Don Herman has over 50 years of leadership experience in the field of residential real estate, having built successful, dominant full-service brokerage brands in both the Western New York and Sarasota, Florida markets. Don has built a reputation for honesty, integrity, and commitment in his various business ventures as well as his community efforts. Born in Buffalo, NY, Don graduated from the University of Buffalo (UB) with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1957 after having completed two years’ service in the US Army.
In 1985, Don became the founder and managing stockholder of Mount Vernon Realty Co., Inc. and achieved dominant sales-market share for the firm by 1989, offering residential and commercial real estate sales, residential property management, and adding community association management in 1995.
In 2002, Don spun out Mount Vernon Realty’s successful property management division as its own company, Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc. In 2007, Don’s daughter, Jennifer L. Herman became the owner and managing broker of Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc.
In 2009, Don received a Realtor Emeritus award for over 50 years of real estate brokerage service from the National Association of Realtors. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).