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It’s been a great first quarter here at! With over 200,000 unique tenants searching every month, we’re on pace to make hundreds of thousands of broker-to-tenant connections this year.

As the fastest growing CRE website, is helping thousands of brokers re-imagine their prospecting strategies and connect directly with tenants. Our latest video recaps the amazing growth that we’re seeing and summarizes our service and users.

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Hello, is it tenants you’re looking for?

Our Tenant Connect program continues to flourish, and we’re happy to say that 2015 has been an exciting year for the overall growth of the program. Since our last update 11 months ago, has gone nationwide and we’ve more than doubled the number of participating brokers in our Tenant Connect program.

Much of the program’s success can be attributed to the strong year we’ve had as a whole. We’ve seen record traffic numbers and have continued to track growth on all fronts:



Recap: The Program

Tenant Connect is our broker marketing platform which we’ve designed specifically for Tenant Rep Brokers. This platform allows Tenant Rep brokers to connect with prospective tenants who are actively searching for available spaces on These connections happen via email or phone and are tracked in our system and relayed directly to the broker. As a Tenant Rep, you simply have to qualify and respond to inquiries (something you all do currently).

This platform has truly proved to be beneficial to both the Tenant and the Tenant Reps.

An updated snapshot of what we’ve seen in our program:

– Over 14,000 contacts directly delivered to the broker.
– Over 157% growth in the number of participating partners over the past 10 months.
Tenant rep partners are averaging over a 4x return on their spend.
– Over 75% of our users are tenants searching without representation, and 68% are searching for spaces over 1,000SF.

What Participants Are Saying

We recently turned to one of our Tenant Connect veterans, Scott Driver, to ask how the program has personally impacted him:

Q: How does Tenant Connect compare to other online referral/lead sources?

Scott DriverThere are no other lead resources for Tenant Rep Brokers.

Q: To date, what has been your most memorable tenant contact from

Scott Driver: A contact that resulted in a $15,879.75 commission check for an office lease.

Q: What has been the biggest impact for you as a result of joining Tenant Connect?

Scott DriverAdditional income was $30,000 in 2014 (4 months), and $57,000 2nd quarter of 2015 with many deals in the pipeline. There’s also an additional peace of mind knowing that leads will be received at least weekly if not more often.

Q: Do you have any advice for new members or for those that are interested in joining?

Scott Driver: Contact the leads via email as quickly as possible, followed by a phone call to determine the specifics of the requirement, how “real” it is, and the probability of closing a transaction. Also, show the space as soon as possible.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

Scott Driver: Anyone who does not benefit from this lead program isn’t getting up in the morning.

The Next Steps

As we diligently add new listings and drive more traffic, we are continuing to see new opportunities in most of our markets to add more Tenant Rep partners who are hungry to grow their business and understand the value of online marketing.

Contact us below for more information and don’t miss out on reserving a spot to represent yourself as the local tenant expert in your market:


Lookin’ for Tenants in All the Wrong Places

The Destination

It has been 18 months since we launched our pilot program for Tenant Rep Brokers and I’m thrilled to say that it has been an overwhelming success!  In fact, since we launched, others have tried to copy our model which is further validation of the market opportunity.  However, their captive audience isn’t necessarily tenants that are searching for space and is reflected in the quality of those leads.

2012 and 2013 were record years for us over multiple metrics and 2014 seems to be on the same overall trajectory, if not continues to be the premier destination for tenants that are actively looking for space.

The Program

Tenant Connect is our broker marketing program specifically designed for tenant representation brokers from the ground up.  Our platform allows prospective tenants to reach out to our Tenant Connect Brokers directly as they are searching for available spaces while on  These inquiries or contacts can happen via email or phone and are tracked in our system and relayed directly to the broker.  It is truly a platform that works for both the Tenant and the Tenant Reps.  Best of all, as a tenant rep, you don’t have to do anything to source the clients, you just have to qualify and respond to the inquiries…something you all do currently.

Overall results for the past 18 months:

  • Approximately $500,000 in commission revenue generated for the broker
  • Over 6,500 contacts directly delivered to the broker
  • Over 115 closings with a large pipeline
  • Our broker churn rate is flat at 0%, everyone is seeing the value

The Journey

All our current tenant connect brokers are reaping the benefits of adopting early as they are all generating commissions and have secured their spot in their respective markets.  All our pilot cities are currently full but we are always building out wait lists.  Additionally, we make proactive changes to our tenant connect broker pools based on performance and user reviews, which helps us improve our tenant experience.

