Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (SVNIC), a commercial real estate services franchisor serving self-storage and other industries, recently opened its newest franchise office, Sperry Van Ness/Blackstream Commercial LLC in Greenville, S.C. Led by Managing Directors Ford Elliott and Carlos Salgado, the organization will focus on full-service commercial real estate brokerage, sales, leasing and property-management services in Greenville, with divisions in Asheville, N.C., and Columbia, S.C.
Elliott and Salgado have more than 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry across all asset types. They’ve assembled a team of advisors to provide commercial real estate services to national investment funds, regional property owners, and local experienced investors and owners through a client-focused business model, according to a press release. The team is now looking to use the SVNIC-compensated cooperation platform and listing transparency to become a recognized leader in the area’s highly competitive brokerage industry, the release stated.
“We feel our vision aligns perfectly with Sperry Van Ness,” Elliot says. “SVNIC provides the tools and foundation we need to grow and reach our goals. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship.”
SVNIC markets all of its properties nationally to a 100,000-member brokerage and investment community, according to the source. The company and produced $8.1 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2013. It includes more than 180 locations in 200 markets, with all offices independently owned and operated.