WAV Group partner, George Slusser led a panel of industry experts discussing the state of Mergers & Acquisitions in the real estate industry. Topics covered included where valuations are headed for 2022 and the current buyer and seller trends.

Slusser is a highly accomplished executive, consultant, and author. He has participated in over 750 M&A transactions over his career with combined purchase prices in excess of $1.5 billion.  He currently leads the M&A Advisory Division for WAV Group performing valuations and working with clients on both the sell and buy side.

The webinar was sponsored by RISMedia and was hosted by industry icon, John Featherston, Founder and CEO.

The outstanding panel included:

Larry Rideout, Chairman and founder of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.  Under his leadership, the company evolved from 55 associates and $250 million in sales volume into the largest independently owned firm in Massachusetts with 25-offices, 450 associates and $4.2 billion in sales volume.

Mark McLaughlin, president of McLaughlin Ventures, Mark acquired Pacific Union in 2009. Twelve acquisitions later, Compass acquired the firm Mark built in 2018 at more than $14 billion in sales volume, 10,000 transactions, 2,200 real estate professionals and employees. Mark now assists brokers in the M&A Advisory field.

Rick Haase, president of United Real Estate, based in Dallas, has accomplished dozens of real estate and related services mergers and acquisitions and led companies to tremendous organic growth. Previously under Rick’s  leadership, Latter & Blum in New Orleans grew from the 64th to 22nd largest real estate brokerage in the nation.

Click on the image below to view the recording of the webinar held on Wednesday June 22, 2022.