Realtor John Aaroe steps out of retirement — again — for executive role at Pacific Union International

John Aaroe, the legendary Los Angeles-based Realtor, is once again returning to the industry from which he previously announced his retirement.

Steve Lewis launches new boutique brokerage ‘Core’ in Beverly Hills

Core will specialize in luxury residential and commercial property, covering mainly the Los Angeles Westside property markets. Lewis and Core have signed over 30 agents in 30 days, including senior agents from the Pacific Union LA branch.

Real estate’s top producers share their secrets to success

The sheer work ethic of Michael Jordan, the mindset of a Jedi, the adaptability of a chameleon and the dogged humility of a servant — put it all together with a commitment to real estate, and you just might get a top-producing agent.

5 characteristics of real estate’s top producers

You have two choices in your career. You can be committed to it, or you can be interested. Successful agents live each day with enthusiasm …

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 …

How to sell or merge your real estate company

Emotions, lawyers and agent objections can make a rollercoaster out of mergers and acquisitions, but there are ways to execute a flawless transaction …

Los Angeles real estate legend John Aaroe retires

This isn’t the first time Los Angeles real estate icon and business visionary John Aaroe, known for his top-notch client service and magic touch in boosting agent productivity, has pledged to retire in his decades-long, lucrative professional run …

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. 

Pacific Union merges with Partners Trust, signals more acquisitions

Today Pacific Union International formally announced its merger with Partners Trust, an independent luxury brokerage with more than 240 associates in the Los Angeles area. The merger is expected to close next week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed …