SVN President and CEO, Kevin Maggiacomo, spoke to Globe St about how the commission structure in investment sales is broken.

Investment sales brokerage is badly in need of modernization. According to data from CoStar, 80% of investment sales transactions above $2 million are double ended, meaning the listing broker also identifies and represents the buyer—and collects 100% of the commission. The common scheme is hampering asset values and ultimately hurting client returns. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed, says Kevin Maggiacomo, president and CEO of SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors.

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