Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVNIC) Adds Leading Certified Minority and Women-Owned (MWBE) Franchise in San Francisco

Boston, Mass. — April 4, 2016 — Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a full-service commercial real estate franchisor of the SVN® brand, announces the addition of its newest franchise office, SVN/QAV & Associates in San Francisco, California. Led by commercial real estate industry veterans Deborah Quok, Ann-Margaret Vann and Catherine House, CCIM, FRICS, the leading certified Minority and Women-Owned (MWBE) firm in San Francisco specializes in office leasing, and medical office building (MOB) sales and leasing.

House, Quok and Vann bring combined experience in commercial real estate that includes purchase, sales, leasing, consulting and corporate real estate in San Francisco and global markets. All three have held leadership roles in the CREW Network (President), CREW SF (President and Directorships) and CREW Sacramento Board of Directors (President).

“The timing is perfect for our business. Our extended platform through SVN will serve our private and institutional clients well, fueling growth whilst maintaining complete autonomy as we deliver our client-tailored communications and service,” says Quok, Co-Founder and Managing Director. “We are particularly attracted to SVN’s culture of collaboration in an exceedingly competitive industry.”

According to Vann, Co-Founder and Managing Director, “SVN’s award-winning technology and enterprise-wide support will enhance SVN/QAV & Associates’ ability to expand marketing and property awareness through an integrated network of 1,400 advisors in over 200 offices across North America – a direct benefit to our client base.”

House, Co-Founder and Managing Director, is an industry leader in medical office sales and has a long-standing affiliation with SVN currently serving as National Chair of SVN’s MOB Product Council. “By joining SVN we are able to better serve our MOB clients through the life-cycle of their MOB investment; purchase, leasing and sale with in-house expertise second to none.” 

"San Francisco is a key market for any global real estate company," says SVN President and CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. “We are especially thrilled to bring on the diverse talents that the QAV leadership team has to offer." 

SVN is the only major commercial real estate brand that markets all of its qualified properties to the entire brokerage and investment community.  Participating in approximately $10.1 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2015, SVN Advisors shared commission fees with co-operating brokers in order to close more deals in less time and at the right value for clients. Advisors also reap the benefits of our SVN Live™ Open Sales Meetings, cloud-based leading-edge technology, and national product councils. This open, transparent and collaborative approach to real estate is the SVN Difference.

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About SVN®

Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVNIC), 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 locations serving over 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