Don and Blackacre Advisors have been an invaluable partner and advocate to our company in achieving our real estate objectives in the Chicago area for the past several years. With his thorough process and negotiating skills, we had a competitive advantage over our landlord. After the lease was signed, Don was involved to ensure that the construction was complete on time and at no cost to our company. I’d highly recommend Don for his attention to detail, depth of leasing expertise and unwavering loyalty.
AN EAGLE EYE FOR DETAILS AND A FIERCE ADVOCATE
Don recently helped us navigate a complicated office lease and I cannot recommend him and Blackacre enough! We are a small nonprofit and none of our team had any prior experience with commercial leases. Over an 18-month period, Don helped us explore options, finalize them, and then helped us navigate a very complicated office lease that included design and construction of a new office. Don not only has an eagle eye for details, but he is also a fierce advocate for his clients. Time and again, he went to bat for us and caught opportunities to protect us as a client while maximizing the value we were getting from the lease. His loyalties never wavered even as we navigated the decision around a new lease in the middle of a pandemic. And long after the lease was signed, Don has stayed engaged with every step of the construction making sure that our interests are protected. He continues to negotiate on our behalf. Don is also extremely responsive and helps translate complicated office lease issues for people who are not steeped in that world. We were fortunate to have Don as our tenant representative and I highly recommend him for his knowledge, trustworthiness, and commitment to his clients.
20 YEARS OF NATIONAL TENANT REPRESENTATION.
For the past 20 years, Blackacre Advisors has been a trusted advisor and tenant representative to Amica Mutual Insurance in meeting its real estate needs nationally across its 40+ leased branch offices.
Zealous advocate throughout the entire process.
Blackacre Advisors truly lived-up to their name as advisors in helping us navigate the challenging Chicago office market to establish the new HQ for our organization. Their advice also extended to the Board Room in offering guidance to our executive committee and senior management. By representing only tenants and as lawyers by background, Blackacre Advisors was our zealous advocate throughout the entire process.
Don was professional, detail oriented and patient.
As a nonprofit organization supporting Chicago Public Schools for 20 years, our HQ office lease was approaching expiration in a space that we have occupied for over 15 years. We hired Don Wenig and Blackacre Advisors to help us secure a new workspace to better support our organization with cost being a major consideration as a nonprofit. Don was professional, detail oriented and patient all throughout the process as he helped guide us through very unfamiliar territory. He answered all of our questions and kept us proactively and fully informed at every stage. With Don’s eye for detail, solid network and market knowledge we were able to find a space that checked all of our boxes. Don was our advocate throughout the entire process including negotiating a lease during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outstanding advisor and provider.
Don did an extraordinary job helping us find and secure new office space for one of my companies. His diligence and attention to detail in every matter - from identifying opportunities through contract negotiations - was impeccable. I don't know any vendor who has ever made it easy on me AND on my lawyer, but he did. The fact that Don continued keeping his ear to the ground for office space as a back-up if our first choice fell through at contract is a testament to his conscientiousness. I will add that Blackacre's approach of only representing tenants really came through: at every juncture, Don was our indisputable advocate. Since I own a company that tries very hard to be a truly outstanding advisor and provider to our clients, I know well how much effort, talent and time that takes. Don hit it out of the park.
Masterfully navigating a complex transaction.
Don Wenig masterfully navigated our recent real estate transaction located in Chicago, IL. The transaction was truly complex, involving multiple parties, and needed to be completed within a condensed time frame. We appreciate Don's thorough grasp of the market, the subject matter and his attention to detail and quick response time. Thanks Don!
Keen sense of the market.
Having originally represented us in moving to 311 S. Wacker 5 years ago, we again called upon Don and his firm to assist us with our Chicago office space needs. With a keen sense of the market and knowledge of our current building, he was able to navigate us through the process including to the final move-in. By representing only tenants and attorney background, Don zealously represented our interests.