Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to Sponsor the Patriot Rally Aboard the USS Midway

 

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Patriot Rally, a fundraising event that will be held aboard the USS Midway in San Diego Bay on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The Patriot Rally is an event to raise funds and increase public awareness and support for several Veterans organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans and those who have died in the service to our nation.

“There wasn’t even a second of hesitancy when we were approached to sponsor this event,” says Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, as well as a Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. “The heart of San Diego is our military community and this event is an incredible opportunity to salute these young people and the families of the fallen soldiers who have fought so that we may continue to enjoy the freedoms we have as Americans.”

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The Patriot Rally will feature a special screening of the international award-winning military documentary “No Greater Love” aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway. The film explores combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.

The event will also include the presentation of Colors provided by the JROTC Color Guard of Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, a special performance of the United States National Anthem by country singer Amy Scruggs, guided tours of the USS Midway and no host food and drink. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film

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All proceeds from the event will benefit Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America. Each one of these organizations works tirelessly to ensure that Active Military, Veterans and family members of fallen service men and women receive the support they need.

The Patriot Rally was the brainchild of Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary “No Greater Love” who enlisted event Co-Chairs Trisha Marshall and Matthew Schillingburg. Marshall and Schillingburg quickly jumped on “Board” and presented the opportunity Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsorship.

“We both care deeply for our Veterans and the Gold Star Families and wanted to create an impactful way to help raise awareness as well as funds to support the needs of those who have given so much in service to their country,” says Marshall.   “Veterans needs are many, those who do return home from combat often suffer tremendous PTS and the suicide rates among our Vets are staggering. For those who sadly do not return, families are left behind often with very little means of support.”

San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating aboard the USS. Intrepid in New York harbor on 9/11

“Our goal was to help communities connect with Military, Veterans and the families who have lost a service member,” says Shillingburg. “These are our neighbors, our co-workers and our friends who often keep their struggles hidden from those around them. This event is designed to bring us together in support of one another.”

For more information about the and to find out how you can get involved contact Trisha Marshall, 949-233-9007 or Matthew Shillingburg, 858-997-6632.

To purchase tickets to the event visit https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film and to learn more about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit http://www.nglfilm.org.

PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR OF OH! SAN DIEGO, A CITYWIDE ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH AND 26TH 2017

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that the company is the Title Sponsor for the 2017 Open House San Diego event (OH! San Diego.) Presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, OH! San Diego provides free behind-the-scenes access to over 40 of San Diego’s iconic buildings throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill and Barrio Logan. 

According to Maxine Ward, Director of San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) this year’s event will attract record participation and feature architecture and design studios, museums, schools, hotels, high­-rises, and many SDAF Orchid award winners. Many of which boast innovative use of materials, repurposing of space, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

 The event will bring design aficionados from Southern California and nearby Mexico a rare — and free — opportunity for behind-the-scenes access to the city’s most iconic buildings and sites. “San Diego was chosen, along with New York and Chicago, to be one of the three official U.S. Open House Worldwide Cities and this an excellent opportunity to showcase the diverse commercial architecture our city affords,”says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Every building has a story.

  • Want to learn how amazing buildings are designed? More than a dozen architecture studios will share their design process.
  • Are you a fan of historic architecture? Some of San Diego’s most iconic buildings will reveal their rich histories.
  • Interested in the newest buildings on the San Diego skyline? We have tours of recently completed projects and hard-hat tours.
  • Want to experience an Orchid winner in person? Visit during Open House and learn why these site won SDAF’s coveted award.

The details.

The participating sites are located in Downtown San Diego, Barrio Logan and new for 2017 – Bankers Hill. Most sites are open from 10am – 4pm, but some have limited hours. Most sites offer open access or self-guided tours. Some offer regularly scheduled guided tours on a first come, first served basis. Others require advance reservations. All are FREE!

