Pacific Union International Establishes Fund to Honor Victims of Southern California Plane Crash
August 9, 2018
San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 9, 2018 – Pacific Union International CEO Mark A. McLaughlin today announced a fund established to honor the lives of Nasim Ghanadan, Floria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd.
All were victims of a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday, Aug. 5 as they traveled to a real estate conference from their homes in Contra Costa County. Three of those lost, Nasim, Floria, and Lara, worked together in the Pacific Union real estate office in Danville, California.
“Today the community, family and friends of Pacific Union step forward together to embrace the future of those left behind as a result of this recent tragedy,” McLaughlin says. “We all share in the grief of the loss of life. Now we share together in nurturing those left behind.”
Pacific Union International will donate $100,000 to the Pacific Union Community Giving Fund (EIN: 47-2804742), a 501(c)(3) public charity (the “Fund.”) to honor the lives of Nasim, Floria and Navid, and Scott and Lara.
Donors who choose to make gifts in honor of lost colleagues and families will be able to do so through links to the Fund, which will use the donations as follows:
The Nasim Ghanadan Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Nasim Ghanadan. The Ghanadan family will name the beneficiaries of these donations in the near future.
To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s- xclick&hosted_button_id=BXCZTWZQHSBR2
The Floria & Navid Hakimi Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Floria Hakimi and her son, Navid. The Hakimi family will name the beneficiaries of these donations in the near future.
To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s- xclick&hosted_button_id=NPJF56F4UWANY
The Children of Scott and Lara Shepherd
Established in memory of Scott and Lara Shepherd. We are raising money to provide support for the general living expenses and educational needs of the Shepherd’s two young children.
To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s- xclick&hosted_button_id=AWG3VMYHVRDU4
Please note that contributions to the Shepherd children are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
The Moyer Foundation
Selected by Pacific Union International to provide grief counseling to children and adults who have suffered the loss of a child or a parent.
Donations are accepted online using a credit or debit card at https://moyerfoundation.org/donate/.
“The effects of this loss to our community, families, and friends will not go away overnight,” McLaughlin says. “This difficult journey is just beginning for those left behind whose lives have been changed in profound ways. On behalf of Pacific Union International, thank you for joining us in honoring those we hold in our hearts today.”
About Pacific Union International
Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Pacific Union International, Inc. is the West Coast’s premier luxury real estate brand, with 2017 sales volume of $14.1 billion. In 2018, real estate industry leaders RISMedia and REAL Trends ranked Pacific Union as the fifth-largest brokerage in the U.S. The prestigious London-based International Property Awards awarded Pacific Union “Global Real Estate Brokerage of the Year 2017- 2018.”
Through its 2015 acquisition of The Mark Company, the nation’s leading sales and marketing firm for new urban luxury developments, Pacific Union expanded its brand to development projects from San Diego to Seattle.
In 2016, Pacific Union merged with Los Angeles-based brokerage John Aaroe Group, followed in 2017 with mergers with Partners Trust and Gibson International also based in Los Angeles, and Empire Realty Associates, extending the Pacific Union brand to become the preeminent leader and ultimate California real estate company. The strategic alliance of these five powerhouses supports 1,700 elite real estate professionals in more than 50 offices throughout the West Coast. Northern California markets include San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, and Sonoma counties; Silicon Valley; and the Lake Tahoe region. Greater Los Angeles markets include Beverly Hills, Malibu, Downtown, Northeast L.A., the Westside, as well as the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.
To extend Pacific Union’s international reach, the brokerage established an award-winning, Beijing-based China Concierge program in 2013 that fully supports its Chinese investors on the mainland. Additionally, Pacific Union offers a full range of personal and commercial real estate services, including buying, selling and relocation, in addition to operating joint-venture businesses that provide rental and commercial property management and insurance services. Locally owned, Pacific Union executes with a vision for the future, an entrepreneurial mindset and an unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional service and expertise. For more information, visit: www.pacificunion.com