Paul L. Hulme

President and CEO, Alain Pinel Realtors

Overall Rank: 33
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 9

As head of Northern California-based Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), Hulme owns and runs a real estate brokerage whose nearly 1,300 agents do more than $12 billion in annual sales. He co-founded the firm in 1990 and became sole owner in 1995. APR’s portfolio includes mortgage and investment wings.

A multi-faceted entrepreneur, Hulme also founded, owned, and operated property management, mortgage and insurance companies alongside APR. APR also provides relocation services through the independent brokerage network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and is a founding member of that group’s luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International.