What’s Happening in San Diego: September 11-17, 2017

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Another week is gone, yet for San Diego, the activities and events throughout the county, just keep coming. This week, throughout San Diego, you may want to discover the popular Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, powerboat racing in Mission Beach, and even a game of poker.  The week started off however with the 16th anniversary of  September 11, 2001.

DSC_2970.JPGSeveral September 11 events happened across the county on Monday, including one hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Wendy Moldow at the Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters. The event invited Senior Citizens to visit with and thank local First Responders, view a dramatic work of 9/11 art and share memories.  

 

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September 14, Taste of Downtown San Diego. Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters, Core District, and East Village neighborhoods. 5:00-9:00. Enjoy delectable tastes from more than 40 restaurants. Tickets are $30 or $35 day of event.

 

 

h1lineup.jpgSeptember 15-17,  San Diego Bayfair Mission Bay and beaches: 8:00-4:00pm – Known as “San Diego’s World Series of Powerboat Racing!”  Ticket prices range from $20-$250.  For additional information, contact 760-789-8870.

 

 

download.pngSeptember 15 – 17: San Diego Fall Home Show. San Diego Convention Center, Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday, 10:00-8:00, Sunday 10:00-6:00.  Enjoy shows, exhibitor displays and more!

 

 

 

download-1.jpgSeptember 15-17, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival.  Del Mar Fairgrounds. Referred to as the ultimate MIXexperince with 3 days, 7 stages and 100 plus music acts, this is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, great music and lots of other activities such as art exhibits, pampering, food and drinks.  

 

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Update: Patriot Rally Event Brings Awareness and Raises Funds to Support Veterans Issues

PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S REALTY SPONSORS FILM SCREENING AND RALLY BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE STRUGGLES FACING VETERANS

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If you passed through downtown San Diego on Wednesday, March 31, 2017 just after 6pm, you may have witnessed a parade of individuals, sporting patriotic colors and holding flags of every size, marching through the streets toward San Diego Bay. The group was heading to a fundraising event aboard that USS Midway with the goal of increasing public awareness and support for several local San Diego Veterans organizations.

If you looked closer, you may have also seen a sea of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty blue name badges worn by many of the marching flag holders. As a company Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was the Premier Sponsor of the Patriot Rally and No Greater Love film screening, but it was as a family of co-workers that so many came together to show their support (and open their wallets) for the cause.

 

 

According to Dana Anderson, Carlsbad Office Manager, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, “the march to the USS Midway, with everyone donning their red, white and blue and holding flags of every size, started the emotions. We are so polarized right now. This is not about politics. 22 soldiers and veterans commit suicide everyday. These are our brothers, sisters, kids, parents, family and friends. It’s not ok. This film seeks to start a conversation outside of the military sector and they need our help.”

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The Patriot Rally featured 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 also included 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 and guided tours of the USS Midway.

All proceeds from the event benefited Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America, all local organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans, and Gold Star families.

 

 “The heart of our community is our military, so many of us are Veterans or have family members, friends and co-workers who have served or are currently serving,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is our responsibility as a community to connect with the members of our military and show our support and gratitude for their service and to reach out to the many who continue to face a hard battle upon returning to civilian life.”

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From Left to Right: Steve Games, CEO Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Brian Arrington, Chairman Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Nyda Jones-Church, President Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Matthew Shillingburg, Event Co-Chair, MLB VIP Jim Leyritz, Trisha Marshall
Event Co-Chair, Justin Roberts, Producer No Greater Love

 Prior to the main event and film screening on the USS Midway, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty hosted a private VIP reception at the sales office of Savina by Bosa. The reception featured a talk from Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary No Greater Love and a silent auction that raised over $10,000 for the event.

San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating board the USS Intrepid in New York harbor on September 11, 2017. To donate and for more information about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit visit http://www.nglfilm.org

To view all photos from the event click here: http://bit.ly/2sEu3kz

 

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.