Utah's Most Successful Brokerage
Our Company Story
Our company was founded in 1976. After over 20 years of unparalleled success as the Coleman Land Trust, Prudential Utah Real Estate was incorporated in 2001.
On November 12, 2009, Prudential Real Estate announced new leadership when Stephen Roney, a residential real estate and relocation veteran of more than 30 years, assumed leadership of the company.
After several years of success under the Prudential brand, in 2014 the company changed umbrellas and became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. The company’s standing partnership with Berkshire Hathaway, one of the most respected brands in the world, has ushered in new growth and increased company size throughout.
At the inauguration Steve Roney, owner and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties shared: “As Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we will drive performance and profitable growth both locally and globally, long into the future. Our conversion began a new stage for our company and for residential real estate in Utah, and we look forward to building on our tradition of superior client service under our tremendous brand.”
Today, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties is an independently owned, full-service brokerage with more than 30 offices throughout the Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back. We are the most successful brokerage firm in Utah with annual sales over $4.2 billion in 2020 and ranked the #1 Brokerage in Utah by Real Trends and RisMedia, and in the top 5 independently owned brokerages in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network nationwide.
After years of award-winning success, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties continues to outperform the local competition while continually seeking ways to improve our legendary customer service.
Stephen C. Roney
Chief Executive Officer & Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
He has more than 30 years of operating experience in the corporate relocation and residential real estate businesses. He is the former President and Chief Executive officer of The First American Corporation’s Residential Group and its subsidiary, MarketLinx.
At First American he was responsible for building North America’s largest residential real estate platform which provides transaction management, multiple listing, and CRM software and services to over 500,000 agents and brokers.
Previously, Mr. Roney was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Relocation Services. Under his leadership, the company became the leading global provider of relocation services for corporations and government agencies, managing employee moves in over 100 countries.
He was responsible for greatly expanding the breadth of outsourced services provided beyond real estate to include many HR, finance and logistics functions. Mr. Roney began his career at Transamerica Corporation, where he held various operating and leadership roles with its corporate relocation services subsidiary. Mr. Roney received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Steve Roney Jr.
Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Steve Roney, Jr. is involved in all operational areas of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, including marketing, technology, and finance. In his role as Executive Vice President, Steve plays an integral role in guiding the strategic direction of the firm, working closely with the management team, staff, and agents. Steve relocated to Park City from Southern California in early 2015, where he spent 10 years working as an executive for publicly traded companies in the consumer electronics and technology arenas. Steve attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics. For his postgraduate work, Steve attended Loyola Marymount University where he received a JD/MBA. Steve is the proud father of a son and a daughter.
Owner, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Tom Roney is involved in all operational areas of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, including marketing, technology, and finance. In his role as Executive Vice President, Tom plays an integral role in guiding the strategic direction of the firm, working closely with the management team, staff, and agents. Tom relocated to Park City from Southern California in 2009, where he spent 6 years working in finance and investments. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration and the proud father of two daughters and a son.
Senior Vice President, Principal Broker
In his role as President of Business development, Will focuses on growth strategies, including recruiting, coaching, and training throughout BHHS Utah Properties’ market areas of Salt Lake, Summit, Wasatch, Davis and Weber Counties. His extensive background in real estate agent development along with his dynamic personality make him an incredible asset to our professionals and company. In real estate’s constantly evolving and competitive landscape, Mr. Cooper will ensure BHHS Utah Properties agents are given the resource support to distinguish their service and offer enhanced quality service to clients.
Will has enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career in real estate. Most recently, he was a President and an Owner of Stringham Schools, the largest real estate school in Utah. Prior to his time at Stringham, Will was the Principal Broker and Owner of ERA Legacy from 1998 to 2008 and was the CEO of Virtual Agent, now known as Dotsignal, a mobile marketing technology company for Realtors, from 2008 to 2014. He has been a licensed agent in Utah since 1991 and a Pre-License and CE Instructor since 2008.
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development Services
As Senior Vice President of Marketing for BHHS Utah, Diane oversees all corporate and agent marketing strategy, deliverables and company initiatives. Her substantive background in real estate, medical sales, management and marketing enables Diane to implement marketing best practices to the benefit of the BHHS Utah and its agents. Her track record as a former top-performing agent informs her ability to understand and meet the manifold needs of real estate professionals.
