Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Announces Leadership Advancements

Staff Report

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, one of the largest and most successful real estate organizations in the country, recently announced after more than 37 years serving as president and CEO at the company, Dan Forsman will ascend to Chairman of the organization. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is a full-service brokerage with 29 office locations throughout Georgia and more than 1,600 sales associates. Forsman is an iconic industry leader who has built a lasting legacy over the past nearly 60 years working in real estate brokerage for the Metro Atlanta and Georgia markets.


Effective July 1, 2022DeAnn Golden will be President and Chief Executive Officer; Kathy Connelly will serve as Chief Operating Officer; Lori Lane will assume the role of President of Georgia Properties' New Homes Division and Executive Strategist, Luxury Collection and Global Living; and Todd Tucker will take on the positions of Executive Vice President for Real Estate Operations and Qualifying Broker. Mary Wargula will step into an expanded role as SVP of Brokerage Offices and Regional Manager; and Janet Mauldin will serve as Senior Vice President of Relocation.

"Last year we achieved a brokerage record of $5.2 billion in sales and we're on track to out-perform that in 2022," says Forsman. "Our Georgia Properties family is thriving and it's because of this prosperity that I now find myself in the incredible position to elevate these longtime leaders, who take the company to the next level of success."

Golden, previously Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at Georgia Properties, has assumed many roles over her career with the firm, since first joining the brokerage in 2004. The 26-year real estate veteran and second-generation real estate professional served as a successful sales associate, team member, trainer, coach, managing broker, regional manager, executive leadership member and 2019 Atlanta REALTORS® Association President. She also holds an MBA from University of Georgia in Real Estate, Strategic Management and Marketing.

"Over the years, Dan has been an incredible mentor to us all, working hard to ensure we're at the top of our game, and it's the greatest honor to continue his legacy of excellence as we support and expand our extraordinary Georgia Properties family," says Golden. "For the past six decades, our company has also maintained a tremendous legacy as a market leader but part of my job going forward is to ensure that our history of excellence is balanced by our progressive and innovative spirit to continually evolve."