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PT Managing Partner Sarah Kosasky Educates and Unites at CAR’s First WomanUp! Conference

PT Managing Partner Sarah Kosasky inspires day in and day out while leading her associates in Partners Trust’s Malibu office. But on Thursday, June 8, Sarah empowered a different crowd: females in real estate. Sarah spoke on a powerful panel at the California Association of Realtors’ first ever WomanUp! Conference boasting an impressive list of speakers and relevant sessions.

The conference, which was held at The Westin in Pasadena, featured a full day of career-focused women coming together, talking about and exploring the tools needed to take their business to the next level. WomanUp! has its roots in mentorship and leadership, two things that Sarah is particularly drawn to, and touched on everything from effective coaching, to building the best team, finding your mentors, and even starting your own brokerage.

Sarah, along with two other women headed a panel titled, “The Art of the Ask,” where the panel discussed strategies designed to empower women to engage in successful negotiations as well as navigate their way through challenging business discussions. “I am honored to have been asked to speak at the inaugural event,” Sarah said.

By participating in this event, Sarah was able to continue to bridge the community of female leaders in the real estate industry—and Sarah is big on community; she makes it her job to create a collaborative environment in her own office through continued education and unprecedented teamwork. As Sarah spoke on the panel, her commitment to greatness came through. She shared the importance of building relationships and how that has such a significant role in “the ask.”

As the all-day event wrapped up and successful, inspirational women within the industry moved through the ballroom, Sarah expressed her optimism for the future and how she felt the WomanUp! organization was so crucial to industry growth. “I’m especially optimistic about the mentoring relationships that will result from this event and will support future generations of female leadership.”

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Introducing Partners Trust’s 2016 Annual Report with 2017 Forecast & 4th Quarter Insights

Partners Trust’s 2016 Annual Report is an in-depth and engaging publication providing valuable insight into the Los Angeles real estate market, current market trends for residential, new development and commercial properties and forecasts for 2017. The report also includes a briefing of Partners Trust’s global business and what proved to be our most prosperous year yet — from leading sales in Santa Monica, Malibu and La Cañada Flintridge to the opening of Openhouse, our retail concept and community outpost, to our ever-growing philanthropic commitment.

Additionally, we are pleased to release our Fourth Quarter Real Estate Market Report, intended to apprise you of sales figures as well as analysis of the state of the Los Angeles real estate market in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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PT Charitable Giving Fund Donates $100K in 2016 and Names First Three 2017 Charitable Partners

Partners Trust is proud to announce $100,000 was raised for the six recipients of the PT Charitable Giving Fund in 2016, and the selection of the first three charities the Fund will be supporting this year.

The Partners Trust Charitable Giving Fund is a not-for-profit organization formed by Partners Trust with 100% participation from our associates. The fund supports charitable groups that serve LA’s disenfranchised communities and the arts through initiatives for improved health, education and housing. In 2016 the Charitable Giving Fund served The Judy Fund, Give Back Homes, One Voice, EduCare Foundation, Westside Children’s Center, and Inner-City Arts.

Every six months, another three charities are chosen as beneficiaries of the Fund. Our first selections for 2017 are incredible organizations, which support those affected by cancer.

National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition is an advocacy group devoted to improving public policies surrounding research, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community provides support to millions of people affected by cancer through online and community-based centers and hospitals.

Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles

Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles provides comfort and care to ill children and their families.

We are tremendously inspired by these organizations and look forward to supporting our new charities this year. Congratulations to our 240 associates for the impact they made over the past year and their continuing commitment to supporting those in need.