The Children's Aid SocietyDear Stephen:
We would like to thank Optimal Spaces and you, in particular, for your remarkable commitment, patience, persistence and flexibility in getting our National Center for Community Schools a true "optimal space" in one of New York City's most desirable areas and at a very affordable price. We have no doubt that being located at this high-end building is going to help us reach new heights in our work to advance the community schools agenda nationally.
We cannot thank you enough for sticking with us even when the original plan was scaled down, not only in terms of space but also in terms of leasing time. It was obvious you weren't there for the money-time and again you made yourself available, kept searching for possibilities, making us feel like very valuable customers. You clearly paid attention to our parameters and not once did you waste our time showing us spaces that didn't fit them. And you treated as if there were a huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, though we all knew that was not the case.
Everybody in our agency who had contact with you during the process-from the neophytes in dealing with commercial realtors, like us, to seasoned ones like our Head of Facilities or our Chief of Operations-had complimentary comments about your disposition and knowledge of the field.
It is a blessing for non-profits to be able to count on professionals like you in the real state business, and it was pleasure working with you over the months of our search.
The Children's Aid Society
Director for Community Schools Director, National Center for Community Schools