Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, MBA, serves as a senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness, specializing in the sale of investment properties in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. With almost 40 years of commercial real estate industry experience, he has built an array of valuable business, real estate, and banking community contacts that benefit his clients. Ruggieri has secured a career sales volume of over $350 million. Ruggieri hosts the popular talk radio show Central Illinois Business on WDWS 1400AM. He is a business contributor for WCIA TV a CBS affiliate and frequently contributes articles to IAR REALTOR Magazine Career highlights include being the recipient of Sperry Van Ness’ Achievers Award for outstanding sales, Partner’s Circle Award (the company’s highest sales award) multiple years. He has authored 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 holds the CCIM, CRE, CIPS and GRI designations. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois. Mr. Ruggieri is active on every level in his profession. Locally he serves on the board of directors for the Champaign County Association of Realtors, Regionally he serves with the Chicago Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and as liaison for the University of Illinois. He has served nationally on various committees of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).