Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker Open For Business

Commercial Real Estate Agent

July 11, 2014 -- Shawn Parker and Richard Kruse, two well known Central Ohio Receivers, asset managers and commercial real estate brokers are pleased to announce that they have come together to form Parker Kruse Asset Management and Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker, both headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.


Parker and Kruse bring an extensive 20-year background in the commercial-investment real estate industry and have completed transactions across the country as well as internationally. Additionally, the new partners are two of the most active receivers in central Ohio having been collectively appointed to over 400 cases involving a variety of business operations and real estate related projects.


The two organizations will provide clients a one-stop-shop for full service commercial real estate brokerage, property management and auction services as well as continued receivership services, distressed asset management and workout consulting for both borrowers and small to medium lending institutions.


The pair has assembled a team of seasoned Advisors by merging the staff and consultant base of their individual firms, New Perspective and Gryphon Asset Management. The brokerage and auction practice at Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker also draws upon the momentum and success of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation’s (SVNIC’s) recently expanded auction services program, SVN Auction Services, which has been adding local and regional offices to serve specific markets throughout the United States.


“Shawn and I have spent the last 5 or 6 years competing for the same business in the receivership arena and have consistently been chosen over others, even the large real estate brokerages,” says Richard Kruse. “We realized that as strong as our businesses were as competitors, that our combined specialties compliment each other”.


“Rich and I joined together to become stronger and aligned with SVNIC due to its stellar reputation,” says Shawn Parker. “Now we have access to represent our client base on a nationwide platform and being a part of such a dynamic organization has provided us with a strong foundation for growth and expansion.”



For more information about Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker or Parker Kruse Asset Management please contact Rich Kruse at 614-774-4118 or Shawn Parker at 614-783-2636.

Posted by

Richard Kruse, Managing Director

Gryphon Parker, LLC

Sperry Van Ness Ohio / Gryphon Parker

Parker Kruse Asset Management

Gryphon Auction Group

90 Northwoods Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

Phone 614.774.4118


rfk@svn.com I www.svngp.com I www.svn.com I www.svnauctions.com


About Richard Kruse


Mr. Kruse began his real estate career full time in Virginia in 1997.  Over the past 17 years, he has conducted real estate and equipment sales across the country.  In August of 2003, Mr. Kruse, in partnership with his wife Melissa, opened Gryphon Asset Advisors, the predecessor to Gryphon USA., Ltd.  In June of 2014, Kruse and Shawn Parker formed Sperry Van Ness Gryphon Parker Commercial Realty and Parker Kruse Asset Management.  Prior to July, Kruse and Parker were each others largest competitor.


In addition to sitting on the Ohio Auctioneers Commission, Mr. Kruse leads Sperry Van Ness Auction Services efforts in the State of Ohio, teaches at the Ohio Auction School and is regularly consulted as an expert in auctions and distressed assets by Columbus Business First and the Columbus Dispatch.  He is an active member CenterPoint Church and lives with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Savannah, in North Columbus. 


About Gryphon Parker, LLC



Gryphon Parker, LLC is a multi-faceted group of companies operating under the names Parker Kruse Asset Management, Sperry Van Ness Gryphon Parker, Gryphon Auction Group & Parker Realty. The entities providing distressed asset management, real estate brokerage, management, leasing and auction services throughout the State of Ohio. The SVN Gryphon Parker Special Assets Group, working closely with Parker Kruse Asset Management, advises financial institutions, borrowers and the Courts on troubled asset administration throughout the United States.

Comments (4)

Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Richard - no disrespect intended and I'm happy for your business introduction, but it would mean a lot more if you'd give people some information about what you actually do - until I read  a bit more I thought you were talking about a football type 'receiver.' Perhaps too close to Super Bowl

Jan 27, 2015 11:03 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA


Congratulations on your new company.

And welcome to the Active Rain community!

Congratulations on your first blog post!

Jan 27, 2015 04:48 PM
Richard Kruse
Columbus, OH

Thanks for the comments and the "Welcome".  In a nutshell, a receiver is a third party manager or liquidator appointed by the courts in a business dispute to operate or wind down the entity that is the subject of the dispute.  Most commonly a receiver is appointed in a foreclosure situation to operate income producing real estate and usually to bring about the sale of the property.  


Jan 27, 2015 08:42 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Sounds to me like you are doing really well! Welcome to the ActiveRain train Richard Kruse! May this networking site do you business wonders!

Jan 27, 2015 11:33 PM