The 15 building Colorado Springs Office portfolio was a tenuous transaction with multiple moving parts. The steadfast professionalism Erik Kolar, Geof Gardner, Alan Werther, Mike Kolar and Paul Feaster showed was critical in getting the transaction through the finish line. Every time, Patriot applied creativity and measured 'out of the box' ideas in order to solve problems."
Peter M. Scoville, CoFounder/Principal, Cushman & Wakefield Colorado Springs Commercial
The COPT Colorado Springs portfolio was a bumpy ride...In my 30+ year brokerage career, the COPT portfolio sale was among the top 2 or 3 most complex and challenging deals I have ever closed. Your team was extremely proactive in attacking, understanding and finding solutions to all the many challenges of the deal: over 80 tenants, 15 separate and unique buildings, numerous lease terminations, etc. Patriot handled this transaction with the utmost professionalism!"
Mike Winnn, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc.
Given the complexity of the deal, a 422,000 SF, ten building, three year corporate sale/leaseback with 1031 objectives, buyer selection was perhaps the most critical component of our job. While not the highest bidder on this deal, Patriot’s expertise and ability to close the deal on time validated our initial recommendation to select Patriot Equities as the buyer. Again, thank you for getting this deal done across the goal line and we look forward to working with you on future deals."
John McRae, Sr. VP., Capital Markets, Trammell Crow Company
Erik Kolar and I have worked on several projects together over the years which reinforced his reputation as an innovative, successful professional in the real estate industry. Mr. Kolar has shown the tenacity and creativity necessary to successfully complete large, complex transactions with several of our corporate clients. Erik and his team, collaboratively Patriot Equities, have created an extremely impressive business plan that is in direct alignment with the model corporate America is moving toward. Patriot has assembled a vast arsenal of resources for the corporate real estate professional. With their capital platform they have the financing to get deals done quickly and efficiently.
David Bernhaut, Executive Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield
Patriot’s experience and creativity enabled us to overcome many hurdles. On the one hand, we were negotiating with one business unit to sell the property and another separate business unit to lease it back. As you know this was not always smooth sailing. Your team, however, remained committed throughout the deal and sought solutions that produced a “win/win” for everyone. It was refreshing to be involved in a transaction where issues were resolved fairly in a non confrontational manner. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Geof Gardner, Alan Werther, Mike Kolar and Dan Fuchs on this deal. You have assembled a great team, whose members bring strong skills to the table. I certainly look forward to working on more deals with you.
John Greenwald, Principal, Beacon Commercial Real Estate
Now that the dust has cleared, I wanted to say thank you for purchasing the 350,000 SF headquarters building in Greenville, South Carolina from RBC-Liberty Life. After having a false start with another buyer, our client was very concerned about replicating the process again but your team moved quickly to buy it, identified the challenges, and worked through to a timely settlement. I know buying things in a secondary market can be challenging for a buyer and it was a pleasure to get the acquisition completed with your team. I will recommend Patriot Equities to any of our corporate clients. It is refreshing to work with buyers who roll up their sleeves to get deals done. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Steven H. Gassaway, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
My clients are Fortune 500 companies, with reputations to protect both locally and nationally. There are few real estate investors that have the ability to play in this arena, and Patriot is one of them. Erik Kolar and his team have the knowledge, capital, resources, and experience to work shoulder-to-shoulder with my corporate clientele. Erik has always been there to help solve problems, close deals, and better deploy the capital resources of the corporation.
Andrew J. Merin, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield