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CRE veteran Jim Boyd, MAI, joins SVN Commercial Advisory Group in Sarasota


Boyd will serve as broker of record for team of advisors on Suncoast

SARASOTA, Fla. – Jim Boyd, MAI, has been appointed a commercial real estate broker at SVN Commercial Advisory Group, managing director Matt Christian announced this week. In this capacity, Boyd will serve as the broker of record for the firm’s advisors, overseeing contract negotiations and supporting a collaborative culture of entrepreneurial agents. 

“Our focus at SVN is on a growth-oriented mentality, where commercial real estate agents are open, inclusive and innovative,” Christian said. “Jim upholds the SVN culture, and we are confident that he will play a key role in continuing to grow our platform.”

Boyd’s background spans more than 40 years in appraisal, commercial real estate sales and development. Receiving his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1980, Boyd is also a state-certified general appraiser, a licensed real estate broker and a state-certified general appraiser instructor. He will continue to run ValueNet Inc., a trusted commercial appraisal company for the Suncoast community since 1999.

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SVN is the only commercial real estate company that markets all of its properties to the entire brokerage and investment community. SVN advisors share commission fees with cooperating brokers to close more deals in less time and at the right value for clients. This open, transparent and collaborative approach to real estate is the SVN difference. SVN Florida provides services in more locations than any other Florida commercial real estate company.

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SVN, a commercial real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Boston, is one of the industry’s most recognized brands based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey. With more than 190 locations in 500 markets, SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide sales, leasing and property management services to more than 5,550 clients worldwide. The Florida team consists of more than 90 advisors serving locations across the state. SVN advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina, mobile home park and land transactions. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information on SVN Florida, visit For the latest news, trends and issues related to the commercial real estate market, visit SVN Florida’s blog


Matt Christian, managing director, SVN Commercial Advisory Group, 941-343-4520/

Ken Zeszutko, Zeszutko Corp.-PR on behalf of SVN Florida, 321-213-1818 /


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