Anthony T. (Tony) Ruggeri entered the commercial real estate market in 1997, after a successful business career in the high technology and consumer electronics industries. Between 1997 and 2012, he developed, owned and managed over 2.0 million square feet of commercial real estate (CRE) property, valued in excess of $200 million, throughout the country. Ruggeri’s past and present holdings include retail power and community grocery-anchored centers, mixed-use properties and medical office projects. Ruggeri’s projects have earned national and local awards and recognition from the CRE industry, business publications and community organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and the City of Nashville, TN. One of his more noteworthy developments, completed and sold in 2012, was the highly successful renovation and conversion of One Hundred Oaks Plaza from a mall into a mixed-use property, with Vanderbilt University Medical Center occupying 450,000 SF for its clinics and the remaining remodeled 430,000 SF continuing as retail space.
Mr. Ruggeri joined the National Marketing Department of US Pioneer Electronics directly upon graduation from college. He went on to enjoy a successful career in the consumer electronics and computer industry over the next 20 years. In 1982, Mr. Ruggeri founded Vanguard Sales, Inc., a marketing and sales company representing major consumer electronics and computer companies, including Intel, Samsung and Sanyo. In 1986, he formed HiTex Sales, Inc. to service the specialized vertical integration market in the OEM computer industry, working with Dell Computer, Compaq Computer and Tandy Corporation. Mr. Ruggeri sold both companies in 1995. He continued to act as a consultant and principal for computer industry, ski industry and video production clients for the next three years. In 1999, Mr. Ruggeri transitioned ATR & Associates, Inc., which had been formed in 1981 as a holding company, into a real estate management and investment company, formalizing and consolidating his professional focus on retail CRE. Since 2006, the vehicle he and his partner Frank Mihalopoulos have used for major development projects has been M&R Investors, whose name was changed in late 2012 to ATR Corinth Partners to reflect expansion of the partnership.
Prior to concentrating on retail CRE development, Mr. Ruggeri served on the Retail Advisory Councils of several software and electronics companies, including Intel and Sanyo, helping to develop programs for them to expand their retail markets. He was Chairman for the Scott Murray Tennis Tournament, benefitting the American Cancer Society, and Co-Chairman for the St. Marks School of Texas Annual Gala. Tony is a member of the Board and First VP of the Dallas Council of St. Vincent de Paul, and a member of the Board of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. He earned a BA in History from Princeton in 1976. Married to his wife Carol for the past 34 years and the father of two grown children, he is an avid soccer player, golfer and doubles tennis player.
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