Alain Pinel Realtors Strengthens Presence in San Francisco and Wine Country


1408042479SARATOGA, CA - Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States, announced the promotion of Rick Turley to Vice President & Managing Broker of the San Francisco and Sonoma offices, effective August 12. The firm also named Tim Freeman, formerly Manager of Coldwell Banker’s largest residential real estate office in Sonoma, as North Bay Director of Career Development.

1408048452Turley (pictured left) replaces Tim Murray, who will continue with the firm, transitioning into a role as a Realtor focusing on high-end properties and international investors in both the San Francisco and Wine Country markets. Murray, who has been with APR for seven years, opened the firm’s San Francisco office locations and oversaw over 100 sales associates. He helped develop the firm’s commercial presence by overseeing the APR Investment Group, who are now the #1 sellers of apartment buildings in the city.

“With the real estate market booming in San Francisco and more Silicon Valley entrepreneurs investing in high-end homes in the Wine Country, this is an opportune time to broaden our presence in these regions,” said Paul Hulme, APR President, Founder and CEO. “Rick’s strong leadership and Tim’s deep knowledge of the real estate market and coaching skills bring the best of both worlds to our clients –comprehensive real estate services and the most knowledgeable agents in the business.”

Turley previously served as APR’s VP of Strategic Planning and Growth for San Francisco and Wine Country. In his new role, he will be responsible for day-to-day operations and growing APR’s presence in The City and North Bay. Previously, Turley was the President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's San Francisco Bay Area Regions.

1408048470Freeman will be responsible for training new and current agents, as well as providing mentoring, marketing and on-going coaching assistance. Prior to joining APR, Freeman managed Coldwell Banker’s largest office by dollar volume in Sonoma County and Wine Country. Before working in real estate, he was Principal of Neveric, LLC, an investment banking company and Assistant Corporate Controller at Informix Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward; and is a California certified public accountant.

About Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume, and the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in California. The firm has 1,400 agents in 32 offices throughout Northern California. Celebrating almost a quarter century in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, California. Visit us at, and connect with us on, @AlainPinel.