Intero’s Willow Glen Office Welcomes Joe Brown as New Vice President and Managing Officer

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Real Estate Veteran Joe Brown Joins the Intero Team

Joe Brown

“I've watched Intero’s growth closely as a competitor, and have always been impressed at the speed of their expansion and ability to become a dominant force in Bay Area real estate.”

Joe Brown, formerly the Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Los Altos office, has joined Intero Real Estate Services’ Willow Glen team as the new Vice President and Managing Officer.

With nearly three decades in real estate under his belt, Joe is a seasoned veteran in the industry. He has built a name for himself with his successful real estate career, beginning in 1980 when he closed 19 transactions in 12 months, an impressive feat considering the 16% interest rates at the time. In 1986, Joe earned his Broker’s license while owning his own company, Number One Realtors Ⓡ - Better Homes and Gardens. He became Branch Manager of Contempo Realty’s Willow Glen office in 1992, giving it the reputation as one of the most successful offices in the company.

During his time at Contempo, Joe also worked closely with Tom Tognoli (Intero’s President and CEO), Gino Blefari (Formerly Intero’s President and CEO, currently CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC), John Thompson (Intero’s COO), and Bob Moles (Intero Chairman).

“I feel as if I have come home to work with all these great people again,” said Joe, a Bay Area real estate veteran. “I've watched Intero’s growth closely as a competitor, and have always been impressed at the speed of their expansion and ability to become a dominant force in Bay Area real estate.”

Joe also previously served as the President and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Silicon Valley, during which time he oversaw 28 offices and over 1,800 affiliated sales associates. He is highly regarded as a top recruiter in the industry.

A family man, Joe has been married to his wife Joy for 37 years and has two daughters, Mary Ann and Liz, as well as a 16 month old grandson, Benjamin. In his free time, he has coached high school softball, basketball, and soccer.

“We are so honored and excited to welcome Joe to the Intero team. He’s contributed so much to the real estate industry throughout the Bay Area,” said Tom Tognoli, Intero’s President and CEO. “I have no doubt he’ll bring a fresh approach and new inspiration to our Willow Glen office.”

Joe couldn’t agree more, stating, “I’m very excited to be joining this great company, to be working with these fantastic people again, and to help continue with [Intero’s] growth and influence.”

About the Intero® Brand:
Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc, serves Northern California with 13 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of nearly 50 affiliates located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Teressa Francis
Intero Real Estate Services Inc.
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