Eric Copper partners with PLACE Partners Kathleen Bucher and Zane Collins
“Backed and advised by Goldman Sachs and led by executives with deep experience from some of the world’s top corporations, PLACE provides me with insights and reach that I cannot find through a brokerage or on my own.”
AUSTIN, October 2023 — PLACE, the industry’s only all-in-one business services and technology platform for top real estate teams at any brokerage, has announced that Eric Copper has joined forces with PLACE Partners Kathleen Bucher and Zane Collins to form Bucher Copper Collins Real Estate Group. PLACE improves profitability and production to make running a real estate business easier so that agents can focus on superior consumer experiences. All three professionals are continuing their affiliation with Austin Portfolio Real Estate.
Copper, like Bucher, has been a pillar of the Austin luxury market for decades. Since 2012, Eric has garnered numerous accolades in the field, having been recognized as both the no. 1 top-selling agent in his company of over 900 agents locally, and ranked in the “Top 5” by the Austin Business Journal. Eric is a proud member of the prestigious and exclusive Luxury League, Platinum Top 50, and Elite 25™ organizations, and was recently named “Salesperson of the Year” by the Austin Board of Realtors. His business regularly closes more than $100 million in real estate transactions a year.
This partnership reflects a trend toward consolidation in the residential real estate industry. By joining forces, they’re able to dynamically adapt to meet changing consumer expectations. Copper looks forward to partnering with these leading real estate professionals while leveraging the PLACE platform. This will bolster his consumer-centric business by offering an elevated experience through concierge services, robust marketing and technology tools, and a global presence.
This new partnership, alongside Collins’ new leadership role within Bucher Copper Collins Real Estate Group, accurately illustrates the unique growth-oriented value proposition that PLACE provides its partner teams and top agents alike. “When I first found PLACE in 2019, I wanted to be able to scale limitless opportunities for the talent on my team,” Bucher explained. “PLACE helped me solve a problem holding my business back – attracting and retaining top producers. Partnering with Eric creates even more space for others to excel and together, we will continue to thrive for years to come.”
PLACE Co-Founder Chris Suarez is excited to welcome Eric Copper into PLACE and about the launch of Bucher Copper Collins Real Estate Group.
“I have known Eric for more than 15 years when we were both brokerage leaders in different states. I respect his reputation as a global leader in luxury and his commitment to his clients,” said Suarez. “Seeing the three of these stellar humans partner with one another to build opportunities for others and their clients exemplifies what we are building at PLACE.”
“While partnerships are the future of client service, they also provide the added value to attract and develop real estate talent,” Zane Collins, CEO of Bucher Copper Collin Real Estate Group, said. “With Eric on board, we can leverage our expertise and contacts to create even more opportunities for real estate professionals who want to grow their own businesses with Bucher Copper Collins Real Estate Group.”