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By Edward Gunts | May 5, 1991
Three of the Baltimore area's largest real estate companies have increased their size by merging with small firms in the area, continuing an industrywide trend.O'Conor Piper & Flynn, Long & Foster and Prudential Preferred ** Properties each have joined forces with smaller companies or offices within other companies.For O'Conor, Piper and Flynn, the merger involved Marian Ayres Realty Inc., a 12-year-old company active in Baltimore and Baltimore and Harford counties.Founded by Marian and Carolyn Ayres, the company has joined the White Marsh office of O'Conor, Piper and Flynn at 7920 Honeygo Blvd.
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November 24, 1996
Names in the newsJ. Thomas Carruthers Jr. president of Prudential Carruthers Realtors has announced that his company's name will be placed on the eight Prudential Preferred Properties offices which he acquired nearly a year ago in Harford, Anne Arundel and suburban Maryland counties. In November 1995, Prudential Carruthers Realtors acquired eight offices formerly owned by Prudential Preferred Properties and continued to operate them under the name.The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce had three full-time staff members recognized recently for training and achievement.
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BUSINESS
June 1, 1995
Weichert buys Prudential D.C. unitPrudential Preferred Properties of Washington has been acquired by Weichert Realtors, the second-largest real estate company in metropolitan Washington, Weichert officials said yesterday.Terms of the deal, in which the company will take over 22 Prudential offices with 700 sales agents in Montgomery County, Washington and Northern Virginia, were not disclosed.The announcement came just weeks after the mid-Atlantic Prudential franchise spun off its three divisions -- Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia -- into separate entities to make them more competitive and profitable.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1995
Six months after a corporate restructuring spun Prudential Preferred Properties into three separate realty companies, the Baltimore division is being sold to a Fairfax, Va.-based Prudential franchise owner.The sale of the Baltimore division to Prudential Carruthers Realtors is expected to close by the end of the week, officials of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc., the franchiser for both Prudential Preferred Properties and Prudential Carruthers Realtors, said yesterday.Carole A. Greenwald-Ryan, who became sole owner of the Baltimore division in the May 5 reorganization, is expected to remain involved in the merged operation, said Laura Buser, a Prudential spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1995
ON THE MOVE* Alliance Mortgage Funding Inc. said Duane E. Giles has joined the firm's Baltimore office as a residential lending officer. Mr. Giles will work with homebuyers in his hometown of Catonsville and in Howard and Carroll counties.* Bozzuto Landscaping Co. of Greenbelt appointed Scott Smith enhancement manager and landscape architect. Mr. Smith was previously a landscape architect at Walt Disney World in Orlando. A subsidiary of the Bozzuto Group, the landscaping firm has offices in Columbia, Gaithersburg, Upper Marlboro and Leesburg, Va.* Century 21's Mid-Atlantic Division named Debra Chandler director of the firm's Central Atlantic Region, formed by combining the National Capital and Chesapeake Regions.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | December 29, 1990
Two of the Baltimore area's best-known residential real estate brokerages, Prudential Preferred Properties and Meredith Real Estate/Better Homes and Gardens, are joining forces to become one of the area's largest agencies.Sales associates at both companies were notified in surprise announcements yesterday that Prudential is acquiring Meredith Real Estate for an undisclosed sum effective Tuesday. All Meredith associates will become part of the Prudential organization, and the two companies will operate under the Prudential Preferred Properties name.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1993
*TCIN BRIEF* Century 21 Don Gurney, in Annapolis, said seven agents have received awards from Century 21 Greater Maryland Chesapeake Region. Mary Windsor and Cathy Vogel won the Gold Award, while Iokia Walsh and Jack Halpern received the Silver Award. The Sales Achievement Award went to Susan Houser, Susanne Gurney and Chick Weisher.* Douglas Homes has sold six new homes in October, a monthly record for the Columbia-based builder.* Help-U-Sell Inc. has opened a store in the Columbia Marketplace at 9400 Snowden River Parkway in Columbia.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1995
Six months after a corporate restructuring spun Prudential Preferred Properties into three separate realty companies, the Baltimore division is being sold to a Fairfax, Va.-based Prudential franchise owner.The sale of the Baltimore division to Prudential Carruthers Realtors is expected to close by the end of the week, officials of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc., the franchiser for both Prudential Preferred Properties and Prudential Carruthers Realtors, said yesterday.Carole A. Greenwald-Ryan, who became sole owner of the Baltimore division in the May 5 reorganization, is expected to remain involved in the merged operation, said Laura Buser, a Prudential spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
By Alyssa Gabbay and Alyssa Gabbay,Special to The Sun | November 17, 1991
Like suitors vying for a Southern belle's hand, real estate brokers courted sales agent Tim McCoy last summer.Century 21 H. T. Brown Real Estate invited Mr. McCoy, then with the Ellicott City office of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, to tour its offices, hoping to attract him to the company. Representatives from ERA Caton Realty Co. and The Prudential Preferred Properties each asked him to lunch several times with the same goal in mind. He breakfasted with a manager from American Properties Inc. and dined on steamed shrimp at a pool party given by broker-owners of RE/MAX Advantage Realty of Columbia.
