just up the road to 2 Research Drive
SHELTON, Conn. (December 9, 2013)—William Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, today announced plans to relocate the company’s headquarters from 7 Trap Falls Road to 2 Research Drive in Shelton, Conn. With 2012 and 2013 both being banner years for the company’s real estate, mortgage and insurance divisions, the move is designed to support recent, and anticipated, growth.
“William Raveis has had several groundbreaking years in row,” said Raveis. “With annual real estate sales estimated at $7 billion in 2013 and a total mortgage volume of $9 billion, it was time to move in to a space that can accommodate our expanding headquarters team. We’re investing in our future; this space will be home for the coming generations.”
The new headquarters building will house the company’s executive team, as well as its mortgage, insurance, information technology, marketing, exceptional properties, relocation, career development, human resources, new homes, accounting, and call center departments. William Raveis plans to remodel the existing building to include a state of the art media room, a world class IT platform, industry leading training facilities, an interior garden and employee workout facilities.
“We’ve been on the cutting edge of technology in our industry for almost 40 years,” said Raveis. “This new building will be no exception. We are the largest family owned real estate company in the Northeast and the eighth largest real estate company in the country—constant innovation has kept us on top.”
Headquartered in Shelton since 1986, William Raveis will be expanding in to the 44,000-square-foot space of 2 Research Drive—which includes 39,000-square feet of office space and a 5,000-square-foot interior garden. The company’s current headquarters, at 7 Trap Falls Road, is 22,000-square-feet, marking a 100% increase in size. William Raveis plans to move within the next 18 to 24 months, following the property’s reconstruction.
“It was important to the company to remain in Shelton,” continued Raveis. “The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that the average family moves within 12 miles of their current home. We’re a family owned and operated company—we fit NAR’s profile. We’re proud to continue contributing to and supporting the local community.”
About William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was ranked in 2012 by sales volume in Real Trends 500®Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, the 3rd largest family-owned and the 8th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is known as an “Award-Winning Team,” being nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Such recognition includes winning the coveted “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” distinction and placing as a finalist for “Most Innovative Website or Web Service” at Inman News’ 2011 Innovator Awards, held in San Francisco, California. William Raveis’ award-winning website, raveis.com, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 300,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.
For five consecutive years, William Raveis has been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” by the Commercial Record and was awarded the Banker & Tradesman’s Gold Medal Residential Brokerage award from 2008-2013. William Raveis was also named the #1 “Best Place to Work” in 2010 & 2012 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal. The Boston Business Journal placed the firm as a finalist “Best Place to Work” in 2011.
William Raveis Real Estate is a household name in its founding state of Connecticut and is the #1 real estate company in world-renowned Fairfield County. The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2012 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 33 offices. William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye, Harrison, Katonah, Chappaqua, Tarrytown, Briarcliff Manor and Yorktown Heights in Westchester County and offices in Nyack, Rockland County. The firm has 3,000 highly trained sales professionals and over 95 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.
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