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Dezenhall Resources

Richard:
I realize it is incredibly tacky to send you a thank you note using this medium, but I wanted to at least express my gratitude to you in some fashion. Not only for your generous spa gift, which will be put to almost instant use, but also for your stellar guidance in once again helping us navigate this lease deal.

I cannot believe how lucky we are to have found you. You have worked tirelessly on our behalf to negotiate excellent terms and put up with some insane requests (“I won’t sign anything longer than five years,” as one example). But more importantly, you have done it all with a smile and willingness to do whatever necessary so that it would all work out in the end–which it did. Every tenant should have Richard McBride in their back pocket!

I would be utterly willing to shout your name from the rooftop because you are such a welcome and refreshing talent in this industry. But since our new lease stipulates against that type of behavior, please know that I will pass your name on to all business associates who are looking to shore up new space. I also stand willing and ready to serve as a reference for you any time.

Thanks for everything, Richard.

Warmly-
Maya

 

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Bloomberg L.P.

Richard – I have great pleasure in responding to your request for a testimonial
regarding the real estate services of MRES. Bloomberg’s Real Estate Department,
and myself personally, have enjoyed working with you in this region for over 5
years now and I have been entirely satisfied with your professional approach,
capable efforts and the satisfactory results that we have received.
Sincerely,
Peter Smith
Director of Global Leasing, Bloomberg L.P.

 

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Consumer Data Industry Association

Dear Richard:

It’s my pleasure to write this letter regarding the services your firm provided to our association.

The CDIA had a less than optimal situation with a lease agreement that gave us little flexibility. Further, the extra space in our offices was far from desirable (no windows or a view of an ally) and the market was competitive. Your firm gave us a very quick and accurate assessment of options. You executed the plan on which we agreed with efficiency and delivered. Further, I appreciated your personal involvement and the fact that while I have no doubt we were not your largest client, you treated us as though we were.

In the end, the only real yardstick is the result and we could not have been more pleased with both the return of space to the building management company and also the sublet tenant who has been paying the bills on schedule without fail. Further, in a subsequent review of our current office space conducted by one of your competitors, he stated that he was genuinely surprised at how well you had done for us and did not believe he could have done any better.

Thanks again for your thoughtful and results-oriented guidance.

Best regards,
Stuart K. Pratt
President & CEO

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Management Options, Inc.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to recommend Richard McBride and his team for any real estate and/or brokerage needs your company may have. Management Options, Inc. (MOI) has been a client of Richard McBride since 1994 and we continue to use Richard exclusively for our office space needs.

Over the years we have found Richard to have the ability to understand the short and long term plans of his clients and make recommendations accordingly. Richard is also unquestionably honest and has the highest level of integrity. He knows the Washington, DC metro area market better than anyone we know of. There is no question that Richard’s first loyalty is to his clients.

I am willing to discuss by phone any questions you may have about Richard or his company’s services.

Sincerely,
Jason B. Clawson
President

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What We Do

 

We live to fight for our clients. The McBride mission is to provide real estate solutions that champion our clients’ objectives. We are not your “typical” brokerage firm, rather, we are a flexible organization, driven to provide our clients with customized solutions, access to the best professionals for every phase of a project and the personal attention of the company’s principals.

In our hearts, McBride Real Estate Services is a Tenant Representation firm first and foremost. That being said, we provide a full compliment of real estate services to support our tenant clients. These include: representing our clients in the acquisition and disposition of leased and owned facilities, negotiating lease renewals, lease audits, lease administration, strategic planning, enterprise integration and project management for a wide of real estate projects.McBride Real Estate Services Client Logos

Our Services

Tenant Representation

Tenant representation is the heart of the services provided by MRES. Whether we’re assisting a client in a renewal or relocation of their leased facilities, or just advising them to wait until we’re able to maximize their leverage, we live to find ways create value for our clients.

In any assignment, our mission is to protect our clients’ best interests, while advancing their business objectives. Tenant Representation services include acquiring and disposing of leased and owned facilities, as well as lease renegotiation, expansion negotiation, subleasing and consulting. We have had the honor of being selected by many leading corporations, law firms and associations to represent their real estate interests in a variety of situations. A brief sampling of our experience is included in our Case Studies page.

