SVN Specialty Awards: Ambassador of the Year – Alex Ruggieri

Recognizing the SVN Difference with Specialty Awards

Ambassador126If you read my recent blog post about the SVN Annual Conference highlights, you know that the SVN Specialty Awards recognize members of the SVN community who have distinguished themselves in 2015 by making significant impacts on the commercial real estate industry and beyond. The awards – which included Team Player of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Collaborator of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Prospector of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Firm of the Year – looked beyond production results and instead focused on culture. The winners of this year’s SVN Specialty Awards each embody traits that the SVN culture values immensely: practicing collaboration, cooperation and conscious capitalism while excelling in commercial real estate.

SVN Ambassador of the Year 2015 – Alex Ruggieri

Alex Ruggieri - ambassadorWhat can we say about Alex Ruggieri? Not only does he dress the part of an impeccable Ambassador – he is out there online and in person representing SVN on his radio show, at CCIM conferences and with clients around the country. Recently he’s been working with David Wilk on some leading-edge corporate service projects as well. He’s been a Partners Circle winner for four years in a row – from 2012 through this year. This is his second time winning the prestigious Ambassador of the Year award, as he also received this honor in 2013.

Alex Ruggieri serves as a Senior Advisor for SVN | Ramshaw Real Estate, Inc., specializing in the sale of investment properties and corporate relocations in Champaign- Urbana and Central Illinois. With more than 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience, he has built an array of valuable business, real estate, and banking community contacts that benefit his clients. He has secured a transaction career sales volume in excess of $500 million.

The SVN blog will be featuring one SVN Specialty Award winner every week for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the SVN blog on the right-hand column of the blog homepage to stay up to date with SVN and CRE industry news.

Sperry Van Ness® 2012 Ambassador of the Year, Curt Arthur

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.

Curt Arthur, 2012 Ambassador of the Year
Curt Arthur, 2012 Ambassador of the Year

Local Presence

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.

Regional Push

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.

National Service

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.