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Sperry Van Ness International Corporation Adds Franchise in Portland, ME

Boston, Mass. — November 16, 2015 — Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor, is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchise office, Sperry Van Ness/The Urbanek Group in Portland, Maine. Led by Managing Director Erik Urbanek, the organization will focus on providing comprehensive brokerage and development services for commercial properties in Northern New England and beyond.

Urbanek brings on over 10-year history of sales and leasing success throughout the Maine commercial real estate market to the Sperry Van Ness (SVN®) organization.  He has assembled a highly experienced team who specializes in expertly assisting clients with the lease, sale or purchase of retail, office, industrial and investment properties. SVN/The Urbanek Group Advisors will be leveraging SVN’s national platform and leading-edge CRE tools to continue fostering strong strategic relationships with clients in order to advance their investment goals.

“We wanted to broaden our firms reach, strengthen its branding, provide stellar training tools to our Advisors and provide connection and networking opportunities outside of our immediate market,” says Managing Director Erik Urbanek. “We have always viewed commercial real estate brokerage as a relationship based business and joining the Sperry Van Ness platform aligns perfectly with our core values.”

SVNIC is the only commercial real estate firm that markets all of its properties nationally to the entire 100,000-member brokerage and investment community.  Producing $9 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2014, SVNIC shared commission fees with co-operating brokers in 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.

To learn more about becoming an SVNIC commercial real estate business owner, visit http://www.svn.com/franchising-opportunities/. 

Visit here for more information about SVN/The Urbanek Group.

About Sperry Van Ness International Corporation

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate brokerage franchisor headquartered in Boston, MA, is one of the industry’s most recognized brands based on the annual Lipsey Top Brand Survey. With more than 190 locations serving 500 markets, Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide sales, leasing, and property management services to over 6,000 clients worldwide. SVN® Advisors also represent clients in auction services, charter schools, corporate real estate, distressed properties, golf & resort, hospitality, industrial, investment services, land, medical, multifamily, office, retail, single tenant investments. All Sperry Van Ness® offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit http://www.svn.com.

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Contact

Erik Urbanek

Managing Director, SVN/The Urbanek Group

207.831.4364 | erik.urbanek@svn.com