RUGGIERI NAMED A NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF REALTOR’S REACH PROGRAM MENTOR
[Champaign, IL – August 11, 2014] Alex Ruggieri of Champaign’s Sperry Van Ness | Ramshaw Real Estate has been selected to join the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) strategic investment arm Second Century Ventures’(SCV) REach® program. Alex Ruggieri will serve as a mentor in the program playing an active role in coaching and advising REach companies in one-on-one and small group sessions throughout the program. He joins an aggregated group of more than 250 mentors and advisors including top business and digital leaders in real estate, leading entrepreneurs and investors, chosen for this esteemed position mentoring our nation’s top companies.
REach is an accelerator program to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace. REach provides unparalleled access to the best minds in the business by connecting six to 10 companies each year with the most highly regarded executives and practitioners in the industry and access to the NAR.
Ruggieri’s mentoring of the selected companies will begin in November at the NAR National Meeting in New Orleans. “The real estate market represents over 15% of the U.S. economy. I am proud to share my experiences with top companies developing business solutions that will in return aid my colleagues in the commercial real estate industry,” said Ruggieri.
ABOUT REach/SECOND CENTURY VENTURES
REach is managed by SCV, the strategic venture arm of NAR. The accelerator annually selects fewer than a dozen companies to access one of the world’s largest industries and its leadership. NAR members can sign up to test products and services of new REach companies through the NAR Insight Panel at http://www.narreach.com/realtors. Second Century Ventures promotes innovation in the real estate industry and helps its entrepreneurial spirit thrive. NAR provides immediate strategic value to SCV portfolio companies by allowing them access to NAR’s 1 million members and the vast resources of a 300-person organization with the expertise, influence and power that comes only by being ingrained in an industry for over 100 years.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
ABOUT RUGGIERI MEDIA GROUP
Alex Ruggieri CCIM, MBA hosts a weekly radio show on WDWS Newstalk 1400 AM, is a business correspondent for ciLiving TV on WCIA Channel 3, is a contributing author to ILLINOIS REALTOR® magazine’s Commercial Corner real estate column, and has been published in UNITS, Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine and various other print media. Alex Ruggieri has been in the real estate industry for 38+ years. Contact Ruggieri Media Group at 217.841.4382.