What some of our Tenant Connect Brokers have to say:

Overall – the use of has enhanced my ability as a broker tenfold – I truly cannot imagine getting going without a tool like this.  My interest in inbound leads and how to qualify, nurture and then cultivate them has proven a great asset to Colliers –and an invaluable learning experience with your tool.  I look forward to many more years of successful partnership – and would encourage any and all feedback you have for me in the future. — Sam Devorris (Colliers, Denver)

(in 4 months) Have received over $30,000 in commissions my efforts have generated from the leads so obviously it has worked for me! — Scott Driver (Scott Driver & Company, Seattle)

The main reason for enjoying the TC Broker Program over the last two years is the ease of quality inbound leads and income, not just the immediate 5 figure deals but the future 5/6 figure deals when leases roll/renew/relocate.  I have never done a six-figure lease with Office Space yet, but in 2013 and 2014 so many deals were in the five-figure range. I also have a 62 month deal in the highest priced building in all of San Diego County today from an Office Space lead – anyone can call me about it, and I will note how easy it was to get.

In our competitive commercial real estate environment to have so many office leads come in that are coming from areas that you would otherwise have to be LinkedIn, be introduced, or network to meet the President or CEO, is able to cut right to the front of the line.  

I recommend to all tenant reps, the only problem is not all tenant reps can become a member, so I tell them in minutes to sign up or get back to LinkedIn, be introduced, or network. — Michael Mazzotta (XREIT, San Diego)

The Opportunity

We’ve learned over the past few years how to attract and keep prospective users on the site and we will continue to listen, learn, and refine our services.  The team at is aggressively expanding our listing base throughout the nation and this will allow us to bring this platform to many more markets in the near future.

If you are interested in being a leader with entrepreneurial foresight, contact us for more information and reserve your spot as we offer this platform in your market:

Don’t miss out like so many brokers in our pilot markets did, by letting the herd mentality take over.  Many of those that missed out was simply due to waiting to see who would join the program.

After all, where else can you tap into a steady profitable stream of prospective tenants actively looking for your help?

Where are you looking to find tenants?

2013 Didn’t Bring An NBA Team to Seattle, But It Did Bring…

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What does Seattle have?  A thriving start-up community and established technology hub, world renowned coffee, an infamous independent music scene, a top ranked NFL team, the lush green of the Pacific NorthWest and so much more.

Sadly, 2013 did not bring back an NBA team, but there is a game changer in town.’s long awaited new platform is about to change the way players in the commercial real estate arena engage with clients.

In fact, businesses and commercial real estate pros now have a new online stadium with’s improved site and service for the Seattle market.

Since launching its new service 18 months ago, has served thousands of tenants looking to lease office, retail and industrial spaces. allows tenants unrestricted searches of its comprehensive database with over 27,000 properties, at no charge, something typically not done in the traditional commercial real estate world.

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Today, we are proud to launch our free service in our home market of Seattle.  “We felt this was a great time to launch as the business community is thriving and there are a lot of eyes on Seattle right now.” says Susie Algard, CEO. 

Businesses can now search from over 7,000 available listings in the Greater Seattle area. We expect the number of tenants coming to access these listings will grow quickly, as we are the city’s only commercial real estate site offering this type of platform.

The new site has a clean design aesthetic with an intuitive, user-friendly map based search, photo rich listings, and advanced search filters, all of which were created to make the tenant search experience much more engaging and efficient.

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“With today’s launch, we are excited to be bringing more qualified tenants to the broker community.” says Algard.’s new site was designed with these relationships in mind. The commercial real estate audience can benefit from several complimentary marketing tools, including nationwide tenant rosters, a no-software flyer creator, comprehensive market surveys, and upgraded property listings.

So, while the city sits waiting patiently for another opportunity to bring back the NBA, we’ll continue to up our game to better serve the Seattle market. We’re no substitute for a basketball team but we’re practicing our virtual jump shots none the less in hopes of a CRE MVP title. is now serving Seattle, Denver, Portland and San Diego with upcoming markets on the horizon.

Brokers, Are You Still Walking Through Buildings?

Gone are the days of walking from building to building…

Search online, anytime with the latest from as we introduce the prospecting must-have for the commercial real estate industry; The OfficeSpace Tenant Roster. Here’s to finally accessing up to date, reliable and affordable information on buildings and tenants through out the country!

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Refer Tenant Concierge services.

We’ve built out a trusted network of vendors, featuring reliable service providers to help businesses manage everything related to setting up their new office, retail or industrial spaces. We built this service to help tenants who come directly to us asking for help. If you have a client interested in saving time and money by connecting with our Concierge, please send them our way.

By the way, our Tenant Concierge service has no hidden fees or costs – it’s a complimentary service aimed at making tenants lives easier!

Contact us for more information on how to earn your free Tenant Roster membership.

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Calling All Tenant Reps!

So many inquiries, so little time

We’ve had a great 2012 and 2013 looks to be off to a fast start.  So much so that we are looking to expand our pool of Tenant Rep Brokers! has been extremely busy with our Portland, Denver, and San Diego launches and here is a brief summary of 2012:

  • Launched Portland, OR (Jan 2012), Denver, CO (June 2012), San Diego, CA (Dec 2012) AND
  • 243,000 visitors
  • 2,200,000 building views
  • 1,900 leads directly to listing brokers
  • Approx. 10,000 calls to listing brokers

We’re very proud of these results, however, we’re just getting started.

Destination for Tenants is where many tenants who are just starting to look for space first enter the market. We’re talking to these potential tenants, sometimes they simply request some marketing and listing contact information. Other times, these are tenants who are ready and willing to work with a Broker and this is when we send them to you. We are filling a void for tenants and they are finding us online.

Little Secret

As some of you may know, the platform is open to nationwide listings even though we are focused on our home markets of Seattle, Portland, Denver, & San Diego.  In fact, we continually add new listings outside of our home markets and they are getting indexed.  In the last 30 days, much to our surprise, our non-home market web stats and lead activity has in some cases, surpassed our home market metrics:

  • 52% of visitor traffic was outside our home markets
  • 60% of our building views were attributable to our non-home markets
  • 30% of our leads & inquiries were generated from outside our home markets

The Opportunity

This is where you come in!

If you are an experienced Tenant Rep and would like to be part of our Tenant Rep Broker Pool, please email me at with a brief bio and I’ll be sure to contact you.  Oh, by the way, our Tenant Rep Broker Pool is free to join but spots are limited, so secure your first mover advantage and get in early!

If you have listings, get them onto, you will get indexed, you will get exposure, and you will generate leads.

With your help, we’re making finding and leasing space a smoother and easier process!

Commercial Real Estate Start-Up Reinvents the Way Business Owners Search for Space


Ninette Cheng

Marketing Coordinator,

office: 206.686.4545 |

June 13, 2012 knows a change in commercial real estate technology is coming— in fact, they’ve known and are readying to launch their free broker and landlord-to-tenant service in its second market.

After its successful beta launch reaching 24,000 tenants, connecting 350 tenants to brokers and landlords and covering 186 million square feet of space in Portland, Ore. officially launches its new service, starting with Denver, Colo. on June 13.

“As an entrepreneur, finding the right space was always more difficult that I anticipated,” CEO and Founder Susie Algard said.  “The system of waiting for someone to call you back just to give you the space details or rate information is highly inefficient.  All of the tools were focused on people who were familiar with commercial real estate, not for people who only need to find space once every few years.”

In Denver, currently covers over 172 million square feet of space and over 3,000 buildings available for tenants to search.

The days of expensive broker-to-broker subscription services are behind.

“By providing open access to details on an office space, we are helping all business owners during their research phase,” Algard said. “In particular, we are serving an audience whose needs are currently not sufficiently met – small business owners.  It’s difficult for brokers to make small requirements profitable, but we have created tools to help them directly with that.  We connect qualified tenants to brokers for free.”’s website offers free viewings and listings and social media tools for sharing. The company most recently launched a free Broker Tools suite for brokers to create flyers, surveys and communicate with tenants.  It also features photo-friendly interface and information on the confusing aspects of a lease for tenants.

About is a start up with the goal of creating an efficient marketplace connecting tenants with landlords and brokers.  The company, purchased by Internet entrepreneurs Susie and Alex Algard, launched it’s new beta service launched in Portland in January 2012 and to date, has serviced over 350 tenants looking for space. also operates one of the leading commercial real estate marketing and analytics services in Seattle, Spokane, Denver, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus and can be found at


Don’t Negotiate Your Lease Before Reading This

Isn’t it cheaper to use the listing broker?  The one whose name is on the sign?

Even for savvy business people, this is a myth that we hear over and over.  In order to answer this question, you really need to understand how commercial real estate brokers make money.  The landlord pays commission for both the listing broker as well as the tenant rep broker.  However, the big caveat here is that you, the tenant, ultimately are paying for the commissions through the lease that you sign as landlords have already taken into account the cost of commissions when they determine their rates.

