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Pacific Union International Names Olin Russum To Lead St. Helena Office for California’s Largest Independent Real Estate Firm

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 4, 2018 – Pacific Union International’s St. Helena office in Napa Valley welcomes Olin Russum as the newly named regional executive for one of California wine country’s most sought after regions. Pacific Union is the fifth largest ranked real estate brokerage in the U.S. with 2017 sales volume of $14.1 billion, and 1700 real estate professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Russum comes to the position with a deep history of building strong sales teams with Ricoh America, working with Fortune 500 corporations including Google and Gap Industries, and experience in the real estate industry in mortgage services and as a Bay Area real estate professional.

“We are thrilled to welcome Olin to our leadership team at Pacific Union,” says Chief Operating Officer Brent Thomson. “His prior sales management experience and deep roots in the Napa Valley only serve to strengthen our already significant team of real estate professionals in the St Helena region.”

In his role as regional executive, Russum will lead the sales activity of Pacific Union’s real estate professionals in the St. Helena office, and strengthen operations and marketing for the brokerage with its impressive portfolio of some of the world’s most beautiful winery estate properties.

Russum resides in Napa where his three children attend local schools. Russum’s wife Jessica, works in the region’s wine business.

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.