2013 Sperry Van Ness® Specialty Award Recipients

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.

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.

Sperry Van Ness Western Regional Conference 2013

Portland, Oregon–More than 70 advisors, managing directors and operational staff came together September 11 and12 for an insightful Regional Training session. The event was produced by regional franchisees and organized by Curt Arthur, SIOR, Managing Director Sperry Van Ness, Salem, Oregon and his amazing team Meghan Salinas and Christy Bailey.

The corporate team was pleased to be in attendance and kicking off the events was Sperry Van Ness CEO and President, Kevin Maggiacomo. Other speakers included–Diane Danielson, Chief Platform Officer, who revealed exciting new technology advances that the company will be using in the near future. Bo Barron, Vice President of Development, spoke to using key performance indicators and using peer accountability for improved performance and profitability. From specialized break out sessions (delivered by regional managing directors, including: Karlin Conklin, Tom Hoban, Neil Sherman and Steve Kawulok and Vice President, Tony Yousif) to guest speakers and market updates, this training session covered it all.

A special thanks to Curt Arthur, and his team for producing a topnotch event enjoyed by all in attendance.

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

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.