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Sperry Van Ness International Corporation Announces the Opening of First International Office in Moscow, Russia

30 October 2014

Commercial real estate franchisor to provide expert facility management services to the Moscow Region

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), a commercial real estate franchisor, announced today that it has opened its first international office in Moscow, Russia. The new office will be an exclusive franchisee for facility management in the Moscow Region with plans to provide expanded commercial real estate services in the future. 

To ensure success in the Russian market, SVNIC has partnered with local experts Oleg Popov and Marina Velikoretskaya. Popov is the Founder and General Director of well-known company Cristanval which is one of the largest cleaning companies in Russia providing over 50 different services to 50 cities across the region. Velikoretskaya, who serves as Managing Director of the new office, has been in the facilities management business in Moscow for over 20 years. Prior to joining Sperry Van Ness she served as the General Director of Colliers’ Facility Management Division for 15 years. Most recently, Velikoretskaya served as Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield who recruited her to launch their Russian facility management division.

"International expansion has always been a part of the Sperry Van Ness platform. In an increasingly complicated world collaboration is one of these principles that is drawing the world closer,” said SVNIC President and CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. “We are very fortunate to have Oleg and Marina as partners leading the newly formed Russian team. Their long-standing, and successful, history in the market is key to engaging new clients throughout the Moscow area.”

According to a recent report by Ernst & Young, roughly 87% of companies surveyed said Russia was an “attractive” or “very attractive” market for investment properties.  Not only is the Moscow market seen as a great opportunity, but it is also one of the biggest suppliers of investors for London, Southern Europe, UAE, Miami and New York. 

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.

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