SVN | Robert H. Burns Company 

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The SVN Difference

SVN has implemented a proven brokerage performance model, continues to develop targeted marketing and technology tools, and has established a common culture to exhibit our core values to deliver the best results for our clients.


SVN is built on shared values of responsibility, fairness, collaboration and agility. SVN advisors are contractually obligated and ethically committed to putting their client’s interest first by aggressively marketing to and cooperating with all brokers. Our co-brokerage approach – accessing more brokers and more buyers – outperforms the industry and is the cornerstone of the SVN difference. Creating maximum competition for each property translates to maximum value for our clients.

Local Expertise

SVN | Robert H. Burns Company offers the local presence, experience, and expertise to help assure the successful sale or lease of our listed properties. We are committed to using hard work and creativity, with high level, professional resources, in order to bring the best possible results for our clients.

National Strength

SVN International is comprised of more than 160 offices across the United States. This network allows the firm to market our listed properties on a local, regional, and national platform. As part of SVN International, we have access to commercial real estate specialists across the country, in every market segment and industry. Our corporate affiliation provides us with the strength, collaboration, resources, exposure and depth that can only be provided through the structure of a world-class, national company.


All SVN advisors are equipped with technology and communication systems that allow us to share opportunities and best practices with each other. As part of SVN International, we have access to commercial real estate specialists across the country, in every market segment and industry. We can also utilize our in-house auction division, and comprehensive Asset Recovery Team for handling distressed properties. By maintaining a clear focus while growing, SVN International has built a well-connected company with a single-minded purpose: pursuing every opportunity to deliver the best result for our clients.


The online integration of our local office with the national headquarters provides dynamic layers of extraordinary technology tools for exposing our listings in a high quality manner to the maximum number of prospects. Whether your property is for sale or lease office, retail, industrial, multi-family, or land, each listing will be represented by cutting edge brochures, individual websites, and mass email distribution resources. Our national affiliation with SVN makes all of these technology resources available to all of our clients.

Unlike most brokerage firms, everything that SVN does is designed to achieve better results for real estate investors. Frankly, no other brokerage firm commits to putting the client’s interest first as quickly and effectively as the affiliates of SVN. It’s proven through our people and processes.

Year after year, transaction after transaction, our results prove it. Maximum cooperation equals maximum value.

There is a difference with SVN.

The SVN Core Covenants

The SVN core covenants – emphasizing accountability, responsibility, and transparency – create a positive working environment for our team. SVN advisors agree to abide by these core covenants, while upholding the SVN brand.

- Cooperating proactively with all brokers and agents and always placing my client’s interests above my own.  - Showing respect and support to my clients and colleagues.
- Honoring my commitments.
- Personifying and upholding the SVN brand.
- Creating tangible benefits for my clients, colleagues, and community.
- Resolving conflicts quickly, positively, and effectively. Taking personal responsibility for achieving my own potential.
- Excelling in my market area and specialty within the firm.
- Focusing on the positive and the possible.
- Nurturing my career while valuing the importance of family, health, and community.

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SVN | Robert H. Burns Company put clients’ interests first. This is why we have become one of the most recognized commercial real estate brands in the world.

At SVN | Robert H. Burns Company, we believe in and actively practice Compensated Cooperation. This means that our Advisors commit to sharing fees equitably on any given transaction with other agents, outside brokers, and independent agents. All outside brokers and buyers are invited to opportunities and are equally rewarded for their efforts and relationships.

Through the practice of Compensated Cooperation, our Advisors are able to expand their market reach in beyond Nashville to reach a larger buying population, allowing them to service their clients on a national level, from Main Street to Wall Street. This increased exposure generates more offers, which leads to maximum value for clients.

To support these efforts, all Advisors have access to innovative online publication and syndication software, leading-edge research, CRM programs, and National Product Councils. This combination of shared expertise and technology allows our Advisors to maximize our client’s time and return.

Our Advisors believe that Compensated Cooperation is not just in the client’s best interest, but it is simple the right thing to do.

That’s the SVN | Robert H. Burns Company Difference.

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