Long & Foster absorbs Champion Realty to boost its reach in Anne Arundel and on the Eastern Shore

Champion Realty Inc., a Severna Park-based residential brokerage, will merge with Long & Foster Real Estate, a move expected to boost the expanded firm’s presence in residential real estate in Anne Arundel County and on the Eastern Shore, the companies announced Wednesday.

Both are part of HomeServices of America Inc., an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.

Champion, which has grown to seven offices and 200 associates since its founding in 1987, will operate under the Long & Foster brand, with some locations set to merge over the next several weeks.

Jon Coile, head of Champion, will join Long & Foster’s leadership team as senior vice president of regional development for the Baltimore, Eastern Shore and Western Maryland regions. He will report to Cindy Ariosa, a senior vice president and regional manager of offices in those regions.

The combined teams are expected to sell more than $1.5 billion a year in real estate in Anne Arundel, Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties, Ariosa said.

“With Champion and Long & Foster operating as a single team, we’ll build upon our market-leading status throughout Maryland, benefiting our sales associates, as well as their buyers and sellers,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster, in an announcement.

Long & Foster has more than 220 offices in seven mid-Atlantic and Northeast states and Washington.

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