Westchester family brokerage merges with Houlihan Lawrence

November 15, 2011 01:22PM

A family-owned residential brokerage firm from Westchester, Kincart Associates, has merged with Houlihan Lawrence, Houlihan Lawrence announced today. Kincart co-owners John and wife Elaine Kincart have joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Yorktown office along with their nine agents, the brokerage said.

John has operated in the Westchester and Putnam real estate markets in home sales, appraisals and new development marketing for the last 25 years, Houlihan said in a statement. Kincart has handled projects such as Stonefield Farm homes in Cortlandt Manor and Dorchester Heights in Yorktown.

“We have been approached by a number of other real estate companies over the past couple of years, and we were exploring ways to grow and expand our own business,” John said. “Partnering with a larger family-owned company and the tools they offer, as well as benefiting from the positive dynamic of the Yorktown office and its current leadership, is the most natural fit for us.”

As The Real Deal reported in April, in its first-ever ranking of Westchester firms, Houlihan Lawrence was the most successful Westchester brokerage by a landside, with 857 agents and 1,602 listings valued at roughly $1.67 billion at that point. — Katherine Clarke