Two legendary companies, one bright future.

In 2018, we changed the course of history by merging together two of the area's largest and most respected real estate companies - Northwood Realty Services and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.

Tom Hosack

Together under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services name, we are the area's largest residential real estate brokerage.

While our future is looking very bright, it is our humble past that made us who we are today.

It all started in 1956 when retail store heir, Hal Autenreith, founded Northwood Realty Services - a one office, six desk operation located in Pittsburgh's North Hills. His ambition coupled with a talented team of real estate professionals turned it into the fastest growing real estate firm in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

Through economic booms and recessions and periods of rapid expansion, Northwood stayed true to its values and found success by always placing people first.

Today, we are a full-service real estate company that is able to provide all the services you need for your real estate transactions under one roof. Our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides us with access to the most advanced technology and tools in the industry. Named Barron's Most Respected Brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brings to the real estate market the definitive mark of integrity, strength and above all quality -- all of which we are proud to continue to bring to the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio area.

Our history is the story of helping this region's people see their dreams of home ownership come true. It is a history still being written every day, and for many decades to come.




In keeping with the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway brand name, locally owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services has added to its reputable staff, another industry leader. As the founder of Palm Beach, Florida based Valore Group Real Estate and later division Vice President for The Keyes Family of Companies, including Illustrated Properties and Platinum Properties, Kevin M. Leonard is recognized as an expert in the industry and is responsible for his division's growth to over $1 billion in sales annually.

Kevin Leonard

"As we continue to grow, we realize the importance of unique methods to market and service Northeastern Ohio. We want to assure our agents, and the public that we are positioned to be the most competitive brokerage in the marketplace," says Tom Hosack, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty, the sister company of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwood Realty Services.

Kevin has trained thousands of real estate professionals; his proven strategies have increased both sales growth and per unit average sales price upwards of 28%. His leadership skills have proven fruitful for expansive growth and setting industry records. "What is most exciting to me is bringing my 15 plus years of experience into the market and helping grow the real estate footprint for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Ohio," says Kevin M. Leonard.



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