BOSTON — 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.