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Bay Area’s largest real-estate firm? It’s a New York startup | News | Palo Alto Online

Compass, the venture-funded real-estate startup that launched its first office in the local market just over two years ago, became the Bay Area’s largest residential brokerage firm this month after acquiring Peninsula powerhouse Alain Pinel Realtors for an undisclosed amount on March 9. The deal will nearly double Compass’ Bay Area headcount by bringing on board 1,300 agents from Alain Pinel, a company whose sales ...more

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Upcoming Tech IPOs Could Reignite the San Francisco Market

If Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest and Slack join Lyft in going public this year—as is expected—Bay Area buyers could see a significant increase in competition ALEX ZYUZIKOV/GETTY IMAGES The real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area could be headed for a renaissance this year with an abundance of high-valued IPOs on the horizon, according to a report Friday from Compass. Lyft kicked off its ...more

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Here’s 2018’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes To Dream About

Here are the country’s most expensive ZIP codes according to, an online real estate data source. PropertyShark’s numbers are based on median closed sales prices. “A minimum of five closed sales within an individual Zip Code is required to make the list of 100. If there aren’t enough sales and activity, we don’t include that into our consideration,” explains Eliza Theiss who wrote the PropertyShark report. ...more

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Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate San Francisco, Calif., September 24, 2018   Pacific Union International real estate top producer, Steve Mavromihalis put the spotlight on, a 100-acre hilltop vineyard property in the Bay Area for a recent gala fundraiser. The September 13th event featured vintage car race enthusiasts ...more

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 ...more

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Pacific Union Joins Compass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union to Join Compass Compass Becomes the Largest Independent Brokerage Committed to Serving Real Estate Professionals in California SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2018 — Compass, the real estate technology company, announced today that Pacific Union International, a leading luxury real estate brokerage in California, will be joining Compass. Pacific Union is currently ranked the #5 largest brokerage in ...more

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Inman covers Pacific Union and Compass union

The naysayers are wrong about 2018’s biggest real estate deal While it surprised some that Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin linked with Compass, the union makes sense Mark McLaughlin lusts for opportunity. The Compass deal, the biggest in real estate this year, is consistent with the Pacific Union CEO’s singular vision. Read more on Inman

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The Real Deal covers Pacific Union and Compass deal

Here’s why a Compass-Pacific Union deal makes sense The mega merger’s potential upside was too good to resist, despite past ill will Mark McLaughlin (left) and Robert Reffkin (right) (Credit: iStock) On the night of Aug. 5, Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin fired off an email to his top deputies. What followed were “highly confidential” instructions for conducting due diligence on a potential tie-up with ...more

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Pacific Union International Launches Private View™ With $400 Million in inventory

FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE                                       Pacific Union International Launches Private View™ With $400 Million in California Homes Coming toMarket Public Peek of Inventory Gives Buyers a Head Start Before Homes Hit the Market San Francisco, Aug. 16, 2018 — In order to maximize eyes on a listing as widely and as ...more

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Pacific Union Commercial Brokerage Launches Expanded Team and Leadership in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Stephen Pugh Leads West Coast Full-Service Real Estate Division for All Asset Classes San Francisco, Aug. 13, 2018 — Pacific Union Commercial, an independent division of Pacific Union International, the West Coast’s leading independent real estate brokerage, announced the dynamic growth of the San Francisco-based commercial brokerage in the Bay Area and Los Angeles with new president Stephen Pugh at the helm. The dedicated, full-service ...more

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