Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced it will join forces with Coach Realtors real estate firm based on Long Island, N.Y., forming Howard Hanna | Coach Realtors – the No. 1 independently-owned real estate brokerage in New York state. 

“The partnership of two industry powerhouses will transform into even more amazing opportunities for our agents and clients,” says Howard “Hoby” Hanna IV, president of HHRES. “Our combined strength, talents and resources will be such an advantage in the industry.”

The two family-owned companies set up shop in the 1950s, with Howard Hanna opening its doors in Pittsburgh in 1957 and Coach Realtors opening its on Long Island in 1954. Since then, the two firms have developed from homegrown firms into heavy hitters in the national real estate market.

Over the last seven years, HHRES has grown its presence throughout New York and is now the largest real estate firm in the state by units sold. The merger will further strengthen HHRES’s position in the New York market.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Howard Hanna,” says Whitney Finn LaCosta, broker and owner of Coach Realtors. “We’re still the same Coach Realtors people have come to know and love, and you can expect the same top-quality service from our team. We just have a stronger real estate network for our clients now.”

As part of the merger, Coach Realtors will retain its existing leadership and direction, and Whitney Finn LaCosta will be CEO of Howard Hanna | Coach Realtors.