The Ambassador Award is given every year to an advisor who embodies the Sperry Van Ness® culture and helps contribute to the success of the entire Sperry Van Ness organization.
Curt Arthur, SIOR, Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors, LLC based in Salem, Ore., is the recipient of the 2012 Ambassador Award. Since joining Sperry Van Ness in 2007, he has championed the brand locally, regionally and nationally.
In less than two years, Curt’s office went from being a start up to achieving number one status in Salem. Curt and his team took the Sperry Van Ness brand from obscurity to a well known and well-regarded name in the Willamette Valley. Additionally, Curt hosts the only annual commercial real estate economic forum event in their market, which is attended by many community, business, and real estate leaders in Oregon.
Regionally, Curt has helped strengthen the Sperry Van Ness brand in the Pacific Northwest by assisting company leaders in helping recruit outside firms looking to join the organization as franchisees. His work was vital in helping Sperry Van Ness establish a foothold in the Seattle market in 2008 and to expand into Portland, Ore. in 2010. Currently, Curt is working in tertiary markets throughout Oregon and is expected to open additional Sperry Van Ness offices in the state as branch offices of his company.
Curt serves on the National Advisory Board for Sperry Van Ness International Corporation and assists in guiding the brand nationally. He regularly participates in national recruiting calls and often serves as speaker or moderator at national SVN events.
Curt is a top 50 producer for Sperry Van Ness International. He was the recipient of the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year for his community service in Salem, where he lives with his wife and his two children.
*All Sperry Van Ness® offices are independently owned and operated.