Review the 47 sites along with their descriptions, images, addresses and opening hours. A souvenir printed event guide with a map and site descriptions is available at city library branches and at various other locations around town. The event guide is also available for pdf download. Sites requiring advance reservations are accepted NOW!

 

OH! Talks

Broaden your OH! San Diego experience by attending talks given by architects, designers, planners and other experts during the weekend. No reservations required.

When | Saturday March 25
Where | The Auditorium at San Diego Central Library | 330 Park Blvd.

10:30 AM        VICTORIA THORNTON | Open House Worldwide Founder

11:00 AM        JAN HORN | Executive Director, Architectural Division, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
San Diego Residential Architecture, Then and Now.

11:30 AM        DIANE KANE, PhD | Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner

1:30 PM        JIM DAWE | Chair of Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries

1:45 PM        ROB WELLINGTON QUIGLEY, FAIA | Architect of San Diego Central Library
How the Design of the Library Represents San Diego’s Past, Present and Future.

2:30 PM        HOWARD BLACKSON | Urban Designer
Cultivating a San Diego Vernacular.

When | Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26
Where | Carrier Johnson + CULTURE | 1301 Third Ave.

12:30 PM    CASEY MAHON | Designer
The Impacts of Technology on Architecture.

Printed event guide with a map and site descriptions will be available at city library branches and various other locations around town. For complete details visit:  www.sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse  and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pacificsir for continued updates!

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized at SDAR’S “Circle of Excellence”Awards

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The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) honored San Diego’s top real estate producers and members who exemplify excellence at their annual “Circle of Excellence” award gala on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mark Marquez, Manager of the company’s Inland Corridor office was honored with the 2016 Manager of the Year Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence recognizes those who have exemplified outstanding service to their clients, community, the association, and the real estate community as a whole. Each of the honorees reflects the highest ethics, integrity, and professional standards of the individuals who are members of SDAR. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted for the awards.

“Mark is truly deserving of this honor. He is an integral part of our growth and success in Inland North County,” according to Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “His knowledge and experience, combined with his genuine love of our industry and desire to see each of our agents grow and succeed, has created a positive team dynamic among the agents in his office and has affected the success of the whole entire company.”

2016 also marked the inception of the SDAR’s “Recognition of Excellence” award. The award was created to recognize the top 1% of real estate professionals in San Diego County for production as an individual or team with a minimum of 15 units sold and $15 million in sales. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents had a strong showing at the event and the company would like to recognize the following agents who were honored:

 PLATINUM INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling more than $50M or 40 units)

Marie Jo Atkins, Scott Aurich, Eric Iantorno, Seth O’Byrne, Deniese Ossey

PLATINUM TEAM (Teams selling at least 100 units)

David Schroedl & Associates, The Huff Team, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates,                    The LOTZOF Group

 GOLD INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling at least $25-50M or 25 units)

Marguerite Apostolas, Todd Armstrong, Casey Cooke, Lindsay Dunlap, Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Stephanie Jezek, Laura Lothian, Craig Lotzof, Gary Massa, Debbie McCauley, Jim McInerney, Donna Medrea, Neda Nourani, Clinton Selfridge, Jenniffer Taylor, Valerie Upham, Scott Voak, Carolyn Yarbrough

 GOLD TEAM (Teams selling 70-99 units)

Anderson White & Associates, Dan Conway & Associates, Inc.

 SILVER INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling at least $15-24M or 15 units)

Jay Becker, Jenn Blake, Paul Caparas, Cynthia Caricchio, Michael Chious, Patty Contreras, Sara Driscoll, Kim Drusch, Celeste Dunn, Paul Ferrell, Gerri-Lynn Fives, Elaine Gallagher, April Halvarson, Shannon Itzaina, Nicole N. Klopp, Dawn Leahy, Vincent Morris, Jeff Nix, Carlos Pastrana, Mary S. Raser, Ria Scoma, Richelle Szczygiel, Gina Vreeburg, Gary Wildeson

 SILVER TEAM (Teams selling 45-69 units)

Denny Oh & Associates, Greenwald/Gerke REALTORS®, Scott-Finn and Associates

“We are very proud of our agents who received the 2016 Recognition of Excellence recognition as we are very proud of each and every one of our Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents who work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the best possible service, marketing exposure and results,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty.

