Alain Pinel moves to Intero
"Alain is a seasoned real estate veteran with tremendous knowledge and experience in the industry," said Gino Blefari, Intero’s founder, president and CEO, in a statement.
"His extraordinary level of professionalism will continue to lead and expand the Intero brand as a household name locally and abroad."
Formerly senior vice president and general manager of William Raveis Real Estate, Pinel has continually reinvented himself over the course of his long career. He first worked as a journalist in his native France, but after marrying a Californian, he moved to the U.S. and began a career in sales.
He obtained his real estate license in 1976 and worked for Northern California firm Fox & Carskadon Real Estate, quickly moving into management. In 1988, Pinel left the firm and later founded his own brokerage, Alain Pinel Realtors, with two partners.
As founder, chairman, and CEO, Pinel set out to carve a niche for the brokerage by marketing its high-end listings beyond the local area to the rest of the country and abroad.