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Sperry Van Ness International Corporation Appoints Solomon Poretsky Vice President of Organizational Development



Sperry Van Ness International Corporation Appoints Solomon Poretsky Vice President of Organizational Development

Commercial real estate franchisor announces the addition of new senior management position  

Boston, Mass. — August 7, 2014 — Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate franchisor, announces that Solomon Poretsky has joined the company in a new senior management position, Vice President of Organizational Development, effective March 2014.

In this newly created position, Poretsky’s primary role is to help Sperry Van Ness® (SVN)Advisors and staff, located at more than 180 SVN franchises in 200 markets nationwide,develop and hone their individual skillsets. To this end, Poretsky oversees the development of content for the SVN System for Growth™, assists SVN franchise owners with office expansion, and also supports the numerous SVN Product Councils. 

"I'm excited to be helping a world-class commercial real estate organization build new tools and systems to accelerate everyone's growth,” says Vice President of Organizational Development Solomon Poretsky. “My main goal is to help Managing Directors, Senior Advisors, Advisors and those that haven't joined the SVN organization yet reach new levels of success."

Prior to joining SVNIC, Poretsky was a partner at Custom Skills Development, a commercial real estate consulting firm that provided coaching, development, and training services to agents and commercial real estate brokerages across North America. A 12-year veteran of commercial real estate, he started his career at Marcus & Millichap, where he was involved in over $1.2 billion of listing sales and closings as both an Agent and a Regional Manager. Poretsky graduated cum laude from Columbia University in New York City. 

SVNIC President and CEO, Kevin Maggiacomo, adds, “Solomon is an indispensible addition to the SVN organization. He brings an impressive background of developing top commercial real estate talent, fostering an environment of growth and expansion.  Solomon makes Sperry Van Ness Advisors his first interest, so that their first interest can be their clients.”

Poretsky, Maggiacomo and the rest of the SVNIC team are coming off of a highly successful year for SVNIC, including a 60% increase in new franchise sales and a 28% increase in revenue.

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About Sperry Van Ness International Corporation

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor, is one of commercial real estate’s most recognized brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The SVN Organization includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets. With headquarters in Boston, Mass., SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, and leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. SVN Advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina and land transactions, charter schools, corporate real estate, and medical offices. All SVNIC offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, go to


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