About George Cunningham
George Cunningham is the founder BidIndustrial, an international commercial and industrial auction company; he is also founder and Designated Broker of AuctionAZ.com, LLC. and the President of Cunningham & Associates, Inc.; he has been actively involved in the family auction business since the early 80’s.
Prior to coming on full-time with Cunningham & Associates, Inc., George was with Shearson Lehman Brothers as an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager and held various investment licenses including Series 7, 63 and 65. During these years George still remained actively involved with the family auction business advising and helping when needed.
In the past couple of years AuctionAZ.com has sold over $100 million in real estate at auction and Cunningham & Associates has sold over $25 million in industrial assets. George has provided appraisals and expert testimony to secured creditors and bankruptcy trustees that have held up under the most intense scrutiny.
George attended the University of Arkansas where he played football for the Razorbacks for one season and finished his college education and attained his degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University. He is USPAP certified (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and has attended hundreds of hours of specialized appraisal training including aviation, heavy equipment and high tech machine and fabrication equipment.
Years ago, George made it a company policy that the auctioneers at Cunningham & Associates would donate their professional services to local charities. Since then George and his father, Bob, have helped raise several million dollars for local charities, including Phoenix Boys and Girls, clubs, Special Olympics, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Teen Lifeline, and many others.
Born in Phoenix, George grew up in Mesa; he is a pilot and enjoys flying when time permits. George literally married the “girl next door”; he and Nikki have two children and live in Mesa.
Memberships and credentials:
- Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse Captain
- CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute)
- FFL (Federal Firearms License)
- Licensed Auto Dealer
- Arizona State Real Estate Broker
- National Auctioneers Association
- National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
- Risk Management Association
- Turnaround Management Association, Board of Directors
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Southeast Valley Regional Realtors Association
- Private Pilot
- Founding Member of the Arizona State Auctioneers Association
Direct Line: 602-469-4635