Alex Ruggieri Earns Designation in Global Real Estate Network

[Champaign, IL – September 12, 2014] Alex Ruggieri of Champaign’s Sperry Van Ness | Ramshaw Real Estate has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing Ruggieri among 2,300 elite real estate professionals worldwide. The designation was awarded to him by the National Association of REALTORS® for completing rigorous coursework devoted to learning international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business.

The CIPS designation is synonymous with advanced expertise, a global perspective, and distinct understanding of a global buyer. As a designee, Ruggieri can efficiently work with all international buyers, including U.S. residents looking to invest overseas, foreign buyers purchasing in the United States, as well as recent immigrants who might be unfamiliar with real estate transaction practices in the United States.
Ruggieri will be formally recognized at the organization’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

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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.

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