More than 900 corporate leaders, agents, local dignitaries and special guests attended the Conversion Celebration — a tea at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Prudential CEO and president Dan Forsman, who led the company to its status as one of the 17 top-performing real estate companies nationwide for the past 10 years, was joined by Earl Lee, the CEO of HomeServices Affiliates who traveled from Irvine, Calif., for the event.
Forsman presented special guest Michael Shapiro, the High Museum’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director, with the gift of a significant contribution at the event.
Forsman also acknowledged the half-century legacy of Prudential Realty Georgia, originally founded in 1963, as he paid tribute to and introduced real estate legend Edward Erbesfield.
Guests at the Conversion Celebration entered the High Museum’s Stent Family Wing, and saw the new cabernet-and-white signs of Berkshire Hathaway decorating the multi-story circular ramp created by architect Richard Meier. The program, held in the Wieland Pavilion, opened with an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Ike Reighard, senior pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, and the Pledge of Allegiance by Vietnam War veteran Bill Carter, an agent in the firm’s Buckhead office.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Kathy Connelly, senior vice president of Relocation and Corporate Services, thanked the corporate leaders whose companies were served by the Relocation Division, while Lori Lane, senior vice president of New HomeServices acknowledged homebuilders with whom the company works with. Forsman also acknowledged the extraordinary marketing and advertising of chief marketing officer Tony Floyd. Cabernet ribbons on the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign were cut by Forsman and Lee.
The company’s Cobb offices are 3475 Dallas Highway and 3775 Roswell Road, both in Marietta.