Pacific Union GMAC Promotes Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo to VP of Napa Valley Office

Posted by Karen Monroe — August 13, 2007

Longtime Marin REALTOR® to Help Firm Expand Market Share North   SAN FRANCISCO – (Aug. 14, 2007) – The Napa Valley office of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has a new leader. Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo recently was promoted to vice president and branch manager of the 35-agent office located on Main Street in downtown St. Helena. Rickerd-Rizzo joined Pacific Union GMAC in 2002 as a broker associate at the Marin office.“Heidi has enjoyed a long and successful career in real estate in the Marin area and we look forward to her contributions as the VP of the Napa Valley office,” said Avram Goldman, president and CEO of Pacific Union GMAC. “Our goal is to expand Pacific Union’s market share as the leading brokerage in Napa Valley; a distinction we already hold in Marin and San Francisco. We are pleased to have Heidi in this significant management position.”Rickerd-Rizzo began her real-estate career in 1978 working for a commercial brokerage specializing in syndication and asset management outside the Sacramento area. In 1980, she returned to Marin County to head up the commercial/management division of Bayside Properties in Mill Valley. Two years later, she opened her own firm Bayside Management, one of the leading property management and investment firms in Marin County for the last 20 years. Rickerd-Rizzo sold her interest in the firm to retire from property management and focus on residential and investment sales.Active in the Marin Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors for the past 24 years, Rickerd-Rizzo has served both associations in a number of key leadership roles, including Board Director and secretary. She received the REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award in 1994 for her association and community service contributions. In addition, Rickerd-Rizzo was named REALTOR® of the year in 2003.Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate – Napa Valley Live. Work. Play. Invest. Pacific Union Napa Valley is located in the heart of the Northern California wine country in the center of downtown St. Helena. Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has been thoughtfully matching generations of buyers and sellers in the Napa Valley and San Francisco Bay Area since 1975. As a leading, locally managed real-estate company with knowledgeable, experienced real-estate professionals, Pacific Union focuses on a global vision, using technology and superior service to deliver a quality experience to a full spectrum of sophisticated clients. Pacific Union is a member of the Christie’s Great Estates network and is a GMAC Home Services company. For information, call 707.967.1340 or visit

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