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Sound Off: What synergies exist between China’s and the Bay Area’s real estate markets?

A: The San Francisco Bay Area, a popular location for Chinese investors, continues to attract home buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, for the sixth consecutive year, China exceeded other countries in both the number of units and the dollar volume of residential housing in the U.S. California, and in particular, the Bay Area, continues to be the favorite among Chinese home buyers, due ...more

Who’s Really Buying Property in San Francisco?

ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis. There has never been a town like the one San Francisco is becoming, a place where a single industry composed almost entirely of rich people thoroughly dominates the local economy. Much of the money that’s been squished out of the rest of the world gets funneled by the internet pipes to ...more

Bay Area’s largest real-estate firm? It’s a New York startup | News | Palo Alto Online

Compass, the venture-funded real-estate startup that launched its first office in the local market just over two years ago, became the Bay Area’s largest residential brokerage firm this month after acquiring Peninsula powerhouse Alain Pinel Realtors for an undisclosed amount on March 9. The deal will nearly double Compass’ Bay Area headcount by bringing on board 1,300 agents from Alain Pinel, a company whose sales ...more

Upcoming Tech IPOs Could Reignite the San Francisco Market

If Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest and Slack join Lyft in going public this year—as is expected—Bay Area buyers could see a significant increase in competition ALEX ZYUZIKOV/GETTY IMAGES The real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area could be headed for a renaissance this year with an abundance of high-valued IPOs on the horizon, according to a report Friday from Compass. Lyft kicked off its ...more

Here’s 2018’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes To Dream About

Here are the country’s most expensive ZIP codes according to PropertyShark.com, an online real estate data source. PropertyShark’s numbers are based on median closed sales prices. “A minimum of five closed sales within an individual Zip Code is required to make the list of 100. If there aren’t enough sales and activity, we don’t include that into our consideration,” explains Eliza Theiss who wrote the PropertyShark report. ...more

Pacific Union International Wins Top Honors for Relocation Services from Altair Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terri Tiffany Sand Hill PR Partners Terri@SandHillPRPartners.com | 650-387-7720   San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 – Pacific Union International real estate was recently honored as the winner of the “All-Star Award for Real Estate Support Services” by Altair Global. The independent, global mobility-management company offers comprehensive relocation and assignment solutions in more than 180 countries, and it hosted an ...more

Robert Redford Lists Picture-Perfect Napa Valley Estate for $7.5 Million—See Inside

Robert Redford‘s wine country oasis is on the market. The screen legend and his wife, artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford, are letting go of their Northern California home. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, their estate, nicknamed Danza del Sol, has belonged to the couple for 14 years. The property is listed for $7.5 million with Steven Mavromihalis with Pacific Union International. The hilltop retreat is set on ...more

Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate San Francisco, Calif., September 24, 2018   Pacific Union International real estate top producer, Steve Mavromihalis put the spotlight on 10SerenityLane.com, a 100-acre hilltop vineyard property in the Bay Area for a recent gala fundraiser. The September 13th event featured vintage car race enthusiasts ...more

Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices San Francisco, Calif., September 21, 2018 – Pacific Union International’s Silicon Valley offices in Burlingame and Palo Alto welcome Shawna Borg Cashin as the newly named regional executive for one of California’s hottest real estate regions. Cashin’s move to her new position in Silicon Valley comes after five years as operations ...more

Pacific Union Joins Compass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union to Join Compass Compass Becomes the Largest Independent Brokerage Committed to Serving Real Estate Professionals in California SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2018 — Compass, the real estate technology company, announced today that Pacific Union International, a leading luxury real estate brokerage in California, will be joining Compass. Pacific Union is currently ranked the #5 largest brokerage in ...more