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Alain Pinel reports management changes

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Larry Knapp, who served as president and chief operating officer of San Francisco Bay Area-based luxury brokerage Alain Pinel Realtors, has left the company. CEO Paul L. Hulme, the real estate brokerage's founder, has taken over the presidency. Knapp held the position from July 2003 until earlier this month. "The circumstances are right for me to resume the responsibilities of the office of the president and for Larry to move on with his career -- we parted amicably," said Hulme, in a statement. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Knapp had resigned.Other changes at the company include the promotions of Chief Financial Officer David Bellamy, who will become chief administrative officer, and Rainy Hake who will become vice president of marketing and corporate affairs in charge of technology, training and strategy. Mike Hulme who will advance from his position of facilities manager to director of corporate operations. The company will also form an advisory board to th...