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My name is Matt Green and I was the Manager of the Chicago office of Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 wealth advisory firm. I had known Bill for several years as a great networking partner, a top notch commercial real estate broker, and one who is always willing to connect me to other great people. We were approaching our lease expiration in our space in River West and wanted to explore our options with a renewal.

Even though our current lease already stipulated what the rate would be on an extension of term, somehow Bill was able to work his magic. Though the landlord initially strongly refused to pay him as our broker, Bill calmly went about getting the rate dropped by over 18%, adding 2 months of free rent, gaining an additional parking spot, and getting the landlord to pay his fee after it was all said and done. In the end, not only was he able to negotiate this savings despite the lease already having a built in rate, but he did this while the market had been trending upwards for 2 years!

I knew Bill before as someone who always came through. I was not surprised when he was able to negotiate a better deal than the one already stipulated in the lease terms. True to the man I’ve known for years, he was always incredibly responsive, he always did what he said he was going to do, and he always kept my interests ahead of his own. It is for those reasons and more that I would and continue to recommend Bill to those that occupy commercial space and am proud to have him as part of my trusted network.

October 24, 2016

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