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DEC 2018

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE December 2018 65 GINO BLEFARI is the CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the real estate bro - kerage networks of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate. Ble- fari has been in real estate for decades and was an award-winning agent, man - ager and broker/owner. He came to his position at HSF Affiliates from Silicon Val - ley, Calif.-based Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., which he founded in 2002 and through mid-2014 served as its president and CEO. Under his direction, Intero became one of the fastest organically growing companies in the history of real estate. TODD HETHERINGTON is the founder, CEO and co-owner of NM Manage- ment, the parent company of CENTURY 21® New Mil - lennium®. Responsible for operating and overseeing the firm, Hetherington moni- tors production, profitability and loan activity. Attracting and retaining the high-cal- iber folks he gets to work with is the professional ac- complishment he's always held in the highest regard, however, personal accom- plishments are far more im- portant. To that end, Heth- erington is most proud of his family, specifically, his children. MARY LEE BLAYLOCK started as a REALTOR® in Minneapolis in 1993, was promoted to VP of the relo - cation division in 1999, and in 2004, started HomeSer - vices Relocation. In 2014, she became SVP and gener - al manager of Berkshire Ha- thaway HomeServices Cali- fornia Properties, and was soon promoted to president and CEO. In 2017, Blaylock also became West Coast Re - gional president for Home- Services of America. "Every day is filled with interactions with some of the most dedi - cated and sophisticated real estate professionals in the business," she says. DAN FORSMAN is the president and CEO of Berk - shire Hathaway HomeSer- vices Georgia Properties with over 1,700 associates and 26 locations across the Greater Metro Atlanta and North Georgia area. The firm offers full services, in - cluding residential, luxury, new homes, commercial, corporate relocation, and more. This year, Forsman introduced programs to help associates generate more appointments...and more success. "Helping people create sustainable busi - nesses that take their life to the next level is my greatest joy," he says. As President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, celebrating its 10 th anniversary, SHERRY CHRIS will now also be involved in launching the Climb Real Estate brand, the San Francisco-based com - pany acquired by Realogy in 2016. Chris spent 16 years on the leadership team at Royal LePage and joined Realogy in 2006 as COO of Coldwell Banker before she was tapped to launch Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in 2008. "My passion for the real estate industry after more than 30 years is stronger than ever," she says. HAROLD CRYE co-founded Crye-Leike REALTORS® in 1977, where, as CEO, he focuses on identifying new office locations, hiring man - agers and growing the firm's many divisions, including title, mortgage, insurance, property management and relocation. This year, Crye is focused on reducing overhead by remodeling all offices. "The industry is changing and we are mak - ing the necessary changes to remain competitive," he explains. Crye is a founding and current member of the board of directors of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. As President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, JOAN DOCKTOR is instru- mental in the growth and profitability of the company, which services Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The company has more than 65 offices, 5,000-plus sales associates and 700 employ - ees. In 2018, the company donated record dollars and record time to 250 nonprof - its in its markets. "I am inspired every day by our sales associates who give tirelessly to their clients and customers to assure they achieve the dream of home - ownership," she says. As President & CEO of The Long & Foster Companies, JEFF DETWILER is respon- sible for strategic direction. With a focus on continual innovation, Detwiler takes a progressive position on future growth. In 2017, he - played a key role in Long & Foster's acquisition by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. "Having the best-trained and best-equipped real estate agents has been the core of Long & Foster's business since our founding, and that means providing our asso - ciates with everything they need for success," says Detwiler. 2019 NEWSMAKERS

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