Pacific Union International is going into commercial real estate

The firm, which focuses on luxury residential properties and ranks fifth among the largest brokerages in the country, just launched Pacific Union Commercial in Los Angeles, a full-scale division focusing on commercial real estate.

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.

3 agents share their extraordinary marketing techniques

Adversity can push you to think outside the box when it comes to marketing your listing — because you have no choice. We’ve found three exemplary real estate agents who’ve pushed the boundaries of creativity to bring buyers to their listings. 

How the budget deal will impact real estate

At least one economist predicted those domestic spending initiatives would offer limited benefits to the real estate industry and housing market. …

A national MLS? C.A.R. livestream suggests strong appetite

Idea appears to be taking on new urgency as real estate leaders become increasingly impatient with the inefficiencies of 700-plus separate databases …

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 …

Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the count…

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 …

Why these indie brokers don’t plan to ‘sell out’

CEO Mark McLaughlin has grown Pacific Union International from 17 offices to 41 offices and 2 billion to 14 billion in revenue in the eight years that he’s owned the company. Matt Beall, CEO of Hawaii Life, is another successful principal broker; with …

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 …