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


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 manager in the region. She joined Pacific Union in 2013 to support the launch of the brokerage’s flagship office in Menlo Park and has since been instrumental in the growth of the region.

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding work that Shawna has delivered in the region over the past years to establish Pacific Union’s growth on the Peninsula,” company President Patrick V. Barber says. “She has been a key player in every important decision that we’ve made for Silicon Valley and has established herself as a true leader for our offices here.”

In her role as regional executive, Cashin will lead the sales activity of Pacific Union’s real estate professionals in the Burlingame and Palo Alto offices and strengthen operations and marketing for the brokerage, with its impressive portfolio of the some of world’s most sought-after properties.

Pacific Union International began a new chapter in the firm’s history in August 2018 by merging with New York-based Compass. The two firms were ranked as the fifth- and sixth-largest residential real estate brokerages in the U.S. by REAL Trends based on 2017 sales volume. With the addition of Pacific Union, Compass’ national team will grow to more than 6,400 real estate professionals across the U.S.


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.”

In 2018, Pacific Union merged with New York-based Compass to create the largest real estate firm in California. Along with the residential brokerage, Compass acquired The Mark Company, Pacific Union’s sales and marketing firm for new, urban, luxury development projects on the West Coast, as well as Pacific Union Commercial, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Pacific Union 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 real estate services including relocation, rental, and commercial property management and insurance services. 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:


About Compass

Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both real estate professionals and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012 by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin, Compass operates in 30 regions with over 90 offices across the United States including: Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Philadelphia, Aspen, The Hamptons, Miami, Philadelphia, Westchester, Greenwich, Naples, Santa Barbara, and Marin. Learn more and find your place at and