WBE (Women’s Business
Enterprise): Commercial Real Estate Broker Firm
Ellen Tobin founded
TENANT rep .com
in 1999 in partnership with John Tobin, a 24-year veteran national office
leasing specialist. Woman owned commercial real estate broker
firms are very rare. TENANT rep .com Corporate Real Estate Advisors is the only
woman owned national office tenant representation specialist firm that we know.
TENANT rep .com is more than 51% owned, operated and controlled by its
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Ellen Hurley Tobin, Northwestern University - Chicago B.S. 1988, University of California Berkeley MBA 1995 and a U.S. citizen.
Ellen's experience prior to 1999 includes two years on-site project management for Himeji, Japan city government, and project management for the United States
non-profit and hospitality industries.
As a WBE - Women’s
Business Enterprise and a Small Business as defined by the United States
TENANT rep .com requests that national office tenants, both corporate and
government, review the ownership
diversity credentials of their current national office tenant representation
service provider(s). We ask that national office
tenants who are committed to supplier diversity consider an equally
qualified WBE - Small Business provider like TENANT rep .com for at least a portion of their
national office tenant representation assignments.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
A Commitment to Supplier Diversity
Along with providing
unparalleled, on-site service by a 24-year veteran specialist, TENANT rep .com can
help national office tenants achieve or surpass their supplier diversity
objectives through office tenant representation assignments. Below is a Supplier Diversity Goal Chart provided by
a Fortune 500 national office tenant. This national office tenant has dedicated
a Supplier Diversity team to execute the following:
Bring focus and
accountability to our service commitment.
Establish a measurable
corporate wide supplier diversity procurement process.
Provide employees access to
minority and women-owned suppliers in their communities.
Work with majority
corporations to track and support the suppliers they use for services; We
expect them to establish a program and work with them to find suppliers to
support our needs.
Assist in the development of
internal departmental strategies to enhance procurement opportunities.
Unparalleled On-Site Service by a 24-Year Veteran Specialist
see Performance Questionnaire Report Cards where we have been rated as “excellent” in all
categories serving the Corporate Real Estate Manager of a Top 30 Mortgage
company with over 160 offices as their national tenant rep on 67 new, expansion,
renewal, and sublease assignments totaling 400,000 square feet over a 4 year period
through 9/2007. Also, under the What Clients Say tab, you can review our unique
national qualifications and the substantial results we have generated working
with national office tenants, both corporate and government.
being selected as a potential WBE - Woman Owned and/or Small Business national office tenant representation provider,
our national office tenant clients usually start by testing the quality of our
services with just one and then a few national office tenant representation
assignments. The National Corporate Real Estate Manager and United
States Government responses
under the Performance Questionnaire Report Cards tab above indicate that TENANT rep .com will provide
equal or better quality
office tenant representation services than that currently provided by any non-WBE
provider plus the following:
John Tobin will personally travel to the local
office market at our own expense and on short notice on each assignment (new deals, renewals,
will personally preview all alternative properties in the desired geographic
local client personnel and our local tenant rep partner, John Tobin will personally create a short list of
properties that meet the client's standard corporate criteria.
will personally conduct the tour with local client personnel and our
local tenant rep partner.
provide this on-site personal focus and high level of service and flexibility
because we do not carry the overhead and distractions of a large national firm.
We do not delegate the important initial steps in the office leasing process
described above to a local broker less invested in your success and less familiar
with your critical operational directives. Our national tenant clients
have found from experience that our hands-on approach makes a huge difference in
favor of the national office tenant.
summary, we offer the following benefits to office tenants:
TENANT rep .com is a rare woman owned national
office tenant representation firm or WBE, Women’s Business
Enterprise, the only one that we know. We are also a Small Business as
defined by the United States Government.
Achieve tighter control and better results. We specialize in repeat national office tenant representation assignments
with a 24-year veteran who will be your single point of contact and on-site.
John Tobin has personally negotiated 206 office lease and purchase transactions
totaling over $101 million across the United States. Office lease, renewal,
expansion, purchase, and consulting assignments include (Northeast, Southeast,
Midwest, West Coast, Southwest, Northwest, and Mountain States):
TOP 3O MORTAGE COMPANY
67------- Assignments Nationwide
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
CLEVELAND CITY GOVERNMENT
WELLS FARGO BANK
ERNST & YOUNG
KPMG PEAT MARWICK
THE BENEFICIAL CORPORATION
HOME SAVINGS OF AMERICA
GLENDALE FEDERAL BANK
RELIANCE NATIONAL INSURANCE
LARRY A. WEISER CO., LPA
We provide one trusted point of contact
nationwide, John Tobin, supported by strategic partnering with the best local
tenant rep in each market.
John travels at our own expense and on short notice to each local office
market. John will remain in the local office market and your single point of
contact through completion of each corporate or government real estate assignment with the
full support of the best local tenant rep broker. Your critical operational
objectives will never need repeating.
Our sole compensation will be a splitting of the landlord broker commission
fee, usually paid in full to the landlord rep broker if there is no tenant rep
We design Swiftcalc®, a tenant
cost comparison spreadsheet used by national office tenants.
John has ten years past experience as the
in-house leasing negotiator and financial analyst on major office buildings
across the United States. John has generated measured client value from the
economics and lease terms of thousands of commercial real estate leasing
opportunities for two national landlords.
John has advised on office lease and
purchase negotiations across the United States since 1984.
you choose TENANT rep .com, you won’t be getting someone else. You will get John
Tobin on the ground in every office market where you have an office leasing
need. This unique service provides a single, trusted point of contact, John
Tobin, and gives the national office tenant tight control and a hands-on
approach. TENANT rep .com does not require a contract from a national office
tenant. This provides corporate and government real estate managers the ability to terminate
our services on short