Wichita, KAN., Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Select Homes Team Real Estate has completed a major round of investment from the Knowles & Dupont families that also ushers in new leadership with Brandon Knowles joining as Managing Partner. Knowles will leave his current role as Senior Vice President and Partner at Security 1st Title to lead existing Select Homes Team Real Estate partners Grant Farha, Adam Bailey and Brian Brundage as Kansas’ largest real estate team enters a new chapter of growth and performance.

“This was a tough decision and Security 1st Title is a great company with a strong future,” said Knowles. “As an entrepreneur and real estate professional, the opportunity to join Select Homes and lead this unique business model, talented team and recognized brand was simply an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Select Homes is ranked as the #1 team in Kansas by transaction volume according to the Kansas Association of Realtors and is ranked #11 on the 2017 Wall Street Journal/RealTrends list of real estate teams in the U.S. The Select Homes Brokerage was ranked #5 in Wichita in 2017 by the Wichita Business Journal with transaction sales volume of $159.61 million.

The addition of Knowles as Managing Partner and additional growth capital from the Knowles-DuPont families will drive the continued expansion and growth of Select Homes beyond their recent expansion into Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Brandon joining us,” said Select Homes Vice President and Associate Broker Grant Farha. “Brandon’s extensive and proven experience in the real estate industry and as a successful entrepreneur is exactly what we need to continue delivering winning results for our clients and growing our exclusive team model into new markets.”

Farha and Brundage have been with Select Homes since its founding in 2009; Bailey joined in 2010. Farha, Brundage and Bailey took on ownership positions in 2014. They bring combined experience of more than 30 years in real estate and will continue in their roles as brokers, realtors and equity partners.

Brandon Knowles is leaving his role as Senior Vice President and Partner at Security 1st Title and will begin his new role at Select Homes Team Real Estate effective immediately. Knowles brings over 18 years of experience in real estate, having acquired Guardian Title in 2000 and growing it from four employees to more than 30 before selling to First American Title in 2005 and operating the combined company through 2009 when the management team acquired First American Title’s branches in 8 Kansas counties and rebranded the company as Security 1st Title. Knowles has helped lead and operate Security 1st Title since 2009 as it has grown into more than 50 branches in Kansas with over 300 employees.

The investment group also includes Kerrie Knowles-DuPont and Brent DuPont, who bring growth capital and extensive real estate industry experience. Kerrie Knowles-DuPont is well-known from her successful career as a residential real estate broker in Wichita. In 1998, Knowles-DuPont acquired Arthur Anderson Real Estate and merged it into Kerrie Knowles & Co., which merged into Wichita’s Prudential Dinning-Beard Realty in 2002. Brent DuPont brings significant capital resources and over 30 years experience in the real estate industry.  DuPont currently owns and operates one of the largest apartment and single family home rental businesses in the region.

About Select Homes Team Real Estate

In early 2002 a team of Realtors in Wichita discovered an evolving new concept called ‘Team Real Estate’ that quickly revolutionized the way real estate was being bought and sold. This team of realtors operated under another brokerage and called themselves “Mike Grbic Team Realtors” and in 2009 became known as “Select Homes.” Select Homes employs a full team of specialists to provide training, marketing, lead generation, office space, IT support, contracts teams, listing teams, inside sales agent support, training, coaching, and mentorship. These resources help agents become and stay successful. At Select Homes, agents average over 30 transactions per year and have made Select Homes the #1 volume broker in Kansas by transactions.

Select Homes offices include over 50 agents and staff in 5 offices, in Wichita, Newton and Hutchinson, and partner-owned offices in Overland Park, Kan. and Springfield, Mo.

More information about Select Homes can be found at www.SelectHomes.com



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Brandon Knowles
Select Homes Team Real Estate