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Shana Rohde-Lynch Of Pacific Union Earns 'Christie's International Real Estate Luxury Specialist' Designation At Top Performers Conference

Specialist designation was presented by Christie's International Real Estate and Christie's Education

MARIN COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Pacific Union sales associate Shana Rohde-Lynch was awarded the distinction of "Christie's International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014." The Christie's International Real Estate and Christie's Education specialist designation was presented at the Top Performers Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, last week. 


Ms. Rohde-Lynch was identified as one of the 140 most successful real estate professionals in the Christie's International Real Estate network, the world's leading network of real estate brokerages and the real estate arm of Christie's auction house. Criteria for participation in the conference included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10% of sales for his or her Affiliate brokerage. 

"We were delighted that Shana participated in our Top Performers Conference," said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO of Christie's International Real Estate. "Together with Christie's International Real Estate and Pacific Union, Shana is a leader in the luxury real estate market and is positioned to meet the needs of the world's most discerning buyers and sellers of luxury real estate. This specialist symposium offered insights into marketing to the upper-tiers of the luxury market, and allowed attendees to explore ways in which to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection with Christie's International Real Estate."

This two-day networking and educational event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie's and Christie's International Real Estate. Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide; negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market; how to take advantage of state-of-the-art global marketing techniques; and Christie's perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.

Conference guest speakers included Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute, a leading voice about high-net-worth consumers; Michael Kamins, consultant with the Gap Partnership, which delivers negotiation advice to more than 350 corporate clients; Paul Hewitt, Managing Director of Growth Markets for Christie's in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India; Julie Reiss, Associate Professor, Christie's Education; Paul Provost, Deputy Chairman, Christie's Americas; and Jonathan Stone, Chairman of Asian Art, Christie's.

"It is an honor to have Shana designated as a Christie's International Real Estate Luxury Specialist," said Mark A. McLaughlin, CEO for Pacific Union. "This is a powerful tool that will not only help these top performers distinguish their businesses within the marketplace, but will elevate their global standing in the luxury sector. I applaud their hard work and leadership and look forward to their implementation of new concepts and strategies garnered from the experience."

About Christie's International Real Estate
Christie's International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world's most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and more than 135 global Affiliates with 27,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information about Christie's International Real Estate, please visit

About Pacific Union
Pacific Union is Northern California's most dynamic and innovative real estate firm, operating in eight regions including San Francisco, Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, the East Bay, Contra Costa County, Silicon Valley, and Tahoe/Truckee.  Since 1975, independently owned Pacific Union has set the standard for elite performance in real estate.  As the fastest-growing brokerage in Northern California, the firm closed $5.5 billion in sales in 2013, with its team of over 500 real estate professionals achieving the highest rankings for sales growth and sales productivity. For more information, visit

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