Chief Executive Officer, HSF Affiliates LLC (parent company to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate)
Gino Blefari has joined the leadership team at HSF Affiliates LLC, parent company to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate brokerage networks. He will become CEO of HSF Affiliates January 1, 2015.
Previously, Blefari was president and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a leading U.S. real estate brokerage based in Cupertino, CA. Blefari founded Intero in 2002 and built the company into one of the fastest growing firms in real estate. Real Trends ranked Intero No. 12 for sales volume in its 2013 study of the 500 Largest Brokerages in the U.S.
In 2007, Blefari was recognized as the Italian American Businessman of the Year by the Italian American Heritage Foundation. In acknowledgement of Blefari’s green practices and support, EcoBroker Community Service Award out of more than one million brokers and agents nationally.
Out of 5,000 mentors across the country, Blefari was presented with the Mentor of the Year Award in 2012 by The Buffini Company. In July 2014, Blefari was inducted into the Mike Ferry Organization’s Hall of Fame. Additionally, in August 2014, Blefari received an award for “Executive of the Year for Leadership and Contribution to the Real Estate Industry” at Tom Ferry’s Success Summit in Anaheim, CA. Blefari was also honored with RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award for “outstanding achievements among residential real estate’s most influential and charismatic leaders.”