Pinnacle Real Estate Merges with Chase International

Posted by Katie Shaffer — June 16, 2008

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – (June 17, 2008) – Squaw Valley’s Pinnacle Real Estate recently joined forces with Chase International, Lake Tahoe’s premier luxury real estate company, taking on a sleek new look and stepping up client services.Chase InternationalThe Squaw Valley office (located at the base of the mountain) will now operate under the name and brand of Chase International, increasing Chase’s total number of Reno-Tahoe offices to eight. The founders of Pinnacle, Jeff Hamilton and Bill Murphy are now partners in ownership of the Tahoe City, Truckee and Squaw Valley offices with Chase’s Trinkie Watson.Joining Hamilton and Murphy at Chase is Tamara McKinney. Hamilton and McKinney are both Olympians and World Champions (Speed Skiing and Alpine respectively). Murphy has been visiting and skiing Lake Tahoe since the 1960s and is an avid skier. The trio embodies the diverse and active lifestyle of Lake Tahoe while possessing a rich knowledge of the area. Murphy, Hamilton and McKinney bring a combined 50 years of real estate experience to Chase and will continue to operate out of their premiere location at the base of Squaw Valley.The merge is a natural path for Pinnacle, which was founded four years ago on the philosophy of offering unsurpassed service to clients, a value that Chase shares.“We wanted to take our services to another level and no one understands that more than Chase International,” Hamilton said. “Chase is a powerful brand, offering a plethora of tools that will help us better serve our clients. We’re also excited to further position ourselves as the leaders of luxury in Squaw Valley.”Regional Lake Tahoe broker Trinkie Watson shared Hamilton’s enthusiasm regarding the merger. “I am thrilled to have Jeff Hamilton and Bill Murphy partnering with me in Tahoe City and Truckee offices,” Watson said. “Jeff and Tamara are Olympians both on and off the slopes. It’s exciting to be growing our business and we look forward to many productive years together.”Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, Chase International has eight offices in the Lake Tahoe region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Truckee, Squaw Valley, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London. Chase and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the nation’s property. Currently Chase International has one of the top five most expensive properties ever listed in the nation – Tranquility located at Lake Tahoe, for $100 million.With a staff of more than 140 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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