Testimonials

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Office Space Lease Clients

Abrams Garfinkel & Rosen

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Stephen:

On behalf of my partners and myself, I want to thank you for your representation, assistance and support in connection with our search for new office space. We have worked with many brokers over the last eighteen months, but you were the only one who truly listened and tried to understand what our requirements, limitations and needs were. As a result of your diligence and persistence, we have been able to sign a lease for a space that meets all of our physical, aesthetic and economic criteria. You have done an excellent job on our behalf, and we are truly appreciative.

Please feel free to share this letter with any of your potential clients, as we would wholeheartedly recommend your services to others. Once again, thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

Neil B. Garfinkel

Argent Trading

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom it May Concern:

I have had the opportunity to work with Optimal Spaces Inc. (specifically, Stephen Sunderland) over the last 18 months. Stephen was hired to find a reasonably priced lease for corporate office space that would support our highly professional environment. I considered this to be a significant challenge since Manhattan was experiencing a severe shortage in available professional space.
However, Stephen found a space that exceeded my expectations and that was approximately 15% below current market rates for comparable space. An important aspect of working with Stephen is the level to which I can trust him to act in my best interest. I believe that Stephen possesses in-depth knowledge of the New York City real estate market and is responsive and performs his work in a very professional manner. I am impressed by Stephen's sincere desire to understand his clients' needs. It is clear to me that Stephen is interested un building mutually beneficial business relationships.

I am happy to recommend Optimal Spaces Inc. to other growing businesses, and I look forward to working with Optimal Spaces Inc. again.

Sincerely,

William Levitz
President
Argent Trading, LLC

Belzberg Technologies Inc

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern,

Stephen Sunderland and the team at Optimal Spaces Inc. Inc. have handled a number of transactions for Belzberg Technologies in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. In New York alone, Optimal Spaces Inc. recently saved us almost a million dollars by finding a fully built data facility when we were about to build one.
The team at Optimal Spaces Inc. was personable, hardworking, trustworthy and was able to both quickly and effectively determine our needs and find the appropriate solution. Belzberg Technologies continues to use Optimal Spaces Inc. for all its real estate needs and I would highly recommend their services to anyone attempting to navigate the commercial real estate market in New York.

Please feel free to contact me at (212) 943-1400

Sydney Belzberg
Chairman
Belzberg Technologies (USA) Inc.

Brightwater Fund LLC

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Mr. Sunderland:

Thank you for the outstanding service you gave to us as we searched for office space. Through your efforts, you found us a location and facility that is virtually an exact fit for our needs. You helped us with the lease negotiations and were able to procure the space at a very attractive price. In short, you got us a great deal!

You went above and beyond the call of duty in working with us until we moved in. You were always accessible and prepared to help us in every way.

We would highly recommend you to our other friends and colleagues in their search for best available/best fitting space for their needs.

Very truly yours,

Donald Krueger
Chief Financial Officer.

C2 Media

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to highly commend Robert King for his professional assistance in helping me locate a new corporate office.

Locating the right space takes time, and I was impressed with Robert’s patience not only with myself but with my overseas executives. He never tired of our endless meetings and requests.

We found a space we love. And in spite of us concluding our deal, Robert every so often comes by to chat and make sure all is going well professionably and personally.

I enthusiastically recommend Robert and Optimal Spaces to anyone looking for space in New York City.

Sincerely,
Evelyn Pabon
Product and Sales Manager
C2 Inc. - Contempo Group

Clemente Capital

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Mr. Sunderland,

Thank you for performing an outstanding job of releasing Clemente Capital, Inc. from our lease and giving us an ideal new space for an affordable rent.

You are truly an outstanding professional that one can proudly recommend to people who are looking for real estate services. Most of all, I gained new insights from you and consider you a neat down-to-earth person worth having as a friend.

Again, Leo joins me in sending our thanks and good wishes.

Sincerely,

Lilia C. Clemente

ConnectivCorp

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to recommend Stephen Sunderland and Optimal Spaces Inc. for the excellent job they did in finding us a sublease at 29 West 57th Street. They were fast and efficient in locating spaces that met our needs and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted.

I look forward to working with the team at Optimal Spaces Inc. again.

Very truly yours,

Robert Miller
Co-Chairman

Double Agent

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom it May Concern:

This is to give reference for Stephen Sunderland, who provided commercial real estate brokerage services to our firm, Double Agent. His work led to our signing of a five year lease and five year optional extension on 6,200 square feet of SOHO office space at a very competitive rate.

I was extremely impressed by Stephen's professionalism and follow-through in helping us not only locate this space but also in bringing it to closing. He showed a good knowledge of our needs and through that avoided wasting our time showing us unsuitable properties.

I would be glad to provide further reference for Stephen and you may feel free to call me about him. I can give him an unqualified recommendation.

Best regards,

Andrew Szabo
Chairman and CEO
Double Agent, Inc.

