“I found Debbie to be an outstanding real estate professional.
She was knowledgeable about her subject, she was extremely cost conscious, and
she was an effective negotiator. Her proactive approach saved the company
hundreds of thousands of dollars. She worked well with other areas of the
company (which is essential in this position) while always having a point of
view. Her ability to open, close, and consolidate offices saved the company
time and money. Debbie was consistently looking for a better way to do things
and I found her to be a very original and innovative thinker.” May 14, 2009
James Zils, Chief Financial
Officer, Combined Insurance Company
"Debbie is a talented real estate professional. When
negotiating a lease it makes it so much easier when the other party is a
professional. Debbie is that professional!” May
Daryl Crotts, CCIM, CPM, GRI, Owner, Crotts Commercial Real Estate
“Debbie is extremely knowledgeable in the Commercial Real Estate
industry. She is detail oriented and has an incredible work ethic. She ensures
that she dots all i’s and crosses all t’s. Debbie truly cares about her work
and makes sure every deal is cost effective and in the best interest of all the
parties involved. As a manager, Debbie ensures that her staff is just as
knowledgeable and aids them in educating themselves to better their future and
job performance. I would welcome the opportunity to work with or for Debbie
again. Debbie is passionate about her work and possesses the drive and
motivation to be a great success!” May 20, 2009
Jackie Dober (Casino), Leasing
Assistant, Combined Insurance
*Comments noted below are direct comments pertaining to
transactions completed in a specific time period. I was in the process of
completing my CCIM designation.
"This December I had the pleasure of working with Debbie
Warren (Evans) on behalf of Combined Insurance in an office relocation in
Denver, CO. Debbie's effective communication and quick response allowed us to
quickly identify a new location at 13111 E. Briarwood Avenue in Centennial
Colorado, agree upon leasing terms, create and approve a space plan and
negotiate a favorable lease agreement, all in less than 60 days. Debbie's
assistance was directly related to meeting Combined Insurance's timeline and
made the transaction progress swiftly. " December 19, 2007
Justin Rayburn, Sales
Associate, CB Richard Ellis - Value $82,953
“This letter is to confirm that Debbie Warren (Evans) of
Combined Insurance was our Tenant Representative in the lease negotiations for
the company’s Erie PA office, located at 2700 West 21st Street. Mrs.
Warren (Evans) involvement in this transaction was the negotiation of the lease
itself and was our direct contact for the actual layout and build-out of the
1.274 square foot space. I believe that the professionalism in which Mrs.
Warren (Evans) showed in this affair was unmatched by any other representative
of a national firm that I have dealt with in the past. “ November 28, 2007
Joseph N. Bello, Vice President,
J.A.C. Bells Realty Company – Value $36,000
“As the listing agent for Donald E and Louise Taylor, owners of
a professional office park located at 905 24th Way SW in Olympia,
WA, I have direct knowledge of Debbie Warren’s (Evans) participation in a
leasing transaction for space in one of the buildings.
Mrs. Warren represented Combined Insurance Company in lease
negotiations for a 1,295 square foot office space for three years, commencing
November 1, 2007.
This was a unique transaction in that the property
owner/landlord of Combined Insurance Company’s existing location wanted to
buy-out their lease so he could take possession of the space. Mrs. Warren’s
efforts resulted in the company moving to another location with lease terms and
space improvements equal to their existing location space, with their former
landlord subsidizing the difference. She also prepared the final Lease
Agreement. The value of the new lease totaled $69,330.96.” December 21, 2007
Carloyn Graden, Commercial
Division, The Rants Group
“Congratulation on your decision to pursue the CCIM designation.
It will be well worth your time and effort.
To that end, please allow this letter to serve as my
confirmation of your significant participation and contribution in the lease
dated September 19, 2007 between Sequoia Investments XIV, LLC and Combined
Insurance Company of America at 7830 North Point Blvd., Suite 205,
Winston-Salem, NC. 27101.
Negotiated terms of the 1,460 SF lease include a 36-month term
at a rental rate of $12.70 over the term, with one (1) three-year renewal
Without your substantial involvement in the transaction, this
lease transaction would not have been possible.
Good luck with your pursuit of the CCIM designation.” November 15, 2007
Russell B. Parmele, Jr., CCIM,
RPA, General Manager, Security National Properties – Value $55,620
“Thank you for your involvement in the lease transaction for the
space located at 2801 Wehrle Drive, Suite 11 & 12 totaling 2602 square feet
in Williamsville, NY. 14221.
Your role as Tenant Representative for both deals was imperative
to making the transaction go through so smoothly and getting the lease signed
in such a timely fashion.
Our office looks forward to working with you in the future.
“ November 20, 2007
Roy A. Jordan, Owner, North
Forest Office Providers – Value $159,364
“The purpose of this letter is to confirm our transaction with
you as the landlord for 1918 square feet for Combined Insurance, at the
property 3955 Okemos Road, Suites B2 & B7. The lease date is July 16, 2007.
Your role included negotiating the business terms and lease
language and building inspection. It has been a pleasure working with
you.” December 20, 2007
Shirley J. Hyde, Director of
Acquisitions, Eyde Company – Value $99,256
“This letter is to confirm Woodward Commercial Realty and
Kristin Dannheiser, Senior Agents’ interaction with Debbie Warren in the
successful leasing of 1,138SF located at 4266 Bell Road, Suite 8 in Newburgh,
Mrs. Warren and I were able to overcome many challenges,
including locating a property in Southern Indiana for a tenant that required a
gross lease. Through communication and hard work, the transaction was very
smooth and I enjoyed working with her.”
December 7, 2007
Kristin Dannheiser, Senior Agent,
Woodward Commercial Realty, Inc. – Value $36,000
“I had the pleasure
of working with Debbie Warren (Evans), Manager, Real Estate of Combined
Insurance, regarding the lease of a Suite from my office building. My name is
Dennis Baker, State Farm Agency in McKinney Texas. Debbie was key negotiator
between her company and mine as we worked to create a lease agreement that was
acceptable to both parties. She
was very professional while understanding our concerns as well as her company’s
requirements on the lease agreement.
Debbie’s negotiation skills as Tenant Representative, made the entire
process enjoyable. “ November 16, 2007
Dennis Baker, State Farm
Insurance / Owner – Value $77,400
“In April of this year, I worked very closely with Debbie Warren
(Evans) in the negotiations of an office lease between Combined Insurance and
the Landlord, the 2816 Building, LLC. She was an effective Tenant
Representative in these negotiations and subsequently, a lease was signed for
1,824 SF in the building located at 2816 East 51st Street, Tulsa,
OK 74105. Her professional knowledge and positive attitude made the transaction
a pleasure and I am happy that she asked me to write this letter for her
portfolio of leasing work.” November 26, 2007
Debbie Rank-Morgan, Broker
Associate & Property Manager, Paradigm Realty Advisors – Value $83,304
“In 2007, First Commercial Realty, had the opportunity to work
with Debbie Warren (Evans) twice. She was responsible for the Tenant’s lease
negotiations and space planning for a lease of 978 RSF at 810 Office Park
Circle, Suite 113, Lewisville, TX. A few months later, she negotiated the
expansion and space planning for an additional 363 RSF.
Mrs. Warren (Evans) was very knowledgeable in her negotiations.
Her interactions with Mr. Davidson and myself were very professional and
exhibited her ability to represent her company’s interest as well as working
within the requirements of the Landlord. I heartily recommend Mrs. Warren (Evans) for the CCIM
Designation.” December 23, 2007
Carolyn Niblett, Property
Manager, First Commercial Realty – Value $66,312
“My name is Barry Hyde and I am the owner of Hydco, Inc. and
Hyde Family LLC in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
I had the pleasure of negotiating a lease with Debbie Warren
(Evans) in the summer of 2005. Her employer, Combined Insurance, was interested
in 1,115 square feet of space (Suite 3 & 4) at 324 West Pershing, North
Little Rock, Arkansas 72114. I spent several hours on the phone with Debbie
working out details for a three-year lease (with a three year option). She
represented her company very well in presenting a lease that conformed to the
national insurance regulations while not diminishing the Landlord’s position.
