Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Announces The Promotion of Attorney and Broker Bret Lamberson as The Brokerage’s New Statewide Designated Broker

Lamberson has assumed the role of statewide Designated Broker, succeeding the retiring Deems Dickinson

Arizona’s Leading Luxury Brokerage Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney and Broker Bret Lamberson to lead the brokerage’s most important role.

Bret Lamberson will be taking on the role of statewide Designated Broker and replacing Deems Dickinson, who is retiring after 44 years with the brokerage. A Designated Broker is heavily involved in the operations of running the company and manages critical functions such as hiring new agents, establishing policies and procedures for the firm, and overseeing all real estate contracts and setting company goals.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled by the trust that Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has shown by bestowing this opportunity onto me. Deems Dickinson has left some massive and inspiring shoes to fill, but at the same time he serves as excellent role model and mentor as we embark on some historic times overseeing some of the state’s most significant sales,” said Lamberson. Lamberson, who grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona stood out as an exemplary student and athlete, excelling in his studies, alpine skiing racing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. He joined Russ Lyon Realty of Flagstaff in 2005 and quickly ascended to be one of the top Realtors in Flagstaff.

“Bret is an incredibly intelligent and very forward-thinking talent in our company. He not only brings the legal background, and very vast knowledge of our real estate laws and contracts, but he also has the people skills to lead our growing network of 950 agents that now expands to 13-offices across the state and continues to grow in the luxury sector,” said CEO Todd Gillenwater of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Lamberson, who moved to San Francisco in 2012, earned his law degree and was admitted to the California State Bar where he practiced real estate and immigration law. Family and the draw of all things Arizona brought him back to Flagstaff in 2018 where he was admitted into the Arizona State Bar and appointed Managing Broker of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Flagstaff offices. On January 1st, 2024 he assumed the role of Designated Broker for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty statewide.

Lamberson and his wife, Stephanie reside in Flagstaff and split time between the high country and their home in the historic district of downtown Phoenix with their children: two-year old son Hendricks and one-month old daughter Willa Jane.