NEW HAVEN — Wareck Real Estate has purchased the name and phone number of Audubon Associates, a local residential real estate agency run for 25 years by the late Margaret Brooks. Wareck principal John Wareck became the designated broker for the agency after Brooks died on November, 7, 2010.

“The estate asked me to step in because the two brokers working under Margaret had several deals in the works,” Wareck explains, adding he arranged to acquire the Audubon name and phone number when the company was closed. He also hired its two brokers, Patricia Pierce and Meg Turner, to become the Team Audubon Associates at his agency.

“I didn’t want people they had worked with to lose track of them,” says Wareck, who first met Brooks in the 1970s at the Foote School, where she was his French teacher. In the last year Wareck expanded his commercial real estate business into the residential arena.