Alain Pinel Realtors Bring Warmth to Community with Holiday Coat Drive

OAKLAND, Calif. – (Dec. 10, 2007) – Broker Associates Kate Castle and Nick Lavrov announced that Alain Pinel Realtors will be conducting their 14th annual Holiday Coat Drive in partnership with One Warm Coat at their Montclair Village office in the Oakland Hills.Since 1993, Ms. Castle and Mr. Lavrov have organized the coat drive for transitionally and permanent homeless people. Last year, more than 800 coats and heavy sweaters for men, women and children were donated to One Warm Coat at the Alain Pinel Realtors’ Montclair office.APR will be accepting new and used winter coats for the needy in the lobby of their office, which is located at 6116 & 6211 La Salle Avenue, Montclair Village in Oakland during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m."With the generous support of community members, we hope to collect a thousand coats this year to help our neighbors in need stay warm this winter. It is important that we all make a positive difference in our community,” said Nick Lavrov, a broker with APR’s Montclair office. He emphasized that there continues to be greater demand for children&rsqo;s coats.After collecting the winter coats, APR will donate them to East Oakland Community Project, Bay Area Rescue Mission, (Richmond), Project Pride-Women’s & Children’s Shelter and East Bay Community Recovery Project.For further information about the Alain Pinel Realtors One Warm Coat drive, please call Kate Castle at 510-899-8007, Nick Lavrov at 510-899-8034 or the main Montclair office of Alain Pinel Realtors at 510.899.8000.ABOUT ONE WARM COATA national organization, One Warm Coat was started in 1992 by Lois Pavlow, a concerned citizen of San Francisco, who found herself with a coat that she wished to donate to a person truly in need of a warm coat for the winter. Lois did not want to have the coat pass through an agency where a person would pay for the coat—she wanted it provided free. The organization’s dream is that One Warm Coat becomes a part of the American lifestyle. When a coat is no longer needed, people will think of One Warm Coat. They will make their donation knowing that children, women and men in need will receive a gift of a warm coat. To learn more visit their website at ALAIN PINEL REALTORS  Founded by Paul Hulme in 1990, Alain Pinel Realtors has 26 prestigious and luxurious residential real estate offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. For the second consecutive year, Alain Pinel Realtors was voted by San Jose Mercury News readers as the Best Full-Service Broker and as the Best Broker for Luxury Homes. Alain Pinel is one of the largest real estate firms nationally with 2006 sales volume of $6.71 billion and an average sales price per transaction side of $1.14 million. Alain Pinel Realtors is a founding member of Luxury Portfolio, an operating unit of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). APR has a joint venture partnership in the mortgage lending institution, Private Mortgage Advisors, which is an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For a complete listing of Alain Pinel Realtors offices, services and agents, please visit our website at or call 408-741-1111.