Haug to lead the brokerage’s real estate operations in Richmond, Hampton Roads, Charlottesville and Southwest Virginia
Brian Haug, a mortgage and real estate professional with over 15 years of experience, has been named Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Mortgage for Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 private residential real estate company by sales volume. Haug will oversee operations of Long & Foster’s Richmond, Hampton Roads and Southwest Virginia regions, ensuring the company’s and its real estate agents’ ongoing success.
In this role, Haug will manage the nearly 45 Long & Foster offices and around 1,300 Long & Foster agents throughout Southern Virginia. He will work closely with the company’s regional and office leadership, determining the best marketing, technology and operational programs to grow the business and the brand. Haug will also take on a strategic consulting role with Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, a full-service mortgage banker and wholly owned subsidiary of The Long & Foster Companies—parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate.
“I’m honored and thrilled to take on this leadership position with Long & Foster Real Estate and to work with even more of the brokerage’s exceptional agents and managers,” said Haug. “Throughout my career, I’ve focused on helping agents to achieve success in the industry—learning about their needs, collaborating on strategic ideas and assisting them in growing their businesses. I look forward to building on that foundation in my new role—helping all our team to reach our best potential and dominate the marketplace in Richmond, Hampton Roads, Charlottesville and Southwest Virginia.”
Haug comes to Long & Foster Real Estate from Prosperity, where he most recently served as the firm’s area manager in the highly competitive Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland, markets. In that position, he oversaw mortgage operations and sales, leading a team of more than 80 loan officers, financing assistants and operations staff. Haug’s strategic approach to the business, working to build win-win relationships between Prosperity and its real estate partners, brought great results. Under his leadership, the two divisions of Prosperity not only achieved double-digit market share growth, but also earned the highest customer satisfaction scores ever.
Prior to that position, Haug worked with Prosperity in Southern Virginia for about a decade. He joined the team as a mortgage consultant, working with Long & Foster Real Estate’s Midlothian, Virginia, office. There, he built strong relationships with Long & Foster and other brokerage real estate agents, closing hundreds of transactions annually. A few years later, he was promoted to branch manager for Prosperity’s Richmond and Southwest Virginia regions, and he led that area until he transferred to his most recent role in the D.C. market.
“Working at Prosperity and with our Long & Foster teams, Brian has distinguished himself not only for being an inspirational leader, but also a person who truly listens to and learns from his peers and staff,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “I’m confident these abilities, as well as his positive approach to the business and his successful background in the mortgage industry, will benefit our agents and our companies tremendously in the years to come.”
Not only did Haug start his career in Southern Virginia, but also he has deep roots within the area. He attended high school in Hampton Roads and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He also discovered his passion for real estate while attending VCU, when he purchased an investment property near the university. That first purchase led to another and then to a successful career in the mortgage and real estate industries and Haug looks forward to returning to the area that started his career.
For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.