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2013 Sperry Van Ness® Specialty Award Recipients

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If you missed the 2014 Sperry Van Ness® National Conference held in San Antonio, TX, you missed all of the incredible individuals and teams who received a 2013 Specialty Award.

The Specialty Awards were given to those who far exceed the everyday commercial real estate responsibilities. These recipients are nominated by his or her peers and are considered leaders within the organization and contributors to the community. As an organization it truly is amazing to see all of the knowledge, character and drive that Sperry Van Ness Advisors possess. Please find below a list of this years recipients.

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Firm of the Year: SVN Chicago Commercial
The Firm of the Year Award is given to the SVN office that goes above and beyond to help fellow SVN offices and Advisors. SVN Chicago Commercial has been the host, promoter, and hospitality provider to new recruits, business owners and more. SVN Chicago Commercial always says ‘yes’ to anyone who asks for assistance.

Ambassador of the Year: Alex Ruggieri – Champaign, IL
The Ambassador of the Year Award is given to the SVN Advisor who embodies the SVN culture and helps contribute to the success of the company. Alex is not only a top producer, but he authors articles for major publications, hosts podcasts as well as radio shows. He is a model SVN Advisor.

Team Player of the Year: Doug Wilson – Columbus, OH
The Team Player of the Year Award is given to the SVN Advisor who collaborates in a significant way with other SVN Advisors or offices across the nation. Doug contributes throughout his Mid-West region and assists fellow team members daily.

Trainer of the Year: Curt Arthur – Salem, OR
The Trainer of the Year Award is given to the SVN Advisor who most exemplifies the qualities of a high-caliber mentor. Curt goes out of his way to take a call from a prospect, deliver webinars to new Advisors and continually mentor those in our SVN community.

Innovator of the Year: Justin Horwitz – Phoenix, AZ
The Innovator of the Year Award is given to the SVN Advisor who embraces the latest CRE technology, including all the SVN tools available to enrich business practices. Justin uses the SVN National Sales Calls, Product Councils and various other tools to find, win and fulfill business on a daily basis

Prospector of the Year: Justin Verner – Baltimore, MD
The Prospector of the Year Award is given to the SVN Advisor who consistently prospects and develops a strong pipeline of business for the future. Justin uses all of our SVN tools available while maintaining great relationships and trust with his clients.

Collaborators of the Year: Nicole Abresch – Salisbury, MD & Kassandra Bruhn – Phoenix, AZ
The Collaborator of the Year Award is given to the SVN Office, Advisor or Staff member who takes the SVN dedication to collaboration to the next level. Nicole and Kassandra assisted the SVNIC marketing team with pilot programs and contribute regularly to social media and branding efforts.

Humanitarian of the Year: Wesley Cox – Salisbury, MD
The SVN Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to the Advisor who makes an extraordinary effort to give themselves to their community. The Mission of Mercy, The Christian Shelter, Salvation Army, and the Village of Hope are a handful of the organizations that have benefited from Wesley’s work.

Please join us in congratulating every 2013 Specialty Award recipient, individuals who truly embody the SVN Difference!

*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

Kevin Maggiacomo’s State of the Company Address

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The following are the closing words of my State of the Company address at our National Conference in San Antonio on March 13, 2014. I wanted to write them down so that even those who didn’t join us this year could reflect on them. The video of the full speech was circulated to the all Sperry Van Ness® Advisors and Staff on April 7, 2014.

Kevin Maggiacomo, President & CEO

Kevin Maggiacomo, President & CEO

“I want to close out by reminding you of something very special and unique that exists here; something that separates SVN Advisors and the brand from any other firm in the industry, and that’s the SVN culture.  It’s special, almost tangible. It’s real. And as long as we use the Core Covenants to guide everything we do with and for SVN, our unique culture will remain intact.

There are people who don’t fit our culture. Those will always exist. There are advisors who break the rules, and that will happen from time to time.  But from the way in which we collaborate to market properties, to the way in which we clearly place our clients’ interests first, the unique SVN culture is real, is present…and I don’t want to sound like an evangelist but I can feel it in this room.

A company’s culture is one of the only true sustainable advantages SVN or any company has, if you think about it.

