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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates record sales and growth in 2015 and forecasts continued expansion in 2016

 

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest locally-owned and operated real estate firm, continued to experience unprecedented growth in San Diego County during 2015, closing out the year with a 31.7% increase in sales volume over the previous year, by far the greatest growth among the top five real estate companies in the county.

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty maintained the highest market share in several key communities across San Diego County and ranked as the number one company, among San Diego’s large real estate firms, for most per agent transactions. The company continued its office expansion, adding several key associates and locations across the county bringing its 2015 numbers to over 500 agents in 23 offices.

“2015 was a great year for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, our sales volume exceeded our expectations and has positioned us for another amazing year ahead,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our continued growth is a combined result of the hard work of our experienced agents, the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and our extensive local, national and global marketing efforts.”

During the past twelve months, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty continued to increase their footprint in San Diego County by expanding with offices in the Inland Corridor, Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad.

 

  • In February 2015, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty launched their Architectural Division, offering clients distinctive representation and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively sell historic and contemporary architect-designed properties.
  • Zillow veteran, Chris Crocker, joined Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty as its Chief Operating Officer in 2015, to help drive further company expansion and enhance the company’s online media strategy.
  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was 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. Additionally the San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) awarded Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Broker of Record, Rick Hagen the 2016 Broker of the Year Award of Excellence and Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s General Manager, Mike Marmion received the 2016 Manager of the Year Award.

“Our company has experienced rapid growth by continuing to attract top agents who recognize the importance of the brand’s global marketing reach, technology tools and professional environment,” says Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s simple, when you have the very best on your team, you give them the very best.”

Several of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s top agents attribute their growth and success during 2015 to the vast marketing and referral programs offered. Realtor K. Ann Brizolis, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty believes, “the association with Sotheby’s International Realty and the truly dynamic and innovate marketing platform they provide has been a tremendous asset to my clients and has helped our team lead the local luxury market while providing the ultimate combination of local strength, showcased on an international stage.”

“When I joined Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty I already knew the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The most respected name in luxury real estate comes with perks that have helped me gain more clients and created real connections to get our client’s properties sold,” says Seth O’Byrne, The O’Byrne Team at Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “Having the local leadership of Brian Arrington, Steve Games and Nyda Jones-Church has resulted in a level of personal drive that is nearly unstoppable. Combining the local leadership with the global innovation of the brand has created a powerful company that simply cannot be matched by any other local brokerage in San Diego.”

New office locations set to open in 2016 are already in the works, including the new premier flagship office located at the iconic 1111 Prospect Street location in the heart of La Jolla, California, as well as in San Diego’s North County with the expansion of the Carlsbad and Del Mar offices.

 

“This is an exciting time for our company and residential real estate in San Diego,” adds Games. “The biggest real estate change in San Diego history is coming and it will redefine San Diego’s residential real estate landscape.”

 

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is comprised of over 500 agents in 23 offices throughout San Diego County. Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s listings are marketed on sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and their clients benefit from the association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. The Sotheby’s International Realty luxury network has 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide and has established itself as a leading brokerage specializing in the luxury market niche but proudly serving all property types and price points.

 

 

 

 

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Attends Momentum Real Estate Forum in Seattle, Washington

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Members of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s leadership team, including Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty; Nyda Jones-Church, President, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty; Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty and Chris Crocker, COO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty,  made the journey to the great Pacific Northwest to attend the first annual Momentum Real Estate Forum hosted by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle, Washington.

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Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

More than 150 real estate brokers and employees from Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) gathered for Forum. In addition to passionate addresses by members of the RSIR executive team, the dynamic symposium welcomed third party guest companies including Apple, Rezora, Wipliance, The Puget Sound Business Journal, TravelsThrough Images, O’Conner Consulting Group, Caliber Home Loans, AdSage, Tiger Oak Publication

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“The Forum gave us an opportunity to learn first-hand, the strategies and tactics that our affiliates in Seattle are using to increase their success in the market,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

 Steve Games, Chairman of the Board of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was invited to give the Keynote Address at the Forum.  Known for his passion, Steve truly made a “splash” at the event when he doused himself with his bottle of water and encouraged the audience to “wake up” to the reality that global is the new local. He then led a commanding exercise (bringing the entire room to their feet), simulating a couple arriving to Seattle on a plane in the hopes of finding their dream home only to seek help from one of the “backyard brands.” “It’s not going to happen,” proclaimed Games, “nobody’s ever heard of them.” His point demonstrated that for incoming consumers, there is little to no brand recognition for the regional brands yet for Sotheby’s International Realty, consumers know and trust the brand around the world.

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For more information about the Momentum Real Estate Forum visit Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Attends Regional Networking Event

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Members of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s management team along with several agents recently participated in a Regional Networking event hosted by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

More than 300 attendees from the Sotheby’s International Realty network gathered to learn about the industry’s best practices, and discuss updates in the global luxury real estate market.

The Regional Networking Event included speakers from the Sotheby’s International Realty team, including Phillip White, CEO | President; Francis Santangelo, Senior Vice President; Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer. Other speakers included Mike Orr from the ASU WP Carey School of Business and Cromford Report and Tom Winds, a leading economist from Everbank. Additionally, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents K. Ann Brizolis and Scott Aurich were invited to speak as panelists during the event.

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“This event was very extremely beneficial,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “It provided members of Sotheby’s International Realty’s management team the opportunity to share market insight from a global perspective and show how agents can leverage the extensive marketing and media partnerships offered by the brand to promote luxury real estate in their local market.” 

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Pictured from left to right: Francis Santangelo, Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s International Realty, Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Edward J.G. Mracek, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty, Nyda Jones-Church, President, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, Phillip White, CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized By San Diego Business Journal

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Steve Games, Nyda Jones-Church and Brian Arrington

 

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was recognized as one of San Diego’s Largest Private Companies by the San Diego Business Journal. Pacific Sotheby’s Realty was ranked number 28 on the list based on its 2014 revenue, which has increased by more than 60% over the previous year.

“Our company’s continued growth is a combined result of the hard work of our experienced agents, the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and our extensive local, national and global marketing efforts,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

The San Diego Business Journal list of San Diego’s Largest Private Companies is based on company financial data and records. All companies on the list must be privately held and their corporate headquarters must be based in San Diego County.

Earlier this year, the San Diego Business Journal also recognized Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty as one of San Diego’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was launched in 2010. Partners Brian Arrington, Steve Games and Nyda Jones-Church have grown the business to be one of San Diego’s top real estate firms in just under five years.

“We are honored to receive this recognition by the San Diego Business Journal,” says Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our rapid growth in the San Diego market is bolstered by the fact that our company is locally-owned and operated, allowing us to provide our agents with the individualized support and guidance they need to increase their business and ensure their success.”

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is comprised of approximately 500 agents in 17 offices throughout San Diego County. Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website and the firm’s brokers and their clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Visit us online at pacificsothebysrealty.com.