Charlotte, N.C. – October 3, 2014 – Nancy Braun, owner and broker-in-charge of Charlotte-based Showcase Realty, LLC is thrilled that Showcase is among a very elite group of companies with the announcement of its ranking of 46th in HousingWire’s Fast50. HousingWire is the nation’s most influential industry news source for the U.S. housing industry. More than 400 companies were considered for this year’s program, spanning both private and public businesses representing all sectors of U.S. residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments, and real estate operations. Roughly one-third of the companies recognized on the 2014 HW Fast50 are privately held. “Each of the companies on this year’s HW Fast50™ represent a critical and vibrant part of the future of the U.S. housing economy, and have demonstrated their ability to succeed in a fast-changing business climate,” says Paul Jackson, CEO and publisher, HousingWire.
Showcase Realty is the only company in North Carolina and the only real estate brokerage firm to rank in the Housing Wire Fast50™ for 2014. Showcase shares the spotlight such national real estate firms as Zillow, Trulia, Stonegate Mortgage, Toll Brothers and D.R. Horton. “We are honored and thrilled to be among HousingWire’s highly respected list of leaders in the housing industry, says Braun. “We attribute our growth to our exceptional team members and our commitment to giving back.”
The 2014 HW Fast50™ is ranked according to percentage revenue growth between 2012 and 2013, and includes both public and privately held companies. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenues by January 31, 2012. Companies must be for-profit and must have earned at least $50,000 in revenues during the 2012 calendar year.
Braun, who serves on the Advisory Board for the FORCE of Five Star as well as Equator, recently won the 2014 Women in Business Award from the Charlotte Business Journal and the 2014 Crowns of Enterprise Award, Women Owned Business, presented by the City of Charlotte.
Showcase Realty is also ranked 20th among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2013 by the Charlotte Business Journal and ranked 11th in the country in transactions by Wall Street Journal & REAL Trends, The Thousand. Other notable 2013 rankings for Showcase HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International. The 2014 HW Fast50 is featured in the October 2014 issue of HousingWire Magazine, and can be found online at http://www.housingwire.com/2014fast50.
Braun started Showcase Realty in 2008 with one full-time assistant and a part-time bookkeeper. Today, with offices in Charlotte and Gastonia, Showcase Realty has expanded to more than 40 employees and independent contractors. Braun has more than 18-years of real estate experience; she is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a J.D. from SUNY Buffalo School of Law. In 2008, she formed Showcase Realty, LLC, a Certified Woman-Owned Business, to make the most of her experience, knowledge and superior negotiating skills.
Showcase Realty is an innovative boutique real estate firm in Charlotte located at 1430 S. Mint St. in the Historic South End district and is part of a HUB Zone revitalization area. Committed to selling homes while surpassing customers’ expectations, Showcase provides professional service, personally delivered.by