Dave Gilmore Inducted into the Auctioneers Association “Hall of Fame”

KENNER, LA, JUNE, 22, 2007 – Sperry Van Ness, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firms, is pleased to announce that David E.  Gilmore, CAI, AARE of Sperry Van Ness / Gilmore Auction & Realty Co. in Kenner, LA has been inducted into the Louisiana Auctioneers Association “Hall of Fame.”  Louisiana Auctioneers Association exists to promote the auction method of marketing through professional and ethical auctioneering practices in the Louisiana region.

This award is given to a longstanding member that exhibits strong leadership within the auction industry, community involvement, and significant contributions to the auction profession.  Gilmore is the fourth inductee into the LAA Hall of Fame following Ike Hamilton, Keith Babb and Marvin Henderson.  Gilmore has served as President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Auctioneers Association and is the 1992 Louisiana State Champion Auctioneer. Gilmore is also a past President of the Auction Marketing Institute and past Ex-officio Board member of the National Auctioneers Association.

With more than 20 years of experience, Gilmore has served as chief auctioneer for more than 5,000 real estate auction properties throughout the United States.

Founded in 1987, Sperry Van Ness is one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the United States with nearly 900 advisors in 150 cities. Sperry Van Ness provides advisory, brokerage, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing, financial, accelerated marketing and auction services. To provide the highest value to its clients, Sperry Van Ness is the only national firm that in addition to marketing to investors and existing clients, implements an immediate proactive strategy to market all listings to the brokerage community sharing its fees 50/50.   Guided by this principal of proactive compensated cooperation, Sperry Van Ness, based in Irvine, Calif., has advised clients on billions of dollars in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, hospitality and land transactions. For more information, please visit http://www.svn.com/.

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