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Alain Pinel

Sr. Vice President / General Manager, Intero Prestigio International
Alain Pinel is Senior Vice President & General Manager of Intero Prestigio International. In this role, tailor-made for his talents, Pinel is leveraging his unique experience, and continued success as the pioneer and renowned expert in the field of global high-end real estate to make Intero the leader in the luxury markets nationally and internationally. 

Alain started his real estate career in 1976 with Fox & Carskadon Realtors, in Los Altos, California. Three years later, he became the managing broker of the new Saratoga office, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. In 1984, Alain was made Senior Vice President in charge of the South Bay region and a year later, became the Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager of the company. Over his five year tenure in such position, Fox & Carskadon tripled its volume of sales (to $ 3 billion) and emerged as one of the top residential firms in the country. 

In 1990, as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Alain Pinel Realtors, he reinvented the marketing of high-end properties around international advertising and state-of-the-art technology, before selling the firm to his two partners to spend a few years in Europe. 

Through the end of 1994, Alain Pinel was in Paris, in charge of the commercial activities of Sefimeg, the largest real estate entity listed on the French stock exchange with a portfolio of over 9,000 apartments and 3 million square feet of leased commercial space. 

In 1995, Coldwell Banker brought him back to California. As SVP for the San Francisco, Peninsula & Silicon Valley region until 2002, Pinel put incredible new records on the books for the company with a sales volume of $13 billion in 2000 and 14,000 closed residential sales. 

In 2002, the co-founded Imminence, a start-up that changed the way real estate is done in France and neighboring European countries. With a core business built around the MLS system, he provided a menu of marketing, financial and productivity tools to the industry. 

From 2008 to the Fall of 2011, while SVP & General Manager in Massachusetts for William Raveis, the 10th largest real estate firm in the U.S., the company saw its market share jump 50%. It was voted "Best real estate company in Massachusetts" four years in a row. 

Mr. Pinel returned to his favorite turff, northern California, at the end of 2011 to join the executive team of Intero Real Estate Services, the leading company in the Silicon Valley. 

Mr. Pinel is also a former VP of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation in Northern California, and former VP of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.