Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, CIPS, CRE, GRI
Broker, Ruggieri Team and Senior Investment Advisor at Sperry Van Ness
Alex Ruggieri serves as a senior investment adviser for Sperry Van Ness, specializing in the sale of investment properties in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. With almost 40 years in real estate and over 30 years of commercial real estate industry experience, Ruggieri has secured a career sales volume of over $300 million.
Prior to joining Sperry Van Ness, he served as vice president of Ramshaw Real Estate, a full-service brokerage firm, where he remains involved in acquisitions, sales, development, and management of various types of investment properties.
Career highlights include being the recipient of Sperry Van Ness’ Achievers Award for outstanding sales, the Partner’s Circle Award (the company’s highest sales award) five times, and authoring commercial real estate articles for regional and national real estate trade publications such as Units Magazine, MidWest Real Estate News, and Heartland Real Estate Business.
Ruggieri is a member and a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of the National Association of REALTORS®. He is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and holds the coveted Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. Ruggieri also holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation. Ruggieri earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in business and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ruggieri hosts a weekly AM radio show on entrepreneurship on WDWS NewsTalk 1400 AM. In 2017 he will chair the NAR Commercial Leadership Forum and will serve as Chair of the Illinois REALTORS® Global Services Group.