Accomplished real estate broker and attorney Brian Levine has been hired as the new branch manager for the Philly Center City office of Long & Foster Real Estate. Levine brings nearly 15 years of real estate and legal expertise to his new position at Long & Foster, the No. 1 private residential real estate company in the United States by sales volume.
“I’m excited to join Long & Foster at the Philly Center City office and help its talented real estate agents to expand their businesses even further throughout the Philadelphia region,” said Levine. “Long & Foster is known for its agent-first approach, and I have a similar commitment to my team and their success. I also look forward to returning to Philadelphia—a city that I called home for many years.”
Levine comes to Long & Foster from Houlihan Lawrence, a leading New York-based real estate brokerage. There, he managed one of the real estate company’s top offices, overseeing more than 50 agents who did nearly $270M in annual volume. During the years Levine worked at Houlihan Lawrence, he helped the brokerage to improve its profitability and reduce costs, all while best supporting his agents.
Prior to joining Houlihan Lawrence, Levine led a Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate franchise in the New York area. He achieved similar successes at that brokerage, helping to increase the location’s sales volumes and cut its expenses. He also supported his agents in improving their gross commission income through effective business development and training.
Before his career in real estate, Levine worked with a number of top law firms in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He handled high-end tort and catastrophic claim litigation, and reinsurance and retrocessional insurance litigation, mediation and arbitration. In addition to his legal experience, Levine worked for many years in the entertainment business for internationally known performers. He also served as a professor at Brandeis University, Emerson College and Framingham State University, teaching courses in public speaking, communications, public relations and advertising.
“Brian has an impressive history of success in real estate management, and those achievements, along with his diverse background, will greatly benefit Long & Foster and our agents in the Philly Center City office,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster. “In addition, his energy and commitment to the industry will help our continued growth in the Philadelphia region.”
Levine has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from Emerson College and a juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. A member of the National Association of Realtors and his local Realtor association, Levine is active in the real estate community. He’s served on several committees and boards with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, and he’s a former trustee for the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, New York. Levine looks forward to building similar connections in the Philadelphia real estate community.
For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.