Given enough time and money, our competitors can duplicate almost everything we do (they can but they can’t).  They can attempt to hire away some of our best people. They can try to reverse engineer our processes. But the only thing they can’t duplicate is the way in which we live our culture.

The culture to change the industry–we are a company of professionals. Professionals willing to share information and fees, because that’s how we achieve maximum value for our clients.

The SVN brand–synonymous with all of that, and being driven by our firm owners – local ownership – with ties and vested interests in our communities.

Our culture is unique, our culture is brave and I’d like you to give yourselves a round of applause to celebrate each other and company of which you are a part.”

Kevin Maggiacomo
CEO & President
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation

 

*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

The Lipsey Results Are In!

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SVN ranks #8 in the Lipsey Survey of the most recognized brands in commercial real estate.

The Lipsey Company once again produced their annual commercial real estate brand survey and the Sperry Van Ness brand continues to excel, moving up from last year.

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1. CBRE
2. Jones Lang LaSalle (tie)
2. Colliers International (tie)
2. Cushman & Wakefield (tie)
3. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
4. Cassidy Turley
5. NAI Global
6. Avison Young
7. CoStar
8. Sperry Van Ness
9. Eastdil Secured
10. DTZ

Click here to see the results of the survey.

*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

SVN Featured Properties for week of Feb. 10, 2014

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Property Location Price Property Type Fee Buy Side
Hampton Court Apartments Baltimore, MD Auction Multifamily 1%
Texarkan Retail Pad Site 1 Texarkana, TX $708,000 Land $21,240
Texarkan Retail Pad Site 2 Texarkana, TX $754,000 Land $22,620
Albuquerque Car Wash Albuquerque, NM $765,669 Land $22,970
7301 Patey Woods Road Newark, MD $850,000 Land $29,750
Amos Garden Apartments Huntsville, AL $990,000 Multifamily $29,700
Medical Office Condo Rehoboth  Beach, DE $1,185,000 Office $35,550
Augusta Lodge Augusta, GA $1,352,800 Hospitality $33,820
Taco Bell Fulton, MO $1,447,000 Retail $28,940
Burger King West Branch, MI $1,476,923 Retail $36,923
Burger King Plymouth, MI $1,792,000 Retail $44,800
Folsum Blvd. Retail Center Rancho  Cordova, CA $1,950,000 Retail $34,125
Wild Frontier Campground Ocala, FL $2,100,000 Multifamily $63,000
Executive Towers San Diego, CA $2,200,000 Office $66,000
Taco Bell El Dorado, AR $2,296,000 Retail $45,920
Commercial Land Georgetown, DE $2,400,000 Land $96,000
Main Street at Hebron Hebron, MD $2,500,000 Land $125,000
1408 Industrial Bldg. Pompano Beach, FL $3,000,000 Industrial $90,000
Townhome Portfolio Amelia, OH $4,600,000 Multifamily $115,000
The Atrium Norcross, GA $5,000,000 Office $150,000
Polo Springs Apartments Bardstown, KY $5,200,000 Multifamily $104,000
Office Building Portfolio Houston, TX $5,550,615 Office $111,012.30

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*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

James Blake honored with Charles D. Tandy #CRE award

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James_BlakeJames Blake, CCIM, Managing Director for SVN/Summit Commercial Realty, recently received the 2013 Charles D. Tandy Commercial Realtor award, the top honor of the Society of Commercial Realtors. This award was established to recognize commercial realtors who best exemplify the highest in professional standards.

Integrity, leadership and outstanding character are really what this award is about, and no one exemplifies those qualities better than James Blake

2014 SCR Chairman Bill Makens

With more than 28 years of Dallas/Fort Worth commercial real estate market experience, Blake has combined sales and leases in excess of $320 million. While Blake’s shopping center and industrial clients are all across the United States, his focus is retail and industrial income producing properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area.
*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

