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Helen Hanna Casey

Chief Executive Officer

Helen Hanna Casey


Helen Hanna Casey is the Chief Executive Officer of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the third largest real estate company in the United States, and the largest that is privately owned. An industry leader with more than four decades of experience, Helen has been named to the 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate list by INMAN News, the Most Powerful Woman in Real Estate by the Swanepoel Power 200 report, and most recently was honored with the 2019 Women of Influence Career Achievement Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times. In addition, she is often a requested keynote and featured speaker in the industry to women’s groups and business leaders throughout the country.
Helen currently serves as chair of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Corporate Ally Program Advisory Board and served as chair of NAR’s 2017 Corporate Investor Council. Just as dedicated to the community, she is a member of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Executive Committee and chair of its Strategic Communications Committee. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, is a past chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board of TriState Capital Bank, and chairs the board of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Three generations of the Hanna family are involved in the day-to-day operations of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the #1 home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and the Carolinas. More than 11,000 sales associates and employees work from 320+ offices across the ten states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Indiana. 2018 closed sales volume surpassed $23 billion, with a record 112,448 closed transaction sides.
The Howard Hanna portfolio of real estate services includes residential and commercial brokerage, mortgage, title, insurance, relocation, appraisal, and property management services.
Helen resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, Steve, who is an architect. They have three grandchildren. Their love of the theater has led them to be producers of eight Broadway shows, and they have attended three Tony Awards shows.