“Recently, I was lead executive for the planning and execution of a 64,000SF office headquarters project.....
We received excellent advice leading up to the decision to consolidate our headquarters operations under one roof. Dustins advice influenced our budgeting and supported alignment in our Executive Leadership team around our course of action and goals for the project.
Dustin is able to communicate clearly and effectively at every level of our organization from operations manager to CFO to CEO and has relevant substantiated advice in every instance. His ability to interface with our internal project team and provide vision and leadership to the structure and members of our external team meant that our planning and negotiations were always very well informed, actionable and in our control.
Dustin is able to bridge the operational needs of our organization and project team with the financial goals of the company and he effectively mediated and translated those goals into action.
He continually maintained leverage among our target buildings. The level of clarity we had of the negotiating terms, EBITDA impact and construction budget meant that we were able to negotiate aggressively and confidently, knowing that we had multiple, mature alternatives to the negotiations. The result was a lease and construction budget that not only met, but exceeded the goals of the project.
It's clear that Dustins focus is squarely on the best interests of the organization and the internal members in charge of the project. The structure, planning and substantiated advice we received gave us options, certainty and clarity throughout the process.
Dustins broad knowledge of the financial, construction and market aspects of the deal and his ability to communicate effectively makes it possible for me to whole-heartedly recommend him.”
Jim Morphew, VP, Information Technology at Baxa Corporation
“We burned through several other Commercial Realtors before we found Dustin. He was a breath of fresh air.”
Steve Rohacz, Private Investor
“I have worked with Dustin since 2007 while he was employed by another firm and since he started his new firm. Weve worked on 5 different transactions including an expansion and renewal. We continue to work with him today.
Our continued relationship with Dustin is rooted in his ability to provide detailed and substantiated advice, maintain leverage in our negotiations, transact more simple deals getting to the best market economics and his ability to organize a larger team and provide vision and leadership on more complicated transactions. Hes knowledgeable about our firm and what we need.
He substantially improved the economics of a larger renewal we worked together and has showed an ability to provide a strong level of service and leadership at a local level and nationally. Weve found it helpful working with Dustin around the country because we know the negotiations will go well and we get consistent advocacy wherever we go. And, he substantially reduces our ramp up time and risk in remote offices and new markets.
I confidently recommend him.”
Terry Bates, Chief Operating Officer at Imprints Wholesale
“We purchased the assets of a domestic manufacturing company out of bankruptcy. The company had rejected their lease in the bankruptcy process so we needed to find a new 80,000 sq.ft. facility in a hurry and on a tight budget. To complicate matters we needed a building with the right amount of office space, manufacturing space with high power needs as well as distribution and warehouse. Dustin jumped in fast and furious and led a very thorough search process. Most importantly Dustin was able to provide all of the leadership and infrastructure to manage our search, landlord negotiations, tenant improvement buildout and move process. We didn't know we needed one but Dustin helped us identify and hire a project manager to manage several million dollars of building improvements and our entire move across town. This decision was critical to our successful building selection, on-time move and saved us at least $300,000 in hard costs. Dustin is more than a commercial real estate broker, he brings strong analytical and leadership skills to the table and is always searching for creative solutions. I hope Im never part of moving an 80,000 sq.ft manufacturing facility again but if I have to I will be calling Dustin Whistler.”
Ryan Harrington, Partner at Jalex Holdings, LLC