Representation - What Corporate and Government
Real Estate Clients
24-year veteran John
Tobin are committed to leveraging both lower real estate costs and lease
terms that provide maximum flexibility for national office tenants, both
corporate and government.
Ellen and John customize office tenant representation
services of the highest quality, not the highest quantity. The
quotes below verify that Ellen and John achieve this objective superbly over and
over again to the great benefit of our national office tenant clients.
Also for your review are Performance Questionnaire
Cards filled out by national office tenant clients, both corporate
attention to detail and experience in this industry is unmatched in
my opinion. It was my good fortune to have made that
call to you years ago. With so much on my plate, your
persistence and follow up was just what I needed."
Real Estate Manager - Facilities,
international office tenant, 1/2008.
9/2003 through this month (9/2007) John has personally completed 23 new and renewal office lease assignments for our national
corporation in Boston
Massachusetts, Providence, Cranston, and Warwick (2) Rhode Island, Frederick
Maryland, Chicago and Downer's Grove Illinois (3), Denver, Centennial
and Englewood Colorado, Las Vegas Nevada and San Diego, Rancho Cucamonga,
Ontario, Mission Viejo, Orange County (Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim), Los Angeles and
During the same period, John personally began 14 additional new and
lease assignments for us in Dover New Hampshire,
Braintree Massachusetts, Cincinnati Ohio,
Orlando, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale South Florida, Minneapolis Minnesota, Kansas City Missouri, Omaha Nebraska,
Denver Colorado, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Ontario Southern California,
Portland Oregon, and Honolulu Hawaii.
He also personally engaged local tenant representatives to commence
office lease disposition assignments in Bangor Maine, Worcester
Massachusetts, Buffalo New York, Hartford Connecticut, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, Trenton and Monmouth County New Jersey, Wilmington
Delaware, Towson and Baltimore Maryland, Richmond Virginia,
Charlotte North Carolina, Atlanta Georgia, Miami Florida, New
Orleans Louisiana, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo Ohio, Detroit
Michigan, Indianapolis Indiana, Schaumburg Illinois, St. Louis
Missouri, Des Moines Iowa, Kansas City Kansas, Dallas Texas, Denver
Colorado, Phoenix Arizona, San Diego and Los Angeles County
California, Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington. Based on
his extensive past performance for our company, I give John an
"excellent" rating under all categories. Going
forward, this major corporation will continue to use John's national
tenant representation services." V.P. and Corporate
Real Estate Manager, national office tenant, 9/2007.
“Having worked with
numerous real estate brokers over the past 25 years, I can
unequivocally state that John Tobin is the most conscientious
representative for his clients that I have ever worked with.
During the three year period I worked with John, we
collaborated on commercial leasing projects across the nation, both
large and small, but the size of the project or commission was not
as important to John as meeting the needs of the client. Once we
retained John's services, he was on a plane traveling to the
designated location, obtaining data and relaying the needed
information to us. Rather than the corporation retaining the
services of different brokers in different markets, it was
reassuring that we had someone on the ground working to achieve the
optimal result according to our corporate standards. John's
professional demeanor, his high level of integrity, and his
exceptional knowledge of commercial real estate leasing are all
reasons that I recommend him to anyone seeking tenant representation
throughout the leasing process.”Senior
Leasing Analyst, Top 30 Mortgage Company,
67 new office lease, renewal,
expansion and sublease assignments
totaling 400,000 square feet,
nationwide over a 4 year period ending 10/2007 when the national
tenant closed its doors,
"We have expanded and relocated the
headquarters of Highland Consulting Associates, Inc. to 7.000 square
feet of brand new space at Crocker Park in Westlake. At the
start of the process we chose John Tobin of TENANT rep .com to
John was a good combination of professionalism and
knowledge of the marketplace. John worked closely with our
project team on site selection, lease cost comparison, letter of
intent negotiation and lease language negotiation. John did a
good job for us and we would certainly consider working with him in
the future." Richard Veres, CFA, CEBS, Highland Consulting
Associates, Inc., Westlake Ohio, 12/2007.
appreciate what you are doing for us.
are making my job a lot easier. Trust me.
