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Pacific Union Real Estate Announces Sonoma County Expansion

New Petaluma Office to be Helmed by Jim Michaelson

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Union, the leading San Francisco Bay Area luxury real estate brokerage, has launched a new office in Petaluma.

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The expansion increases the company's Sonoma County footprint to six offices, including three in Santa Rosa, one in Healdsburg, and one in downtown Sonoma. At press time 19 established real estate professionals had joined the company to anchor the Petaluma office.

"We are excited to welcome these very successful and highly skilled real estate professionals to our team," said Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union. "This new group is reflective of our very high standards of performance and professionalism, and we are looking forward to the energy they bring the entire organization."

The Petaluma branch, located at 755 Baywood Drive, 2nd floor, will be managed by Jim Michaelson, who is highly regarded in Sonoma County real estate circles. He will be joined by fellow real estate professionals Deb Cheda, Steven Cozza, Jan Frost, Gael Grove, Nieves Hargrove, Heidi Hemstalk, Robin Hubbard, Kerry Jones, Ellen Lesher, Alan Maciel, Rose Marshall, Shar Nadale-DeSantis, Tony Parrish, Sean Payne, Molly Row, Kathryn Santos, and Ted Weber.

Over the past three years, Pacific Union has made significant strides in capturing a bigger piece of Sonoma County's market share. From January to December 2010, Pacific Union ranked ninth among brokerages in market share in Sonoma County. By the end of the second quarter of 2013, Pacific Union had increased its market share by 181 percent over three years. Pacific Union now ranks third among Sonoma County brokerages.

About Pacific Union

Pacific Union is Northern California's premier luxury real estate brand. It operates in eight regions, including Contra Costa County, the East Bay, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sonoma County, and the Tahoe/Truckee region. The brand enjoys a relationship with Christie's International Real Estate, the leading global organization of residential real estate service firms.

Pacific Union offers a full range of personal and commercial real-estate services, including buying, selling, and relocation.

Locally owned, Pacific Union's leadership operates with an entrepreneurial mindset and unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional service and expertise to ensure deep, long-standing client and agent relationships. In 2012, the San Francisco Business Times recognized Pacific Union as one of the Bay Area Top 100 fastest-growing companies and the company was also included in the Inc. 5000 list – the only full-service real estate brokerage in the Bay Area to make the cut.

Quick Facts:

  • 26 offices
  • 544 real estate professionals
  • Ranked #3 in U.S., 2012 average sale price (REAL Trends)
  • #3 largest real estate firm in the Bay Area, 2012 (San Francisco Business Times)
  • Ranked #5 in U.S., 2012 sales volume per associate (REAL Trends)
  • Ranked #18 in U.S., 2012 total sales volume (RISMedia)
  • Named to 2012 Inc. 5000 list
  • Named to 2012 San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 list
  • CEO Mark A. McLaughlin received 2013 RISMedia Leadership Award for innovation in real estate

For more information, please visit us at www.pacificunion.com, get our real estate news and insights at blog.pacunion.com, or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/pacificunionrealestate) and Twitter (@pacunion).

SOURCE Pacific Union

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