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We’ve earned a reputation for negotiating deals with landlords/owners that provide the best value for our clients' lease or purchase dollar

Over the past 12 years, I have worked with Cheryl and Lee on three transactions (two commercial leases and a recent commercial purchase), and I've always found them to be consummate professionals. They’re very easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable about the local marketplace, and thorough in their planning, research, and follow-through. They’re skilled negotiators, taking the guesswork out of lease and purchase dealings, continually drawing upon their long-term relationships with sellers, seller's agents, sublessors, attorneys, and many others. Cheryl and Lee have gained the highest respect of their clients as well as people in the industry, they have my strongest recommendation.
Russ Diachok, President & CEO Geneos Wealth Management, Inc.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Lee and Cheryl. When we first started working with CREA, we'd been at our previous space for more than 20 years, and there was a lot we didn't know about lease transactions and big moves. My husband's law firm had twice used their services, so we knew they’d do an excellent job of both listening to us and helping to educate us on what a move would entail. From the outset, they spent time looking over our old space and learning about how we used it, and they showed us that we could move into a smaller, more organized space that better met our needs. Next, they got us a great lease. Today, we're in a much nicer building, and we pay less rent than before. Now we have the good fortune of being locked into a seven-year lease with great terms, which is extremely important to us since we're a non-profit. In fact, through these negotiations CREA has somehow made the building want us as tenants, and they even gave us a per-square-foot allowance that paid for all of our moving expenses. Since we hired CREA, I've referred Cheryl and Lee to many other people, and without question I'll continue recommending them to others in the future.
Holly Bennett, Deputy Director Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
You are my ideal "go to" people. I sought experts who really understood the Denver real estate market, people with a professional attitude who are always honest and above board. You more than fit the bill. You never passed me off to a junior agent like the big firms are known to do. From the outset, I dealt exclusively with you. I'd gladly recommend your services any time, any place!
Russ Robinson, Corporate Facilities Manager, Retired Lockheed Corporation
We recently bought a warehouse/office building, and Cheryl and Lee managed this large, complicated transaction and made the process painless. This was our first commercial venture, and we went in knowing nothing. They worked closely with us and made a point of explaining the process in great detail without any high-pressure sales pitches. They always did exactly what they said they were going to do, and we knew we could rely on them completely. With their guidance and support, we felt extremely confident about making this big decision every step of the way.
Mary O'Grady, Co-OwnerJack's Window and Carpet Cleaning
Cheryl Stafford and Lee Groom are straight shooters, people with the necessary experience to serve as my representatives. In fact, they helped me cut the best deal possible. And when the lease was signed, they didn't just walk away. They are always willing to intercede on our behalf.
I would absolutely recommend them to other clients! They are a rare find—very knowledgeable and tough negotiators who will go the extra mile on your behalf. They anticipate and spot problems before they become part of the lease, and they'll always be there for you.
Dan Christopherson, President Christopherson & Co. Communications
They helped us develop a real estate strategy to accommodate our unique business model and long term strategy. Cheryl and Lee know where the inventory is and how to get it. I wouldn't go to the negotiating table without them. They do their homework, and they come prepared. They may use soft words, but their arguments are rock solid.
Paul Micheaux, Corporate Facilities Manager, Retired McDonnell Douglas, Information Systems Group
Cheryl and Lee helped Platte River Industries purchase a commercial building about a year ago. We're a nonprofit organization, and we received a grant from the City and County of Denver to assist in the purchase, so it was important for us to find space in an appropriate enterprise zone. Cheryl and Lee negotiated a buyout from our former landlord, showed us buildings that met our specific criteria, then negotiated a fair price on a building that not only meets our financial needs but also allows for growth. As someone with a background in the real estate industry, I have to say that most deals don't close as smoothly as this one did, and I found it refreshing to work with people who don't play games. Best of all, they still keep in touch to make sure we're getting everything we need from our new space. Cheryl and Lee have my highest recommendation.
Carla Freeman, Assistant Director Platte River Industries

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