SVN Featured Properties for week of Feb. 3, 2014

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Property Location Price Property Type Fee Buy Side
Ramsey Landing Rincon, GA Various Land 2%-3.5%
Judd Creek Residential Cape Coral, FL Call for offers Land 1.5%
Warrior Drive Retail Center Stephens City, VA $975,000 Retail $29,950
28841 Old Hwy 80 Pine Valley, CA $1,200,000 Retail $36,000
Prosperity Bank Building New Braunfels, TX $1,435,000 Office $35,875
Calvary Church Edgewood, NM $1,450,000 Church $43,500
1212 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO $1,800,000 Industrial $45,000
Paradise Place Phoenix, AZ $1,850,000 Retail $37,000
Manufacturing Facility Salisbury, MD $1,999,990 Industrial $59,999.70
Executive Towers San Diego, CA $2,200,000 Office $66,000
Courtland Terrace Apartments Winter Haven, FL $1,350,000 Multifamily $40,500
Riverside Village Apartments Cocoa, FL $2,300,000 Multifamily $46,000
Rocky Ridge Fort Collins, CO $5,000,000 Land $150,000
Alessandro Center Moreno Valley, CA $5,200,000 Retail $156,000
775 Larkfield Road Commack, NY $6,400,000 Retail $128,000
Waverly Park Corporate Center Leesburg, VA $8,835,000 Office $265,050
Balentine Plaza Newark, VA $20,165,000 Retail $201,650

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*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

Robert J. Pliska Inducted Into the Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame

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Robert Pliska, Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness/Property Investment Advisors, LLC

Robert J. Pliska, Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness/Property Investment Advisors, LLC

Robert J. Pliska, CRE, , CPA, Managing Director, Sperry Van Ness/Property Investment Advisors, LLC was selected as an inductee into the Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame. The publication recognizes individuals who are “the biggest names in the commercial real estate” industry. Mr. Pliska’s profile in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the Midwest Real Estate News attributes this honor to his in depth knowledge of the commercial and investment real estate industry, his work ethic, his level of trust he earns from his clients and his expansive community, industry, and nonprofit service work.

Mr. Pliska specializes in the sale, financing, leasing, managing, consulting, auctioning and accelerated marketing of office, retail, multi-family, industrial, hotel and other investment and commercial properties. With over 35-years of commercial and investment real estate experience, Pliska has secured over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions. Pliska served as president and/officer of several commercial real estate firms. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he advised real estate and financial institution clients.

Pliska is a local and national speaker, author, radio guest, panelist and social media expert for many local and national organizations as the Counselors of Real Estate of the National Association of Realtors, the Commercial Board of Realtors, the State Association of Realtors, the State Association of CPA’s, the Chamber of Commerce, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), the Real Estate Answer Forum and many others on investment and commercial real estate. He is quoted in numerous publications as Globe Street, CCIM, The Counselors of Real Estate, local news publications, Midwest Real Estate News and others. He is followed by thousands in social media on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. He sits on local, national and international Board’s of CEO’s and other organizations. He has been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by several organizations.

Pliska’s professional activity includes former president of the Commercial Board of Realtors, Chairman of the Detroit Board of Realtors for the Detroit Metro Commercial Investment Division, member of the Michigan Association of Realtors and recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” Award and member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and recipient of the CRE designation. Pliska’s community involvement includes officer and/or board member of numerous community and nonprofit organizations.

Pliska received his masters of business administration (MBA) from Michigan State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit.

“I am humbled at my selection to the Midwest Real Estate News’ Hall of Fame. Such an honor can be largely credited to the exceptionally talented individuals and organizations that I have had the pleasure to work with over my career”

Contact:

Robert J. Pliska, Managing Director
Sperry Van Ness/Property Investment Advisors, LLC
Email: robert.pliska@svn.com
Phone: 248.433.1400

*All Sperry Van Ness® offices are independently owned and operated.

