We believe that if you invest in great people, great things will happen. We also know that if you have dedicated vendors who become teammates, extraordinary things will happen. Veatch Commercial integrated with our team and educated us so well on the important aspects of an impactful facility that we now have an asset that allows our team to collaborate and solve challenging problems in a whole new way. They have definitely set us up for success and we would recommend them to any company!
MJ WIVELL | CEO, BTI360
3Pillar Global harnesses the power of high-performing teams to transform lives and the world around us. Veatch Commercial has been a long-term partner and has consistently brought a high-powered team to help us as we grow and evolve. They listen well and we always end up with a facility that meets our budget and needs. We highly recommend getting them involved in your facilities strategy as early as possible.
JOHN BERNARDI & HEATHER COMBS | CFO, CCO, 3PILLAR GLOBAL
Veatch Commercial has built its reputation on the integrity of putting the client’s long-term needs first. They have been our trusted advisor and partner at every step of our growth and anywhere we need them. Whether the use has been warehouse, retail, or office we have benefited from their advice and representation in Winchester, Ashburn, Sterling, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, and Toronto. In every case they have helped us get deals that are not merely market, but rather deals that redefine the market. That’s beyond what a great broker does, that’s what a member of your company family does, and Veatch is part of that family.
SCOTT HAMBERGER | PRESIDENT & CEO, FORTESSA TABLEWARE SOLUTIONS, LLC
National Wildlife Federation owned a 225,000 square foot warehouse in Winchester that had been sitting vacant, on the market, for years. NWF decided to make a change and Veatch Commercial was hired to market the building for lease and for sale. They helped us find short term deals to help with cash flow, a long-term lease deal on the most difficult part of the building to lease and ultimately, a purchaser with a very favorable offer. After years of sitting vacant and becoming a drain on resources, the board and staff were extremely appreciative of the results Veatch Commercial produced for our organization.
KAREN WAGNER, BEN KOTA | VP OF FINANCE, GENERAL COUNSEL, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Our company was at a critical point in our growth, and we required a new facility immediately. Veatch Commercial was able to successfully navigate a very complicated sublease for a transition space which bridged us perfectly to a permanent space. Their experience and true understanding of our needs enabled them to show us the ideal solution for our permanent headquarters. Their knowledge was equally impressive when it came to the lease negotiation and the construction process. They do everything possible to have a positive impact on their client’s bottom line.
CHRIS MARENTIS | CEO, SUREFIRE LOCAL
Throughout my career, part of my job as the CFO of different companies has been to help the companies manage their expenses and Veatch Commercial Real Estate has played a big part in doing so in the facilities area. Veatch Commercial Real Estate has helped us save literally millions of dollars through negotiations, right sizing and relocations in 11 different facilities (see Case Studies). They helped us to reduce the real estate costs of one of our business units by 50% and assisted in the company saving over 25% at its corporate headquarters. I have really enjoyed working with Casey and his team.
TOM WESTON | CFO, ECS FEDERAL
Anytime the Reston Chamber has needed advice for anything that is related to our facilities, Veatch Commercial has been there for us. They gave us great guidance and wisdom with regard to the size of our space and kept us focused on what was important for the chamber to continue to grow and thrive. They have also helped us with multiple events and connections over the past 15 years. Veatch Commercial is a great friend to the chamber in more ways than one.
MARK INGRAO | PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER RESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Being in the government contracting business requires patience, trust and a desire to serve our country. We wanted a partner that understands these qualities and has experience with secured facilities (SCIFs, etc.). We have worked with Veatch Commercial on multiple facilities and they are always able to come through with a great solution despite the long delays sometimes associated with the awarding of a government contract. They were a huge part of our winning one of our largest contracts and we are grateful to them for that.
DAN ZIMMERMAN | CEO, BEST VALUE TECHNOLOGY, INC
I have hired Veatch Commercial real estate to help me at different companies and I have been hired by different companies only to realize they are already working with Veatch Commercial. They are known as the go-to firm for any questions related to commercial real estate.
DAWN ORR | CFO, TRIBILO
I have worked with Veatch Commercial from the day they first opened their doors for business – and was actually their first client. Over the decade-plus since then, I have used them repeatedly across multiple companies and five transactions. And as an unexpected bonus, they even helped us successfully connect with investors for our last company. Casey and his team’s best quality is their personal and professional integrity. Integrity and honesty are perhaps the most important traits when it comes to choosing your commercial real estate partner, and there is no group I would trust more. I recommend them without any reservation.
ERIC KOEFOOT | CEO, PUBLIC RELAY
When it comes to vendors, many of them can simply be about the transaction. Veatch Commercial doesn’t discriminate by size of the deal and works diligently through the details to ensure the best outcome for the client. Veatch Commercial does excellent work on the transaction side, and they have also directly helped our company with business referrals, being involved in philanthropic endeavors and providing our executives with opportunities to network and learn. They are truly a full-service firm and understand the concept of work-life balance.
