Hanna Holdings, Inc., Langholz Wilson Ellis Join Forces
December 19, 2014: Hanna Holdings, Inc. has announced the merger of Howard Hanna Commercial and Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc., creating a new company to be known as Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis. This merged company will be a subsidiary of Hanna Holdings, Inc.
“We could not be more excited about being a part of Langholz Wilson Ellis,” said Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Hara-based Howard Hanna Real Estate. “We have known the principals of Langholz Wilson Ellis both socially and professionally for over 30 years. We believe the integrity, culture and quality services to our clients are similar in philosophy and reality,” noted Hanna.
Hanna Holdings, Inc. is a privately owned and nationally recognized full service real estate company. After the merger, gross sales and leasing will eclipse $9 billion. The vast resources made available by Hanna Holdings include innovative technology, marketing, an expansive internal referral network of over 6,000 residential agents , auction services, mortgage lending and a title insurance company.
Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc. established in 1990, is well known regionally as an industry leader in commercial brokerage. The firm has followed a results oriented, integrity driven approach with its clients, multi-disciplined in retail, industrial, office tenant representation, and investment sales. Property assemblages have become a specialty of Langholz Wilson Ellis, as represented by recent successes that include Consol Energy Center, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the new Tower at PNC Plaza.
Both firms are expected to leave their established offices downtown for a new office in the spring of 2015. J. Keefe Ellis will become the Managing Director of the merged firm. Kevin D. Langholz, Gary S. Wilson and Matthew Virgin will retain leadership roles. “A new chapter to be written, filled with exciting new opportunities for our agents and staff that will be the cornerstone for exponential growth.” said Gary Wilson.
Gary Wilson, a partner in MWK Forbes group along with the Massaro family and architect Tasso Katselas, said the project’s increase in size, which will require two special exceptions from zoning, is in keeping with the Oakland 2025 Master Plan that recommends high density development within the Fifth and Forbes corridor. The new larger apartment project has gotten support from the Oakland Business Improvement District, which represents the neighborhood's business community, he said.