Pacific Union International CEO Mark A. McLaughlin today announced a fund established to honor the lives of Nasim Ghanadan, Floria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd.
All were victims of a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday, Aug. 5 as they traveled to a real estate conference from their homes in Contra Costa County. Three of those lost, Nasim, Floria, and Lara, worked together in the Pacific Union real estate office in Danville, California.
Nasim Ghanadan, Floria Hakimi, and Lara Shepherd
"Today the community, family, and friends of Pacific Union step forward together to embrace the future of those left behind as a result of this recent tragedy," McLaughlin says. "We all share in the grief of the loss of life. Now we share together in nurturing those left behind."
Pacific Union International will donate $100,000 to the Pacific Union Community Giving Fund (EIN: 47-2804742), a 501(c)(3) public charity (the "Fund.") to honor the lives of Nasim, Floria and Navid, and Scott and Lara.
Donors who choose to make gifts in honor of lost colleagues and families will be able to do so through links to the Fund, which will use the donations as follows:
The Nasim Ghanadan Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Nasim Ghanadan. The Ghanadan family will name the beneficiaries of these donations in the near future.
"The effects of this loss to our community, families, and friends will not go away overnight," McLaughlin says. "This difficult journey is just beginning for those left behind whose lives have been changed in profound ways. On behalf of Pacific Union International, thank you for joining us in honoring those we hold in our hearts today."
About Pacific Union International
Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Pacific Union International, Inc. is the West Coast's premier luxury real estate brand, with 2017 sales volume of $14.1 billion. In 2018, real estate industry leaders RISMedia and REAL Trends ranked Pacific Union as the fifth-largest brokerage in the U.S. The prestigious London-based International Property Awards awarded Pacific Union "Global Real Estate Brokerage of the Year 2017-2018."