Testimonials

Client Testimonials

 

“I found Tyler to be very professional and client oriented. He took the time to learn our real estate needs and did not waste our time showing us space that would not work for us. It turned out to be a long process because we had issues come up that prevented us from moving. During that time Tyler never stopped working for us and kept us apprised of new listings. When the time finally came to make the move he found us the perfect building in an absolutely perfect location. I would highly recommend Tyler Culberson. You will be getting a true commercial real estate professional.”

- Diane Arnold
Office Manager
Environmental Service Systems


“Tom Cairns has represented me and my company since 1972.  He has seen our growth from a small retail store on Route 7 in Latham to multiple locations throughout the greater Capital District.  In additional, I have relied on his advice for numerous personal real estate investments.  We have worked together in good times and bad.  He has always stayed focused and loyal.”

- Michael Giovanone
President
Concord Pools


“As a first time Lessee, Robert worked diligently with me, helping me to find the most perfect office space. I had very specific needs, a quick time frame and a limited budget but he prevailed and found me exactly what I was looking for.

Robert took the time necessary to explain to me what was important when looking for office space. I felt extremely comfortable with him helping me negotiate my lease terms. He explained the lease terminology, as well as helped me add items that needed to be included. He always had my best interests in mind.

If you ever have the opportunity to work directly with Robert Murphy I would highly recommend him. He is a true, honest, professional who cares about his clients. You can’t go wrong!”

- Janine Fox
Aflac New York Regional Sales Coordinator
President of J9 and Associates Inc.


"I want to thank you very much for the wonderful results we achieved in the sale of my building at 26 Computer Drive East. You acted in a very professional manner in each step of the process and gave me great confidence in your abilities.  The sale price we realized was right in the ball park of what you led me to expect and the time it took to sell exceeded our expectations. I appreciate your efforts very much. I certainly would recommend your services to other who wish to sell commercial real estate."

- Joe Milot
President
Protective Industrial Products


"I would unquestionably recommend Cory Tyksinski, Robert Murphy and their team of experts at NAI Platform. Once they have been engaged on a project or assignment they become immediately committed to it, and will continue to use their business and personal skills to ensure that their client’s goals are exceeded. I will continue to use them on my present and future projects with which I am involved. I would be glad to give a direct personal and business reference to anyone wishing to make contact with me."

- David J. MacPhee
Chief Executive Officer
LeverPoint Management


“Daniel Slote was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. He answered calls day and night as well as returning emails on a timely basis. There were times I felt as though I was Daniel’s only client, when in fact, I understand he has many. He assisted us with contracts such as architects, contractors, short line rail service and local utilities. In summary, Holbrook would recommend Daniel Slote to anyone in need of Commercial Real Estate services.”

- Lisa Capaldo
Chief Financial Officer
Holbrook Lumber Company


“Daniel and Jim are very knowledgeable about their local market and are persistent in making deals happen. Not only did they add value on the real estate side but through their local relationships, both politically and locally, they were able to assist us in navigating the very difficult entitlement processes.

In summary, Scannell Properties typically works on development projects in 20 states in any given year and the NAI Platform team is on our A-list. Daniel and Jim deliver on their premises and provide outstanding real estate services. We would recommend them for any real estate transaction and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.”

- Tim Elam
Development Manager
Scannell Properties


"Your assistance in our lease negotiations helped us get the most out of each of our goals. Your process for setting up and evaluating bids helped us get the maximum response and very competitive bids. The knowledge and experience you brought to the evaluation and completion of the bidding process directed us toward a complete and satisfactory conclusion to our office space review."

- Tom Seaver
CFO
Primaloft Inc.


“In the past year of 2011, Tyler Culberson was one of the best people that I had the privilege in meeting. Tyler possessed the level of expertise and understanding of the local commercial real estate market that allowed our company to be able to acquire the best value for our organization. His assistance from start to finish combined with his superb work ethic, excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of commercial real estate transactions made finding a new location for our business very enjoyable. I would highly recommend Tyler Culberson to anyone in need of Commercial Real Estate Services. ”

