Homebuilding Startup Welcome Homes Sees Early Demand, Positions for Long-Term Growth with Hire of Real Estate Veteran
NEW YORK, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome Homes, the first-of-its-kind, online home building platform, today announced strong business momentum as demand for its custom, modern homes continues to accelerate. To meet the growing demand for its homes and support the company's growth strategy, Welcome Homes has brought on Benjie Burford as Vice President of Sales.
Since the launch of their first model, The Oasis, in March 2021, Welcome Homes has sold over five Oasis homes in Westchester and Putnam Counties, at a starting price of $850,000. The company has received more than 1,600 inbound inquiries from potential home buyers in the Tri-State area, including Westchester County, NY, Greenwich, CT, and Bergen and Morris Counties, NJ. Over the next year, to meet the growing demand for its homes, Welcome Homes anticipates growing its headcount by 500%.
"Since Welcome Homes launched just eight months ago, we've seen incredible momentum and demand for our new-construction homes," said
As VP of Sales, Burford will be responsible for building out and managing Welcome Homes' sales team and broker groups across the company's markets. Prior to joining Welcome Homes, Burford was the National Head of Sales Management at Compass, where he led over 200 sales managers across the US who managed over 22,000 agents. Benjie has a strong entrepreneurial sales background having launched a series of real estate investment, brokering and financing companies, one of which sold to Compass in 2018. Benjie is an Air Force veteran who also spent over five years as a consultant with McKinsey&Co.
"Welcome Homes' approach to the homebuilding and home-buying experience is breaking barriers across the real estate industry, and I'm confident we will continue to be not only innovators, but will also become the leaders within the home-builder space," said Burford. "I'm thrilled to join the team and help propel Welcome Homes' vision, and look forward to leading the sales team and providing strategic insights from my years of experience in the real estate space."
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