Sperry Van Ness International Corp. Adds Franchise in Holland, Michigan

Boston, Mass. — June 11, 2014 — Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchise office, SVN/Investment Property Advisors in Holland, Michigan. Led by Managing Director David De Maagd and Practice Partner Peter Colvin the organization will focus on single tenant net leased investments in Holland and throughout Michigan.

De Maagd and Colvin have assembled a team of top Advisors to help their clients buy and sell high quality properties leased long-term to credit tenants. The staff at SVN/Investment Property Advisors is now looking to take advantage of the SVNIC national platform and transparency in listings to become a recognized leader in the area’s highly competitive brokerage industry.

“We chose to be a part of the Sperry Van Ness® organization due to its supportive resources, training and collaborative culture,” said Managing Director David De Maagd. “We looked to SVN to help us develop an identity that real estate sellers and investors flock to.”

SVNIC is the only commercial real estate firm that markets all of its properties nationally to a 100,000-member brokerage and investment community. Producing $8.1 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2013, SVNIC shared commission fees with co-operating brokers approximately 80 percent of those transactions. Working with its own competitors to bring the highest bidder to the table allows SVN Advisors to see gains from closing more deals in less time. Advisors also reap the benefits of the SVNIC cloud-based enterprise system that enables easy, on-the-go access to property listings and client contacts; real-time data sharing; and software that allows for the assembly of professional proposals and marketing materials.

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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



Maggie Flaherty

VP of Marketing, SVNIC