Friday, March 14, 2014


Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors Bestows Honor on Leading Real Estate Businessman

Chairman and CEO Peter Hunt of HUNT Real Estate ERA was recently named Realtor® of the Year by the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors (BNAR). The award was presented by Congressman Chris Collins at the association’s Inaugural event.

Hunt, whose company has also been recognized by ERA Real Estate as a national finalist for the brand’s Innovation Award, has long been heralded for driving ingenious innovation within the real estate industry. His community and industry leadership has been acknowledged on several occasions.

“It is humbling to be chosen for this recognition by my competing colleagues in our industry, particularly considering the fact that my grandfather and father preceded me,” said Hunt. “This honor is a tribute to everyone in our organization.”

The award acknowledges the outstanding impact of a Realtor who has contributed to the real estate industry, community and BNAR. This includes working on special BNAR assignments and committees as well as making significant professional contributions to the national and state associations. Award criteria include service to clients, high ethical business standards and furthering the principles of good real estate practices among other brokers and the general public.

Hunt has been a licensed real estate salesperson and member of the BNAR since June, 1972. In 1977 he was named director of recruitment and training, his first in a series of management and leadership positions, including in succession sales manager of the firm’s Amherst branch, general manager and vice president, president of the Residential Division, president and CEO, and as of 2005, chairman and CEO of the firm founded by his grandfather in 1911.

Hunt has overseen the growth of the firm from 30 agents in three residential branches and one commercial branch to about 1,100 agents in 38 residential and four commercial branches in five regions covering most of Upstate New York and Phoenix, Ariz. Along the way, he founded a mortgage banking firm, two insurance agencies, a fee-for-service brokerage, a homeownership services company, a home building company, and acquired a title agency, the only single-broker-owned title agency in the State of New York. He is a founding member of The Realty Alliance and currently is a member of the National Advisory Council of the ERA Franchise Systems LLC.

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