Testimonials

At Verity, we strive to change the way our clients think and act about real estate. We are honored to be able to deliver on their real estate needs, and are even more pleased when positive feedback is received. Please see below to read what our clients are saying.

 

“I would like to thank Mara Conners with Verity Commercial for her work with Cellebrite Inc. as we looked for a new location to meet our growing needs. Mara’s local knowledge, understanding of our company goals, and our unique space requirements made the location selection process quick and easy. Mara advocated for us during lease negotiations, resulting in a positive outcome for all parties. Our thanks to Mara for her knowledge and commitment to meet our office space needs. She’s truly an asset to Verity Commercial and the business community.” — Frank A. Ignazzitto, Senior Vice President, Sales, Cellebrite Inc.


 
“Southland approached Verity with a requirement to consolidate of our existing Virginia fabrication and Maryland engineering location into a single facility along the BWI corridor. Locating suitable sites was challenging as our requirements involved specific zoning, power, and outdoor storage acreage. Verity expertly analyzed the market place and conducted detailed buy, lease, and build to suit models incorporating all of our occupancy and relocations costs. Their comprehensive analysis gave us the confidence and financial intelligence to proceed to lease a 115,000 sf building, ultimately selecting a build to suit option. Herman and his team were also instrumental in introducing us to key Maryland leaders that could offer us state and county economic incentive options which helped make the move an even better choice. Combining savvy real estate resources and construction professionals, Verity’s well suited to work with a wide variety of owners. Their services far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend Verity for any corporate relocation requirement.” — Mike Miller, Sr. Vice President, Division Leader, Southland Industries
 


 

“Verity has provided development management services for FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ new BioProcess Innovation Center located on our campus in Research Triangle Park.  The project is vital to the future vision of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in furthering our goal to lead the global biologics CMO industry through the continuous innovation of technologies, service delivery and quality. Verity’s team, led by Mr. David Miller, has been instrumental in delivering this world class facility under a very challenging schedule.  His years of experience in these type projects have provided the leadership required to complete this fast-paced, technical project.  We are confident that under Verity’s project leadership, they will deliver a high quality and functional facility for Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. ” — Bob Struzik, Director, Engineering & Facilities, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc.


 
“At ARE, we are involved with owning, building and managing some of the most sophisticated facilities in the country. We are very discerning regarding firms we partner with. We chose to work with Verity because they understand complex life science facilities from design and budgeting, through build and close out. What sets them apart from others is that they also understand the life science marketplace from a leasing and positioning standpoint, they think like owners and developers, not consultants. With Verity on the job, I simply know it is being handled.” — Scott Roberts, VP Construction and Development, Alexandria Real Estate Equities

 


 

“Verity provided construction management services for our new Cell Expansion Center. This gene therapy facility consists of laboratory and clean rooms is vitally important to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center and the research team recently recruited to fulfill our mission . Verity assembled and led a team that delivered a quality high performing facility. Verity coordinated the various stakeholders and was instrumental in exceeding our expectations of the finished product.” — Paul W. Eldridge PhD, Director, University of North Carolina Advanced Cellular Therapeutics Facility, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Care


 
“Establishing Nerudia’s first U.S. office in Reston was a key component to our business strategy and Mara [Conners’ of Verity Commercial] understanding of our business goals and local knowledge was essential to the process.” — Rob Burton, Nerudia’s Senior Consultancy and Compliance Officer

 


 

“With our lease about to expire in 16 months, we knew we needed to make a change.  Our space was outdated and did not reflect the way we currently did business and the progressive culture that we inspire.  We turned to Verity.  The Verity team expertly guided us through the Northern Virginia Submarkets.  Verity’s integrated Total Cost of Occupancy approach quickly and efficiently provided our management with the financial information we required to make prudent business decisions.  Verity’s team expertly negotiated our lease terms and then managed all aspects of our construction buildout.  We are thrilled with our new unique office space and pleased to say it was delivered on time and under budget.  I would definitely recommend Verity Commercial.” — Kim Mackmin, CFO, Brookfield Residential


 
“We have worked with many of the large national brokerage firms. We chose to work with Herman here locally because he is responsive and knowledgeable relative to real estate negotiations and the local marketplace. In my experience, he provides a level of service that surpasses the larger firms we have worked with.” — Tony Donatelli, Regional Manager of Operations, Rexel

 


 

“With my lease set to expire in 12 months, I turned to Verity for advice. They expertly walked me through the analysis of Lease vs. Buy options. When I ultimately decided to lease, Verity negotiated a lease renewal that saved my practice 35% in occupancy costs.” — Dr. Garrett Gouldin, Northern Virginia Periodontics