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PSIR REALTOR’S Host Fundraiser to Help San Diego Youth In Need

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Event Co-Chairs Colleen Coen, Darcy Delano Smith and Christine Wright, along with Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty
It was a cold and blustery night in La Jolla on Thursday, December 15th, but that didn’t stop those who gathered at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Global Headquarters to help raise funds to improve the lives of homeless, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Unwrap the Gift of Kindness, the holiday shopping event hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents Darcy Delano Smith, Christine Wright and Colleen Coen, raised over $4,000 dollars to support San Diego Youth Services.
“1 in 60 children in San Diego are homeless and in some areas of the county the numbers are much greater,” according to Darcy Delano Smith. “San Diego Youth Services is a well-respected and established local organization dedicated to supporting the needs of homeless children throughout our community.”
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The open house style event offered attendees the opportunity to enjoy tasty treats, mingle with friends and shop with purpose. Darcy, Christine and Colleen partnered with Jewels with a Purpose, a charity-driven jewelry company featuring unique and exclusive Italian-made jewelry inspired by the latest designer trends.  The company’s mission is to help raise funds for non-profits and organizations through donations of event proceeds.
“As we are all in shelter today with the rain, remember, there are children out there without parents or a place to go and somehow still making it to school despite the odds,” says Christine Wright. “San Diego Youth Services is so important to give a child not just food and shelter, but programs to help them to thrive.”
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that since founded, has helped to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Launched in 1970 when volunteers established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America, SDYS now provides intensive services to more than 20,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids “on their own” by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided at all 14 major locations in San Diego County.
“The number of children in our community in need of assistance and support is so great and we are very appreciative to those who came out to shop to make the fundraiser a success,”adds Colleen Coen.
Next year’s fundraiser has already been scheduled for December 14, 2017.
Realtors Darcy Delano Smith, Christine Wright and Colleen Coen are based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Global Headquarters located at 1111 Prospect Street in La Jolla, California.

GOING ABOVE, BEYOND AND “OVER THE EDGE”

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Agents Raise Over $30,000 to Support Brain Cancer Research 

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On Saturday November 5, 2016, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Team of “Edgers” rappelled down one of the tallest buildings in Downtown San Diego to support funding for brain cancer research. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a unique and exciting opportunity in which participants called “edgers” rappel 365 feet down the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Edgers must raise a minimum of $1500 to participate. All event proceeds benefit San Diego-based brain cancer research projects.

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s team, which was spearheaded by Karen Hickman, veteran Repeller and Realtor in the company’s La Jolla office. Hickman was inspired to raise awareness and money for brain cancer research after being personally touched by the devastating disease. “I’ve had a few friends pass away suddenly after being diagnosed and my niece’s best friend at age nine succumbed to brain cancer,” says Hickman. “There is only a 36% survival rate and now it’s the leading cancer in children.”

When Hickman told Steve Games, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Chairman about the fundraising event, he immediately jumped on board and together they assembled a team of agents willing to go ‘over the edge’ and raise the funds needed to participate. The team, consisting of Randy Lawrence, Nicole Minabe, Chris Bedgood, Erica Derby, Brittany Hahn, Jennifer Capozzi, and Steve’s 17-year-old daughter Sarah Games, raised over $32,000 in just under six weeks.

 “Rappelling 365 feet down a building is a bit over the top, and yes, it’s scary, but it doesn’t compare to the fear these patients and their families face each and every day,” adds Hickman.  

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Now in its 4th year, the event has raised over $700,000 in total for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC².) Proceeds from the event directly support San Diego-based brain cancer research projects. This year’s event raised $162,000 with a total of 70 rappelers participating. The Pacific Sotheby’s Realty team is already excited about next year’s event and their goal of significantly increasing the company’s participation.

