Viva Las Vegas: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty hits the road for #GNE2017

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OVER 40 MEMBERS OF PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ATTENDED THE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY® 2017 GLOBAL NETWORKING EVENT 

 

The 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Global Networking Event brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.

The dynamic three-day event,  which took place from September 25 to September 27, 2017 at the luxurious Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty’s global network of brand representatives, brokers, owners, managers, sales associates and marketing professionals to come together to collaborate, learn, inspire and celebrate the success of their brand and the global real estate industry.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event provides our office a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and forge relationships with our talented real estate colleagues from around the world,” said Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our sales professionals find the event extremely useful to help build their business, develop referrals, drive new leads to their listings and promote the San Diego market on a global scale.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic three-day immersion into the brand, offering two general sessions and a selection of 25 breakout sessions.  Several members of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty were invited to represent the brand on a wide range of topics during the event.

Leading Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Broker, K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was back on the main stage this year, lending her insight and experience on  “Understanding Teams.”  Don Conley, Regional Manager of the Firm spoke to his knowledge of giving his agents the power to succeed during the “Invest in Your People and Results Will Follow” panel. Brett Dickinson shared his expertise on “Understanding the Asian Consumer,” Realtors Amber Anderson and Seth O’Byrne covered topics in Video Marketing and Social Media Marketing, respectively, and Realtor Eric Iantorno served as the Ocean Sphere Captain during the conference. 

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Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, was the headlining keynote speaker and addressed members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network discussing the journey of creating a global lifestyle brand, which includes a focus on authenticity, constant evolution, and a keen understanding of the consumer.  In addition, Jeff Hargett, senior corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, gave an engaging and dynamic speech about the power of excellence in customer service and creating unique client experiences.  

“The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand resonates around the world and our global footprint is unrivaled; the Global Networking Event is a testament to that,” said White.  “This year’s conference was attended by members of our network from 34 countries and it is inspiring to see transcontinental business connections and friendships unfold as our affiliates continue to grow their business and strengthen the power of our brand.”

 

About Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty:

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest locally owned residential real estate firm, offers comprehensive real estate services supported by decades of experience, unparalleled property exposure, intelligent and innovative marketing programs and access to the resources provided by the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, to deliver maximum results with an exceptional level of service.

Comprised of over 600 agents in 22 office locations throughout San Diego County, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s clients benefit unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world through their association with the Sotheby’s auction house and Sotheby’s International Realty global network.  

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Nyda Jones-Church As President And Chief Operating Officer

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San Diego, CA (September 20, 2017) In a strategic leadership move, Brian Arrington, Founding Partner and Chairman of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Steve Games, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced that Nyda Jones-Church, Managing Partner and President of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty will become the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Jones-Church will oversee Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s successful execution of its long-term growth plan to ensure the company remains on the forefront of the real estate industry and real estate technology. Continue reading

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and World Housing partner to build homes in Tijuana, Mexico

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has partnered with World Housing and New Story Charities, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to fund the building of 28 homes in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana, Mexico. Through Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s ‘Agents of Change’ initiative, the company’s real estate agents will donate a portion of the commission from each closing with the goal of raising $300,000 in the next twelve months.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty chose to align with the World Housing organization and New Story Charities because of their commitment to providing homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, and access to the resources that change lives.

“The real estate industry is built on the belief that homeownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life – it’s always been part of the American Dream,” according to Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunities that we do in our society and it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security.”

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s ‘Agents of Change’ was officially announced at the company’s annual meeting and was met with an overwhelming response from the agents who proudly opened their hearts agreeing to donate a portion of their commission on each home sale, matched by the company, directly to the campaign. “We asked our agents for a commitment of $10 per closing, hands went up and then we heard, “I’ll donate $25,” “I’m in for $50,” “Put me down for $100,” and it went on and on,” says Games. “By the end of the meeting our agents committed to raising enough money to completely fund the entire project.”

The World Housing business model operates with completely separate overhead so there are no administrative costs, allowing 100% of the money raised to go directly to construction and materials costs. The organization is dedicated to working with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials, to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process. “We see a greater impact for our donation where it really matters,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Each home costs under $6,000 and is given to families previously living on the streets. Once someone has a home, their life and the lives of those around them change exponentially… a roof provides stability and security. It’s a place to store things without fear of them being stolen and a place to sleep without fear of being mugged, raped, or killed. These homes are the first step in building the sense of self-worth and pride, and we are honored to be a part of this outreach.”

To learn more about Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents of Change’ program and see how you can get involved visit http://worldhousing.org/agentsofchange/ or http://www.pacificsothebysrealty.com

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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!

 

Chris Mannerino Named PLOBRA “Agent of the Year”

 

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Realtor Chris Mannerino has been named “2016 PLOBRA Agent of the Year” by the Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association.
 Chris was presented with the award during the Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association’s annual Holiday luncheon and was humbled and honored to receive the recognition by his peers in the real estate community. “I am so grateful to receive this award because Point Loma has such wonderful Realtors,” says Mannerino. “Doing my best for my clients is what I always strive for, and to be acknowledged by my peers is such an amazing honor.”
 The Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association’s“Agent of the Year” award is presented to one agent each year that exemplifies excellence in service and professional standards to the real estate industry and within the Point Loma/Ocean Beach community.
 “Chris is truly deserving of this honor,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “He is a great representation of the high ethics, integrity and hard work that is at the foundation of our company, and we couldn’t be more proud that he received this recognition.”
 Chris Mannerino began his real estate career in 2004 and has received numerous awards and accolades within the industry. He has lived in the Point Loma/Ocean Beach community since 1991 and feels that it is important to stay actively involved within the community that he works, plays and lives with his family. Chris served on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula YMCA and volunteers his time to support local charities.
Chris Mannerino is based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Point Loma office located in the Historic Liberty Station. He can be reached at 619-820-6800 or via email at chris.mannerino@sothebyrealty.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates Opening of New Carlsbad Office

 

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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated the grand opening of their new Carlsbad office located at 5825 Avenida Encinas. The celebration included an official ribbon cutting ceremony with special guest Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall as well as office tours, raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres & beverages.

“Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to be open and growing in Carlsbad,” says Dana Whittaker, Carlsbad Office Manager, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “Carlsbad is an incredible beach city with a close-knit family feel with a strong economy due to local industries focused on life sciences, action sports, clean technology and information and communications technology. We look forward to representing Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos area home buyers and sellers with extraordinary service, experience and the global marketing power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”

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Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Regional Manager Don Conley, Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, Carlsbad Office Manager Dana Whittaker, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty President Nyda Jones-Church, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty CEO Brian Arrington

The 7,400 square foot contemporary office is designed to offer agents and clients a light, bright, high-energy space in a highly visible and easily accessible location. The office utilizes the latest in technology and marketing along with a supportive management and staff, offering agents an exceptional work environment.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Carlsbad office serves the areas of Carlsbad, La Costa, San Marcos, Oceanside and Vista. The office has already attracted some of the area’s top agents who are excited to provide their clients and the community with the world-renowned services and luxury market expertise of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty provides its agents and their clients with extensive marketing programs and targeted local, national and international media partnerships to ensure a successful property sales experience. The company offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the company’s property listings. In addition, the partnership with Sotheby’s auction house promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

For a personal tour of the new Carlsbad office or to find out more about the opportunities to join the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty team, please contact Dana Whittaker, 760.618.1460, dana.whittaker@pacificsothebysrealty.com

To view all the photos from the Grand Opening Celebration click here: PSIR Carlsbad Grand Opening

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates the Grand Opening of their Global Headquarters in La Jolla

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On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated the much-anticipated grand opening of the firm’s new Global Headquarters in the heart of downtown La Jolla, California. Located at 1111 Prospect Street, the flagship office sits directly across the street from the historic La Valencia Hotel and was designed to showcase the best of San Diego Real Estate to the global audience that visits La Jolla each year.

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The “blue” carpet was rolled out to welcome the estimated 250 guests to the 6,600 sq. ft. venue. Guests were greeted by photographers, stilt-walking street performers and live music and enjoyed a globally inspired cuisine and wine pairings.  Additionally, party-goers were treated to a TESLA automobile demonstration and test-drives along with the opportunity to view a classic 1913 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and a vintage Lionel model train collection which were displayed in the office’s public exhibit hall.

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With its prominent location, high visibility, digital displays and public interest component, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Global Headquarters will engage visitors from around the world and let them explore all that San Diego has to offer through a dynamic multi-media gallery experience. It was important to us to design a dynamic headquarters to showcase the global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and promote not only our listings and listings from our affiliate offices all over the world, but to also promote the benefits of living in San Diego, to the 50,000 plus annual visitors that flock to La Jolla each year,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.


Even before stepping into the office, the view from the street is commanding and inviting. The entryway features a 40-foot wide front door that opens onto a multimedia gallery for tourists and locals alike to explore real estate options in all of San Diego County via touch-screen interactive displays. The giant 13-foot wide “jumbotron” and numerous full motion video monitors highlight properties for sale from all of our 29 locations in San Diego county as well as properties across the world.


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The flagship office features a unique interactive public venue that will be used to feature a wide array of exhibits to residents and visitors alike. Whether it’s model trains, a classic or exotic car display or exclusive artwork on loan from Sotheby’s Auction House, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Global Headquarters Exhibit Hall will offer the public an opportunity to interact within the office. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s new International Relations Division, which is headed by Lupe L. Soto and was created to further expand the firm’s global footprint, is also based at the Global Headquarters.

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“One of the most important features of our new headquarters is that it’s designed to be accessible to each and every one of our agents,” says Nyda Jones-Church, President, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Whether the agent is based in the Carlsbad, Del Mar, or La Mesa office – they will have the ability to not only have their listings showcased in this prominent location, but to physically utilize the space to meet with their clients.”

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Designed with the help of San Diego based designers, San Diego Office Design under the guidance of Tamara Romero and her talented team.  The office combines clean contemporary office spaces with an open kitchen concept typically found in Sillicon Valley technology companies and better reflects the mobile nature of the modern real estate agent. “This new office is the physical space where our global online marketing capabilities are made tactile to the public,” says Chris Crocker, Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “We are showcasing the extensive digital advertising capabilities we currently provide to our clients in a somatic setting so that the true depth of our digital marketing capabilities can be experienced in person.  We are not just on the forefront of digital marketing, we are setting a new standard for others to follow.”

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Among the many guests who attended the Grand Opening event were the top brokers in the San Diego Real Estate Industry, members of the media, prominent community and company leaders as well senior executives from Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates and affiliates from other Sotheby’s International Realty offices. “The new La Jolla office is ideally located in one of the world’s premier markets, the jewel of the San Diego coastline,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This office is a culmination of the dedicated leadership of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty combined with star brokers committed to providing exceptional service of the highest caliber. We could not be more proud of the accomplishment of this fine company which represents the Sotheby’s International Realty brand so professionally in this important luxury real estate market.”

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting several upcoming events for brokers, clients and the public. In the meantime, they invite the community to come by for a tour.

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Since it’s opening in 2010, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has grown to be San Diego’s largest locally-owned and operated real estate firm. The company which is comprised of approximately 500 agents in 29 office locations throughout San Diego County, was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s Fastest Growing Private Companies as well as one of San Diego’s Largest Private Companies and was named San Diego’s Best Real Estate Company in 2015 by San Diego’s Best Union Tribune’s Readers Poll.