The listing broker is responsible for representing the landlord’s best interests.  Their job is to find a tenant to lease space at the best terms to the landlord.  Even if the broker agrees to represent you as a client, your needs come second to the landlord’s needs – and this is something that is in writing between the listing broker and the landlord.    This is a practice called dual agency.  Think of it from another angle.  If the landlord thought that the listing broker was giving you an advantage by working for you, do you think that the landlord would allow it?  The answer would be a resounding no.

A tenant rep broker’s only job in the transaction is to represent you and your best interests.  If you decide to walk away because they aren’t finding you spaces that work for you, they haven’t made a dime on you.  In addition, when they negotiate for you, they are only concerned about what will work for you, whereas the listing broker may be worried about irritating the boss and may not negotiate so hard for you.

Now, going back to what I wrote earlier, that you, the tenant ultimately pay commissions through your rent.  The landlord has already taken into consideration that the commissions will be paid, regardless of who represents you in the transaction.

So, the landlord isn’t going to agree to lower the rent or give you more rent concessions because he’s going to have a lower cost of sales because the listing broker is representing you.  Listing brokers love representing the tenants for their own listings because generally, there’s very little negotiation and the deal gets done with less friction but potentially costing you, the tenant, more.  Whatever commission was budgeted for the tenant’s representative, some portion, or all of it, will be paid to the listing broker.  The bottom line is this, if the listing broker represents the tenant, they make more money on the deal.

It just makes good business sense to have someone represent you who has your best interests in mind, not someone who would like to represent you because they earn more commission but is actually legally bound to hold someone else’s best interest first.  Knowing this, why wouldn’t you want to have your own representation?

#CRE a Little Spam Sandwich For Everyone?

Social Media is all you hear about these days and Commercial Real Estate is catching this wave.

But I have to ask, why does it seem that the twitter #CRE is a regurgitation of other’s breaking news retweeted to insure that the headline has been reinforced subliminally?  Is anyone really responding to the new “hot” listing via twitter? Is this just the nature of twitter? or are we taking the proverbial ‘first steps on the moon’? Am I just missing the point?

I especially love some of the well respected tweeps start talking about the spamminess of #CRE yet they too are contributing their share of 150 or so retweets/day.  I guess we are all guilty of this and the sense of lost opportunities by not getting on the social media express is tough to ignore.

I certainly don’t have the answers but would love to hear from you! Launches New Service in Portland, Oregon Launches New Free Service That Provides Businesses in Portland, Oregon With a Better Way to Find and Lease Office Space

Also offers landlords and brokers free listing capabilities, real-time tour booking and social media integration


SEATTLE, Washington – January 24, 2012 – today unveiled a new service designed to arm tenants with the information needed to help them make better real estate decisions for their businesses. Launching first in the Portland, Oregon metro area, the new site provides businesses with a free and powerful search functionality to help them find available office space that meets their search criteria. also helps tenants-to-be, obtain in-depth information about properties, book tours and ultimately provides the ability to close their lease transaction online.

In addition to providing time-saving tools and resources to tenants, also offers landlords and brokers the ability to post their listings for free on the site, and the ability to set their availability for tours using a real-time calendar where they can even provide tours to multiple tenants simultaneously. will be providing a valuable service, connecting tenants to landlords and brokers. also makes Social media integration with Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ easy for both landlords and tenants. For example, tenants can read reviews of other tenants in the building and share comments with each other on the spaces that they have toured in order to help keep organized. Landlords can leverage social media integration by sending out new properties to their networks from with one click of their mouse.

“We understand that entrepreneurs and business owners are busy people and they want to start their research online, in their limited spare time, before committing to taking the next step, ” said Susie Algard,’s CEO. “With, tenants can access more information instantly and for free.”

While all size businesses can benefit from leveraging, tenants of smaller spaces can benefit disproportionately as most commercial real estate brokers avoid working with these folks altogether. is focused on disrupting the current business model in commercial real estate so that tenants of all sizes do not need to depend on brokers for all of their office space needs. The new service launches today in the Portland Oregon metro area and plans on serving several additional cities within the coming year.


Experienced Internet entrepreneurs Susie Algard and Alex Algard purchased in late 2010.  Frustrated by some of the trials and tribulations of their own experiences trying to find office space for companies that they were involved in, they decided that it was time to make a change in the commercial real estate space. Susie, CEO of, was previously a senior executive and founding member at, a top 30 Internet property.  Alex is the founder and chairman of CarDomain Network as well as founder and CEO of also operates one of the leading commercial real estate marketing and analytics services in Seattle, Spokane, Denver, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus.

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