Kennedy Advisors has been unrelenting in their national searches to find us suitable land and buildings. Our site specifications are quite unique and among the more difficult to meet, and demand uncommon due diligence, but they always come up with something workable. Loren’s connections with economic development officials and uncanny skills in finding avenues to qualify for maximum incentives enable us to essentially have a national real estate department.
Anwar Shareef – CEORenesas Technology America
The past six years the performance of Kennedy Advisors has been nothing less than stellar. Loren and Dave brought their vast commercial real estate knowledge, extraordinary marketing talent and exceptional negotiating skills to our campaign to sublease a 60k+ SF Class A building, on a short term lease, in a very robust real estate market.
Four years later nearly 100% of the leasable space was under contract to multiple subtenants. Because of our relationship with Kennedy Advisors we are all winners.
We’ve had contracts with other Commercial Brokers in the RTP area, but Kennedy Advisor’s remain on the very top of our list for providing creative thinking, negotiating strengths and the command of 27 plus years of tenant representation.
Margaret Oakey-Myers, Sr. Manager Facilities (Corporate & N. America)Renesas Technology America, Durham
I have been impressed by Kennedy Advisors’ comprehensive understanding of the commercial real estate business. Moreover, they always provide a thoughtful, often creative plan for whatever project we ask them to look into.
Gary Edge, VP Design Engineering CenterTranquil Hosting
Loren served as a trusted advisor in our office space search and selection process for a new, consolidated data center and offices. His experience and attention to detail were extremely valuable and helpful during the process of talking to landlords, and negotiating a lease. I would certainly recommend Loren in any real estate transaction.
Mark Price - CEOACW Technologies
I asked Kennedy Advisors to back me up on a 30,000sf warehouse deal I’d already started negotiating. We then needed to significantly change the size of the deal and the length of the term. Loren helped with that transition and created an exit strategy with another property. Finally, I was delighted to learn there were several important issues in structuring the business terms that he was able to incorporate into the lease.
Jeff Benes - Vice PresidentTechShop
You are in a class by yourself. I do not know if I could be where I am now without your involvement on our 25,000sf space. I can assure you that I will never do anything again in commercial real estate without calling you.”
Scott Saxon - Durham Managing PartnerTweetsie Railroad
We engaged Kennedy Advisors for their extensive experience on both sides of public-private partnerships. They have proven their expertise and professionalism in all aspects of real estate consulting and in government negotiations... helping us identify and secure over $4,300,000 in funding and stay in Boone.
Chris Robbins - PresidentCary Alliance Church
Working with Kennedy Advisors to sell our church property was the best decision we made! Dave combined his vast knowledge with the integrity, diplomacy and friendliness necessary to create an environment needed by potential buyers and our leadership to feel confident in proceeding. During negotiations, he crafted ingenious compromises… ultimately everyone left very satisfied!
His comprehension of factors influencing property values during the appraisal process, and his guidance and superior persuasiveness resulted in a valuation $500,000 higher than initially proposed by both our appraisal firm and another broker. Then he got us the price we asked!”.
Mike Miguel - Treasurer/AdministratorCrescent Communities
I was challenged with identifying immediate and significant cost savings. Our largest expense was our office space, so we turned again to Kennedy Advisors for help. Dave quickly identified issues important to both Crescent and our landlord and developed a very creative approach to persuade him to accept an early lease buyout. In a matter of days, an agreement was reached which saved Crescent almost 75% of our total remaining lease commitment! We’ve had two great experiences with Kennedy Advisors and I’m certain we’ll engage them again.
Greg Garrett - PE, Sr Mgr of Development & Engineering - RaleighThe News & Observer Publishing Co.
During five years of their serving our real estate needs, we’ve found that Loren delivers an uncommon combination of senior management strategic advice and roll-up-your-sleeves implementation on any project, no matter how small or unglamorous.
George McCanless - SVP for Finance & Strategic Planning
Loren showed patience, tenacity and a deep understanding of the market and in time delivered an ideal space in a financial package that worked for us and our landlord, and enabled us to achieve a build-out which we had not thought possible. Moving forward we consider Kennedy Advisors as a key partner of our team.
Larry Goldberg - Managing PartnerPaint Dynamics International
I want to take a moment to also thank you for all the assistance that you have provided to our company in finding and negotiating the 50,000sf lease. You really have taken us under your wing and I want to express how much we appreciate your time and efforts. We look forward to having you serve as our intermediary in seeking public finance to fuel our expansion.
Allan Dewar - CEOCinteger, LLC
Our clients response to your work was ecstatic. From my perspective as project manager, you have overachieved on the project in every respect. I cannot think of any feedback I could have given you that would have improved on your service. Thank you very much, your incentive help has really been top notch.
Darren Dasburg - Managing PartnerNBS Gym
After 8 years, our landlord refused to renew our lease. With just 2 months to relocate, we were not optimistic about surviving. Kennedy Advisors assessed our very distinctive requirements and quickly found several options; we settled on one but had to convince the reluctant owner concerned about our viability and the nature of our business. Dave crafted a novel approach emphasizing our gym’s community impact and persuaded him to embrace our unique business, and then navigated us thru what we were told were impossible Zoning issues. We are in a new location and growing thanks to Dave’s efforts and skills!
Wes Caudill- OwnerCode Refinery, LLC
Your tenant rep services are uniquely broad in my experience. Also, your total focus on our needs vs. yours is obvious when you recommend some options that do not pay you a commission.
Mike Brown – PartnerSageworks, Inc
“With our existing lease expiring, we engaged Kennedy Advisors to help us identify and evaluate alternatives. We needed space that would fit our unique corporate culture while reducing our costs…two sometimes conflicting objectives. Dave did a remarkable job canvassing the market and identified and negotiated several attractive options. Ultimately, leveraging these choices, he negotiated an irresistible restructuring and extension of our existing lease, including valuable tenant improvements and a rate reduction of 26%, saving us ~$851,000 over its term. Our management team was extremely pleased
I was struck by Dave's patience and listening skills, his diligence and responsiveness, and the power of his advocacy for us during negotiations. It is without reservation that I recommend Dave and Kennedy Advisors as a trusted advocate for any organization for their corporate real estate needs.
Will Boland - Chief Administrative OfficerSageworks, Inc
As a rapidly growing technology company we needed more space - but funds were tight. Not only did Dave find the optimal space with a 23% reduction in rates, but he actively prompted us to get it done on time, while anticipating our needs and providing pre-selected outside vendors to help. With his help we were able to continue our growth, reduce our cost and not get distracted by unanticipated events. Dave will absolutely be our long-term guide on how to make sound decisions for our future growth.
Andrew White - CFOSEC Associates
Kennedy Advisors due diligence in helping us evaluate alternative space was far superior to any previously provided to us in several commercial realty transactions in Virginia and North Carolina
ohn McKenney, Sr. - President & CEOKnowledge Vector
Even though we were a small startup when we first worked with Kennedy Advisors, they made us feel like we were their most important client. KA helps you more than you can imagine.
Dwight Johnson - Controllerrtventures
From start to finish, we depended on Kennedy Advisors to facilitate our relocation and new leased space. Loren Kennedy delivered excellent results without a hitch. With a very challenging specification on both economics and timing, we received clear expectations from their engagement letter, which Kennedy Advisors consistently exceeded. Through Kennedy Advisors' strong network within the greater RTP area, deep experience in all aspects of real-estate and superior client satisfaction I unconditionally recommend them as a highly valued partner in real estate activities.