Perry Ruda
Founder & President

312-264-0298 ext.104
Mr. Ruda has been active leasing commercial real estate since 1977. Throughout the 1980’s until 1995, while operating Perry Ruda & Co. and The Real Estate Group, Inc., Perry personally negotiated leases with combined lease values of more than $1 billion, and, amassed a Client list that includes numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as: DuPont, AT&T, MetLife, Verizon, Walgreens, Prudential Financial, Merck, Dish Networks, Tenneco, Borg Warner, Sprint, and many more. The properties involved are in 27 states across the US.In the mid-1990’s Mr. Ruda founded and served as Chairman and CEO, of US RealTel (Nasdaq, USRT) a real estate company focused on master-leasing the telecommunications placement rights in office, retail, and industrial buildings throughout the United States and South America, and subleasing them to telecommunications companies. After aggregating 35,000 such property rights, USRT was taken public by Lehman Brothers. The company then sold its US operations to Spectra Site (Nasdaq, SITE). Later USRT acquired and changed its name to Cypress Communications (CYCO). In 2001, the company was sold to and taken private by a private equity firm.

In the years following the sale of CYCO, Mr. Ruda accepted consulting assignments from several large companies at their board and C-levels, to advise them regarding their real estate strategies. These companies requested Mr. Ruda’s assistance because of his reputation for solving unique real estate puzzles / problems. Mr. Ruda founded Nationwide-RE, to serve the multi-state real estate requirements of small and large companies throughout the United States and Canada.

Benjamin Bruner
Chief Operating Officer

312-264-0298 ext.117
Mr. Bruner is an experienced Commercial Real Estate professional in the Industrial and Office sectors. With a combined transaction value of over $350 million since entering the profession in 2011. Mr. Bruner has represented both owners and tenants. These clients include multinational companies and private equity funds such as Garda Cash & Logistics, KTR Capital Partners, Brookdale Senior Living, PODS Enterprises, The Elaut Group, Denholtz & Associates, and Stonegate Bank.

Ben was recognized as a 2017 Costar Power Broker Award Winner for Industrial Leasing. In addition to Tenant Representation, Mr. Bruner has been an Approved Real Estate Sales Professional by the United States Bankruptcy Court in the successful disposition of multiple assets. His interest in Tenant Representation began while serving corporate tenants in San Francisco, CA.

Corey Ruda
Vice President

312-264-0298 ext.121

Mr. Ruda has been involved in various aspects of the Commercial Real Estate Industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Nationwide-RE, Mr. Ruda served as Vice President of Leasing- Central & Western Regions for US RealTel (Nasdaq, USRT). Mr. Ruda oversaw and reviewed telecommunication companies’ site needs, and matched landlords’ buildings for placement. His Real Estate career began at First American Title Corporation, and Community Thrift, providing Project Management Services for new and existing locations.