Former Newscaster Earns Top Agent for 2016 with SVN Ward Commercial Real Estate


Auctions were a big part of what propelled Bill Menish to the Top for 2016

Louisville, KY (January 12, 2017) — Real Estate auctions that included the River City Sports Arena, Former Headquarters of Bullet County Bank, and a Mansion with an indoor natatorium helped propel Bill Menish, CAI, AARE, BAS to the top producing Real Estate Advisor (Agent) with SVN Ward Commercial in Louisville, Kentucky for 2016.

“I am so proud of this accomplishment,” said Menish. “I work with some of the best and most talented Commercial Advisors in the business so to be the top agent is an enormous honor”

Menish, a 15 time Emmy Award winning newscaster, former news anchor and reporter for both WAVE-3 and WHAS-11 as well as morning anchor at NBC 7 in San Diego, California left television news to become an auctioneer in 2008. He and his family returned to Louisville in 2010.  Menish quickly built two successful auction businesses; Menish Auction Group, which consults and conducts auctions for non-profits coast to coast and SVN Auction Services through SVN Ward Commercial, conducting commercial real estate and residential real estate auctions in a five state region around Louisville, Kentucky.

“I was training to be an auctioneer for nearly 20 years as a newscaster but I never knew it,” said Menish.  “I am incredibly comfortable in front of a crowd and I have learned how to read them, which really pays off as an auctioneer.”

It certainly is paying off in Commercial Real Estate for Menish who has set even higher goals in 2017.  “We are smack dab in a seller’s market.  I firmly believe the best way to sell real estate in a seller’s market is with auction, where the sky is the limit!”   “2017 is will not just be a seller’s market, it is going to be an amazing auction market,” said Menish.

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Bill Menish, senior advisor, SVN Ward Commercial
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