Gino Blefari

President and CEO, HSF Affiliates

Overall Rank: 23
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 13

Blefari oversees HomeServices of America’s franchise network HSF Affiliates, which serves more than 46,000 agents with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living real estate brands. The firm has 1,500 affiliate offices who do 352,000 annual transactions for over $105 billion in annual sales Blefari also serves on the board of Project Upstream, the high-profile industry data-management project. Blefari succeeded Earl Lee as HSF CEO in January 2015.

Before HSF, Blefari ran Northern California brokerage Intero Real Estate Services, which he founded in 2002 and grew into one of the nation’s largest firms by sales volume before selling it to HomeServices of America in 2014. A passionate advocate of real estate coaching, Blefari was recognized as a “Mentor of the Year” by the Buffini Company, “Executive of the Year for Leadership and Contribution to the Real Estate Industry” by the Tom Ferry Organization and was also inducted into the Mike Ferry Organization Leadership Hall of Fame.