Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International Inc., was the recipient of RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate Leadership Award, presented during RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Reception and Dinner. The reception was held in San Francisco, Calif. during the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo earlier this month.
The award is designed to honor an industry visionary who embraces innovation and exercises resilience to blaze new paths to success for real estate professionals and consumers alike. Sponsored by Citibank, the award was presented by Sue Barber, national sales manager for Citigroup.
McLaughlin acquired Pacific Union in August 2009 and the brand enjoys an exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate. A visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, the hallmark of McLaughlin’s successes has consistently been executive team leadership, early adoption of technology applications, open communication and teamwork with keen emphasis on quantitative goals, and exceeding client expectations.
Since 2009, McLaughlin has grown Pacific Union from $2.2 billion in sales volume to over $5 billion in 2013. In addition, McLaughlin also drove initiatives to develop joint ventures in the mortgage, insurance and property management service lines to benefit Pacific Union’s clients.
Prior to his career with Pacific Union, McLaughlin launched leading Marin County real estate firm Morgan Lane in 2006. Prior to that he served as the interim President of Sperry Van Ness International, and as Vice President, Sales and Business Development for LoopNet, Inc. LoopNet went public on the NASDAQ and later was acquired by its rival Co-Star (NASDAQ: CSGP).