Expands to Cleveland
OH, July 5 – Cleveland based
reps.net announced today that TBG World, Inc. has signed a 5-year
lease on the ground floor of the Chester Commons Building in the heart
of downtown Cleveland. The parent company, TBG International, is a Toronto based
marketing firm. TBG World,
Inc. has opened offices in eight U.S. cities in the past 3 years.
TBG’s national clients include Green Mountain Energy Company
(BP), Sunoco, Talk America (AOL) and AT&T.
TBG World President,
Michael Jarmana, hired TENANT
reps.net to scrutinize the available office space
alternatives in the downtown Cleveland office market.
A thorough tenant space search and round the clock negotiation of
the office site alternatives resulted in TBG opening its doors in
Cleveland in less than 5 weeks.
“TBG is definitely
going to use TENANT
reps.net again. Their tenant representation service
and Swiftcalc tenant software get my highest level of recommendation for
companies entering or renegotiating a lease,” said TBG President
Michael Jarmana. “We used Swiftcalc.com as the cornerstone of our lease
negotiations. With quick
data entry, Swiftcalc allowed us to instantly weigh each landlord
proposal and each tenant counter proposal.
All our cost factors were accounted for, including free rent
scattered through the lease term, early termination penalties,
electricity and HVAC costs, tax and operating costs and space add-on
factors. TBG was able to
review a side-by-side, bottom line comparison of the data input and
results in a simple one-page report.
I negotiate leases for TBG around the country and I have never
seen anything like Swiftcalc,” said Jarmana.
“John Tobin’s past
experience as a landlord lease negotiator really allowed TBG to
manipulate the changing waters of our lease negotiation,” said Jarmana. “There were traps doors and hidden tenant costs I was not
aware of that John was able to point out.
He is completely into it. His
expertise in the area of lease language is invaluable.
He did a better job than our commercial real estate attorneys
negotiating the lease language. The
landlords we dealt with definitely respect John’s skill level.”
“I am generally on
the go and work around the clock while traveling.
Over the past 5 weeks John Tobin has worked around the clock as
well, guiding us to the best possible deal in Cleveland. We met just last month, but I quickly learned to have great
faith in him. Working together, I feel like John is one of our employees
and TENANTreps.net is an extension of TBG World,” said President
information: John Tobin,
reps.net Corporate Real Estate Advisors, 600 Superior Avenue
1300, Cleveland, OH 44114; 216-858-1000.