Maureen Campbell

Maureen Campbell, vice president of corporate and relocation services for North Haven-based H. Pearce Real Estate Co., has been appointed to serve on the Relocation Advisory Council for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Campbell is one of 13 relocation professionals from across the country who serves on the council.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The nearly 100 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World are represented by 4,700 offices and 120,000 associates. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share position in over two-thirds of the top 80 markets in the United States. The network also has representatives in Canada, Mexico and 24 countries abroad.

Providing leadership in the specialized relocation area, the RELO Advisory Council features the top relocation directors in the country, all of whom manage the relocation departments of their respective Leading Real Estate Companies of the World affiliate companies.

The RELO Advisory Council promotes related standards of excellence and the strength of the independent network through action, leadership, innovation and communication.

Raveis Opens Newtown Office

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services recently added a company office in Newtown. The office is temporarily located at 1 Riverside Road, Suite 102, in the Sandy Hook section of town, but as of this June, its permanent location will be at 14 Church Hill Road, Unit C7, in the Church Hill/Queen Commons area.

The Newtown location will be the company’s 56th office.

“Newtown is an extraordinary town that has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, and we are thrilled to expand our presence there,” said William Raveis, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “As New England’s largest family-owned real estate company, we’re truly pleased to bring the residents of Newtown and its surrounding areas our superior family of services.”

Cathy Donnelly, currently the manager of the company’s Southbury office, will assume the additional role of sales manager of the Newtown office. Donnelly has 19 years of experience in the real estate industry, having previously been a successful real estate sales associate before joining the management team at Raveis almost five years ago.

Donnelly is active in her local, state and national real estate organizations, currently serving on the boards of directors for the National and Connecticut associations of Realtors. She also serves on and chairs various committees for each of those organizations. Additionally, Donnelly co-chaired William Raveis’ 2005 breast cancer research fund-raisers, which helped raise over $275,000 toward breast cancer research.

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services is New England’s largest privately held family-owned real estate firm. The company, whose 2005 sales volume exceeds $5.1 billion, is nationally recognized as an industry leader and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled real estate experience for its customers.

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services attributes its success to a consistent emphasis on integrity, service and experience. The firm’s Web site,, is a source for industry-wide real estate and mortgage information.