TODD CARTER & JULIANA CARTER | CEO, COO, TAILORED LIVING
Some clients are more real estate savvy than others. When dealing with a group like a church board, you have a wide variety of expertise, experience and opinions. Veatch Commercial did a wonderful job of educating the board and other decision makers and helped make sure that everyone felt included and informed during the process of selling our property to a data center. They also helped us receive a record-setting price for our property as well as taking us through the journey of finding a new property. They even brought a partner to the table to make sure we could purchase the new property the board wanted. From the marketing to negotiating the contract, access agreements and NDAs, talking with public officials and bringing appropriate parties to help with each phase of our process, Veatch Commercial’s contacts seem endless. We always know we can call Veatch Commercial with any questions and they will either know the answer or help us get the answer.
BRIAN BALES | LEAD PASTOR, CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
In a low margin industry, every dollar counts. Veatch Commercial helped us find the perfect flex space and helped us implement a strategy for occupancy that fit our very short timeline and our very ambitious budget. We needed Veatch to navigate the permit process as well as ascertain the viability of the existing infrastructure. The relocation was complicated and complex since we were taking the space close to as-is, but Veatch Commercial helped us stay within our budget and deadlines. We could not have done it without them. They really care about the success of their clients.
SYLVIA PEARSON | CEO, L&E MERIDIAN
Working with non-profits on their real estate needs and decisions takes patience and quite a bit of hand-holding. Veatch Commercial is masterful in handling the process from beginning to end. They understand how to work with boards and ensure that everyone understands the transaction. I have worked with them directly and spoken with other non-profit leaders who have also worked with them on their leases and/or purchases. They all say that they appreciate Veatch Commercial’s expertise and transparency, both of which make the non-profit’s board members, members and donors extremely comfortable and confident in making a decision. Additionally, Casey Veatch’s work in the community has garnered him the complete trust of all that work with him.
KAREN CLEVELAND | CEO, LEADERSHIP FAIRFAX
We look for tested, trusted and talented people. We trust Veatch Commercial implicitly. They know all the players and are experts at navigating the entire programing, search, and negotiation process. They will do everything they can to help your company prosper.
ALEX HEIN | CEO, GRIDIRON IT
Technology companies are fast-growing and ever-evolving. Veatch Commercial has been an invaluable partner in helping us secure office space, bringing decades of experience in working with venture backed companies. They are able to be flexible within the facility acquisition process and adapt to rapid changes in requirements that often occur with tech firms. I highly recommend working with them.
ANDRE YEE | CEO, TRIBILO
As the CEO of a small business, you value trusted confidantes who will listen and help you vet strategies and ideas. Veatch Commercial has provided outstanding service for our multiple locations. In addition, they have given us great advice and introduced us to great resources to help us grow our business and build value. They are always generous with their time, experience and resources.
ALEX HARRIS | OWNER, EVOLUTION BASKETBALL
Veatch Commercial helped us navigate an in-place lease renewal and build out. They brought very creative ideas and strategies to the table and negotiated an excellent outcome. We were in an extremely busy and hectic time, so we really appreciated the amount of time, resources, and stress they saved us.
STEVEN ARMENTROUT | PHD, CEO & CO-FOUNDER
PAULA ARMENTROUT | MBA, VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
PARABON NANOLABS, INC.
We call Veatch Commercial for everything related to our facilities. Over the years, they have helped us with lease negotiations, operating expense pass throughs, estoppels, billing questions, construction-related matters and recommending the right vendors for any given situation. I am always impressed with their wisdom and their prompt and thorough follow-through. Their service level is second to none.
WAYNE LIZAMA | COO, MOORE DM AND CFO, PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS
Sometimes it’s the deals you do not do that save you the most time, money and aggravation. Veatch Commercial spent several months negotiating a long-term renewal for our office space and maintained objectivity and integrity throughout the process, continually providing us the pros and cons of staying in our existing space or relocating. Veatch also uncovered some very critical information that was very valuable in our decision-making process. We were surprised that Veatch would even be able to ascertain such information and, from what we learned, the information was not even known at the time by the listing broker. This information resulted in our firm deciding not to do a long-term lease at our existing building but instead opt for a shorter-term extension. Ultimately, we signed a long-term lease at a different building that better fit our long-term goals and objectives. We will not make any moves now or in the future with regard to anything commercial real estate-related without consulting Veatch Commercial.
ED RYAN | PARTNER, RYANSHARKEY
Veatch Commercial Real Estate has provided incredible value to us. Their connections were a big reason we were able to open our facility in Reston. They also negotiated extremely important clauses in our lease that will be to our benefit in the future and helped our attorney with some particularly tricky clauses. Had Veatch Commercial not brought these issues to our attention and it could have negatively impacted our bottom line.
