Ritch LeGrand

Ritch LeGrand is the President and CEO of NAI LeGrand & Company in Sioux City, Iowa. He was the 14th person among more than 11,000 designated members worldwide to earn the highest commercial real estate designation in brokerage (CCIM), counseling (CRE) and appraisal (MAI). He is a past national President of the largest real estate appraisal organization in the United States, former Chairman of the Appraisal Standards Board in Washington, D.C., and a past Trustee of The Appraisal Foundation. Mr. LeGrand is a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Advisory Council on Agriculture, Labor and Small Business, and was appointed by the first Bush administration to the Resolution Trust Corporation Real Estate Advisory Board. He was named by the Iowa Speaker of the House to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Iowa Cultural Trust.



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Ritch LeGrand is the President and CEO of NAI LeGrand & Company in Sioux City, Iowa. He was the 14th person among more than 11,000 designated members worldwide to earn the highest commercial real estate designation in brokerage (CCIM), counseling (CRE) and appraisal (MAI). He is a past national President of the largest real estate appraisal organization in the United States, former Chairman of the Appraisal Standards Board in Washington, D.C., and a past Trustee of The Appraisal Foundation. Mr. LeGrand is a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Advisory Council on Agriculture, Labor and Small Business, and was appointed by the first Bush administration to the Resolution Trust Corporation Real Estate Advisory Board. He was named by the Iowa Speaker of the House to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Iowa Cultural Trust.

Mr. LeGrand has extensive experience as an expert witness in real estate related litigation, has testified four times before the U.S. Congress, and has appeared on C-SPAN. Mr. LeGrand is a nationally recognized real estate speaker, instructor and author, and is a past Chairman of the Real Estate Program Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been interviewed by more than forty newspapers and trade publications, and served as a speaker or panel member at over sixty professional meetings. He holds a certificate in Corporate Real Estate Services from NAI. Under Mr. LeGrand's management, NAI LeGrand & Company has implemented a wide variety of sophisticated databases, software, and online systems to place the firm in the forefront of technologically advanced commercial brokerage companies. He closed $24,700,000 in commercial real estate sale and lease transactions in 2006.

An active participant in local civic organizations, Ritch was elected to the Sioux City Community Schools Board of Education, is a past Chairman of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, and was named REALTOR of the Year. He is a past Chairman of the Sioux City Convention Center Board of Trustees, past Chairman of the Sioux City Central City Executive Committee, and past President of the Sioux City Art Center Association Board of Directors. He served eight years on the Executive Committee of the Siouxland Initiative economic development organization. And he finished the Chicago marathon.
 

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