Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International

Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a majority stake in Gibson International, a luxury Los Angeles boutique, effective in the first quarter of …

Los Angeles is up in flames, multimillion-dollar homes threatened

Real estate agents of the wealthy Los Angeles Bel-Air neighborhood were watching homes and blocks of streets they know well go up in flames from their living room televisions this morning …

Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities …

Scott Durkin promoted to president at Douglas Elliman

Last night Barbara Corcoran cooked Scott Durkin, the newly named president of New York City brokerage Douglas Elliman, his favorite dish — a pot roast — to celebrate his promotion …

Special Report: Real estate team risks and rewards

The real estate industry is a large tent offering the opportunity for many different business models to thrive. Tight-knit independent offices, 100-percent commission firms, big-brand franchisors, virtual brokerages, tech-driven startups and luxury bou…

‘Table-top peak’ San Francisco market may hiccup in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — A market that’s sustained home price growth over a long period of time is no longer at its peak but rather at a “table-top” peak. That’s the state of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area as described at Pacific Union International’s Real Estate Economic Forecast for 2020 Wednesday night with John Burns Real Estate Consulting …

SmartZip lays off around 50 employees, including two VPs

San Francisco Bay Area-based SmartZip, a predictive analytics marketing platform for real estate professionals founded in 2008, has reportedly laid off around 50 of its approximate 150 staff members this week including senior leaders Peter Grace, forme…

How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters?

Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come into play …

Pacific Union International acquires Empire Realty

This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August …

Alaska agent recovering from Vegas shooting

Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in the Bahamas for the Century 21 top agent retreat. Instead he will be in Las Vegas continuing his strong re…