- Jack Shellard
President
Yankee Business Solutions


“My name is Michael Wenner and I am the Regional Operations Manager for GTS Welco / Praxair. GTS Welco has 49 locations on the East coast spanning from Chesapeake, VA to Utica, NY. We had some business in the Albany, NY market, however we were looking to put a retail store and distribution hub. Not knowing the area, we got hooked up with a Commercial Real Estate Specialist. We were assigned Tyler Culberson from NAI Platform. Tyler was one of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. He answered calls day and night as well as returning email on a timely basis. There were times I felt as though I was Tyler’s only client, when in fact, I understand he has many. He assisted us with contacts such as architects, town officials, and local contractors. Tyler went above and beyond the call of duty on a few occasions as he even paid money out of his own pocket to pay for our planning board review. When we had issues securing permits, he assisted at the local level, since I am located four hours away in Pennsylvania. In summary, GTS Welco / Praxair would recommend Tyler Culberson to anyone in need of Commercial Real Estate services. ”

- Michael C. Wenner
Regional Operations Manager
GTS Welco / Praxair


“Working with Jim was a great experience, we are happy we were able to smoothly and successfully negotiate the final sub-lease at our new building. We now look forward to our relationship with NES and look forward to working with Jim and NAI Platform on future deals”

- Kenworth of Buffalo


“Independent Pipe and Supply has had the pleasure of working with Tyler Culberson of NAI Platform. Tyler diligently worked with us for over a year to find the absolute perfect fit.  This assignment involved a number of unique components.  Throughout the process Tyler was very knowledgeable about the local marketplace and remained persistent in getting a deal done.  Not only did he create value in the real estate transaction but also assisted us in the City approval process.  This assistance in coordinating and navigating the permitting process made for a seamless transaction.

In summary, Independent Pipe and Supply would recommend Tyler Culberson to anyone in need of professional commercial real estate services.  Tyler delivered on his promise of providing the most responsive and dedicated service.  We look forward to maintain our relationship with Tyler and will definitely call upon him with future needs.”

- Jeffrey Nierman
President
Independent Pipe and Supply)


“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform was very professional and easy to communicate with. Felton understood our goals and did not waste time with spaces that did not fir our desired location or use. Felton was able to help negotiate a new lease that met our needs in a timely efficient manner. I would highly recommend Felton of NAI Platform to anyone considering new space or re negotiating a lease.”

- John Tranter,
District Manager,
Professional Service Industries, Inc.


“Working with Felton was a great experience, we are happy were able to smoothly and successfully negotiate the final lease at our new building. We now look forward to our relationship with Navistar and look forward to doing another deal with Felton and NAI Platform”

Michael J. Crisafulli Jr.


“We pride ourselves on developing solid relationships with our tenants and this deal speaks to our ability to meet and exceed their expectations by making it financially attractive for them to grow their businesses in our East Greenbush Tech Park. It was a pleasure working with NAI Platform.”

- Art Dombrowski
Hoffman Enterprises


Now more than ever, we can help our clients optimize their real estate strategies in the capital region, upstate New York, and around the world.

“Felton McLaughlin of NAI Platform was incredible through the entire process. We had several spaces that we thought would work based on location, but for the reasons stated above we just could not get all the pieces to fit. Felton was tireless and extremely resourceful. He listened to all my comments and concerns and the spaces presented were all viable options and then we found this jewel! The location is incredible, the landlord has been wonderful to deal with, and we reached an agreement that was amenable to both parties. I would HIGLY recommend Felton to anyone looking for a home for their business. He listened to what I wanted, brought back plenty of options, knows the area incredibly well, and guided this new business owner, through the process of commercial real estate expertly. THANKS FELTON!!”

- Shannon Keyes
Key 2 Joy Inc.
Founder and President


“The Industrial Team is very knowledgeable about their local market and persistent in making deals happen. Not only did they add value on the real estate side but through their local relationships, both politically and locally, they were able to assist us in navigating the very difficult entitlement process… [The Industrial Team] delivers on their promises and provides outstanding real estate services. We would recommend them for any real estate transaction and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.”

- Tim Elam
Scannell Properties
Development Manager


"NAI Platform’s Associate Broker Tom Cairns has represented Albany RV since our humble beginnings in a modular trailer on Exchange Street in Colonie over a decade ago. He has kept in tune with our industry and responded to our needs accordingly, including the assemblage of our current Central Ave location, the expansion of our Des Moines facility and most recently, with the acquisition of our newest facility in Orlando, Florida. I would not hesitate to recommend Tom Cairns and NAI Platform for your local and national real estate needs!"

-Don Strollo
Albany RV
President


"It is my belief that Daniel and his associates utilize a strong and uniquely focused marketing approach that has proven to be extremely effective in meeting the goals and objectives of any projects we have outlined. We find their excellent understanding of the local real estate market, in addition to their creativity, to be a strong asset with respect to contract negotiations.

