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SVN® Advisor Appointed Chair of National Association of Realtors® Commercial Leadership Forum


Boston, Mass. — September 13, 2016 — SVN International Corp. (SVN), a full-service commercial real estate franchisor of the SVN® brand, announced today that Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, MBA, Senior Investment Advisor for SVN | Ramshaw Real Estate in Champaign, IL, has accepted an appointment to Chair the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Commercial Leadership Forum. Ruggieri will begin his one-year term in November at the conclusion of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

The Commercial Leadership Forum committee works to provide members, staff and volunteer leadership of NAR's commercial structures with an opportunity to learn about timely commercial real estate issues and exchange valuable information that contributes to their success. 

“I’m excited and honored to serve on the Commercial Leadership Forum to contribute to the decision-making process and help shape the direction of the association and its policies,” said Ruggieri. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to take on this leadership role.”          

Ruggieri has been an NAR member for over 40 years specializing in commercial and investment sales.  A long and accomplished career in the CRE industry, he holds CCIM, CRE and GRI designations, and has served on both NAR’s and International Association of Realtors® (IAR) commercial committees in the past.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Champaign County Association of REALTOR’s.

“Alex’s role on the committee will help bring value and benefit to the association’s 1.2 million members, the nation’s 75 million real property owners and the individuals striving to achieve homeownership,” said 2017 NAR President Elisabeth J. Mendenhall, who made the appointment. “I know Alex cares deeply about our profession, industry and the clients we serve and will help guide us forward; I am proud to have him serve.”

Ruggieri has also greatly contributed to the SVN organization. He’s been a Partners Circle winner four years in a row, from 2012 through this year, and was twice named the prestigious SVN Ambassador of the Year.

“Alex is one of the most well-known and respected Advisors within the SVN organization,” says SVN President and CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. “Leading one of the most important committees in our industry is a natural fit for his impressive background and an incredible asset for the NAR.”

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SVN International Corp. (SVN), a full-service commercial real estate franchisor of the SVN® brand, is one of the industry’s most recognized names based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey. With 200 offices serving 500 markets, SVN provides sales, leasing, corporate services and property management services to clients across the globe. SVN Advisors also represent clients in auction services, corporate real estate, distressed properties, golf & resort, hospitality, industrial, investment services, land, medical, multifamily, office, retail, self-storage and single tenant investments. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit



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