Financial Analysis

One of the signature features of MRES representation is that our clients are provided with customized financial analysis of their real estate related costs. Our clients have found that this provides them with multiple benefits. Not only are they able to project their occupancy costs through the term of their lease or acquisition timeframe, but they are able to compare despairingly different options as ceteris paribus (all things being equal) scenarios. To the clients that may be considering a purchase versus lease or wish to review the impact of certain occupancy cost expenses in different ways, these customized spreadsheets can create great value. In a world of pre-programmed canned analysis, the MRES Team stands alone in providing its clients with the highest level of analytical service.

Enterprise Integration

Enterprise Integration is based on the premise that an organization’s information technology (IT) and real estate/design has a major influence on its culture and performance and must be coordinated to maximize their potential. While a good deal of research can be cited to support this claim, most organizations continue to address these factors in isolation—particularly real estate and workplace design. Enterprise Integration assesses the work environment through a more holistic lens. We endeavor to clarify our clients’ strategic objectives and identify the types of behaviors that support their mission and culture. These two basic, but far-reaching questions allow us to pinpoint the characteristics of a full integrated work environment that would support those behaviors. The result is a revealing list of the organizational tools (e.g., technology, processes, policies, et al) and design characteristics that may need to be acquired, changed or scrapped.

Making good organizations work better requires engaging with our clients and understanding their business. Many real estate firms are quite capable of helping you complete a transaction. However, we feel strongly that we must be able to “move the yardstick” of performance or the engagement will be unsuccessful. In that regard, our true objective is to improve your business. Real estate, organizational and IT solutions are simply an outcome of successful enterprise integration analysis.

Construction Management & Project Management Services

Construction Management is a critical discipline in the implementation of tenant improvements. These services offer the potential to save clients significant amounts of money, time and headaches in the buildout of their space. The most important elements of providing top construction management services are: experience, problem solving skills and attention to detail. The MRES Construction Management Team consists of graduate architects and engineers as project managers, has over 20 years of experience and has completed thousands of projects in the Washington metropolitan area. As a local company, we are able to respond immediately to our clients’ needs and how to guide our clients through the problems that frequently arise between the planning, permitting and buildout of space.

Growth Analysis

MRES employs a proprietary growth analysis, developed for our clients that have demonstrated consistent growth, or when growth is part of their business strategy. Typically, the only certainty in forecasting the future is that the majority of your conclusions will be wrong. Nevertheless, growth planning is a valuable tool because it assists our clients in visualizing and planning for a variety of futures and can greatly help with their strategic decision making. Although predicting the future is an imperfect science, by forecasting multiple future growth scenarios, we are able to plot a range of growth rates, each with multiple data inputs. MRES gathers the client data and growth rate assumptions from interviews with key personnel. We then assign various growth rates to a number of employee types, as well as the amount of space required to support the different business areas. Lastly, we compare our clients’ projected growth to their available space, including any options for additional space.

Subjective Analysis

As important as objective financial analysis may be, we are acutely aware that numbers do not tell the whole picture. If business or real estate was simply a function of financial analysis, the world would be a much different place. In reality, our clients look at many factors in addition to the financial data. Therefore, we further customize our analyses to always include the subjective factors our clients find most important. These factors may include: location within a submarket, distance to Metro, building class, quality of property management, type of building ownership, parking features, building amenities, HVAC type, security, hours of operation, etc., presented as a matrix of the factors in order of importance to our client.

National Reach

MRES prides itself in being able to offer the highest quality of services throughout the United States. Any team is only as strong as it weakest link. MRES does not make our clients compromise when selecting the best real estate service providers in any single market. The fact is that no “national” real estate company offers the best provider in every market. They are strong in some areas and weak in others. MRES is not handicapped by weak team members because we select the best team for each project in each market. We even give our clients the option of selecting team members for individual markets or working with other service providers our clients have already qualified.