Columbus’ Equity|ECS makes three key promotions

Columbus, Ohio-based Equity|ECS has promoted three executive team members.

Patrick Wathen has been promoted to President of Equity (previously Senior Vice President). Austin Wathen has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Brokerage and Business Development (previously Senior Vice President of Brokerage and Business Development). And Dave Jones has been promoted to President of ECS (previously Vice President).

Patrick Wathen’s initial goals as president are to accelerate growth across divisions and geographies, and to continue to grow and develop Equity|ECS’ best-in-class team.

“This year, we’ve seen really exciting growth across the country,” Austin Wathen explained.

In April of 2021, Equity opened its eighth office in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by its ninth office opening in Chicago in May.

With the addition of the Atlanta and Chicago offices, Equity now has locations in five states. Equity’s other seven offices are located in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Tampa, Orlando, San Antonio and Austin.

These expansions are part of Austin Wathen’s initiative to expand Equity’s brokerage services into new markets. Since the beginning of 2021, Equity’s brokerage division has grown by 34%.

“The recent growth is exciting,” Patrick Wathen said. “but, with these executive team changes, we are positioned to scale more aggressively while maintaining exceptional results.”