24-year veteran John
Tobin specializes as a national office tenant representative leasing broker serving
major corporations and the United States Government. In this capacity, he works extensively in office
markets all over the United States. He travels to
the local officemarkets
at his own expense and on short notice.He has been rated as "excellent under all
categories" by the Corporate Real Estate Manager of a Top 30 Mortgage company
for whom he served as a national office tenant rep on 67 new, expansion,
renewal, and sublease assignments totaling 400,000 square feet over a four
year period through September, 2007. See nationalClient Assessments of John's services.
Also for you review are Performance Questionnaire
Report Cards filled out by national office tenant clients, both corporate
John remains the tenant’s one point of contact from start to finish –
traveling with the current tenant need, negotiating on the tenant’s behalf and
processing all documentation with the full support of the best local tenant rep.
John’s sole compensation is a splitting of
the landlord broker commission fee, usually paid in full to the landlord rep
broker if there is no tenant rep broker. John has over 24 years
experience as office lease/ purchase negotiation specialist. He has
personally negotiated 206 office lease and purchase transactions totaling over
$101 million in diverse office markets all over the United States.
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began his career as an office lease/ purchase negotiation specialist in New York City
at the local firm Andover Realty from 1984 to 1989. His
territory in Manhattan
included The Empire State Building which, along with many other Manhattan office buildings, he canvassed from top to bottom twice. In addition to
Manhattan office tenant representative projects, John lead office lease and
building purchase assignments in New Jersey, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island
for his Manhattan office tenant clients.John earned his Economics degree from Fordham University
in New York City
from 1980 to 1984.
1989 to 1997, John served as an in-house office lease negotiator and financial
analyst for two national Landlords, Chicago based JMB Properties Company and
Heitman Properties Ltd., on major office buildings in San Francisco, Oakland
Ohio. As an in-house landlord negotiator for eight years in diverse office markets
for two of the largest office building landlords in the United States, John generated measured client value from the economics and lease terms of
thousands of corporate and government real estate leasing opportunities. During those
eight years, John developed the financial analysis expertise necessary to later
create “Swiftcalc,” an Excel based tenant cost comparison spreadsheet now used
by national corporations. Click Here. Also during those eight years, John served as the
landlord’s primary landlord lease language negotiator, experience which now
greatly benefits our national office tenant clients.
1997, privately owned JMB Properties Company sold off all 20 million
square feet of its major trophy office properties across the United States. John then joined Grubb & Ellis in
as a Senior Office Leasing Specialist.
1999, John and his wife Ellen Hurley Tobin, a Northwestern
(1988) graduate and U.C. Berkeley (1995) MBA, started TENANT rep .com, a national
office tenant representation firm serving major corporations and the United
States Government. Since 1999,
John has worked in and traveled extensively to office markets all over the
serving corporate and government real estate managers as their national tenant representation
has lived nine years in Chicago, nine years in Phoenix, nine years in New York City, six years in the San Francisco Bay Area and
12 years in
Cleveland. Having lived and worked all over the United States
only adds to John’s unique qualifications as a traveling national office tenant representative
and his wife Ellen have six children and reside in Ellen’s home town of Cleveland.
John is a Chicago
native, a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory (1980) in Phoenix, holds a BA
in Economics from Fordham
(1984) in New York City, and is the 11th of 17 children.