--and I'll pass it on.”Senior Vice President,
National Sales Manager, national office tenant, 11,000 and 15,000
sq. ft. office lease acquisition assignments in
Grove Illinois and
can call John after hours, on Saturday or Sunday, and he always
answers the phone. John
is always there working on our behalf, repping us in the right way.”Regional Vice
President, Western United States, national office tenant, 27,000 sq.
ft. office lease acquisition assignment in
gets my highest recommendation.Within 6 weeks,
John Tobin helped us obtain a 70% reduction in our real estate cost.Our new office is more centrally located for clients and
employees, equal in quality and an overall better fit for our
company.”Tim May, President & CEO, Coreval Consulting, 9,000
square foot new office space negotiation in
Ohio, corporate headquarters
April, 2002 PlanSoft engaged TENANT rep .com for a 20,000 square foot
office space search which resulted in a highly successful renewal
negotiation of our existing corporate headquarters. John Tobin was instrumental in
guiding us through the process of assessing all of our
options. After identifying our needs and requirements, John
jump-started our search by identifying 20 properties and screening
these down to three viable candidates in less than two weeks.
Finally John solicited bids on our behalf from the competing
landlords. Within 60 days, John helped us secure a 42%
reduction in our lease expenses through our existing landlord.
We are extremely pleased with the results and plan to retain TENANT
rep .com for our next office space
Nestvold, Vice President Finance & Controller, PlanSoft
Tobin of TENANT rep .com represented my law firm in a 17,000 square
foot office building purchase.
tenant representation services went way beyond my expectations. Way beyond ---. And I've been
leasing office space for 29 years.
result was very beneficial financially for my law firm and for me
personally. When my law firm has additional office space needs
I plan to use TENANT rep .com again."
Weiser, President, LARRY A. WEISER CO., LPA,Cleveland
have 45 employees in my office and one of my highest priorities is
to provide a comfortable working environment for them. I asked
you to come out four days ago after we had gone without air
conditioning in our office for three weeks (hot June and
July). We had an air conditioning repair estimate in hand of
$20,000 to $30,000.
I asked you to review Backtrack's lease and provide recommendations
with HVAC repair as our top priority. In less than 24 hours
you provided me with a thorough lease review detailing my rights
under the lease and providing a strategy going forward. I
followed your strategy this week dealing with my landlord.
Four days later our employees are being kept cool by a temporary
HVAC trailer backed up to our office as the landlord fulfills his
lease obligation for a partial or full replacement of the HVAC
I plan to use
TENANT rep .com to help us negotiate the best deal in the marketplace
when we get closer to the end of our lease term."
Robert Gandee, President, Backtrack,
is definitely going to use TENANT rep .com again. Your tenant
representation service and Swiftcalc tenant cost comparison
spreadsheet get my highest level of recommendation for companies
entering or renegotiating a lease.
We first met you 5 weeks ago when we called in the midst
of a nationwide expansion needing to set up offices immediately for
our new sales force. We wanted to review all of our options
that day. You had the town snapping to our attention within
hours. We first called you at 11:00 a.m. By 2:30 p.m. we
began our tour of the most appropriate sites in town, and by 5:30
p.m. we had reviewed 10 alternatives.
level of customer service you provided in the first two days blew us
After getting all the landlord proposals you input the
data into Swiftcalc. 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. With each landlord proposal
and TBG counter proposal I was able to review a bottom line cost
comparison of the alternatives in a simple one-page report. I
negotiate leases for TBG around the country. I've never seen
anything as good as John's tenant cost comparison spreadsheet.
Your past experience as a landlord lease negotiator really
shows. Your expertise in the area of lease language is
invaluable. It is on par with that of a seasoned commercial
real estate attorney.
I am generally on the go and work around the clock while
traveling. Over the past 5 weeks you have worked around the
clock as well, guiding us to the best possible deal. Working
together, I feel like you are one of our employees, and that
TENANT rep .com is an extension of TBG America. Thanks for anticipating
Michael Jarmana, President, TBG America,Philadelphia