I would recommend Daniel O’Brien and his firm unquestionably and without hesitation. I hold his diligence and professionalism with the highest regard, and look forward to continued projects in the future, with his involvement."

Michael P. Shanley
Pyramid Companies
Partner


"Although we had benefitted from expert advice on the transaction from both real estate brokers and lawyers prior to Platform’s involvement, Platform’s input was decisive in reshaping the terms and preparing the final lease. Platform’s advice led to changes in economic and other key terms, including taxes, build out, and space measurement, and clarified responsibilities among the parties.

We found that Platform brought to the project an unusual level and breadth of expertise, grounded in practical and business realities and informed by current regulatory considerations, that we were not able to obtain from other sources."

Steven F. Wilson
Ascend Learning
President


"I have known Dan O’Brien for more than 15 years and have used him as a Real Estate Consultant on several of my projects during the past seven years. I have found Dan to be both knowledgeable and, more importantly, diligent in pursuit of the required goals and objectives for these projects. Dan has fulfilled his role professionally and expeditiously and in several instances, without even a reasonable expectation of immediate compensations due to the nature of the transaction. I would unquestionably recommend his services."

Herbert S. Ellis
Aquatic Development Group
Group Founder


"They utilized a team of real estate professionals, who combined their individual knowledge of various aspects of commercial leasing to give their client the best possible advice and result. I highly recommend Platform."

Neil H. Rivchin
O’Connell and Aronowitz
Operations Manager


"From the outset, they provided excellent counsel and invaluable insights. Through the application of their unique and focused approach to evaluating competing properties, they helped us chose the best location. They also proved themselves to be top-notch negotiators as we worked through both the LOI and final lease stages of the process.

Overall, I think they did a great job and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for commercial real estate. I am convinced that they saved Media Logic money in both the short-term and the long-term, and they helped us avoid many surprises and headaches down the road."

David M. Schultz
Media Logic
President


"I have found them to be extremely knowledgeable and diligent in their approach to my required goals and objectives, and equally as impressive in contract negotiations.

I would undoubtedly recommend their services without reservation, and look forward to working with them on future projects."

David H. Schlang
One Way Records
President


"They possess a firm grasp of available space in the area as well as the range of market rates. They utilize a uniquely focused sales approach that is very effective in acquiring both tenants and available space. We also find their inventiveness to be an asset during contract and rate negotiations."

David P. Fortin
R.J. FORTIN Warehousing Inc.
V.P.


"I have known Daniel O’Brien for approximately 10 years and have utilized his Real Estate Firm on numerous occasions in both the acquisition of space, and in the leasing of our properties.

My confidence in his ability grows with continued successful performance, and I look forward to working with him on current and future projects. I strongly recommend him to anyone interested in real estate services."

Frank A. Tate, Jr.
Tate Associates
President/Owner


"This letter is a thank you and a reference for you. When we started our office space review project, we had several goals. We wanted to save money. We wanted the most efficient space we could find. We wanted to have a beautiful building. We wanted the process to be thorough yet simple. In a few words, we wanted it all.

Your assistance in our lease negotiations helped us get the most out of each of our goals. Your process for setting up and evaluating bids helped us get the maximum response and very competitive bids.

The knowledge and experience you brought to the evaluation and completion of the bidding process directed us toward a complete satisfactory conclusion to our office space review."

Steve Henderson
Healthcare Associate of New York State
Chief Financial Officer


"I have known Daniel O’Brien and his company for approximately ten years. While working with Delmar Thomson Learning, we engaged his group to examine our existing lease as well as represent us for a new home. The new facility represented a $30,000,000 transaction."

Stephen Gibson
Cengage Learning
Vice President


"Felton McLaughlin and Platform Realty did a great job in understanding our needs and appropriately representing us in obtaining a great office space. I would highly recommend Platform Realty Group and Felton McLaughlin. "

Don Klugo
Chas H. Sells, Inc.
Transportation Department Manager


"Felton McLaughlin and Joe Sausto, with Platform Realty Group, were able to find a bonafide buyer when no other real estate broker in the Capital District was able to do so. They both did a remarkable job of moving this transaction forward from preliminary contract negotiations to the eventual closing on the property. Felton and Joe were able to take a very difficult property to sell and turn it into a viable purchasing opportunity for the right buyer. I would highly recommend Platform Realty Group as a company, and Felton McLaughlin and Joe Sausto individually. "

Mark Simmons
800 North Pearl Street Associates, LP
General Partner