I’ve had the good fortune of working with Benjamin through two very critical moves of my company. We were introduced by the manager of a shared office space in Oakland. After moving from the Financial District in San Francisco we were enjoying our new space for what we knew was a six month lease. Now we were under pressure to move. “Everyone” knows a lawyer, a doctor, a realtor. But can you trust a relative or friend of a friend. The move would be vital to our growing company. After one phone conversation with Benjamin my gut said this was our man. Like a car salesman, realtors are either going to sell you, or serve you. I knew five minutes into our first conversation Benjamin was there to serve. He went to work and found us, not only an incredible space in center city Oakland, but at an amazing price. But wait, there’s more. The deal was extremely complicated because of lease and sublease complications and legalese. Time was running out but Benjamin guided us through the process seamlessly. He explained the complications in very clear terms, and handled all the behind the scenes negotiations, finding a perfect solution.
A year later we had to downsize and move to a new space. Without hesitation I called Benjamin. Within a week Benjamin had a new tenant to take our place. Once again, Benjamin guided us through the early termination of the lease and we not only were allowed out of the lease without penalty but we received our security deposit in full and are enjoying a new space. The saying is timing is everything. My saying is no, it’s what you do with the timing that’s everything. Benjamin knows what to do with the timing whether it’s bad timing or good timing. We are a sustainable paper company. The fact that Benjamin is one of the top in the field of sustainable commercial property representation is a big bonus but not the reason we will always stay with his representation of us. Earned trust, proven reliability, fair business practice, putting our gain above his, integrity, passion for what he does: these are just a few of the reasons we have found a realtor for life.