Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate Selects Bob Leighton as Sales Manager for East Greenwich, RI office


Bob Leighton

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate today announced the appointment of Bob Leighton as Sales Manager of their East Greenwich, RI office.

Leighton will oversee a team of 35 real estate professionals at the East Greenwich office, located at 461 Main Street. He will also be a key figure in Commonwealth’s expansion efforts in Rhode Island. Commonwealth merged with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gammons Realty earlier this year. The agency has served the entire state of Rhode Island, Southeastern MA and part of Connecticut since its founding in 2001.

Leighton comes to Berkshire Hathaway with an impressive resume of real estate experience. For the past seven-plus years, he was part of the RE/MAX team where he was responsible for their growth throughout the New England states, as well as building their brokerage network.

Leighton also at one time owned a multi-office real estate brokerage in eastern Connecticut which he sold to DeWolfe and then worked as a senior leader with DeWolfe prior to their sale to NRT. While with DeWolfe he co-led their Rhode Island and Mass South regions. His experience also includes running a fifteen office, five hundred agent ERA company owned by NRT in central Pennsylvania.

He said, “Over the several decades that I have been in this industry, I have been fortunate to be part of a number of exceptional leadership teams. I have been extremely impressed with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth brand, and team. I’ve known Patrick Fortin, and Nick and George Patsio for a while and really respect their ethics, and their strong commitment to training and technology. They offer tremendous support.”

He continued, “I am greatly looking forward to being part of this dynamic team.”

George Patsio, Founding Partner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, said, “Having a person of Bob’s caliber to lead our Rhode Island expansion is tremendous. His experience as an agency owner and his knowledge of the market in Rhode Island and throughout the region will be of great value to us as we continue to grow. We are delighted to welcome Bob to our team.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate

Boston-based Commonwealth, a full-service real estate brokerage, was founded in 2006 by a group of real estate industry leaders, dedicated to providing operational excellence, unparalleled market expertise and delivering the best customer service experience to home buyers and sellers in the greater Boston area. Through its service, expertise, and guidance, Commonwealth has become one of the most trusted real estate companies in the marketplace. In 2018, the brokerage generated 1.5 billion in real estate sales volume. Commonwealth is currently number 1 in New England among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises in MA. They are also number 23 nationally and worldwide among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchises. The brokerage has 23 offices throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island and has added over 150 new sales associates in the past year since affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Visit Headquarters are at 12 Huron Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity. The brand was recently honored for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2018 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit

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