Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Official Expansion to Cape Cod
Posted by Becca Logue — September 18, 2018
BOSTON, MA – Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has announced strategic expansion to Cape Cod through its combination of forces with oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in Orleans, Brewster, Harwich Port, Dennis, Chatham and North Chatham. The union extends Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s reach south into Barnstable County and adds six new offices to the Boston-headquartered brokerage. The company will now work within a network of over 300 agents across a total of 17 offices throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
“We are thrilled to add this group to our organization as part of our long-term strategy of integrating the Cape Cod-area markets with Greater Boston,” added Paul McGann, president and co-owner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “Joining forces with oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty allows us to satisfy a substantial market need for additional locations to effectively serve our client base. Our vision is to enable our agents to provide improved progression of service as our clients move from Greater Boston to Cape Cod and beyond.”
“Our companies have both built people-first company cultures,” commented Larry Rideout, chairman and co-owner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “oldCape cares deeply for their agents and treats them as family, which is exactly how we have always been. This focus on professionalism, integrity along with agent-focused marketing and support reflects our shared business and personal values. We are proud to welcome the team to Gibson Sotheby's International Realty and have the utmost confidence in the continued vitality of Cape Cod real estate.”
Howard Hayes, who formerly served as Director of the Cape Cod and Islands Association of REALTORS®, co-owned and managed leading full-service agency Bay Village Realty for over twenty years. oldCape Real Estate, the predecessor to oldCape Sotheby's International Realty, was later founded in 2002 by Hayes and Joanne Liberles, both seasoned Cape Cod and Boston area REALTORS®. Under Hayes’ leadership, the company was established as oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007.
“I was immediately inspired by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s positive and interactive philosophy that very much emulates our own,” asserted Hayes. “In the context of a successful real estate brand, a positive culture depends more on the dynamics of the agents than on external market conditions. We are thrilled to join an unparalleled team, to embrace the attitude of agent-driven success, and to experience the satisfaction of achievement as a result of agent mentorship and support.”
Kenneth Hager, former general manager of oldCape Sotheby’s International Realty, whose real estate expertise spans over a decade, will manage the six Cape Cod-based offices of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty.
“Joining forces with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty allows us to elevate the services and tools we offer our agents and clients,” commented Hager. “By uniting these companies and connecting two highly relevant markets, we strengthen our market share and our presence across Massachusetts.”
“The Sotheby's International Realty® brand is very supportive of the union of these two fine companies,” said Philip White, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. “oldCape Sotheby's International Realty has grown steadily since affiliating with the brand; joining Gibson Sotheby's International Realty is a strategically important decision which provides the best support to clients and real estate professionals.”
Since 1962, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s unique approach of combining local leadership with a global brand has been highly effective throughout Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston. Under Co-Owners Larry Rideout and Paul McGann’s leadership for over a decade, the firm has grown exponentially and has cultivated a people-centric and technology-driven culture. The company transcended $1 billion in sales volume between January 1 and July 31 of this year. Today, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest independently-owned real estate company in Boston.