“Howard Commercial was instrumental in finding the right commercial space for our needs. They represented us with integrity, negotiating favorable lease terms, and were able to get the transaction completed in an accelerated period of time.
They unearthed all possibilities and followed all leads to help us find what we were looking for. Howard Commercial has been a valuable resource and we will continue to utilize them in the future.”
Jeff Martin, Director of Warehousing & Transportation for Alpha Packaging
“We selected Howard Commercial to represent us in the sale of our investment property based on Doug’s reputation, experience in the market and because we liked the overall strategic plan he presented for marketing our property. Doug’s knowledge of both commercial leases and property evaluation were extremely beneficial to us. He was readily available throughout the process to answer questions and provide assistance. His professional manner, integrity and ability to work with others made all phases of our sale much easier for us. We readily recommend Howard Commercial to others based on our experience.”
Chris & Cindy Wunderlich, Real Estate Investors
“From our original meeting where we discussed our specific needs and location strategy, through the lease negotiations process and finally construction management and move-in, Howard Commercial’s performance was outstanding and unmatched. Not only was Howard hard working, detail oriented and highly ethical, but a lot of fun and they enjoy what they do. The team performed exceptionally well in navigating the transaction through many difficult and complicated changes including the sale of our company midway through the transaction.
If you are looking for a commercial real estate advisor, there is none better than Howard Commercial.”
James Kozel, Regional VP, Parallon Business Solutions, Irvine, CA
“I selected Howard Commercial for Ardent Tackle due to the many years of experience Doug Howard has working the St. Louis commercial real estate market and the hands on approach Doug takes with his clients.
Ardent Tackle was able to communicate needs, review market options, select a property, submit a proposal and negotiate a favorable lease in less than 2.5 weeks. The benefit of being able to work with Doug directly provides an efficiency other firms can’t match.
I would recommend Howard Commercial to any business looking for a facility to lease or purchase. Doug listens to your needs and offers beneficial input most business owners would not think of and he ensures that all your requirements are met. Finding a facility that meets your needs is his priority and he executes the job with absolute professionalism.”
Michael J. Brooks, President & Founder, Ardent Outdoors
“Alpha Packaging selected Howard Commercial for our real estate needs due to their stellar reputation as a reliable and trustworthy market leader and the fact that they don’t represent landlord’s.
Our experience was extremely positive as HC proved to be a well prepared and knowledgeable company. Their expertise in the commercial real estate market is unsurpassed.
They always had one thought in mind as they presented real estate options, what is best for our client. I highly recommend them for your commercial real estate needs!”
Dan Creston, Former COO, Alpha Packaging
“We selected Howard Commercial because we knew that they were uniquely positioned to respond to our specific requirements. They provide a customized flexible approach to deal with the specifics needs and requirements that we had.
We benefited from working with Doug Howard as he brought a very professional, efficient approach to our facility needs and not only provided guidance but also helped us through project management as well as coordination with other outside vendors.
We have been very pleased with the results as we feel as though we were able to achieve the most value for our costs, an efficient process that was completed on time and within our budget. We felt that the communication was excellent and we were kept up to date with every important aspect of each project.”
Mark D. Rowland | Chief Financial Officer, himagine solutions, inc.
“As a commercial real estate attorney, I had worked with Doug Howard on a number of transactions, including a lease transaction in which Doug was the agent for a tenant and I was the attorney for the landlord. I found Doug to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with, and, at the same time, very focused on getting a good result for his client. When my law firm’s lease came up for renewal, I thought Doug would be very helpful in educating us on the market, identifying the best options available and assisting us in cutting the best deal possible.
Doug exceeded my expectations. He understood the entire process and was very thorough and organized in taking us through it. He first met with us to identify the locations we would consider. He then compiled relevant information on many locations and helped us narrow our search. He then set up tours of spaces and offered very useful input along the way. We ended up extending our lease at our current location. With Doug’s assistance, we negotiated a very good deal with our current landlord.
