TUSTIN, Calif., — Seven Gables has merged with Star Real Estate, two well-established powerhouses that have joined forces to improve their footprint in Orange County, now are present in Corona Del Mar and Huntington Beach coastlines. With over $1.6 billion in sales, the combined team of nearly 500 associates with offices in Huntington Beach, Anaheim Hills, Corona Del Mar, Tustin, Orange, and Fountain Valley has assisted with over 2,200 transactions in the last 12 months.
Seven Gables is among the top real estate brokerages in Orange County based on real estate sales and has been a leading brokerage in the luxury market for over 41 years in its primary markets. With a collaborative team effort to drive Seven Gables core values, Seven Gables was named the Most Innovative Brokerage by LeadingRE in 2017 out of 565 companies from 62 countries around the world. The results are driven by Seven Gables’ associates who align with the core values that President, Mike Hickman has insisted upon with in Seven Gables. The Leadership Team is the driving force behind Seven Gables’ values-driven business and together with Star Real Estate’s cultural and historical similarities make the acquisition a game-changing match. Both companies are family owned, foster a caring and open collaborative environment of sharing and learning and their agents are actively involved in their communities.
“Our pursuit for an extraordinary company that shared similar family-like core values, company history, and whose agents embodied the innovative vigor of Seven Gables Real Estate, led us to the clear decision to join forces with Star Real Estate,” said Mike Hickman, President of Seven Gables Real Estate. “Culture is the basis for a successful blending of companies. Star’s well-known reputation as a dominant driving force in the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley area allows our firms to increase our footprint in Orange County and not only expand our market share but market penetration.”
Star Real Estate will rebrand under the operation of Seven Gables Real Estate and utilize the award-winning technology platform and marketing agency within Seven Gables Real Estate.
“This merger with Seven Gables will create new energy, a new vision for the future, new innovations and new tools for Star agents to take their business to an entirely new level,” said Frank McDowell, Chief Executive Officer of AMC Inc., the parent company of Star Real Estate. “With Seven Gables’ in-house award-winning luxury marketing agency, advanced technology platforms, and agent training and support, the future looks exciting.”
The two hidden powerhouse gems plan to expand on their many years of combined successes to create an even more innovative real estate offering to the inland empire and coastlines of Orange County.