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Partners Trust founder Nick Segal named Pacific Union LA president amid rebranding

Pacific Union acquired Partners Trust, John Aaroe Group and Gibson International within a year

Pacific Union has named Nick Segal, former chief executive and founder of Partners Trust, as president of Pacific Union Los Angeles, the company announced Wednesday.

The announcement comes a day after the official rebranding of John Aaroe Group, Partners Trust and Gibson International, all of which Pacific Union gobbled up in the last 12 months during a shopping spree of Southern California brokerages.

San Francisco-based Pacific Union, led by Mark McLaughlin, first acquired John Aaroe Group in late 2016. The sudden retirement of its founder, John Aaroe, came a few months later.  Pacific Union then took its deep Fidelity National-backed pockets to Partners Trust, acquiring the luxe firm and its 240 associates in August. Finally, it increased its stake in Gibson International at the tail end of 2017, jumping from a 35 percent controlling stake to a 55 percent ownership.

Segal will now oversee the Southern California division of the mighty brokerage, leading 20 offices across the region. As a whole, Pacific Union now counts over 1,700 real estate professionals across 51 offices in California. It expects to reach $18 billion in sales in 2018, according to the company statement.

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