Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Begins Franchise Operations in Canada

Toronto-based, luxury residential real estate-focused firm will soon operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Living Realty

TORONTO (Feb. 26, 2020) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices , one of the fastest-growing real
estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 agents, nearly 1,500 offices
throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and more than $114 billion in real estate
sales volume, today began operating in Canada, as Toronto-based Blue Elephant Realty joined
the globally acclaimed brokerage network. Blue Elephant will begin operating as Berkshire
Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Living Realty next month.

Blue Elephant Realty, founded in 2015 by Blair Johnson and Mark Wadden, has more than 100
innovative real estate professionals and has rapidly evolved into one of Toronto’s most sought
after and respected luxury residential real estate firms.

Blue Elephant Realty agents have a well-earned reputation for providing their customers with
unprecedented, personalized service, coupled with a comprehensive array of marketing
services. Their agents focus on the Greater Toronto Area and will seek to rapidly expand
through the new relationship.

The addition of Canada furthers Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ global reach, who over the
past three years has added franchisees in London ( Kay & Co .); Dubai ( Gulf Properties ); Madrid
and Barcelona ( Larvia ); Lisbon ( Portugal Property ); Milan ( Maggi Properties ); and Berlin and
Frankfurt ( Rubina Real Estate ).

“Establishing a franchise presence in Canada has been a major focus of our network’s global
expansion,” said Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “To that end, we
are delighted to have innovative market leaders like Blair (Johnson), Mark (Wadden) and their
team join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and we look forward to supporting
their continued growth.”

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