Sherman Ragland is a best-selling author of several books and has been called “America’s Real Estate Mentor!” by ABC-Television.
Upon completing his MBA at the Wharton School of Business (UPENN), Ragland served as the CFO for XEROX Realty Corporation’s Lansdowne, VA development. A 2,300, acre development along the Potomac River in Loudoun County, VA. Ragland left Lansdowne to become a Development Manager for the Oliver T. Carr Co., where he was responsible for several developments around the King Street Metro, including several association headquarters buildings and the initial phases of development of Carlyle, the US Federal Courthouse for Eastern Virginia and US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), all located near the King Street METRO.
In 1993, Ragland founded Tradewinds International Holdings, LTD, an investment advisory firm directly responsible the disposition and privatization of over $21.0 Billion in Federally owned real estate assets. Significant achievements included: The NEWSUEM development on Pennsylvania Avenue (Representing the DC Government), the disposition of defaulted government held mortgages for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Advisor to the US General Services Administration (GSA) US Public Buildings Service (GSA-PBS); and creating and managing the US Radio Spectrum Auction Program for the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ragland and his team also manage the private jet facility at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
Currently Ragland is involved in several real estate projects in downtown Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Maryland for his family’s real estate investment group, Tradewinds Realty Partners, LLC.
He holds an MBA from UPENN, a Masters in Urban Planning from the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia, is a Certified Commercial Institute Member - CCIM® and is a Full Member of ULI.