"Now that we've opened an office in Northern Virginia, we'll be able to attract some local talent," said Peter Talman, director of leasing & president of The Rubenstein Brokerage Group Inc., the firm's leasing arm.
"We have been struggling with our growth, learning how to do business as a fast-growing firm," remarked Talman
"We are successful as owners of first-class office space only if we can keep them full," said Talman
.The Rubenstein Brokerage Group
works closely with both acquisition and development teams as well as property and portfolio managers to keep the properties leased to capacity."We are blessed partially because of our investment philosophy," remarked Talman
."We look for projects for acquisition or development that have unique things about them that set them apart from the competition."
As an example, Talman
pointed to a project in Philadelphia that had a natural advantage over similar projects because it is located near to the intersection of major highways.Radnor Corporate Center
in Radnor, Pennsylvania also benefits from an "optimal location," according to Talman
said that Radnor Corporate Center
office space is commanding the same rents as other, newer product in Tysons Corner, Va. "The quality of our assets really helps us lease," he
Going forward, Talman
would like to capitalize on the fact that some clients have space in many Rubenstein Co.-owned buildings."Since we have common partnership (interests in multiple buildings), we can take a company in Atlanta and put them in a building we have in Virginia," he
admitted The Rubenstein Co.
does have a reputation for being tough in negotiating leases but pointed out that the firm also has a good reputation as property managers.
..."We have been struggling with our growth, learning how to do business as a fast-growing firm," remarked Peter Talman, director of leasing and president of the Rubenstein Brokerage Group.