In addition, Diane brings a vast knowledge of developments. She was the development representative for East West Partners for over ten years, representing over 350 million dollars of developer sales in Empire Pass, Deer Valley. Diane also assists with training, the implementation of technology, and consultations with BHHS Utah development teams.
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Joe’s 20+ year career has been focused on how to leverage technology to increase sales and improve the sales experience. Joe moved to Utah from Southern California in 1996 and has served in various leadership positions including VP of Business Development, VP of Sales and CEO. He has been a co-founder of several companies and loves contributing to strategy, sales, marketing and the overall success of the company.
Senior Vice President, Wasatch Front Operations
Craig Lelis recently served as the Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker’s Sugar House Office for the past 21 years. Those years of management, leadership, coaching and mentoring have resulted in his office having achieved high production levels for the entire office which earned the #1 Office Award in the Utah Metropolitan market for ten of those years. His successful real estate sales career began with Coldwell Banker in 1992. Lelis was the recipient of the “Salt Lake Board of Realtors Broker/Manager of the Year” award in 2008 and is also a ten-time recipient of the brokerage’s prestigious President’s Council Award for being in the top 20% of Managing Brokers nationwide as recently as 2018 and 2019. Lelis studied Business Management at the University of Utah and eventually became the president of his family business for a number of years before entering real estate. In his spare time, Lelis has also been very active in real estate industry affairs, including: Director of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, Director of the Utah Association of Realtors for the past 8 years, Grievance Committee member, Chair of the Communications Committee, Professional Standards Committee member and RPAC Major Donor. Lelis is a Utah native and hails from a multi-generational real estate family. He and his wife, Joan, have four children. Craig likes music, gourmet restaurants, power walking, cars, the Denver Broncos and is an avid follower of Formula 1 racing.
Vice President, Development Operations
Originally from the Los Angeles area, Chris moved to Park City from Telluride, Colorado in 1976 when there were no traffic lights in town and Deer Valley® Resort wasn’t even in the planning stages. She began her real estate career in 1979 with Coleman Land Company, the parent company to the current Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. Her real estate experience and knowledge grew along with the significant growth and changes that occurred in Park City since that time. In addition to real estate as a passion, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Dave, and their golden doodle AJ. Scuba diving, hiking and biking are her favorite pastimes.
Vice President - Land, Development, Investment
Assistant Managing Broker
Lance began his real estate career in 1997 and quickly established himself as the industry leader in the sales and marketing of new home developments along the Wasatch Front. Over the past 20 years, his innovative mindset provided the sales and marketing of more than 3,000 homes in over 100 developments in the state of Utah, which additionally earned him numerous sales and marketing awards on a local and national stage. Lance’s role on the senior management team at BHHS includes many facets, but there is nothing he enjoys more than providing specialized support to each individual agent in the company.
Senior Vice President - Wasatch Back Operations
Kevin’s real estate career includes having served most recently as Managing Broker of Park City operations for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage which he relaunched in 2016. Prior to this position he successfully managed and built the subsequently merged offices of the Salt Lake – Foothill, 45th South and Union Heights offices for Wardley/GMAC/Coldwell Banker from 1998 to 2016. His real estate sales career began with Wardley Better Homes and Gardens where he became a Top 10 agent in a firm of 1,500 agents. Kevin’s career also includes, Lucas Aerospace as a Mechanical Engineer and Safeway Stores, Inc. where he became the youngest store manager in a chain of 2,000 stores at the time. Kevin earned a BS in Business Management and a MBA from the University of Utah. In his spare time, Kevin has also been engaged in the following: Director, SL Board of Realtors, liaison to the Affiliates Committee, Grievance Committee and SL Board member for the UAR; RPAC designated Major Investor; National Abilities Center Volunteer; 20 years in the National Ski Patrol, 3 years as Brighton’s Patrol Director. Kevin’s spouse, Barbara, has a distinguished career including Delta Airlines, Abbott Nutrition and currently as the Intermountain Healthcare Clinical Nutrition Manager for 4 Hospitals. Kevin and Barbara are Park City residents and have 7 adult children in their blended family and 3 grandchildren.