MILLER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE RECEIVES THE SPERRY VAN NESS 2012 FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD

MILLER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE RECEIVES THE SPERRY VAN NESS 2012 FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The office that best embodies the Sperry Van Ness® culture and thus is able to increase its market share receives the Sperry Van Ness Firm of the Year award. This year, the award is given to Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate.

SVN-Miller, which has offices in Maryland and Delaware, has been a Sperry Van Ness franchisee since 2007. That was the year that the principals decided to bring together the top commercial producers in the area to form a specialized commercial real estate group. Since then, SVN-Miller has commanded a high market share by growing its main office; recruiting high-achieving sales agents who embody SVN core covenants and culture, and expanding their footprint in the Mid-Atlantic through the addition of five satellite offices.

The SVN-Miller team started out in January 2007 with 15 staff members including two managing directors and eight advisors. Today, they have doubled the staff to a total of 31, all working among its six offices.
SVN-Miller places a lot of emphasis on having a sociable atmosphere by involving the entire staff in various group activities throughout the year. SVN-Miller also holds an Annual Investor Forum each year in which advisors and the Marketing Director plan collaboratively.

A great example of SVN-Miller’s strong team spirit was highlighted during Hurricane Sandy. As the river flowed down the streets of Salisbury, Maryland, the team saw first-hand the devastation of a national disaster. Yet within a month, thanks to the entire staff including spouses and children who helped move out, renovate, move back in, decorate, work through IT issues and more – SVN-Miller was back fully operational, barely missing a beat during the crisis.

But it goes beyond socializing and educational get-togethers. SVN-Miller believes in team-building through community service projects. Every year, the offices participate in several community projects such as working with Habitat for Humanity, doing a river clean up through the local Chamber of Commerce or participating in a Warrior Dash. Advisors and staff provide the project ideas to benefit their favorite charities and causes.

Perhaps most telling of SVN-Miller’s team culture is the set of “success bells” that hang in the back of the office. Each time an advisor has a new contract, settlement or other good news, the advisor rings the bells, which starts a chain of congratulations that creates their unique team camaraderie.

Contact:
Nicole Abresch
Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate
410-543-2440

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