Tenant Representation Clients:
Allied Mortgage Corporation
Allied Home Mortgage
American Anthropological Association
AOC Applied Technologies
Association of the U.S. Army
Burk & Associates
C&P Construction, Inc.
CGH Technologies, Inc.
The Cadmus Group
Cherokee Information Services, Inc.
CMP Restoration Inc.
Courier Systems, Inc.
E.R. Williams Consulting, Inc.
General Physics Corporation
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Henderson Group Unlimited, Inc.
Irving Burton Associates, Inc.
JIL Information Systems, Inc.
Lionel Henderson & Co., Inc.
MBA Management Inc.
Science & Technology Associates, Inc.
Snyder’s of Hanover
TeleCommunications Systems, Inc.
The Granato Group
The Mills Corporation
Trident Systems, Inc.
U-Haul International Inc.
Wiley & Wilson
Whisk Group, LLC
Unity Woods Yoga Center
Jim Mullen at Kent Commercial Inc. was retained by me to renegotiate my current lease at the retail center in Montclair, Virginia where I have had my practice for the last nine years. Jim was able to negotiate over $55,000 in free rent and tenant improvement allowance for my lease renewal and expansion into the adjacent retail space. He also negotiated a reduction in my rental rate which will save me an additional $80,000 over the new lease term. That’s a total of $135,000 that I could have easily left on the table if I have done it myself…
Gregg L. Kassan, D.D.S.
Not only does he look for desirable space on behalf of his client, but also he continues to represent his client vigorously during the lease negotiation process.
I had the privilege of finding this out first hand when I worked with Richard on behalf of a mutual client. The time and effort that Richard put in on behalf of our client in reviewing the lease during the ongoing negotiating process proved invaluable. Not only did he spot key issues and concerns, but he also actually helped negotiate concessions on behalf of our client as well.
Furthermore, he was able to make my job easier and less time consuming resulting in a savings of legal fees to our client.
I cannot over recommend the services of Richard Benswanger.
Alton K. Burton, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Jim Mullen was able to find me a new location within a mile of my current offices; thereby allowing me to retain the majority of my customers and clients. He was also able to negotiate more than $40,000 in incentives and free rent from the Landlord to build out my space. This was on top of a great rental rate for space in a prime location. Jim knew how to “orchestrate the competition” and get me the best possible deal. I am glad I did not try this on my own.
Dr. Phillip K. Steiner, O.D.
Falls Church, VA
This letter serves to document the outstanding real estate brokerage services provided to Cherokee Information Services, Inc. (Cherokee) by Kent Commercial’s Mr. Richard Benswanger over the course of the last ten years. During this time Richard has been intimately involved in every aspect of Cherokee’s facilities growth.
Through personal interviews with senior management, Richard was able to understand our business needs as we expanded to new offices around the country. As our number of leases grew, Richard provided exceptional management support by maintaining up-to-date abstracts of each lease that alerted us to pending changes in rent payments and lease administration requirements. Through the years Richard has been Cherokee’s go-to individual whenever we required real estate consultation, new leases, subleases, renewals and consolidations.
Of particular note, Richard was indispensable in Cherokee’s corporate office relocation this past year. In preparation for our move he introduced us to several talented architectural firms that would work with us to produce a facility layout that would meet our functional business needs. As we proceeded through the design phase, Richard offered critical advice on industry best practices, based on his extensive commercial experience. He also introduced us to an exceptional builder that delivered a completed facility on time and within budget.
In summary, Mr. Benswanger has been a valued member of the Cherokee team, anticipating our needs and exceeding our expectations at every juncture. We enthusiastically recommend him and Kent Commercial for your corporate leasing requirements.
Richard M. Denham
Chief Financial Officer
Cherokee Information Services, Inc.
Jim Mullen at Kent Commercial was able to find and negotiate a lease for my new retail space in Tyson’s Corner, VA. With his help I was able to reduce the rent by $10 per square foot and get several months of free rent to build out the space and establish the business before I started to actually pay rent. That was a total savings of more than $145,000 over the life of the new lease. I found him to be very knowledgeable about lease negotiations and I welcome the opportunity of working with him again in the future to find another location next year.
Dr. Ashish Chhitwal
Visual Health Doctors of Optometry