RISMEDIA, Oct. 2, 2007-Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) President Larry Knapp announced that Jeff Barnett, one of Alain Pinel Realtors’ longest-tenured managers, was promoted to vice president regional manager for southeastern Santa Clara County. In this new role, Barnett will continue to manage the company’s Los Gatos office, which is believed to be one of the largest single real estate offices in the country with 220 sales professionals. In addition, he will have oversight of the firm’s Almaden/San Jose office, with 55 real estate agents.
Barnett is responsible for overseeing all of APR’s operations and assisting with strategic planning in markets south, east and northeast of his Los Gatos office. Almaden/San Jose Vice President/Manager Michael Nevis remains in the San Jose office and will report to Barnett. Carol Burnett remains as vice president/manager of the company’s two Saratoga offices, reporting to Knapp.
“As we seek continued growth and market share in geographic areas near our Los Gatos and San Jose offices, Jeff Barnett’s proven leadership, extensive knowledge and tenure with Alain Pinel Realtors makes him the logical choice for the expanded management position,” said Knapp.
Barnett is only the second Alain Pinel Realtors’ manager with regional responsibility. Timothy A. (Tim) Murray, in APR’s San Francisco office, was hired as a regional vice president in April this year when the company acquired the assets of Ritchie Hallanan Real Estate and began its expansion in San Francisco and the North Bay. Alain Pinel Realtors is one of the largest, privately-held companies of its kind in the United States, with 26 Northern California locations and annual sales volume of approximately $7 billion.
Jeff Barnett joined APR in 1991 – a year after the residential brokerage started operations, and became manager in the company’s Los Gatos office in 1994.
Barnett serves on the board of directors for the Northern California Real Estate Exchange (NCREX MLS), which officially merged RE Infolink and Central Valley MLS on September 12. With 23,000 subscribers and a $20 million annual operating budget, NCREX is one of the largest MLS’ in the country. He is chairman-elect for the 2008 NAR multiple listing forum and serves on NAR’s strategic reserve committee, which oversees $60 million in association money that belongs to members. Barnett has a long history of affiliation with the California Association of Realtors and was appointed to its executive committee in 2008.
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