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Allen Tate parent company announces merger with leading Long Island firm

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (HHRES) has joined forces with Coach Realtors, a strong, well-respected real estate firm based on Long Island, N.Y., forming Howard Hanna | Coach Realtors – the No. 1 independently-owned real estate brokerage in New York state.

“The partnership of two industry powerhouses will transform into even more amazing opportunities for our agents and clients,” said Howard “Hoby” Hanna IV, president of HHRES. “Our combined strength, talents and resources will be such an advantage in the industry.”

“We are excited to welcome Coach Realtors to the Howard Hanna Family of Companies,” said Gary Scott, president, Allen Tate Realtors. “Like Allen Tate and Howard Hanna, Coach Realtors is a family-owned company that developed from a homegrown firm to a respected leader in the national real estate market.”

Coach Realtors opened their doors on Long Island in 1954, with Allen Tate and Howard Hanna both founded in 1957. In 2018, Allen Tate joined forces with Howard Hanna to create the #1 family-owned-and-operated independent real estate brokerage in the country.

Over the last seven years, HHRES has grown its presence throughout New York and is now the largest real estate firm in the state by units sold. The merger will further strengthen HHRES’s position in the New York market and expand its growing network of more than 15,000 agents and staff.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Howard Hanna,” said Whitney Finn LaCosta, broker and owner of Coach Realtors. “We’re still the same Coach Realtors people have come to know and love, and you can expect the same top-quality service from our team. We just have a stronger real estate network for our clients now.”

As part of the merger, Coach Realtors will retain its existing leadership and direction, and Whitney Finn LaCosta will be CEO of Howard Hanna | Coach Realtors.

“They’re a company that we share a lot of important values with,” said LP Finn, operating officer for Coach Realtors. “Their leadership team operates with integrity, and they’ve shown a commitment to do right by their employees and by their community too.”

“I’ve known Whitney and LP for years as part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World board of directors. They are exceptional people, and Coach Realtors is an exceptional company,” said Pat Riley, president and CEO, Allen Tate Companies. “I look forward to working with them as part of the Howard Hanna family.”

About Howard Hanna
The Hanna Family of Companies proudly provide real estate, title, insurance, and mortgage services to clients across 13 states. As the largest family-owned and -operated real estate brokerage in the United States, this full-service real estate company has nearly 500 offices and 15,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate, title, mortgage, and insurance agents. For more information, visit

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