RISMEDIA, Jan. 15, 2007-GMAC Real Estate announced that Avram Goldman, a widely known and respected San Francisco Bay Area real estate executive with nearly 30 years' experience, has joined the company as executive vice president of the Western Region for the Company-Owned Real Estate (CORE) offices. Goldman also will serve as president and CEO of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate.
In his new role, Goldman will oversee the near-term growth of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate and manage the overall longer-term growth strategy for GMAC Real Estate's Company-Owned operations in the Western United States.
"We are extremely pleased and proud that Avram has joined our team," said John Bearden, president and CEO of GMAC Home Services. "His talents, experience and energy will help us establish and achieve ambitious goals for growth in this highly competitive and important market."
Goldman began his real estate career in 1979 as a sales associate with Valley of California Realty; he managed the company's Berkeley office after the company was acquired by Coldwell Banker. From 1984 to 1998, he held several regional management positions before being named general sales manager.
Since 1998, Goldman has served as president and COO for the San Francisco Bay Area region, the flagship division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in California. Under his leadership, the organization grew to 34 offices and more than 2,000 sales associates, selling nearly $15 billion in residential real estate. In addition, Goldman is national director of the National Association of Realtors and past president of the Northern California Chapter of FIABCI and the International Real Estate Federation.
"Avram's reputation and experience will be a great advantage as we enter a new era of opportunity for our company," Bearden said. "His extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions will be key to the success of our company-owned growth strategy in the Western United States."
"I am thrilled to be joining Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate," Goldman said. "I have great respect for this company and its sales associates and employees."
A strong advocate for Habitat for Humanity, Goldman received the Humanitarian of the Year in 2006 for the San Francisco Habitat for Humanity chapter and was honored with the same award for the Mount Diablo Chapter in 2004. Under his leadership, his organization raised more than $1 million for the national organization.
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