December 8, 1999
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is written in reference o John Marshall Collins' successful lease negotiation
and document preparation on behalf of Larvan Properties and to advice the reader of our
observations of John's ability in such matters in the Silicon Valley marketplace.
Larvan Properties engaged John for his services in arranging a long term, ten year, office
lease for 50,000 square feet in the Marriott Business Park, Santa Clara. The lease included
a letter of credit for on year of rent, fixed rent increases and multiple benefits
to Larvan. He was able to minimize turn-around time and worked quickly through the issues.
John exceeded our expectations for time while completing the transaction on budget.
Generally, John has earned an outstanding reputation in the Valley. He is a most effective
landlord's advocate who understands the issues and minimizes turn-around time. He is
efficient. 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 negotating strength that allows him to "Cut to the chase", move the transaction along and
complete the deal on time.
Very truly yours,
Donn H. Byrne