IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sperry Van Ness International Corporation ® (SVNIC), a commercial real estate franchisor, is proud to announce that Bo Barron has been named vice president for organizational development. SVNIC has tapped Barron to support and advance the work of its talented network of brokers, with the help of the company's innovative technology and programs. Most recently, Barron was a successful Sperry Van Ness® franchisee, serving as managing director of the former Sperry Van Ness®/The Barron Group in Owensboro, Ky. Through SVNIC's cloud-based technology tools, Barron was able to grow a business that was consistently ranked among SVNIC's top 100 offices. In his new role, he will be tasked with increasing franchisee productivity and training new and current advisors on the company's innovative systems, including easy, on-the-go access to property listings and client contacts; real-time data sharing; and software that enables the assembly of professional proposals and marketing materials. " Bo Barron represents the very best of Sperry Van Ness International Corp.," says Diane Danielson, chief platform officer for SVNIC. "He's proof positive that franchisees can leverage great success from our technology, even in smaller geographic markets. We're thrilled that he wanted to join us at SVNIC to share his knowledge with the rest of our franchisees throughout the U.S." Barron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communication from Murray State University. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Marine Corps, serving as a sergeant and cryptologic linguist. He received an honorable discharge in 2004. He now holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation and real estate broker licenses in Kentucky and Indiana. About Sperry Van Ness International CorporationSperry Van Ness International Corporation, a commercial real estate franchisor, is one of commercial real estate's most recognizable brands, based on the annual Lipsey Survey. The Sperry Van Ness ® organization includes more than 175 locations in 36 markets. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide brokerage, tenant representation, consultation, asset management, property management, leasing, accelerated marketing and auction services. Sperry Van Ness advisors represent clients in office, multifamily, retail, industrial, self-storage, hospitality, marina and land transactions. All Sperry Van Ness offices are independently owned and operated. For more information, go to www.svn.com.