Pacific Union strengthens leadership for aggressive expansion

by Steve Randall31 Jul 2017
One of the largest real estate brokerages in the US has made some key hires as it aims to boost its presence in a key housing market.

Pacific Union International is the 8th largest brokerage in the US by 2016 sales volume and has a fast-growing presence in California with projected sales volume of $15 billion in 2017.

The brokerage has made two appointments to its leadership team in the state.

Brent Thompson will take up her new position Tuesday as chief operations officer for Pacific Union, transitioning from her current role as president of the firm’s Marin County region and was instrumental in integrating Morgan Lane Marin, Inc. with Pacific Union in the 2009 merger.

During her tenure in Marin, Thomson grew Pacific Union's market share by more than 20 percent, supporting 2009 sales volume of $414 million to projected 2017 sales volume topping $1.4 billion.

"Brent Thomson achieves the extraordinary in everything she does," Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin said.

Meanwhile, Ed Lynch is joining the firm from RPM Mortgage with two decades of mortgage industry experience. eHeHe becomes senior vice president of Pacific Union’s Marin County region.

"Ed's abilities will energize the Marin region with innovative ideas to drive performance and exceed sales growth,"
McLaughlin said. "We're excited to integrate Ed's wide experience in motivating teams and attracting the best producers from the region to our accelerated vision for the real estate firm of the future."

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