She was a great help to me.
I negotiated another lease with Debbie for space in the same
building back in 2003. We had to negotiate a buyout of the lease after her
company decided to close this office. She has always conducted business
honestly and professionally. I believe she is an excellent candidate for the
CCIM designation.” December 18, 2007
Barry Hyde, Owner Hydco,
Inc. & Hyde Family LLC – Value $43,077
“I had the pleasure of working with Debbie Warren (Evans) in the
lease negotiations this past summer for the office space located at 14048 W.
Petronella Drive #102 in Libertyville, IL 60048. Debbie was well informed as to
the ADA requirements necessary for the space to conform to the national
insurance regulations, and in turn was able to communicate them to us very
thoroughly. She was instrumental in key decisions involving the lease terms,
and was always very helpful and accessible.
Another positive detail is Debbie’s follow up. She doesn’t stop
communication once the lease is signed and the space occupied, but rather
continues to be a key part of the on-going success of the relationship between
lessor and lessee. I am pleased that Debbie asked me to write this letter, as I
believe she is an excellent candidate for the CCIM designation.” December 17, 2007
Mark Loeb, Owner – Value
“On behalf of the Landlord and myself, it was a pleasure working
with you on the lease transaction at The Bank Drive Building located at 2404
Bank Drive, Suite 314 in Boise, Idaho 83705 and completed on June 1, 2006. The
suite size was 1,332 SF and total consideration was $47,424. Your participation
in the lease negotiations and execution was professional, courteous and
efficient.” December 19, 2007
Al Marino, SIOR, Brokerage
Specialist, Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate
“My name is Janene Berra and I am Vice President of Terra
Holding Company, Inc. Terra Holding Company is a property management company
that manages properties the company owns itself.
I had the opportunity to work with Debbie on lease negotiations
on a three year lease with a three year option for approximately 1,357 square
feet of office space located at 7321 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. The
total rent over the 36-month term is approximately $63,201.58.
Debbie was able to make the negotiation process pleasant and
smooth. Debbie was able to concentrate on incorporating Combined Insurance
Company’s critical lease requirements into our lease agreement without delaying
the process with insignificant modifications. Debbie represented Combined
Insurance in a fair and professional manner.
I definitely recommend Debbie as a candidate for the CCIM
designation and look forward to the opportunity to work with Debbie on another
lease negotiation.” December 19, 2007
Janene H. Barra, Vice President,
Terra Holding Company, Inc.
“Combined Insurance Company of America expanded the square
footage they leased from Select Capital Commercial Properties in April, 2005. I
had the pleasure of working with Debbie Warren (Evans), Manager Real Estate for
Combined Insurance during the first quarter 2005. She was the key contact for
her company as we negotiated the lease terms and developed the build-out
requirements for Combined Insurance’s training facilities in Mechanicsburg, PA.
She was professional, thorough and worked diligently to secure a
lease for 4,926 square feet that was acceptable to both of us. I wish her best
of luck with her pursuit of the CCIM designation.” November 26, 2007
John Ortenzio, President,
Select Capital Commercial Properties, Inc. – Value $100,145
“On four different lease agreements all involving the Combined
Insurance Company, Mrs. Warren (Evans) provided professional Tenant
Please let it be known that I am owner of Prestige Park and
personally worked with her on all the above-mentioned interactions. We worked
closely together on two Original leases and two renewal lease agreements.
I was particularly pleased with her professionalism and prompt
responses to all issues requiring her help.” December 9, 2007
Keniman Belcher, Prestige Park – Value $86,994