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Howard Hanna expands into Michigan

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Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Inc. has expanded into Michigan by acquiring Edward Surovell Realtors, a 10-office brokerage with 200 sales associates in the southeastern corner of the state. With the addition of Ann Arbor-based Edward Surovell Realtors, Howard Hanna now operates 144 offices in three states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, and franchises 40 more offices, including five in New York and three in West Virginia. Howard "Hoby" Hanna IV Howard Hanna, which signed a seven-figure advertising deal this year with Zillow and, announced last month that a Columbus, Ohio-area franchisee, Howard Hanna Realcom Realty, had expanded into several small towns around Columbus and added 50 agents since affiliating with the company at the beginning of 2012. Howard "Hoby" Hanna IV, who oversees Howard Hanna's Ohio operations, will now oversee Michigan as well, as president of the company's Midwest region. Hanna ...