Atlanta real estate giant Dan Forsman celebrates his 35th anniversary in the business. Here, we look back at some of the notable moments and incredible accomplishments throughout his long and successful career.
“There are so many people who have contributed to my professional development, and I am extremely grateful to be surrounded by some of the most talented leaders in the industry. I would have to say that my family has always been a huge support system for me, no matter the circumstance. There is no way that I would have accomplished everything that I have in the last 35 years without their unwavering support.”
Dan Forsman’s entry into the real estate world began with Prudential Georgia Realty. He joined the firm and quickly became a fixture, serving as CFO, EVP and COO before his installation as president in 1999. In March of 2013, he led the sale of Prudential Georgia Realty to HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. “My passion for the industry really started after I joined the company in 1986 as the controller,” says Forsman. “I was given different opportunities to generate business including becoming the relocation director; I brought in group moves, worked with REOs and helped in the development of our agents. I fell in love with the business and was inspired to grow all areas of the company.” By 2016, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties had grown to over 1,500 associates, become a captain of the Metro Atlanta real estate market and gained national recognition as one of the highest-producing companies in the industry. Forsman has also nurtured the real estate industry through his past service as president of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and his involvement with a variety of local and national organizations. In his professional life, he is known for listening to the needs of his agents and maximizing their value to clients. He invented the TeamBuilderSM program, which rewards agents for recruiting other productive team members, expanding the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties team and making each agent feel valued. In his personal life, Forsman is recognized for his kindness and generosity, two characteristics he brings to his work, seen through the $1.5 million that Forsman and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties have raised for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that provides emotional support and positive experiences to kids with cancer. When he’s not in the office, Forsman enjoys spending time with his wife, Rhonda, their four children and their two grandchildren.