A longtime Cumberland County real estate firm has appointed its first female president as part of a leadership reorganization.
Lemoyne-based RSR Realtors, which was founded in 1970, today named Jamie Berrier as its new leader.
Berrier replaces Greg Rothman, who will remain chairman and partner of the company. Rothman was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2015 and said representing the 87th District has become his first priority, The change at RSR, he added, allows him to dedicate more time to elected office.
His brother, Garrett Rothman, is vice president and broker of record at RSR. His father, co-founder Bill Rothman, remains treasurer. Partner Jim Koury has taken on Greg Rothman’s other role of CEO.
Berrier started with RSR in 1998 and soon became Greg Rothman’s assistant. She worked her way up to become one of the top producing agents before being named a partner at the firm in 2009.
“I want to build on the great legacy of our founding partners, Bill Rothman and Sam Reed, and continue the growth we’ve seen under Greg’s inspiring vision and leadership,” Berrier said in a statement.
“Women make up more than 50 percent of the Realtors in our country and half of RSR’s agents,” Berrier added. “I’m proud to work for a company that cares about its employees and believes in recognizing hard work and commitment.”
RSR has multiple generations of multiple families within its partnership group.
Koury’s two sons,for example, followed him into the real estate business.
RSR is one big family, Koury said. An injury 18 yeas ago forced him to use a wheelchair, which could have derailed his real estate career. But the company supported him through that transition.
“I owe a great deal of my success to the partners and all the agents over the years who assisted with my needs,” Koury said.
He became a partner in 2007 and is now CEO.
RSR finished 2017 with $85.9 million in residential real estate sales. It also did $75 million in commercial sales.