Former President of Coldwell Banker’s San Francisco Region joins Intero
CUPERTINO, SILICON VALLEY – August 9, 2011 – Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. announced Larry Klapow as Vice President and Managing Officer of Intero San Mateo.
Over the course of a 19-year career involving Bay Area real estate, Klapow has earned a reputation as a peer, mentor, friend and coach. As a former President of Coldwell Banker’s Residential Brokerage San Francisco Bay Area Region, he was responsible for the development of the company and oversaw 32 offices and a talented team of up to 2,200 real estate professionals.
The last few years Larry has been assisting business owners in growing their companies, training sales staff and coaching and mentoring agents in growing their businesses. He has an expertise in recruiting, building relationships, and developing talents, while establishing accountability. Klapow is extremely effective in challenging environments and economic crises. His accomplishments include the ability to drive positive change, strengthen organizations, enhance productivity and improve financial results.
Prior to being named President in early 2007, Larry was the Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s San Francisco-Peninsula region and before that he was the Senior Vice President of the Santa Clara County region from 2001-2007.
“We are really excited to have Larry on our team because he has vast knowledge on how real estate works and his ability to lead strategic programs and create reliable processes will be a huge benefit for Intero,” said Gino Blefari, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services.
“It is very typical for an executive to interview with many companies to look for the best deal; however I chose to interview with Intero only,” says Klapow. “Intero’s philosophy and values are right in line with my way of thinking.”
Klapow has more than a decade of experience in real estate, finance, technology, and entertainment, developing the strategies that support and achieve business objectives. Through creative campaigns, sharp business decisions, and clear-sighted ability to envision and land new opportunities, Larry motivates people to accomplish goals.
“Finding a great manager to run an office is always a challenge. Why we are so excited about the addition of Larry Klapow to our team is because Larry is not only a manager but an incredible leader, “explains Executive Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services, John Thompson. “His leadership just raised the bar in San Mateo and our entire executive management team due to his experience, wisdom and knowledge of the real estate industry and markets.”