Alain Pinel launches new concierge service and charity

APR Home Improvement Program goes up against industry rivals from Compass and Redfin, while APR Gives aims to centralize the San Francisco Bay-area brokerage's various philanthropic endeavors

Alain Pinel Realtors is giving back. The San Francisco Bay Area-based real estate brokerage announced last week that it was centralizing its charitable efforts and launching a charity-arm called APR Gives.