William Raveis Real Estate Merges Operations with Established Provincetown Firm, Harborside Realty

Posted by Supriya Anand — October 27, 2011

1319742670PROVINCETOWN-William Raveis Real Estate is continuing its rapid expansion on the Cape with the opening of a new office in Provincetown. The office, formerly Harborside Realty, is an established and highly respected firm that has been known for providing outstanding service to Provincetown clientele. William Raveis identified Harborside as an ideal opportunity to enter one of the Cape’s most desirable and historic markets.

Provincetown has significant crossover with several of our primary markets in Massachusetts and the northeast,” said Chris Raveis, Managing Partner of William Raveis Massachusetts. “We identified Harborside as a perfect opportunity to leverage the advantage of William Raveis’ broad network in Provincetown, as well as deepen our ties with the Cape community.”

The new William Raveis Provincetown office will be managed by Rob Tosner, former co-owner of Harborside Realty. Len Bowen, the other former co-owner, will also continue to be involved with sales in the new William Raveis office. Tosner and Bowen have a profound knowledge of Provincetown, its community and its vibrant culture. Since 1990, Bowen has been actively involved in the sale of homes, condominiums, guest houses and multi-family properties in Provincetown. He established Harborside Realty in 1993. Prior to this, Bowen spent 15 years in Boston’s South End, where he owned his own real estate firm. Tosner is also deeply familiar with Provincetown, beginning to frequently visit 25 years ago to becoming a co-owner of Harborside in 2005.

Since first opening its doors on the Cape in 2006, William Raveis has experienced phenomenal growth in the region. When acquiring its first office, William Raveis ranked as number 34 in the region by marketshare. Within three years, the firm became the second largest on the Cape. With the opening of the Provincetown location, William Raveis continues its vision to become the most successful real estate company on Cape Cod.

About William Raveis Real Estate

Since first entering the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003, William Raveis has experienced phenomenal growth. In 2007, the company opened four new offices in Brookline, Marblehead, Orleans, Osterville, with statewide sales volume jumping 48% from the previous year. In 2008, the company launched two additional offices in Falmouth and Scituate. In 2009, the company added new offices in Chatham, Eastham, Orleans and Natick. According to the 2010 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, William Raveis is now the largest independent brokerage in Massachusetts with 25 offices.

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2010 by sales volume in RisMedia’s Real Estate® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 9th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is 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 four consecutive years, William Raveis has also been named as “The Best Real Estate Company” in 2 states* and as a “Best Place to Work” in 2010 and 2011 by the prestigious Boston Business Journal. For more information, visit raveis.com or blog.raveis.com.

*Commercial Record, 2009, 2010, 2011; Banker & Tradesman, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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