“Brain cancer is one of the most challenging and underfunded diseases,” said Max Wallace, CEO of ABC². “Sometimes it takes extreme measures to make extreme impact. Supporters of Over the Edge for Brain Cancer are real life superheroes with courage and determination to help save the lives of brain cancer patients.”

ABC² is focused on speeding the discovery of a cure for brain cancer. By applying an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector, ABC² closes the current gaps in funding in order to catalyze research and rapidly bring new therapies to patients. To learn more, visit www.abc2.org.

Point Loma Architecture Series: The Work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

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Recently Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond filled the Point Loma Assembly for the fourth lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series. The special architectural lecture focused on the work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher and featured a round-table style discussion with James Alcorn, AIAE and historical property attorney Marie Burke Lia along with members of the community.

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Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

One of San Diego’s first generation of post-war modern architects, Robert Mosher, was co-founder of La Jolla Town Council, designer of the Coronado Bridge, west wing of the San Diego Museum of Art, and numerous other commercial and residential projects throughout San Diego. Mosher died of natural causes on July 26, 2015 at his home in La Jolla, California, at the age of 94.

 According to Larry Hoeksema, principal and former president of Architects Mosher Drew, the firm Mosher founded with his business partner Roy Drew, “Mosher’s view of modernism was much more about the quality of the human spirit. The way people interact and move through and around (a building) was something they were very much concerned about.”

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The Point Loma Architecture Lecture Series was created by Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to explore the architectural history of Point Loma with experts in the field. Caroline and Susan have extensive experience listing and selling historical and architectural properties and have combined their passion for these properties and their love of the Point Loma community to create this lecture series. “Our goal is to enhance community awareness of these local and important treasures while bringing neighbors together,” says Glasner. “We are thankful to have the opportunity to share our love of architectural history with our Point Loma community.”

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4th Point Loma Architecture Series Lecture at the Point Loma Assembly. 

The next lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series will be held on January, 24, 2017. The topic will be “Demystifying the Historic Designation Process. Noted expert Diane Kane, Architectural Historian, PHD will be the featured speaker. For more information contact Caroline Glasner, caroline.glasner@sothebyrealty.com or Susan Diamond, susan.diamond@sothebysrealty.com or visit their website at www.coastalartandhome.com.

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Agent Chairs Heart for Fashion Event

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Lynell Hamilton Super Bowl Champion Saints , Marshall Faulk Super Bowl Champion Rams, Mike Hamilton former San Diego Charger, Event Chair Rod Watson, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Hamilton’s Heart Foundation will host its first annual Heart for Fashion fashion show and charity event. Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agent Rod Watson is chairing the event which will raise funds to help provide healthcare services to children in need from all over the county.

Hamilton’s Heart Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to leverage the celebrity status of professional athletes to impact positive change in their communities. Proceeds from this event will benefit both the Hamilton’s Heart Foundation and Rady’s Children’s Hospital.

“It is an honor to serve and donate my time to the Hamilton’s Heart Foundation. When I was a kid I suffered from asthma and spent a lot of time in the hospital. It was really hard growing up being teased about my condition and unable to participate in sports like other kids,” says Watson. “There are thousands of families who can not afford necessary medical attention for their kids and through the work of the Hamilton’s Heart Foundation we are able to offer support to help so many children in need.”

The event will allow disabled children from across San Diego to walk the runway as models. Many of these children have dreamed of  modeling, but have been prevented from doing so because of their disabilities. “The fashion show is an opportunity to show children what real beauty looks like. We hope to make them feel as cherished and beautiful as they are,” said Lynell Hamilton, the founder of Hamilton’s Heart Foundation.

If you are interested in attending or donating to support the Heart for Fashion event, please call (619)200-1472 or visit   www.hamiltonsheartfoundation.com.