I would whole-heartedly recommend Howard Commercial to others. They know what they are doing. They educate their clients and advocate for them in a knowledgeable and timely fashion. I expect that anyone using Howard Commercial will be as satisfied with its services as we were.”
Steven H. Leyton of the law firm of Stone, Leyton & Gershman
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Howard Commercial in a couple of instances – one in which they represented us on the disposition of an office building and another in which they represented us on the acquisition of lease space. As a small business owner, we needed someone to understand how important our commercial real estate decision was, both financially and for the personality of our business. Howard spent the time needed to hone in on the right choices for us so we could focus on business. I’d definitely recommend Howard, they know the market and got us what we needed!”
Steve Brenner, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, iSEE Store Innovations, LLC
“When I needed to find space for my law firm’s home office, Doug Howard was essential. He used his extensive knowledge of the market to find us an ideal location and negotiated a solid lease. He saved us a hundred hours, and we ended up saving many thousands on a location that is exactly what we wanted. We recommend Doug and Howard Commercial without hesitation.”
David D. Camp, Attorney at Law, Access Disability, LLC
“Howard Commercial is a great company to actually understand transactions and building owners. Not every deal is ever the same and the ability to work with someone that is quick thinking, innovative and above all honest is refreshing. I felt that Doug Howard walked in our shoes and represented us as if he were signing the deal himself.”
Dave Spence, Former President & CEO, Alpha Packaging
“Doug Howard, Howard Commercial Corp., asked me to write a brief letter summarizing my interactions with Doug and the services the company provides. I have used Howard Commercial to identify suitable workspace for both my previous and current employers. The Outsource Group acquired over 13 companies during my eight (8) year tenure. With acquisitions came facility needs. Doug’s team helped identify suitable space, including ample employee parking as The Outsource Group continued to grow. The facilities he identified were conducive to our industry, cost effective and well laid out for future expansion. The service went beyond identifying space as he was the conduit between the company and landlord to work through the lease and corresponding tenant build out.
Because of our past experience with Howard Commercial, the company was the first call we made when himagine solutions inc. needed to identify space for it company St. Louis headquarters and to relocate its Tampa, FL operations center.
If I may be of further assistance, feel free to contact me at 314-627-5133”
Lisa Phillips, Chief Administrative Officer, himagine solutions, inc.
“I have been working with Howard Commercial for two years and Doug has represented Parallon in 10 lease transactions. Doug is very competent, a skilled negotiator, a good communicator and gets the results I seek.”
Edward Hogg, Sr. Asset Manager, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, Tennessee
“Doug was effective at listening to my business goals and identifying properties that met my goals. Once we identified the location, Doug was highly effective in negotiating a lease agreement that contained better than market lease rates, strong leasehold improvements and investments from the landlord, while preserving the relationship with the landlord. Doug’s style seeks to find the win-win that meets his client’s interest.
I have recommended Howard Commercial to others and would continue to recommend Howard Commercial in the future.”
Richard Daniels, former Chief Operating Officer of Yurbuds and current owner of Amigos Cantina
“We were fortunate to be introduced to Doug Howard with Howard Commercial through a trusted friend. Doug patiently spent a great deal of time with us in order to understand the specific needs of our real estate requirements. He worked with numerous agents and buildings to find the right space for us and negotiated the best lease terms possible.
Doug is a trusted professional that is dedicated to helping his clients find exactly what they want.
I would strongly recommend Howard Commercial to anyone needing professional commercial real estate advisory services.
In an industry with numerous choices, Doug Howard demonstrates why he is one of the top professionals in his field.”
John P. Deves, OSJ Manager, SagePoint Financial, Inc.
“Howard Commercial was instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of finding a new location for our growing architectural business within our budget. Doug Howard helped us consider new building possibilities that we wouldn’t have thought of without his guidance and knowledge. He was fabulous and made the process easy for us.”
Christi Johaningmeyer, Owner/Founder, Architextures