 
“I have deep gratitude towards the key position Verity embraced in making my project a reality. You educated me with the right choices, made me understand my options, change my direction. Your network of bank and construction alternatives were paramount for this process.” — Dr. Liliana Calkins, Orthodontist

 


 

“Barbara and Ellie Bechtle, with Ken Traenkle, have done a remarkable job filling over 45,000 sq. ft. of my office condominium space at the Old Town Plaza located in the heart of Fairfax. I couldn’t have made a better choice when I selected the Verity team as my commercial real estate representative. I will definitely be keeping them as my broker in the future.” — Kevin Allen with KIMCO Realty


 
“I have known few brokers who demonstrate the trustworthiness and dedication Ken Traenkle has given my projects. He has represented me and my interests with diligence and care. He understands both the art and science of the negotiation process that has proved beneficial to me several times.” — Pete Scamardo, President, Centennial Companies

 


 

“Upon purchasing Elvaria, one of our first requirements was to relocate and build our headquarters and manufacturing facility. Because they were highly recommended, we turned to Verity Commercial for guidance through this critical task. Verity expertly guided us through the market and we located and purchased a 12,000 sf facility in Gainesville within 2 months. Throughout the process Verity provided completely integrated Total Cost of Occupancy budgeting that allowed us to properly plan our facility without surprises. Verity managed the subsequent design and buildout allowing me to focus on my business. Their vendor selection was top notch and I’m pleased to say our facility was delivered with high quality and significantly under budget. I have worked with the large national companies in the past, but I have found the personal attention provided by the Verity far exceeded these larger firms.

 

The principals at Verity not only have tremendous experience and knowledge of the DC metro market, they also have integrity and core values. I knew that they were representing my best interests throughout the transaction, and that they really cared about my business and our long term success. Verity went well beyond my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone in the market for commercial real estate.” — Adam Rosi, President, Elvaria


 
“Beyond his comprehensive real estate and construction skills, I have found Herman to be firm, straightforward, and fair in his representation of our needs with landlords and general contractors. He has earned the respect of those he represents as well as landlords and general contractors alike.” — Merv Hamer, Director of Operations, Intercell USA

 


 

“If you are looking for help with Commercial realty, look no further than Verity. In a buyers market and a plethora of properties available I was lucky enough to be directed to Ken Traenkle. After over a year of unsuccessful results from the marketing of my real estate with other real estate firms I was referred to Verity Commercial. Immediately, Verity recognized the issues associated with the assignment and understood how to present the value of the real estate to other practices. Their approach was not about the physical real estate but how the real estate could be an asset to creating value for a business entity. Within a short period of time Verity had prospects, proposals and multiple offers. In addition, Verity demonstrated the highest integrity standards by always looking after my best interests above and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend any Landlord or real estate owner to use Verity Commercial to fulfill their goals.” — Dr. Cook, Center for Advanced Orthopeadic and Pain Management


 
“When Oyku [with Verity] and I found each other, my lease was ending in three months. I was not only stressed on time, but was working within a tight budget, had specific needs and lived 30 miles away from my space. Because of Oyku’s dedication to my situation, I was able to move into my new space the day after the lease ended. Sometimes working with real estate from a distance is hard, but Verity made it easy with a very smooth transition.” — Saundra Birurakis, President of PIDESO

 


 

“Verity’s senior associate, Okyu Hanna, has been an amazing representative for me. We have been working together for a year now and she has been the paramount broker generating business to lease my space in Fairfax Square. With each of the numerous spaces she has helped lease this year, she goes above and beyond to ensure the transaction is done on time and smoothly. Oyku has also proven to be an indispensable advisor in the Fairfax market.” — Ty Hausch, Vice President of Commercial Operations, Van Metre Companies


 
“We find Herman to be a very knowledgeable advisor well versed in the needs and delivery of a laboratory facility. His unique knowledge of real estate and technical construction has been a valuable resource to us.”— Jeff Conroy, CEO, Innovative Biologics

 


 

“Herman’s knowledge and background on the life science real estate marketplace, laboratory facility requirements, buildout and construction costs have been invaluable to our operations and planning. Herman and the Verity team are now trusted advisors.” — Dr. Klaus Schafer, President, TessArae


 
“My experience working with Bob Long to find a property for Mobility Works to lease its first dealership in the DC Metro Area was nothing but first-rate. Given the zoning restrictions all local jurisdictions place on new car dealership locations, Bob accepted the challenge of locating a suitable and affordable space for our specialized vehicle business. In combining his market knowledge and zoning experience Bob ultimately found a property that met our selective criteria, and we could not be happier with our store there due to Bob’s efforts.” —Michael Dresdner, Real Estate Manager, Mobility Works