Exciting changes were announced this morning at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ flagship Preston Center office, with top-performing agent Gaynelle Henger assuming the manager’s role and general manager Bud Bush taking on a new position with the Ebby Halliday Companies.
Bush, who has worked with Dave Perry-Miller for nearly eight years, has overseen the company’s sales offices while also directly managing the Preston Center location. Ron Burgert, Ebby Halliday’s chief financial officer, recognized Bush’s analytical ability and asked him to move to Ebby’s corporate office, where he’ll analyze finances for the Dave Perry-Miller company while continuing to be involved in its operations.
“I’m excited about this new challenge,” Bush said. “The Preston Center office is near and dear to my and Dave’s hearts, because it was our first office, but I know I’ll be leaving it in good hands with Gaynelle.”
Henger entered the real estate field in 2003, after a career in corporate marketing and advertising. That career change was inspired by Perry-Miller, who was the listing agent on a house Henger and her husband, Mac, bought in 1989. When she was looking for a new challenge, Mac suggested real estate.
“You can be as professional as Dave Perry-Miller is,” he told her. “You can be as successful.”
Henger started out with Ebby Halliday Realtors, because she felt the company would give her the best foundation possible. Apparently, she was right, because she was named Ebby’s Rookie of the Year.
Henger joined the Dave Perry-Miller team in 2011 because “every seven to 10 years, I like to put a new ladder in front of myself and climb it,” she said. She told the Preston Center associates and staff that she can’t wait to climb her latest one.
“This is the best group of agents in this town,” she said. “It’s a stellar team. And my goal is to help you get the business you deserve as the best agents in this town.”
Perry-Miller said his high opinion of Henger dates to the beginnings of their agent-client relationship in 1989. The founder of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates recalls going through five closings in one day due to several complicated aspects of the Hengers’ deal. Nonetheless, Gaynelle kept her cool.
“She was as smooth and as prepared as any homeowner I’ve ever worked with,” Perry-Miller said. “And it really spoke to her potential as a manager.”
“We have a team in place that will ensure our agents get everything they need to be successful,” Perry-Miller said.