Atlanta-based ERA Foster & Bond has joined the ERA Real Estate network, bringing two local industry veterans into the ERA fold.
Foster & Bond is led by qualifying broker and owner Rusty Willis and associate broker and owner David Wrenn. The pair founded Capital City Realty in 2010 after working more than 14 years each at other brokerages.
Willis and Wrenn cited ERA’s professional-development platform, Team ERA University, as one of the factors that led them to join the network.
“Access to ERA Real Estate’s comprehensive learning programs will complement our existing focus on professional development,” Willis said. “Additionally, the robust technology and marketing platforms will increase agent effectiveness and efficiency, allowing them to spend more time with their clients.”
Willis and Wrenn also plan to use ERA’s global brand to recruit agents to their firm and plan to explore M&A opportunities in Atlanta to expand Foster & Bond’s footprint.
“The name of our company reflects our commitment to fostering relationships and strengthening the bonds with those we serve,” Wrenn said. “Our reputation in the marketplace as a company focused on the relationship over the transaction will be augmented by ERA’s strong value proposition.”
In a press release, ERA Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris said Willis and Wrenn’s experience in new-home marketing, sales, development, corporate relocation, leasing and property management and commercial real estate make them a natural fit for ERA.
“Rusty’s proven coaching methods to increase productivity combined with David’s exceptional and consistent performance as a multi-million-dollar non-competing selling broker create ample opportunities for growth in the growing Atlanta market,” Chris said.