Perry Ruda, SIOR
Founder & President

perry@nationwide-re.com

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.

Corey Ruda
Vice President

corey@nationwide-re.com

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.

Jim Siegel
Senior Director of Leasing

jim@nationwide-re.com

312-264-0298 ext.113
Jim Siegel is a Commercial Real Estate professional born and raised in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Jim graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in Theatre and Accounting Minor, and began working in the start-up world with Sandbox Industries, immediately joining Doggyloot; a pet e-commerce company incubated by Sandbox. After Doggyloot’s acquisition by CharityUSA.com, he continued with the company, serving as Director of Purchasing for all of Family Pet (the umbrella company that includes e-commerce entities Doggyloot, Coupaw and RescueBox). During his seven years in the pet and e-commerce industries, Jim gained a unique understanding of warehouse operations, efficiencies and logistics overseeing the inventory and operations for a 3PL in Connecticut, CharityUSA.com’s 250K SF Distribution Center in Allendale, MI and Doggyloot’s own 12K SF facility in Chicago’s West Loop (which he helped staff and maintain).  

Seeing Doggyloot’s growth from a start-up with only six employees to managing the importing of product from over 30 countries and distribution to over one million customers throughout all American States/Territories and Canada, Jim has teamed up with Nationwide-RE as Director of Leasing | Tenant Representation. Nationwide-RE is a boutique national tenant representation brokerage firm specializing in high volume site acquisition with multi-state requirements. Jim uses his unique experience in corporate supply-chain and logistics management to understand and satisfy prospective tenants’ needs. As your real estate representative, Jim is ready and willing to work around the clock to ensure an efficient and thorough process for his clients.