Leadership change afoot at Summit Realty

A founder of Summit Realty Group has stepped down from his leadership role with the locally based brokerage.

Effective Feb. 1, Bill Ehret relinquished his title as co-managing partner to Brian Zurawski, who joins Matt Langfeldt in leading the firm. Zurawski became a co-managing partner along with Ehret last year.

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Ehret previously served 14 years as president and CEO of Summit. The recent moves are part of Summit’s succession plan to groom younger leaders.

“The truth is, I spend a lot of time doing a lot of work for a lot of people,” said Ehret, 54. “I need to spend more time on personal production.”

Ehret co-founded Summit in 1993 with Tom Abernathy, Tom Frank and Pete Quinn. The company since has grown to 68 employees, including 32 brokers, ranking it as the city’s second-largest commercial real estate brokerage, according to IBJ statistics.

Ehret spearheaded the firm’s decision to join the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance and led the launch of its property management division.

Ehret said he will remain a shareholder and will continue as an executive committee member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Program.

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