Sherman Leon Ragland, II has been described by Inc. Magazine (August 2012) as “America’s Real Estate Mentor!” Since graduating from Towson University in 1984, Ragland has been a dedicated student of real estate and real estate acquisition/development and creative asset disposition. Ragland was one of 10 recipients of the prestigious “Johnson & Johnson Fellowship”, a fully funded fellowship to the MBA Program of his choice. Ragland selected Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his MBA in 1986, in Finance and Real Estate.
In 1993, Ragland founded Tradewinds International Holdings, LTD, an investment banking firm specializing in assisting US Federal Government agencies and the District of Columbia to create additional revenue from the creative re-use and/or disposition of their real estate assets. From 1993-1999, Tradewinds created over $21.0 Billion in new revenue for its government clients.
Since 1993, Ragland and his team have been responsible for managing the Fixed Base Operation (FBO), which services all private jets flying through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
He holds a B.S. Degree from Towson University, an MBA from Wharton, a Masters in Urban Planning from the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia and is a Certified Commercial Institute Member (CCIM) of the CCIM Institute of the National Association of Realtors.