Since 1985, I’ve provided clients with commercial real estate solutions that are tailor-made for their specific situations. Local market knowledge has been a crucial factor in these successful transactions, and it helps clients negotiate the most advantageous terms. Through time-tested Five-Step Tenant Evaluations and Four-Step Building Sales programs, I am confident the results you’re looking for will be achieved, no matter what your commercial real estate need is.
Areas of specialization:
- Flex Sales & Leasing
- Industrial Sales & Leasing
- Tenant Representation
- Land Sales
- Office Sales & Leasing
Just a quick letter to thank you for your work in finding the perfect home for our business. We had many qualifications for our perfect home, and you were able to search the market and find the right building, at the right price, and of course provide helpful advice to assist with the decision to purchase the building. As a first time commercial building owner, I know I was a demanding customer with the number of questions I asked throughout the process. Your professionalism, ability to educate, and your guidance were critical in helping us close the deal. Goodmortgage.com is now the proud occupant of 44,000 sq ft and we are excited about our next stage of growth- thanks to your help. Please call me if I can be of further assistance or provide a personal recommendation at 704-523-3886 ext. 201.
In the early 80’s the state was buying right of way for theIndependence Expressway, I needed areal-estate agent that I trusted to help locate asuitable property for my business. Iinterviewed several and was impressed with Ian’s professional manor and helpfulattitude. He soon located a number of properties and we settled on the Thrift Road location. The building size was good but it needed to beuplifted for retail. Ian helped with getting anarchitect and building contractor tocustomize the building for our needs. In 2014 at age 74 Idecided it was time to retire. I again called on my friend Ian to list my property for sale. Heonce again guided me through the process. Heresearched the best asking price for the property and soon was showing the property always advising me in advance due to the fact that I wanted tocontinue with my retail business as long aspossible. Early last year we had two good offers within the same week. Wedecided on the best highest offer. Ian then worked with the buyer and his agent andnegotiated a lease back for three months that allowed me tohave a going out of business sale and move the remaining inventory into a warehouse. I would be happy to speak to anyone consideringusing Ian as an agent. I’m sure that you will be happy with his service and will consider him not only as an agent but a trusted friend.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for the help you provided with the recent sale of 110 114 Knob Hill Road. From the beginning, your experience and expertise helped us every step of the way. With two buildings on the site I know this was not a typical sale. However, even though it was complicated your perseverance made the difference, and in the end the results exceeded my expectations. I also appreciated that you took the time, from the very start, to explain your process and strategy. That really put me at ease from day one. You kept me in the loop as you had potential buyers interested. Based on the results and your hands-on approach, I’ll have no problem referring you in the future for similar services. Thanks again for being a broker I can count on.
During the time that we worked together, I was very impressed with your command of the Charlotte commercial real estate market. You quickly knew where we would find the best value for our needs, and what to expect once we arrived. The professional rapport that you have developed over the years opened doors, enabling us to schedule efficiently and gaining us priority treatment. Your communication and follow-up was always excellent. Over the years, I have moved a business office three times and you by far have been the most professional and diligent commercial real estate agent that I have worked with. Your long relationship with ASCO, dating from 1995 when you found the Fort Mill location for us, has been advantageous for our company and I have been the most recent beneficiary of your expertise.
Thank you also for your contribution to solving our building needs. From your first presentation to your last visit, your concern and professionalism helped us make sense of a complex, and sometimes discouraging, process. We’re delighted with the results. The new building is everything we hoped for when we started looking a year ago.
We enjoyed working with you, and we appreciate your diligence during the stop & go’s we had.
Just a note to thank you for bringing TechnoCom Business Systems, Inc. to Independence Pointe. The patience you showed with Jim is a real credit to your professionalism, and your credibility and market knowledge helped convince Jim that our Park meshed perfectly with his corporate objectives. It is always an added pleasure in business when the parties involved come away with a feeling of personal friendship, and that has certainly been the case for me. I have sincerely enjoyed working with you on this deal, and put high value on the friendship we have begun to develop. Let’s not forget that over the coming months! I’m also glad we were able to play golf after so many months of negotiating this deal. What a great way to end this portion of the transaction. Ian, if I can be of help to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call I really hope we’ll have the opportunity to work together soon on another deal. Again, THANKS, for the confidence shown in us, and the way in which you orchestrated this deal, staying with us both from start to finish.
Ian Bertolina of Bertolina Commercial Real Estate Services has served as our tenant representative in our firm’s two most recent office searches. Ian’s insight and knowledge of the marketplace has been very helpful in narrowing the search process and minimizing the time required by us. His input and advice in negotiating various provisions of the lease documents have also been very valuable.
I’ll bet by now you’ve left word with your secretary and answering service that if Steve Richie calls, you’re in a meeting, or indefinite mental health leave, right? Or maybe you’re changing your name and moving to another city far, far away from the Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club? Thank you so much for all your help with this transaction. I know you went way beyond the call of duty to help us sort things out and get it all arranged. I am personally very grateful. When we get the new range built, we’re going to have a party. We’ll want you there. I’ll call.
I want to thank you for helping us through a process that hasresulted in out moving into a larger, nicer and much more functional office. Your organization of the alternative site selection process,requirements and contracting terms saved us time and strengthenedour negotiation posture. Once we had determined the three finalists,you’re taking the lead in the negotiation, I am convinced, helped ussubstantially reduce our rental expense.