Mr. Ruggiero brings a wealth of experience in selling, building real estate, finance and appraising along with his accounting background to Barrett Real Estate in Gilbert, AZ. After six years in the Army National Guard, Mr. Ruggiero went on to pursue a degree in accounting and completed additional courses or real estate valuation and income capitalization. Mr. Ruggiero held a real estate license as well as a mortgage banker’s license for 30 years. Mr. Ruggiero went into the banking industry, joining PHH Group and subsequently Berkeley Savings and Loan. While there, Mr. Ruggiero became one of the top loan officers in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Ruggiero has spent over 30 years of selling, building and managing real estate properties as well as originating, processing, and closing of millions of dollars in commercial and residential financing.
Mr. Ruggiero worked for some of the largest regional banks to include PNC, the fifth largest bank in the country, National City Bank, Sallie Mae Financial, Equity One, A Banco Popular Bank. Mr. Ruggiero worked for the largest commercial community Bank in NJ, Oceanfirst Bank, helping consumers secure construction loans, commercial and residential loans while others banks were not lending after Hurricane Sandy.
After moving to Arizona, Mr. Ruggiero completed his courses for an Arizona Real Estate license. He is looking to bring his experience and guidance to all of customers of Barrett Real Estate. Mr. Ruggiero is still currently licensed in 10 states for health and life insurance providing high quality insurance at a lower cost for consumers. Personally, Mr. Ruggiero has been involved in numerous charitable endeavors and was most active in raising funds for childhood leukemia by organizing annual sailing regattas