The Sperry Van Ness® DifferenceNational Platform / Innovation & Technology / Collaboration
In the crowded commercial real estate field, Sperry Van Ness® Advisors stand apart. The Sperry Van Ness Difference directly relates to CORE COVENANTS that emphasize accountability, transparency, fairness and collaboration.
Tired of being “brokered”?
In 1987, frustrated with the way the industry handled clients and transactions, the founders of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation did something about it. They pioneered a better way of handling real estate transactions that put the client’s interests first. Their mission? Create unprecedented value for Sperry Van Ness® Advisors and their clients. Today, Sperry Van Ness International Corporation is growing national with a revolutionary business proposition: compensated cooperation.
The Sperry Van Ness Difference
From the first day a property is listed, Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors market their properties on a national basis to the entire 100,000-strong brokerage and investment community via real-time syndication to the major listing sites, social media and email campaigns, and through our open Monday National #CRE Sales Call. Because their national reach includes primary, secondary and tertiary markets, Sperry Van Ness Advisors have an advantage when it comes to locating investment options on behalf of clients across the country as they leverage the power of all brokers — even those with competing firms. How do we do this? By creating incentives to cooperate for not only our own Advisors, but all brokerage professionals.
The Sperry Van Ness system is designed to achieve the highest potential for real estate investors. Year after year, transaction after transaction, our Advisors work to ensure that maximum cooperation equals maximum value in every type of transaction.
Why do we do this? Because it’s the right thing to do for clients.
*All Sperry Van Ness® Offices are independently owned and operated.
This is the ‘go-to’ firm for commercial real estate in Western Nevada County. They have the most listings and the best knowledge of properties, both on the market and those which are likely to come on the market soon. They also have the tools to compile information that helps price and buy real estate: demographics and market knowledge. They constitute a great team: Lock handles more of the for-sale transactions while Susie handles leasing. They are committed to service.OwnerSouth Yuba ClubNevada City, CA
In the Grass Valley area I work exclusively with Susie Richards as my tenant broker. She knows the market, developers, and landlord’s very well and is thoughtful about the transaction and goes above and beyond what I would expect and always has great suggestions as to how we can form the transaction in the most advantageous manner for our company. She has a great reputation in the real estate community and is well respected; therefore, when she is representing Dignity Health our business is taken seriously. She works hard for us on usually on short deadlines and I very much appreciate it. In addition to a great business mind she is fun and a joy to work with and in a high stress environment that is a very pleasant bonus.Mgr. Corporate Real Estate Services, Dignity Health
Sperry Van Ness (Lock and Susie Richards) has been our Real Estate Broker and Listing Agent since 2007. We cannot say enough good things about our business dealing with them. We have found them to be knowledgeable, conscientious, personable and sincere. Integrity definitely describes their personal life as well as their business practices. We do not hesitate to recommend them.Thomsen Properties LLCNevada City, CA
It certainly is time to celebrate! This one was on the books for almost four years…and thanks to the hard work of many we were able to finally sell. You had the brunt of the work with this buyer during the long months/years of waiting until DRE was satisfied with the changes…I truly appreciate your efforts and know how frustrating the process seemed along the way. Kudos to you!!!!OREO OfficerTri Counties BankGrass Valley, CA
Working with Susie and Lock is like working with your most competent friends. I needed someone who was easy to talk to, could relate to me in terminology I understood, and who was patient enough to answer all my questions. After ending my association with a pervious agent, these two were like a breath of fresh air. Susie was off and running before we even signed our contract with Sperry van Ness. Susie was already thinking about our future tenants during my interview with her!Owner105 Catherine StreetGrass Valley, CA
Susie Richards is a marvel! She worked tirelessly to find a new home for our organization when we had to move for the first time in over a decade. Susie came to know our space, operational and budget needs better than I did. And thanks to her efforts, we found the right place – large enough to grow into but one we could afford and located where we wanted to be. Susie always went the extra mile for us and never wavered in her confident assertion that the right property was out there for us. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Exec. DirectorSouth Yuba River Citizens LeagueGrass Valley, CA
“It has been an awesome experience working and establishing a relationship with Lock Richards. When it comes to commercial real estate, I value Lock’s excellence in service, integrity and professionalism. His knowledge and experience are immeasurable. Having worked with Lock for over a decade, his market knowledge in the changing real estate climate has been an incredible tool for our real estate investments. Lock is a problem solver with an impeccable approach to detail. You can count on Lock to get the job done efficiently, with thorough research and timeliness. Lock is an asset to anyone searching for the highest level of service in the Commercial Real Estate market in Nevada County. Since coming to know Lock professionally, he has also become my friend. He is a man of integrity and a wonderful husband and father. I truly value our relationship and look forward to the future.”BP Landscapes, Inc.Grass Valley, CA
I highly recommend Susie Richards and Sperry Van Ness. She has helped me secure several sites and always comes through for me. Susie is consistently patient, responsive, and gracious no matter how difficult my requests are. I feel I can totally trust her honestly and integrity as she guides me through the negotiations and decision making process. Leasing space isn’t something I do every day so it’s reassuring to know that there is someone like Susie to turn to for solid advice and support.CEOJob Training Center Tehama County Red Bluff, CA
In the Grass Valley area I work exclusively with Susie Richards as my tenant broker. She knows the market, developers, and landlord’s very well and is thoughtful about the transaction and goes above and beyond what I would expect and always has great suggestions as to how we can form the transaction in the most advantageous manner for our company. She has a great reputation in the real estate community and is well respected; therefore, when she is representing Dignity Health our business is taken seriously. She works hard for us on usually on short deadlines and I very much appreciate it. In addition to a great business mind she is fun and a joy to work with and in a high stress environment that is a very pleasant bonus.Litton EngineeringGrass Valley, CA
I have dealt with Lock Richards in multiple transactions over the years. The first two words that come to mind are: honesty and fairness. He has a big reputation in our area for honesty and in my dealings has always been extremely fair. Professionalism is another strong trait he possesses. He is connected with the right people to make deals happen. His knowledge of the commercial/industrial market is unsurpassed by anyone in this area. Lock is a detail oriented broker. That is so important, I want to have all my bases covered and don’t want any repercussions down the line. That’s why I trust the details to Lock. Needless to say I have been extremely satisfied with Lock and would never consider working with anyone else. If you are looking for results Lock is the right person for you.Maier ManufacturingGrass Valley, CA
- TDK Semiconductor Corporation
- Linear Technology Corporation
- State of California
- Chrysler First Financial Corporation
- Feather River State Bank
- Humbolt State Bank
- Nevada County
- Bruce Ivy Construction
- Vector Engineering
- Terra Alta Development
- Allstate Life Insurance Company
- American Capital Investments
- Arizona Partners
- Bank of America
- Barclay’s Realty & Management Co.
- Bay Apartment Communities
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- BRE Real Estate Trust
- Brookfield Development
- CalFed Bank
- Cigna Insurance Companies
- Del Taco, Inc.
- Daiwa Bank
- Equitable Group, Inc.
- Fannie Mae
- G.E. Capital
- Glendale Federal Bank
- General Motors
- Heller Financial, Inc.
- Honda America Development
- Kaufman & Broad
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
- State Farm
- SVN Equities
- Union Bank
- Washington Mutual Bank
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Weyerhauser Financial
- Winston Tire
- Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
We are members of the following organizations:
- Nevada County Business Association