Pacific Union International was born in California in 1975 - a single office in San Francisco founded by two entrepreneurs. Forty years later, we’re the number one independent real estate firm in California, with over $14 billion in sales last year.
Defined by teamwork, trust and innovation, backed by innovative tools and vast connections, our skilled real estate professionals know how to interpret the market’s evolving landscape to your advantage.
In January, 2018, three powerhouse Los Angeles brokerages, John Aaroe Group, Partners Trust and Gibson International, joined under the Pacific Union International banner to become the leading independent firm in the market with $7 billion in annual sales, 20 offices and 900 closely connected real estate professionals in the San Gabriel Valley, Northeast Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Westside.
Mark A. McLaughlin is Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Union International, Inc. A visionary leader in the real estate industry, McLaughlin led the acquisition of Pacific Union Real Estate in 2009 to become Pacific Union International, Inc., an expanding global brand. Under his leadership, Pacific Union has grown from a boutique luxury real estate brokerage with sales volume of $2.2 billion to the eight largest real estate brokerage in the U.S. with impactful international reach and sales volume of $10.15 billion in 2016.
In 2015 and 2016, McLaughlin led mergers with premier urban residential sales and marketing firm The Mark Company and Los Angeles luxury brokerage John Aaroe Group, seamlessly linking 1,161 real estate professionals operating in 38 offices throughout coastal California. Additionally, McLaughlin diversified within the brand to develop joint operating ventures in the mortgage, insurance, and property management services. He pioneered residential real estate outreach to Asia, establishing a China Concierge office in Beijing in 2013 to support the needs of Pacific Union’s clients in mainland China.
Directed by McLaughlin, Pacific Union vigorously executes against a unique, high-performance vision for the development of the real estate firm of the future. Key to this vision is the brokerage's Innovation Lab, created to accelerate technology development unsurpassed in the industry. The technology stack launched through this initiative includes a robust array of proprietary tech tools that connect the “cloud to the street,” putting faster business analytics into the hands of elite real estate professionals and creating the ideal road map for the ultimate client experience.
A hallmark of McLaughlin’s success is executive team leadership development, open communication, and teamwork, with keen emphasis on quantitative goals and exceeding client expectations. Inspired to serve his clients, employees, partners, and the community, McLaughlin’s leadership extends to the Pacific Union’s Community Fund, with giving topping $1 million.
Prior to acquiring Pacific Union, McLaughlin founded the Marin County-based real estate brokerage Morgan Lane in 2006, building it to become the leading luxury brand in the region. Earlier in his real estate career, McLaughlin served as the interim president of Sperry Van Ness International and held key management roles with LoopNet, Inc., NASDAQ: CSGP; Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. NYSE: JLL; and Colliers International.
McLaughlin was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California, Berkeley. He resides with his family in Marin County.