SVN Featured Properties for week of Jan. 27, 2014

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Property Location Price Property Type Fee Buy Side
Chasers Bar and Lounge Viroque, WI Auction Retail 3%
Free Standing Office/Warehouse West Palm Beach, FL $750,000 Industrial $45,000
795 Summit Street Elgin, IL $817,500 Retail $24,525
Country Hearth Inn Columbia, TN $1,200,000 Hospitality $36,000
Kennedy Court Apartments Baltimore, MD $1,260,000 Multifamily $31,500
248-250 Williams Street Carpentersville, IL $1,300,000 Self Storage $39,000
816 Pickens Industrial Drive Marietta, GA $1,350,000 Industrial $40,500
5300 NW 37th Avenue Miami, FL $1,150,000 Industrial $34,500
5200 NW 37th Avenue Miami, FL $1,675,000 Industrial $50,250
Walmart Malden, OH $2,600,000 Retail $65,000
West Jupiter Camping Resort Jupiter, FL $3,500,000 RV Resort $140,000
Crescent Mine Sumpter, OR $3,600,000 Land $72,000
70 North 2nd Street San Jose, CA $3,692,865 Office $110,785.95
14000 Rockland Road Green Oaks, IL $6,150,000 Special Purpose $153,750
Bricktown Market Place Oklahoma City, OK $7,600,000 Retail $152,000
Feather River Reno, NV $2,850,000 Land $85,500
North Valley Plaza Carson City, NV $8,850,000 Retail $265,500

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*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

Wesley Cox Honored with 2013 National Commercial Award

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Wesley Cox, CCIM, Senior Advisor, SVN/Miller Commercial Real Estate

Wesley Cox, CCIM, Senior Advisor, SVN/Miller Commercial Real Estate

Wesley Cox, CCIM, Senior Advisor with SVN/Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, MD was awarded the National Association of REALTORS 2013 National Commercial Award. The award recognizes excellence in the commercial real estate industry by honoring accomplished realtors for their local achievements. Cox is one of only 59 national award recipients, and the only recipient from Maryland. When asked about the award Wesley said, “It is a great honor to have been selected for this national award and to be a representative of the commercial real estate industry. As community stakeholders we should all have goals that help preserve and improve our enviable quality of life we have on the Shore and to help our community move forward in a positive direction.”

A factor in Wesley being an honored recipient was receiving the Rotarian of the Year Award from the Wicomico Rotary Club. The purpose of that award is to recognize someone that carries out the Rotary’s Four Way Test on a daily basis and someone that has demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on volunteer efforts. Mission of Mercy, The Christian Shelter, Salvation Army, and the Village of Hope are a handful of the organizations that have benefited from Wesley’s work. As the Managing Broker of SVN/Miller Commercial Real Estate, Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM commented, “I am extremely proud of Wesley’s accomplishments which go to show his and our commitment to the community and the commercial real estate industry.”

As a 12-year veteran of commercial real estate, Cox specializes in the sale and lease of commercial investment property, industrial, retail, self-storage, office, and land located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Southern Delaware.

*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

SVN Featured Properties for week of Jan. 21, 2014

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Property Location Price Property Type Fee Buy Side
Brink Road Emporia, VA Auction Land 3%
Clarksbury Road Capron, VA Auction Land 3%
Brand Pond Road Capron, VA Auction Land 3%
Former Daymar College Louisville, KY Auction College 2%
Inca Apartments Tampa, FL $890,000 Multifamily $26,700
Parkside Plaza Saline, MI $1,050,000 Retail $31,500
Benton Village Corvallis, OR $1,750,000 Multifamily $43,750
Crescent Mine Sumpter, OR $2,600,000 Mine $52,000
Jack in the Box Lakewood, WA $2,650,000 Retail $53,000
Rite Aid Whitesburg, KY $2,680,000 Retail $53,600
Hotel Development Site Swiftwater, PA $3,690,000 Land $92,250
Bella Rio Apartments Phoenix, AZ $4,250,000 Multifamily $85,000
Shoppes at Chandler Heights Chandler, AZ $5,975,000 Retail $179,250
Doral Professional Center Miami, FL $6,000,000 Office $180,000
Village at Ranch Lake Bradenton, FL $6,950,000 Land $173,750

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*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

Marketing Tips for Improving Your Business with Alex Ruggieri

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Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, MBA, SVN/Ramshaw Real Estate, Inc.

Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, MBA, SVN/Ramshaw Real Estate, Inc.

Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, MBA, with Sperry Van Ness/Ramshaw Real Estate Inc., recently asked marketing experts how commercial practitioners can improve business in the areas of public relations, branding and social media. In the article that was published by Illinois Association of Realtors, Ruggieri explains that the keys to success are:

  • Put the Power of PR to Work for Your Business
  • Build Your Brand Online
  • Successful Social Media

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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*All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated.

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