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“SPERRY VAN NESS” BRAND IS NOW “SVN”

Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors Going Global with New SVN Brand and Name

Birmingham, MI, December 8, 2015 – Sperry Van Ness International Corporation (SVNIC), one of the most recognized commercial real estate brands in the world, with offices in four countries serving 500 markets, has announced that it is changing its signature brand name to SVN.

The Sperry Van Ness brand was launched in 1987 out of a desire to improve the commercial real estate industry for all stakeholders. The company became a national franchise operation in 2003. SVN now has over 1400 advisors and staff in nearly 200 offices around the world. The company has developed and adopted award winning, leading-edge technology systems, launched new service lines and expanded across the globe.

Robert Pliska, Owner /Managing Director, of the Detroit area office based in Birmingham, Michigan indicated that “in today’s fast-paced commercial real estate world, firms are getting bigger and names are getting smaller. We’re doing both and we are also leveraging our unique culture to give our clients more exposure and more opportunities than any other firm.” SVN has always stood for collaboration and client focus. Our new name allows our core values to shine through. The new name in the Birmingham, Michigan office will be SVN Property Investment Advisors, LLC.

The SVN brand and logo will roll out globally over the next 12-18 months.

About SVN

Sperry Van Ness International Corp., 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 nearly 200 locations serving 500 markets, SVN provides sales, leasing, consulting, financing and property management services to more than 5,500 clients worldwide. SVN Advisors also represent clients in office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, land, medical, golf & resort, auctions services, charter schools, distressed real estate and single tenant investments. All SVN offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit http://www.svn.com and http://www.svnpia.com.