BUSINESS
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Special to The Sun | February 6, 1994
*TC Perhaps nowhere else is the image of rural Harford County's changing landscape better drawn than in the patchwork of cornfields and housing developments, barns and convenience stores, farmhouses and public library that are pieced together along Route 152, through the heart of Fallston.Thirty years ago, these 50 square miles southwest of Bel Air were all farmland. Today, dozens of housing developments are mixed among the cornfields that line a 10-mile stretch of this busy roadway that leads to Interstate 95.A small core of farmers still make their living here.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1995
ON THE MOVE* Alliance Mortgage Funding Inc. said Duane E. Giles has joined the firm's Baltimore office as a residential lending officer. Mr. Giles will work with homebuyers in his hometown of Catonsville and in Howard and Carroll counties.* Bozzuto Landscaping Co. of Greenbelt appointed Scott Smith enhancement manager and landscape architect. Mr. Smith was previously a landscape architect at Walt Disney World in Orlando. A subsidiary of the Bozzuto Group, the landscaping firm has offices in Columbia, Gaithersburg, Upper Marlboro and Leesburg, Va.* Century 21's Mid-Atlantic Division named Debra Chandler director of the firm's Central Atlantic Region, formed by combining the National Capital and Chesapeake Regions.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1995
Weichert buys Prudential D.C. unitPrudential Preferred Properties of Washington has been acquired by Weichert Realtors, the second-largest real estate company in metropolitan Washington, Weichert officials said yesterday.Terms of the deal, in which the company will take over 22 Prudential offices with 700 sales agents in Montgomery County, Washington and Northern Virginia, were not disclosed.The announcement came just weeks after the mid-Atlantic Prudential franchise spun off its three divisions -- Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia -- into separate entities to make them more competitive and profitable.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1995
At a time when the big real estate agencies keep getting bigger, the fourth-largest company in metropolitan Baltimore has just gotten smaller.And that makes perfect business sense, says its owner.Carole A. Greenwald-Ryan, formerly president of the Prudential Preferred Properties Baltimore division, has acquired sole ownership of the division as part of the mid-Atlantic company's May 5 restructuring.Under the reorganization, the company, which had realty offices from Northern Virginia to Philadelphia, was split into three separate entities in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Special to The Sun | February 6, 1994
*TC Perhaps nowhere else is the image of rural Harford County's changing landscape better drawn than in the patchwork of cornfields and housing developments, barns and convenience stores, farmhouses and public library that are pieced together along Route 152, through the heart of Fallston.Thirty years ago, these 50 square miles southwest of Bel Air were all farmland. Today, dozens of housing developments are mixed among the cornfields that line a 10-mile stretch of this busy roadway that leads to Interstate 95.A small core of farmers still make their living here.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1993
*TCIN BRIEF* Century 21 Don Gurney, in Annapolis, said seven agents have received awards from Century 21 Greater Maryland Chesapeake Region. Mary Windsor and Cathy Vogel won the Gold Award, while Iokia Walsh and Jack Halpern received the Silver Award. The Sales Achievement Award went to Susan Houser, Susanne Gurney and Chick Weisher.* Douglas Homes has sold six new homes in October, a monthly record for the Columbia-based builder.* Help-U-Sell Inc. has opened a store in the Columbia Marketplace at 9400 Snowden River Parkway in Columbia.
BUSINESS
By Alyssa Gabbay and Alyssa Gabbay,Special to The Sun | November 17, 1991
Like suitors vying for a Southern belle's hand, real estate brokers courted sales agent Tim McCoy last summer.Century 21 H. T. Brown Real Estate invited Mr. McCoy, then with the Ellicott City office of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, to tour its offices, hoping to attract him to the company. Representatives from ERA Caton Realty Co. and The Prudential Preferred Properties each asked him to lunch several times with the same goal in mind. He breakfasted with a manager from American Properties Inc. and dined on steamed shrimp at a pool party given by broker-owners of RE/MAX Advantage Realty of Columbia.
NEWS
November 24, 1996
Names in the newsJ. Thomas Carruthers Jr. president of Prudential Carruthers Realtors has announced that his company's name will be placed on the eight Prudential Preferred Properties offices which he acquired nearly a year ago in Harford, Anne Arundel and suburban Maryland counties. In November 1995, Prudential Carruthers Realtors acquired eight offices formerly owned by Prudential Preferred Properties and continued to operate them under the name.The Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce had three full-time staff members recognized recently for training and achievement.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1995
At a time when the big real estate agencies keep getting bigger, the fourth-largest company in metropolitan Baltimore has just gotten smaller.And that makes perfect business sense, says its owner.Carole A. Greenwald-Ryan, formerly president of the Prudential Preferred Properties Baltimore division, has acquired sole ownership of the division as part of the mid-Atlantic company's May 5 restructuring.Under the reorganization, the company, which had realty offices from Northern Virginia to Philadelphia, was split into three separate entities in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | May 5, 1991
Three of the Baltimore area's largest real estate companies have increased their size by merging with small firms in the area, continuing an industrywide trend.O'Conor Piper & Flynn, Long & Foster and Prudential Preferred ** Properties each have joined forces with smaller companies or offices within other companies.For O'Conor, Piper and Flynn, the merger involved Marian Ayres Realty Inc., a 12-year-old company active in Baltimore and Baltimore and Harford counties.Founded by Marian and Carolyn Ayres, the company has joined the White Marsh office of O'Conor, Piper and Flynn at 7920 Honeygo Blvd.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | December 29, 1990
Two of the Baltimore area's best-known residential real estate brokerages, Prudential Preferred Properties and Meredith Real Estate/Better Homes and Gardens, are joining forces to become one of the area's largest agencies.Sales associates at both companies were notified in surprise announcements yesterday that Prudential is acquiring Meredith Real Estate for an undisclosed sum effective Tuesday. All Meredith associates will become part of the Prudential organization, and the two companies will operate under the Prudential Preferred Properties name.
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