Finnerty Economic Consulting, LLC.

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

My firm engaged Optimal Spaces when I searched for professional office space in New York City in 2005 and again in 2012 when the first lease expired and we decided to look for better office space in midtown Manhattan. I leased office space at 60 East 42"d Street in 2005 and office space at 122 East 42"d Street in 2012 with Stephen's assistance. When I sold my business to AlixPartners in 2014, I recommended that AlixPartners retain Optimal Spaces to negotiate a termination ofthe lease at 122 East 42"d Street.

I worked very closely with Stephen Sunderland, Senior Managing Director of Optimal Spaces, during both searches for office space as well as during the lease termination process. Stephen is very knowledgeable regarding the Manhattan office market. His advice proved crucial in negotiating two leases and securing the lease termination on favorable terms. He made himself available on short notice to view properties, and he identified a range of lease opportunities in various locations at different price points. I was able to benefit from his expertise to find suitable space without extensive searching.

I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen Sunderland and his firm to anyone who is searching for office space in Manhattan.

Very truly yours,


John D. Finnerty
Managing Principal

Innisfree Mergers and Acquisitions

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Steve,

We are pleased to serve as a reference for you and Optimal Spaces Inc. You and your team did a great job for us in finding a sublease at 67 Wall Street. You were fast and efficient in locating spaces that met our needs and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted.

We look forward to working with you again.

Very truly yours,

Arthur B. Crozier
Co-Chairman

Isolar Enterprises, Inc.

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

We were very fortunate to have Stephen Sunderland as our agent when we began to look for a new office space. Steve totally understood what we were looking for and found us our new home really quickly! He did not waste our time showing us endless properties that didn't meet with our criteria. We are extremely happy here in our new office and we all found Steve to be a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new space in New York City.

Sincerely,

Eileen d' Arcy

Lempert Brothers Intl USA.

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

We had the pleasure of working with Stephen Sunderland months ago when we were in search of new office space for our growing company. He was of great assistance with all the questions we had about today's real estate market. His accurate analysis of the market and the time he took to listen and understand our motivations was a great advantage We required an office building that would allow us to expand and support all of our companies needs.

Stephen Sunderland walked us down every road we needed to go and many times paved the way making it easier on us than could have been expected. He advised us and guided us through all the steps. He worked with us closely and made sure that he knew exactly what we were looking for. He provided us with real estate options and solutions that would save us both money and time down the road as our company grew.

His dedication and commitment to his clients are rare commodities in today's self-interested world. If you see fit to give him a chance to serve you, we guarantee, you'll never look for another real estate agent. Without reservation, we strongly recommend the services of Stephen Sunderland and would most definitely work with him again, if his assistance is called for.

If we could further assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

S. George Miller
President

Media Bistro

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

We were very happy with the services of Optimal Spaces Inc., mainly because of Stephen Sunderland's understanding of the intricacies of the real estate contract process. He was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and helpful in navigating this very difficult decision.

We are thrilled with our space and feel very fortunate to be here.

Yours,

Laurel Touby
Founder and CEO
Mediabistro.com Inc

Nothing else matters Software

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to recommend Stephen Sunderland and Optimal Spaces Inc. based on the excellent job they did assisting us in finding a lease at 215 Park Avenue South. They were fast and efficient in locating spaces that met our requirements and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted.

I look forward to working with the team at Optimal Spaces Inc. again.

Very truly yours,

Donald H. Rutherford
CFO

Nuverse Advisor LLC

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Stephen,

We would like to thank you for your assistance in helping us to arrange a sublet in Olympic Tower. My partners and I were determined to sublet a space that was fully furnished and equipped to our specifications at a fair market value. We utilized several different brokers, but we found that only you consistently found new sublet opportunities for us during the entire year of our search. When we began our search, prices for Class A office space in the Plaza District ranged from $80-150/RSF, by the end of our search the prices had fallen to $50-$85/RSF. Your hard work and tenacity at finding new listings allowed us to find the ideal space at the right price in Class A. Thanks for sticking with us.
Sincerely,
Elias Saal

Onsite Networks

Sapphire Office Solutions

I am writing in recognition of the quality service provided by Optimal Spaces Inc. and Stephen Sunderland in finding us a sublease at 41 Madison Avenue. We strongly recommend them for the excellent job they did. They were efficient and responsive in locating spaces that met our needs and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted.

I look forward to working with the team at Optimal Spaces Inc. again.

Very truly yours,

Dennis Jules Kessler
Chief Financial Officer

On Site Networks, Inc

Panelz USA

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern,

I want to thank Dorothy Kolev and Optimal Spaces Inc. for the excellent job they did in finding us our space. Dorothy made many presentations to us but never lost interest or gave up, she was fast and efficient in locating spaces that met our needs and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted. We are very satisfied with the services of Optimal Spaces Inc. I have recommended her and Optimal Spaces Inc. to friends and colleagues.

