SAN FRANCISCO: Pacific Union International, Inc. is expanding its leadership team to welcome highly respected real estate industry leader Teresa Howe. Howe will direct the brokerage's corporate business-development outreach and strengthen Pacific Union's position as the fastest-growing real estate brokerage in California, delivering projected 2017 sales volume in excess of USD 15 billion.
Howe takes the role of vice president of business development for Pacific Union on Sept. 25, 2017. She will assume responsibility for the company's corporate services, including relocation, referral activities, lead management, affinity programs, and concierge services. Howe will report to Jill Silvas, Vice President of Corporate Services.

The employment markets in Northern and Southern California are very vibrant. Both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies are challenged with onboarding new employees and sourcing housing in a supply constrained market. Pacific Union intends to make this easier for employers and employees.

"Having known and worked with Teresa as a competitor and colleague, I admire her business acumen and have appreciated her friendship for over 20 years," says Silvas. "She will be an amazing asset to our Corporate Services team."

Howe joins Pacific Union from her most recent position as vice president of the client development group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Southwest region, where she broadened the company's client base working with corporations, relocation firms, asset-management companies, Internet sources, and affinity groups. In her work for Coldwell Banker, Howe facilitated more than 10,000 incoming relocation buyer and seller referrals annually and closed over $1.35 billion dollars in real estate sales volume in 2016.

"We are fortune to welcome Teresa to our team at Pacific Union, John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust," CEO Mark A. McLaughlin says. "She brings an exceptional record of performance to our industry, and we look forward to her contributions to our growth in Northern and Southern California."

(Posted on 29 September 2017, 1695638697 34O204O181O91)