Our clients are our number one priority. Their successes and achievements are as important to us as developing and creating a site that reflects their hard work and dedication. Last week, Pacific Union's CEO Mark A. McLaughlin was named the nation's top real estate leader. Mark received the 2013 RISMedia Real Estate Leadership Award at RISMedia's annual Power Broker Dinner on November 8th in San Francisco. The RISMedia Real Estate Leadership is a national award recognizing a member of the real estate industry ""¦who embraces innovation and exercises resilience to blaze new paths to success for real estate professionals and consumers alike," said RISMedia publisher and CEO, John Featherston. "I am seriously humbled by this award, which goes to my team at Pacific Union as I am far more dependent on them than they are on me," said McLaughlin. "It's exciting for all of us to see our hard work recognized with this exceptional industry accolade." In 2009, Mark took the lead of Pacific Union and since, the company has grown exponentially. From 2010 to 2012 Pacific Union had a 70 percent growth, prompting the San Francisco Business Times to recognize Pacific Union as one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. This growth also placed Pacific Union in the Inc's 5,000 List - which ranks the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States based on revenue growth. Pacific Union is a leader in innovation, marketing, and technology, continuously making the real estate process easier for both agents and consumers. Just this month, PacUnion unveiled a $650,000 custom-commissioned technology tool which allows real estate professionals to offer clients a comparative market analysis in three ways: via an iPad application, on a secure website, or as a printed presentation. Mark humbly affirms that PacUnion's innovation and advancements are always made with the fundamentals of client service in mind. "Our business thrives on trusted relationships, knowledge, advice, and recommendations," he said. "We choose to make investments in technology and solutions that support these linchpins to our success and enable our real estate professionals to offer extraordinary service to their clients. Our results "” and the RISMedia Leadership Award "” are proof positive that while everyone says they're doing something different, we are actually executing on our vision." Our team at WSD commends Mark and the entire Pacific Union team on this prestigious award.