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Pacific Union International Hires Teresa Howe to Lead Business Development

Pacific Union International Hires Teresa Howe to Lead Business Development

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pacific Union International, Inc. is expanding its leadership team to welcome highly respected real estate industry leader Teresa Howe. Howe will direct the brokerage’s corporate business-development outreach and strengthen Pacific Union’s position as the fastest-growing real estate brokerage in California, delivering projected 2017 sales volume in excess of $15 billion.

Teresa Howe moves to Pacific Union International as vice president of business development.

Howe takes the role of vice president of business development for Pacific Union on Sept. 25, 2017.  She will assume responsibility for the company’s corporate services, including relocation, referral activities, lead management, affinity programs, and concierge services. Howe will report to Jill Silvas, Vice President of Corporate Services.

The employment markets in Northern and Southern California are very vibrant. Both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies are challenged with onboarding new employees and sourcing housing in a supply constrained market. Pacific Union intends to make this easier for employers and employees.

“Having known and worked with Teresa as a competitor and colleague, I admire her business acumen and have appreciated her friendship for over 20 years,” says Silvas.  “She will be an amazing asset to our Corporate Services team.”

Howe joins Pacific Union from her most recent position as vice president of the client development group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Southwest region, where she broadened the company’s client base working with corporations, relocation firms, asset-management companies, Internet sources, and affinity groups. In her work for Coldwell Banker, Howe facilitated more than 10,000 incoming relocation buyer and seller referrals annually and closed over $1.35 billion dollars in real estate sales volume in 2016.

“We are fortune to welcome Teresa to our team at Pacific Union, John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust,” CEO Mark A. McLaughlin says. “She brings an exceptional record of performance to our industry, and we look forward to her contributions to our growth in Northern and Southern California.”

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 2016 sales volume of $12.61 billion. In 2016, real estate industry leaders RISMedia and REAL Trends rank Pacific Union as the eighth-largest brokerage in the U.S. 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. In 2017, the company merged with Partners Trust, also based in Los Angeles, extending the Pacific Union brand to become the preeminent leader and ultimate California real estate company. The strategic alliance of these four powerhouses supports over 1,400 elite real estate professionals in 47 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, Downtown, the Westside, and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. To extend Pacific Union’s international reach, in 2013 the brokerage established an award-winning, Beijing-based China Concierge program 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 Unionexecutes 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.

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