What Our Clients Say About Us
Here are some excerpts from letters we've received from major clients. To access the full text of each letter, click on the name of the author:
Joe Lewis, President and owner of Orchard Commercial (formerly Orchard Properties):
What we have enjoyed most is John's responsiveness when we needed asistance balanced with his
mature reluctance to "over lawyer" real estate situations. We have found him to be a savvy dealmaker
who is willing to limit his assignment to what is asked of him.
We've been main counsel to Orchard (currently managing over 8,000,000 square feet of industrial, R and D, and office space in the South Bay area) for over ten years.
Mark Ziemendorf, Senior Vice President/Director, Investment Services Group, Cornish and Carey Commercial (and former President of Orchard Properties):
". . . your support, attention to detail, and timeliness of response was a critical element in the success of our leasing and property management programs at Orchard Properties. . . . I appreciate the situations where your experience and suggestions provided the correct guidance and path of action. Your ability to become part of the team is unique and adds value beyond the normal attorney-client relationship."
Dan Hession, Director of Office Leasing, Simon Property Group:
"I found Mr. Collins to not only have a great knowledge of the transactional leasing experience, I felt he would be responsive and innovative . . . . . . an enthusiastic endorsement of John Collins and his staff as both professional and responsive to my needs in successfully leasing the Fairmont Plaza."
We acted as main counsel for the Fairmont Plaza office tower, a 17 story office tower with around 350,000 square feet of leaseable space, for several years, along with representation of Simon's shopping center property the San Jose Retail Pavilion over a longer period.
Donn Byrne, Partner in Larvan Properties and Senior Vice President of Collier's Parrish International:
"His history of representing developers, brokerages, and REITs allow him an in-depth, current market understanding of lease transactions and landlord concerns. Hiring John includes a negotiating strength that allows him to 'cut to the chase', move the transaction along, and complete the deal on time."
We've represented Donn in personal and business ventures for over twenty years. The Larvan transaction was a major industrial/office/R and D lease in North San Jose.
The letters of recommendation quoted and accessed above do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
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