Sincerely,
David Yagerman

Panelz USA
SHOWROOM
20 West 22nd St, Suite 908
New York, NY 10010

RZO Advisory Group

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

Steve Sunderland acted as our real estate broker in relocation of this firm's 12,000 square feet of office space. While that may seem like a relatively easy task, given our requirements, it was anything but.

After giving Mr. Sunderland a prospective location radius of onlny three blocks and a request for 75% of the offices to be windowed, he took us to numerous potential locations. Much to our surprise and delight, no visit was ever a waste of our time. Mr. Sunderland knew what he wanted and needed. He never showed us properties that would not work for the firm.

After several weeks of searching, our situation caused us to put our search on hold. It was a couple of years before we resumed. I'm happy to say that Mr. Sunderland picked up with the same enthusiasm he had previously shown.

Even after we had signed our new lease, Mr. Sunderland stayed in touch with us as well as our landlord to be sure that our work letter was adhered to.

If you are looking for commercial space, I could not give Mr. Sunderland a higher recommendation. He was courteous and always professional throughout a long and sometimes difficult process.

If you wish to contact me, please feel free to call at the number above.

Sincerely,

William Zysblat

Sander Partnership Inc

Sapphire Office Solutions

Dear Stephen,

Looking for a new location in business has to be one of the most difficult situations a person finds himself or herself in. Thankfully, we found you. Without your diligent searches for space, I am convinced we would have never found the right space, at the right price and in the right location. You made the searches more enjoyable with your humor, and all of us at Sander Partnership decided early to work with your company. I hope we stay in touch, and if any of my friends need space, I would certainly recommend you.

I hope you will stop by to see what we have done with the space.

David Sander
Sander Partnership

Sapphire Office Solutions

Sapphire Office Solutions

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter of recommendation to acknowledge the outstanding job performed by Mr. Stephen Sunderland of Optimal Spaces, Incorporated, in regards to locating and executing a great sublease and direct lease extension.

In addition to finding the sublease, Stephen also add a long term extension to our direct lease at a great price. We never would have completed this transaction without Stephen's persistency, expertise, and diligence.

We attempted to work with other brokers prior to meeting Stephen (discovered Stephen from advertisement) and he was the only broker who listened to our needs and took us to spaces that fit all OUR requirements, not his.

We would highly recommend Mr. Sunderland and his company without hesitation.

Sincerely,
Paul Holstein
President

TPG Rewards

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern,

This letter is written in support of Mr. Stephen Sunderland.

Mr. Sunderland acted as our advisor and broker in our recent search for office space in Manhattan. From our first meeting Mr. Sunderland sought to understand our location, price, office layout and square footage needs. He closely accessed our initial needs, and made realistic suggestions to improve on them. The true measure of Mr. Sunderland's professionalism is that he delivered listings, and ultimately a deal, that closely related to our initial wishes and needs. Throughout our relationship he gave us sound advice as to the pros and cons of each location, and later on how to best work with the landlord in order to create an amicable deal.

Mr. Sunderland is a knowledgeable real estate professional who I recommend without any reservation.

Sincerely,

John S Galinos,President and CEO,
TPG Rewards Inc,
111 John Street,27th Floor
New York, NY 10038.

Vaultus Professional Service

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern:

I have had the opportunity to work with "Optimal Spaces" (specifically, Stephen Sunderland) over the last 18 months. Steve was hired to find a reasonably priced lease for corporate office space that would support our highly professional environment. I considered this to be a significant challenge since Manhattan was experiencing a severe shortage in available professional spaces. Honestly, I was expecting to be "sold" a space that would not meet all of our needs. However, in a short period of time, Stephen found a tower-floor space that exceeded my expectations and that was approximately 25% below the current market rates for comparable space.

The most important aspect of working with Stephen is the level to which I can trust him to act in my best interest. I believe that Stephen possesses extensive knowledge of the real estate market and negotiation, is responsive, and performs his work in a highly professional manner. I am impressed by Stephen's sincere desire to understand his clients' needs. It is clear to me that Stephen is most interested in building mutually beneficial business relationships with his clients -- not the commissions they represent.

I am happy to recommend "Optimal Spaces" to other growing businesses, and I look forward to working with "Optimal Spaces" again. Sincerely,

Joseph J. Tutrone
Vice President
Vaultus Professional Service

VSA Consulting Group

Sapphire Office Solutions

To whom it may concern:

I am writing to recommend Stephen Sunderland and Optimal Spaces Inc. for the excellent job they did in finding us a lease at our new space. They were fast and effecient in locating spaces that met our needs and corporate image, aggressive in negotiating on our behalf, and effective in communicating our needs to the landlord and getting our offer accepted.

I look forward to working with the team at Optimal Spaces Inc. again.

Very truly yours,

Jack Sichterman
Partner/Managing Director

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