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 …

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 …

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 …

The week in real estate industry deals: Oct. 24-28

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…

Horacio LeDon joins Partners Trust as head of new development

There is a lot of new on the horizon for Partners Trust. The firm recently opened a retail design boutique under its office to attract locals, and now it’s bringing in new talent by hiring Horacio LeDon to head up the firm’s new development segment …

Partners Trust opens retail boutique under Santa Monica office to engage with potential clients

What is a real estate office to those not necessarily considering a home purchase? How is the space utilized? What is a better use of the space? How can a real estate office engage the community? Los Angeles-based real estate firm Partners Trust is try…

Luxury listing: Clean, modern and deluxe in Brentwood

This recently finished Brentwood home was designed by Marmol Radziner to blend into the hillside, with 11-foot sliding glass doors, beautiful panoramic views and a backyard oasis with a lap pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. The home also includ…

Luxury listing: beauty in Brentwood Park

This gorgeous traditional estate in the hills of Brentwood sits right next to two golf courses and features spacious, formal public rooms and and a detached guest suite that can also double as a gym …