Laura Stace
Global Luxury Marketing & Communication
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Footprint in Italy

Global Franchise Network Now Serving Lake Como, Tuscany & Milan

IRVINE, Calif., September 20, 2023Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network, is pleased to announce its further expansion in Italy with the launch of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Como Lake Palazzo Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tuscany Coast, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Milano. All three offices will be led by industry leader, Marina Rizzotto Yakovleva.

“We are thrilled Marina Rizzotto Yakovleva and her team are now part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “Marina is an exceptional leader and we know she will continue to build her business and her legacy throughout Italy and beyond. We welcome Marina whole-heartedly to the Forever Brand.”

Born in Canada, Rizzotto Yakovleva moved to Italy in 2000 and founded Palazzo Estate Agency in 2010. She says she is looking forward to growing her business backed by the global brand and with like-minded real estate professionals around the world. In deciding to join the network, Rizzotto Yakovleva says that the heritage and founding principles of her company aligns with the ethos of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

“We are thrilled by the opportunity of adding our expertise to such a prestigious network,” said Rizzotto  Yakovleva. “Our goal, now aligned with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices objectives, is to offer constant support during the real estate process and beyond, ensuring strict confidentiality at all times. We are ready to welcome and serve new investors from the global network.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the only global real estate brokerage franchise that is boldly focused on building a personally connected future through relationship-driven business, with best-in-class leadership, mentorships, business tools and a worldwide network that is committed to making a lasting impact through lifelong relationships. With more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,600 offices across 4 continents and 13 countries and territories including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Caribbean and India, the network completed more than USD$154.7 billion in real estate sales in 2022. Among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, the network brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.