Still growing: Keyes Co. buys Boynton Beach brokerage


The Keyes Co., already the biggest real estate brokerage in Palm Beach County by a wide margin, keeps getting bigger. Keyes said Friday that it bought The Realty Pros, a 43-agent firm headquartered west of Boynton Beach.

It’s Keyes’ fourth acquisition in just six months. Realty Pros’ office at at Canyon Town Center “brings significant strategic value to Keyes,” the company said in a statement.

The Realty Pros founder Debra Simon, for her part, started her career as an agent at Keyes in 1985.

Miami-based Keyes has more than 1,100 agents in Palm Beach County. Its biggest deal was the 2016 acquisition of Illustrated Properties Real Estate, which has continued to operate under its original name. While mergers often are followed by an exodus of agents, Keyes managed to keep most of the Illustrated Properties agents, a feat Chief Executive Mike Pappas attributes to allowing the company to keep its brand and culture intact. 

Related: A looong decade later, Keyes finally tops its 2005 sales record


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