DR. ZACH CASAGRANDE | OWNER, NORTHERN VIRGINIA ORTHODONTICS
Being a non-profit, we need to make every dollar count. Veatch Commercial understood our mission and goals and helped us formulate our search parameters. They found us an office space that was perfect for our needs and negotiated a deal that helped us come in under budget. They ensured that our interests were protected with sound lease terms. We are very impressed with Veatch Commercial’s expertise, creativity and negotiating skills.
ADALENE “NENE” SPIVY | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER
We leased a facility that was set up to be a revenue generator for our organization. The market changed, causing us to start operating at a loss. Veatch Commercial negotiated an early termination of our lease, which saved us over $100,000. This is one example of the outstanding work that Veatch Commercial has provided for us over the years. We are grateful for their partnership and for their dedication to the community.
STEPHANIE BERKOWITZ | CEO, NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILY SERVICE
It is hard to understand what it’s like to own a business unless you have done it. Veatch Commercial was founded by an entrepreneur who has owned and still invests in businesses. They are able to help develop a real estate strategy for their clients that matches the client’s business goals. They truly care about the company’s interests and know the right questions to ask to make sure the owner is making the best decisions for his or her business.
JOSEPH WILLIAMS, SR | PRESIDENT, DISTRICT SAFETY PRODUCTS
Veatch Commercial is a great friend to Davelle Clothiers and me. They were able to help me manage the ups and downs of lease negotiations and were instrumental in helping us deliver a very favorable lease and new store. We have referred business back and forth and are always looking out for one another’s best interest. It has been and will continue to be a very successful partnership.
DAVID EISELE | CEO, DAVELLE CLOTHIERS
I have transacted multiple deals with Veatch Commercial, all with successful outcomes. They listen to our requirements and only present us with office choices that closely match our needs. They have a keen understanding of the market and negotiating strategies and we always felt we got the best deal. In over 15 plus years and multiple leases we always have considered them a trusted partner.
BILL VANCE | CEO, UPPER QUADRANT
Every deal in commercial real estate is unique. Having a smaller commercial real estate requirement (5,000 square feet) gives you some concern as to whether you are receiving the same level of service as the larger companies. Veatch Commercial went above and beyond on our last renewal. We were ready to sign the offer in front of us that Veatch had negotiated, but Veatch told us we should look one more time just to make sure we knew what the market would bear. Their insistence on taking the extra time and effort to consider other options gave us peace of mind that we did indeed have the best solution possible and helped improve our deal before we signed it. Most brokers would have encouraged us to sign earlier to avoid any extra work. Veatch Commercial is always willing to spend the time and effort to make sure their client receives the best result.
ELLEN JENNINGS & MIKE JENNINGS | CEO, PRESIDENT, BEI
I have worked with Veatch Commercial for the past 10 years as CFO of two different companies. I love working with the team at Veatch Commercial and I am continually referring them to other CFO’s because of their hard work, transparency, excellent advice and loyalty all which I highly value. I can always rely on Veatch Commercial to be there for me and get me answers and alternatives I need to make a decision. Veatch Commercial, is more than just about real estate, they are my business partners. They have referred business to my company and helped me network and to be involved in various local charities. They have demonstrated to me and many others that they walk the walk when it comes to building long-term relationships.
MARIA IZURIETA | OWNER, ELK CREEK ADVISORS
Working with Veatch Commercial gives us a competitive advantage in the market. Whether a deal is big or small, Veatch brings the same energy and commitment to researching and negotiating any size project. We’ve worked with Casey Veatch since our first transaction and consider him an important part of our team. Veatch Commercial’s team helped us determine the proper square footage, helped us manage our construction budget and saved us over 40% on our annual headquarters cost. They helped us bring our imagination to reality and to deliver a first-class corporate facility.
ALI ESHGH | CEO, XPAND CORPORATION
Veatch Commercial negotiated an extremely favorable demolition clause in our existing building and an even better deal for our new space. Their creativity and market knowledge helped us realize advantages that we would not have thought to negotiate for ourselves. These transactions that Veatch negotiated for us helped save considerable rent and increased the value of our company.
BERNARD MUSTAFA | SVP & GENERAL MANAGER, PVBS, AN XTIVIA COMPANY
We are truly blessed to work with Veatch Commercial Real Estate. They housed us in their office to get us started and have worked with us as we have grown and opened offices in Tysons Corner, Rome, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a true partner.
PAUL FARRELL | CEO, NEHEMIAH SECURITY
I would like to thank you for your time and for steering us in the right direction… When we began this process we really had little idea how to proceed. we were at the mercy of others and thankfully your ere among them. Your honest assessment was not exactly what we wanted to hear (We really wanted to work with you.)… but we soon learned your guidance, knowledge and honest was strictly for our benefit, especially since we know you had nothing to gain financially from what you were telling us. As you noted, these are often emotional dealings for the family of the deceased. Fortunately, I think my reporting career left me with an instinct about people. I left our conversations confident you cared about us and truly desired what was best for us. Looking back, we certainly know that you did.
JACK HARPER | REPRESENTING THE TRUSTEES FOR DOROTHY HARPER’S ESTATE