National Financial Institution
Top 50 Fortune 500 Company
In the spring of 2016 we acquired a large portfolio of net leased assets across the Midwest with the intent of reselling the sites to individual high net worth and exchange buyers. To assist us in our efforts we engaged Bryan Bender and Fortis Net Lease along with several other well-known national brokerage firms to help us dispose of the pool. In the face of growing supply and an increasing cap rate environment, they not only gave important insight and market color, but outperformed their peers in all facets of the process including; LOI generation, contracts signed, and ultimately closing sales on a larger portion of his listings at prices closer to ask than his competition. We will continue to use and recommend Fortis Net Lease for future opportunities
LB Columbia Investments, LLC
In the midst of the “credit crisis” and CMBS meltdown, my organization exclusively listed for sale a 50,000 square foot retail center with Fortis Net Lease. This property had been previously listed with another national brokerage firm and we had minimal, unsuccessful activity over the course of our six month listing period. Within days of signing the listing, Fortis Net Lease, was able to procure several offers due to the strength of their national marketing platform. Ultimately, they procured 12 offers in the first 14 days of marketing.
Geenen DeKock Properties
Fortis Net Lease represented our organization as the exclusive listing agent for two (2) of our retail shopping centers. Hillside Plaza and Cedar Village have a total GLA in excess of 225,000 square feet. The Fortis Net Lease team procured more than a dozen offers from qualified buyers in nearly as many states. Our organization is happy to recommend this group’s services to any interested parties.
Agree Realty Corp
We’ve hired Fortis Net Lease for multiple asset dispositions over the years and have always been pleased with the results they’ve provided using their national marketing platform.
K Mac Enterprises
We have used Marv DeLaura and Doug Passon for many sale leasebacks over the years and have been very satisfied with their knowledge, service, and marketing efforts. We would recommend them to anyone considering sale leasebacks.
RG Properties, an Ohio based open-air shopping center developer, had the pleasure of working with Rob Bender and his Fortis Team. The decision was made to list with Rob and his group in spite of a deeper relationship with a larger brokerage firm. We were convinced that the dedicated team that Rob had assembled would yield us superior market exposure and the best results. We made the right decision. The net result is that Fortis produced multiple offers for many of the properties in a rapidly changing market. The total properties sold numbered 12 at an average cap rate of 7.1%. His network delivered buyers from California, Oregon, Illinois and other markets that were simply out of reach to the other brokers that we considered. It is my belief that this exposure yielded the superior results that we achieved. I can recommend this group without reservation or hesitation. Their enthusiasm and strong work ethic proved the difference in his representation of our interests.
I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Schostak Family Enterprises to THANK YOU for continued outstanding service to Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc. & Team Schostak Family Restaurants. In the over 15 deals, FORTIS NET LEASE has sold for our companies, you and your team have always acted with the utmost integrity and had extreme knowledge of all aspects of the deal. FORTIS NET LEASE has been at absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long lasting relationship with one of the premier investment sales companies in our industry.
Allied Capital Corporation
We listed for sale a portion of one of our retail shopping centers with Mr. Rob Bender, and Fortis Net Lease. This property was previously listed with another national broker and we had minimal, unsuccessful activity over a period of 6 months. Within days of listing, we started receiving offers due to the national marketing platform that he was able to tap into. We closed the sale of this property at an extremely good price. Rob stayed heavily involved in the deal right up to the close. He has great attention to detail and a sixth sense for who the “right” buyer is. It is our intention to partner with Rob again in the future to market other properties that we wish to sell.
Learning Care Group
We have been working with Fortis Net Lease for many years and highly recommend their advisory services to any Company seeking sale leaseback representation. We recently completed a 9 unit portfolio sale leaseback transaction with Fortis in which they advised us from start to finish and sourced a Buyer that closed simultaneously on the entire portfolio. If you are considering sale leasebacks you can trust Fortis Net Lease to deliver the highest quality advisory service and most qualified Buyers in the Nation.
CPM First Companies
Rob represented First Companies in the disposition of our single tenant Spectrum Health property located in Grand Rapids, Michigan... after just two weeks of marketing the property to their national buyer pool, they were able to procure eleven qualified buyers, many at full price. Due to the competitive nature of the bidding process we were able to execute a purchase contract with seller friendly contingencies all within 30 days of signing our listing agreement. Rob performed extremely well and we are happy to refer him to any interested party.
Zaremba Group, LLC
Fortis is tenacious at working toward their goals. While trying to get my business, they made me a believer by bringing me Dollar General buyers at incredibly low cap rates.
Palmetto Capital Group
Bryan Bender and The Fortis Net Lease team have become an integral part of the Palmetto Capital Group’s overall strategy, filling the critical role of asset disposition. They are consistently reinventing brokerage performance through consistent analysis, win/win negotiations, and service during and after the sale