Intero International Franchise Services, LLC partners with United States Department of Commerce to drive global expansion of the Intero(R) Real Estate Brand

Posted by Teressa Francis — September 20, 2009

Initial efforts to focus on establishing master franchise agreements in Asia-Pacific region

CUPERTINO, CA (SEPTEMBER 18, 2009) – Intero International Franchise Services, LLC, (“Intero”), a sister company of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., one of the fastest-growing and most innovative brokerages in the industry, announced today the engagement of the United States Department of Commerce to advance the Intero brand’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The Department’s Commercial Service will begin assisting Intero in Singapore beginning this month.

Intero previously announced master franchise opportunities in Hong Kong and is in the process of meeting with real estate entrepreneurs, agency owners and top agents across the region who are interested in creating successful, high-growth real estate operations in their markets.

“The Department of Commerce, through their commercial division, offers U.S. - based companies like Intero® a leg up in global expansion,” said Intero International Franchise Services, LLC President Javier Parraga. “I have had success with this program throughout the world and expect similar results in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region with Intero.”

The U.S. Commercial Service in Singapore offers customized solutions to help U.S. businesses enter and succeed. It will provide Intero appointments with pre-screened firms interested in an Intero Master Franchise opportunity. This service is credited with numerous success stories.

“Our mission is to speed the growth of successful companies like Intero in new markets by matching them with qualified entrepreneurs,” said Daniel Thompson, a Commercial Counselor with the Department of Commerce.

Intero Asia Pacific Managing Director Al Mendoza commented, “The process of introducing a new brand or service to a market is complicated. By collaborating with the U.S. Commercial Service in Singapore, I immediately have a partner able to provide market research and counseling.”

For more information on master franchising opportunities in Asia Pacific see or contact Al Mendoza at +1 760 855 7525 or email or Javier Parraga at +1 973 714 9576 or email

ABOUT INTERO REAL ESTATE SERVICES Founded in 2002 Intero Real Estate Services Inc. has quickly become one of the premier real estate brands in the U.S. Today, Intero has offices in California, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Mexico. Intero® has been named one of the fastest organic growing real estate companies in the history of the industry, out of 80,000 brokerages – as recognized by REALTOR® magazine in 2004 and 2005. In 2005 Intero was named the #1 residential real estate company in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The following year, in 2006, President and CEO Gino Blefari was awarded the EcoBroker Community Service Award given by EcoBroker International and the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals. In 2007, Blefari, and Chairman Bob Moles were given the prestigious RISMedia National Home Ownership Award at the NAR Conference & Expo for “outstanding achievements among residential real estate's most influential and charismatic leaders.” Recently in June 2009 Intero was voted “The Best Real Estate Company in Silicon Valley,” by the readers of the San Jose Mercury News. Also, for the first time in January 2009, Intero became the Silicon Valley’s market leader, and is now the dominant real estate company in Santa Clara County according to market share statistics from RE Infolink, the region’s Multiple Listing Service. Intero has a unique corporate culture that values its people above all else – founded with core principles of trust, respect, and integrity.

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