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 …

Relax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate’s rich table

You won’t find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You’re more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoyin…

How to sell or merge your real estate brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO — Selling your real estate brokerage can be an emotional process akin to sending your kid off to college. John Aaroe, CEO of the John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust CEO Nick Segal — who both merged with San Francisco-based indie giant Pacific Union — have both been on this emotional ride recently. 

For Sale: Pacific Palisades Mansion Built for Former Tycoon

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: The Basics of Buying Investment Properties Great Living on the Great Barrier Reef Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space Located at 102 Ocean Way in sunny Pacific Palisades, this Spanish Colonial Revival is listed for […]

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Now You Can Live Like Top Talent in Los Feliz

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling Protect Your Home From an Invisible—and Fatal—Danger: Radon Top 10 Urban Properties With the Best Views Want to live like top talent? What about a top talent booker? Talent agent Tom Windish—the […]

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Pacific Union merges with John Aaroe Group

San Francisco-based Pacific Union International Inc., ranked the ninth largest brokerage in the U.S. by sales volume, has merged with Southern California luxury brokerage John Aaroe Group …

Slow season for luxury real estate in LA? Not a chance

The top five submarkets in Los Angeles for luxury home sales, those valued at more than $3 million, accounted for a total of 115 transactions spanning December to February.

This total is noticeable as it occurred during what is historically a slow per…

Office managers key to John Aaroe Group’s LA expansion

After justing establishing a downtown office and with plans to open a Studio City operation in the coming weeks, John Aaroe knows the key to setting up shop in a new neighborhood. “It’s not difficult if you’ve hired the right manager,” said the owner o…

LA luxury market is strong and brokerages are expanding

The strength of Los Angeles’ luxury home market combined with an anticipated wave of new condo product in downtown has influenced some of the city’s most prominent luxury brokerages to expand this year. With plans to close $1 billion in luxury sales, t…

LA-based John Aaroe Group opens office downtown, plans San Marino, Silver Lake expansion

After closing more than $2.2 billion of transactions last year Los Angeles-based John Aaroe Group has its sights set on expansion. The brokerage just opened a downtown Los Angeles office that will cater to the submarket’s luxury sector and is likely to…