Below are a few client testimonials from company’s that Cresa has worked with, providing Exclusive Tenant/Buyer Representation.
“We’ve talked to many real estate companies through the years, but Cresa was the first to sit down and get to know us. Their knowledge of the local real estate market and their ability to negotiate resulted in a far better deal than we would have ever been able to negotiate on our own.”
- Doug Wilkerson, President, RTP Federal Credit Union
“In early 2003 our company was faced with the need to find space for a medical office building in a relatively short period of time. We were undecided about leasing versus ownership. Also, we were faced with significant renovation needs in order to create a space that would be acceptable to our tenants whose businesses are highly dependent on location and visibility. We realized that we needed assistance with this task. We interviewed a number of real estate companies and were lucky enough to find Sam DiFranco at Cresa. Sam took the time to learn about our business, where we were headed .and how we wanted to get there. Sam helped us locate several options and discussed the pros and cons of each. His knowledge and experience helped us to negotiate a terrific deal on a building that perfectly suited our needs. It was obvious through the entire process that our needs were always placed first. Everything was handled professionally, expediently and thoroughly. We are in a business where relationships are the cornerstone to success. Everyone at Cresa understood this and we were happy that their philosophy of doing business was so much in line with ours. We developed a sound partnership and were both able to achieve success on our project as a result. Today’s business climate makes it difficult to be an expert in fields outside of the one in which you were trained. Synergistic partnerships are the only way to be truly successful. I can highly recommend Cresa and Sam DiFranco for all of your commercial real estate needs.”
- James R. Stevens, MD President and Managing Partner, New Health Services, Inc.
“I met Sam DiFranco and Ed Hoel regarding our company’s requirements for office space. From that meeting, we embarked on a plan to up fit space to suit our needs, and then amended that strategy to include construction of an entirely new building that would house our offices and our new training center. As I now sit in my new office, I am reminded of the efforts that it took to make everything come together and the roles of various players in the process. From arranging our original meeting to move-in day, our agent, Sam, was an invaluable asset and resource to our company in its quest to find the ideal office space. Both Sam and Ed worked very closely with me throughout this process and guided me through many of the nuances associated with arranging a construction deal. One of Sam’s strongest qualities as an agent is his ability to be “pleasantly persistent.” Whenever a question arose, or there were concerns on our end, Sam worked tirelessly to see that the issue was resolved in a timely manner. He also kept the lines of communication open between us by following up with me frequently, and ensuring that I knew he could be reached whenever I had questions about our transaction. I have been quite pleased with the quality of service and the results that Sam and Ed were able to deliver to our company. I would highly recommend his services to others and I plan to tum to them for our company’s future real estate needs.”
-Geoffery Suddreth, General Manager, Thinking Maps, Inc.
“Over the past several years, we have had numerous occasions to utilize the services of Cresa and I’d like to take this opportunity to share the experiences we have had with Ed Hoel and Sam DiFranco. Whatever our commercial real estate needs have been, from establishing a new office location to evaluating our entire leased property portfolio, Cresa has been an invaluable resource. Their thorough understanding of our needs and objectives, coupled with their experience in the market has always produced successful results. For example, Ed has negotiated a variety of office leases for the bank and through his in depth knowledge of current transactions occurring in the local market, he was able to secure the very best lease tenns on our behalf and thereby significantly reduce the bank’s occupancy costs. Cresa has always done whatever it takes to get the-job done. When we needed a complete abstracting of our property leases to be done in a very short tin1efran1e, they put the necessary resources to the project and got the job done on schedule. In today’s business arena, it is important for us to know that we can rely on our business partners to perform. This is why we chose Cresa to assist us with our con11nercial real estate needs.”
-Ronald W. Perkins, RP A, Facilities Manager, National Commercial Financial
“In the fall of 2003, my Internet marketing and support company began a search for a second office in the Raleigh area to supplement our Oakland, California space. We consider ourselves to have been very clever (but perhaps we were just lucky) in our selection of Cresa as our partner for this effort; and I do not use the word partner lightly. Not only did Cresa’s entire team dedicate themselves to finding space for our office but they also helped in a million ways. From a business perspective, the initial work they did to understand our needs as well as pre-screening all possible locations helped to save us valuable time. It was clear from the start that Sam DiFranco’s reputation was going to be one of our strongest assets in all negotiations. Each space we viewed matched all our requirements and each brought another interesting idea. Sam helped us understand the ins and outs of everything from traffic patterns, to hiring areas, landlords and parking ratios. From a bigger perspective, they provided us with every possible contact we could need for all aspects of quotes and build outs – from designers to painters and general contractors, and each person we contacted as a referall from Cresa confirmed our feelings – that we were dealing with the best! I can not possibly say enough about what Cresa has done for us. From what I consider one of the best leases negotiated to introductions to important people in the community, Sam and his team made our company’s move to the Raleigh area fun, instead frightful. It is rare to have the opportunity to rave about customer attention or service these days.”
-Cassandra Toplin, BBH Media