SAN FRANCISCO – (May 6, 2008) – Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate
is pleased to announce that President and CEO Avram Goldman was recently selected to serve on the newly created California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Board of Directors. The Marin Association of REALTORS® (MAR) nominated Goldman for the position for his more than 30 years of experience as a Bay Area real estate executive, CAR selected him.
“As President of The California Association of Realtors, I am excited and thrilled that Avram has accepted his position on the Board of Directors of the CAR’s statewide MLS. This is the largest and most important initiative CAR has ever undertaken,” said Bill Brown, President of CAR. “We need and were looking for our Board of Directors members to have strong business background in our industry as well as the understanding of why we need a statewide MLS to help our members succeed in the current transactional environment. Avram has all the tools to give the proper perspective in what we are going to accomplish.”Goldman is a national director of the National Association of REALTORS® and past president of the Northern California Chapter of FIABCI and the International Real Estate Federation. He holds the professional designation of Certified Real Estate Broker Manager (CRB).Goldman began his real estate career in 1979 as a sales associate with Valley of California Realty, where he managed the company’s Berkeley office it was acquired by Coldwell Banker. In 1998, Goldman served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the San Francisco Bay Area region, the flagship division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in California. He has been President and CEO of Pacific Union since January 2007.A strong advocate for Habitat for Humanity, Goldman received the Humanitarian of the Year in 2006 from the San Francisco Habitat for Humanity chapter and was honored with the same award for the Mount Diablo Chapter in 2004. Goldman holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California at Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate
Since 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. An exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four-star International Property Award in association with the London Daily Mirror and CNBC for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit www.pacunion.com