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SVN International CEO Kevin Maggiacomo Dies At 50

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SVN International CEO Kevin Maggiacomo, who died Aug. 20

SVN International Corp. President and CEO Kevin Maggiacomo, who led the company for the last 12 years, died suddenly over the weekend, the company announced Tuesday.

Maggiacomo died peacefully in his sleep, the Boston-based company said in a statement posted to its website. It didn't disclose a cause of death.

“Kevin exemplified the values of SVN, and we are so proud of the culture that he nurtured in the SVN family,” SVN International founder Mark Van Ness said in a statement announcing Maggiacomo’s death. “I know that as a community, we will come together to support one another in honoring Kevin, his legacy and his vision.”

Maggiacomo, 50, had been with the company since 2001 — first as a regional director, then executive vice president and as chief operating officer. He was appointed CEO in 2010.

Before SVN, which he joined when it was called Sperry Van Ness, he had worked at RTE Group and CoStar, leading sales for the New England region, and also worked at brokerage Cresaaccording to Forbes. He attended Providence College, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He is survived by his wife and five children.

Maggiacomo helped grow SVN from seven U.S. offices in 2001 to more than 200 offices in eight countries. SVN began its expansion into New York City in 2019, when it acquired a 50% stake in Brooklyn's CPEX Real Estate.

Maggiacomo told Bisnow in 2015 that an intentional focus on diversity and gender-balance initiatives were a focus for the company's growth.

"Diversity plus inclusion yields improved outcomes ... that's the beautiful thing about it," he said in a TedX talk in 2013. "You don't have to be the CEO of a company to do this, anybody can make a difference."

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