Gryphon USA, Ltd. is proud to announce that founder and principal Richard Kruse has been named by Columbus Business First as One of the People to Know in Real Estate.  Columbus Business First is the most comprehensive resource for business and financial news in Central Ohio. They spotlighted Mr. Kruse as an individual that is front and center in the real estate industry.

Mr. Kruse began learning about the real estate profession at an early age assisting his father, a real estate attorney, on zoning, development and construction transactions.  He undertook his first brokerage transaction in Washington, DC in 1996 and quickly developed a niche working with banks, attorneys and the court system as broker and auctioneer, eventually becoming one of the most active state court receivers in Central Ohio.

Mr. Kruse’s personal engagements focus on state and federal insolvency matters; from management or liquidation of single assets through and including entire companies.  In past employment he spent two years as a consultant to, one of the first companies in the country to promote online only auctions and another 2 years as Senior Vice President at SB Capital, one of the top 5 liquidation companies in the United States, working on projects throughout the country as well as Canada and Mexico.

In 2003 Mr. Kruse opened Gryphon USA, Ltd. and has grown it into one of the most widely recognized distressed asset management firm in Ohio.  Gryphon maintains a receivership and asset management group commercial auction practice art, antique and pottery auction group and real property management group.  Most real estate transactions are managed through a partnership with Borror Properties Real Estate.