SVN Specialty Awards: Humanitarian of the Year – Brent & Amy Miller

Recognizing the SVN Difference with Specialty Awards

SVN Humanitarian of the year 2015If 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 Humanitarian of the Year 2015 – Brent & Amy Miller

If there was ever an office that makes community building a priority in our Shared Value Network it’s SVN | Miller. Led by Brent and Amy Miller, the group’s hard work to better their Salisbury, MD community is why we are giving them this year’s SVN Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Millers take doing well by doing good to heart and it is something that is reflected through every member of their team. We could say more, but I think that their SVN Difference video says it all. The SVN | Miller team picked up another honor at the conference, as this video won the “Best Documentary” category of our first annual SVN video awards. Check out the video below.

Brent and Amy Miller - SVN Humanitarian of the YearBrent Miller, CCIM, CPM, serves as Managing Director and Senior Advisor for SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate with offices in Salisbury, Annapolis, Bethesda, Maryland; and Rehoboth/Lewes, Seaford, and Wilmington, Delaware. Miller specializes in the sale, leasing, and management of retail, office, and industrial property. With more than 27 years of commercial real estate experience, Miller has closed more than 750 transactions, resulting in a career brokerage volume in excess of $250 million.

Amy Miller, CPM, serves as Managing Director for SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate & Property Management, Inc. in Salisbury, Maryland, where she acts as director of property management and chief financial officer. Miller has over 20 years of commercial real estate management experience.

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.

Five for Friday with Wesley Cox of Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate

This week, our Five for Friday focuses on Wesley Cox, senior advisor with Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, Md.

Wesley Cox, CCIM, senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate
Wesley Cox, CCIM, senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness/Miller Commercial Real Estate

1. What is your geographic market and product specialty?

I cover most of Maryland’s eastern shore. I have experience in all product types with a specialty in dealing with people.


2. What’s your latest best practice tip that you can share?

Be visible in your community.  This often means getting involved with non-profit organizations, your local chamber of commerce, and/or attending local charity events.  Many of the folks you’ll meet and get to know are CRE stakeholders.  We just won a large buyer rep assignment almost solely from being involved in the community.


3. What’s been the biggest change over on how you run your business in the past decade?

I just hit the decade mark in business and I would have to say the biggest change I’ve made in the last few years is to make more calls.  Coming out of college I relied a lot on technology but nothing replaces actually talking to people.


4. What business book do you like to recommend to your colleagues?

Books I recommend are:  Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell, Risk Only Money by Jack DeBoer, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) by Stephan Schiffman.


5. What’s a fun fact that not everyone knows about you?

Here are two fun facts:

Growing up I never missed a day of school and I had 13 years of perfect attendance.  And for the last two years, I’ve been an assistant coach for a high school varsity soccer team that won the Maryland State Championship last season.



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