Tactix: The Tenant Broker

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Tactix Team

Tactix Team

We have assembled an extraordinary team of creative real estate professionals with strong analytical abilities, keen negotiating skills and uncompromising ethics. Together, we have worked on millions of square feet of transactions throughout the United States, and we are all available to ensure the best outcome for your business.

Salvatore Ambrosio

Salvatore F. Ambrosio

610 688 0040

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Sal Ambrosio, a founding principal of Tactix, has practiced as a trusted advisor, advocate, broker and consultant to commercial real estate tenants since 1984. He works exclusively on behalf of the users of commercial office space and technical facilities (e.g., laboratory, data center). Representing only the users of the space, neither he nor Tactix represents owners or landlords. His sole focus is to structure and implement real estate solutions that support his clients‘ business plan and reduce occupancy costs.

After graduate school Sal was awarded a Presidential Management Internship and worked in the Executive Office of the President (Office of Management & Budget) as staff to David Stockman during the first Reagan administration. Sal analyzed budgets, developed policy papers, conducted government-wide financial and macro-economic analyses, developed information systems and drafted and negotiated substantive and appropriations legislation.

From 1984 to 1997 Sal developed a highly successful practice with a national tenant representation firm and managed that firm‘s Philadelphia office for 11 years. He co-founded Tactix with Jud Wambold in 1997 and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of tenant-clients throughout the United States.

Sal specializes in commercial leasing including lease restructurings and renewals, operating leases, acquisition strategies, build-to-suit transactions and sale leaseback transactions. His practice includes Due Diligence and M&A support, strategic planning, transaction management, decision support and advisory services. Sal‘s clients include:

Large- and mid-cap publicly traded companies:

  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Covance
  • Sunoco
  • FMC

Institutional clients:

  • Villanova University
  • St. Joseph's University

Privately held entities:

  • Day & Zimmermann
  • The Graham Co.
  • Analytical Graphics Inc

Law firms:

  • Blank Rome
  • Post & Schell
  • Schnader Harrison

Education:

State University of New York, B.A.
State University of New York, Masters in Public Policy

Affiliations:

  • The Association for Corporate Growth
  • Financial Executives International
  • Business Leaders Network
  • The Union League of Philadelphia

I was raised “old school.” Loyalty to God, country and family was non-negotiable. You “did the right thing” – period. After graduate school I worked for 4 years in the first Reagan administration, at OMB, as staff to David Stockman. Again, loyalty and ethics were the pillars – now coupled with very demanding analytical standards. After 4 years it was time to move to the private sector.

In 1984 I joined a large, national tenant representation firm in Washington, D.C. I was drawn to the purity of purpose (representing only tenants, never landlords) and the analytical challenge (supporting the incredibly diverse needs of CEO‘s and CFO‘s in various industries). In 1986 I moved to Philadelphia to open an office for that company. I built and led an outstanding group of brokers and the practice flourished across the region. However, I grew to understand that there are inherent flaws in the traditional brokerage business model. These flaws (primarily the compensation model) prevent brokers from devoting their entire energy and focus to vigorous tenant advocacy.

At the same time, I continued to grow in admiration for the analytical expertise and ethical standards of law firms and accounting firms. The professional service firm model rewards substantive expertise, collaborative effort and client advocacy. Better to be a member of a team of trusted advisors than a silo (or solo broker) in pursuit of an annual sales quota.

I founded Tactix in 1997 with the express purpose of applying the professional service business model to a tenant advocacy practice in commercial real estate. The market responded with overwhelming support. We had obviously found an unmet need. We were adding value and the results were compounded over time. Over the years, our clients have responded again and again by honoring us with repeat and referral business. The professional service firm literature is replete with references to repeat and referral business as a critical measure of excellence and a “must have” for sustainable growth. We owe our clients a deep debt of gratitude for trusting us to guide them through the often treacherous world of commercial real estate decision making. We never aspired to be the largest tenant advocacy firm–but simply the most collaborative, analytical and trusted group of advisors in the industry. It continues to be an interesting and rewarding journey.

Glenn Blumenfeld

Glenn D. Blumenfeld

610 688 0042

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Glenn Blumenfeld is one of three principals of Tactix. Since joining Tactix in 2003, Glenn has managed or co-managed many of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region including representing the anchor tenants at the only two speculative office towers in Center City Philadelphia in the past 20 years: Cira Centre (Dechert and Woodcock Washburn) and FMC Tower at Cira Centre South (FMC). Glenn‘s other clients include West Pharmaceutical Services, NutriSystem, CDI, Safeguard Scientifics, Blank Rome, Klehr Harrison, Franklin Square Capital Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management, and Hamilton Lane. Glenn has also represented many other corporations, law and professional service firms and institutions.

  • 275,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters lease for FMC Corporation at the new FMC Tower at Cira Centre South
  • 275,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters lease – Sunoco Inc.
  • Combined Dechert (240,000 Sq. Ft.) and Woodcock Washburn (110,000 Sq. Ft.) leases which anchored the new Cira Center building in the Keystone Opportunity Improvement Zone
  • 240,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Blank Rome
  • 210,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters lease – FMC Corporation
  • 192,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters and laboratory lease – Incyte
  • 172,000 Sq. Ft. build to suit headquarters and laboratory facility – West Pharmaceutical Services
  • 131,000 Sq. Ft. lease – White & Williams
  • 120,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters consolidation and relocation – Nutrisystem Inc.
  • 90,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Fox Rothchild, Philadelphia, PA
  • 80,000 Sq. Ft. build–to–suit headquarters lease – Franklin Square Capital Partners
  • 80,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Buchanan Ingersoll
  • 80,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Klehr Harrison
  • 70,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Hamilton Lane
  • 65,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters/lab built to suit lease – Elementis Specialties
  • 55,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Brandywine Global
  • 45,000 Sq. Ft. lease – Kreischer Miller

In addition to being a principal of Tactix, Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of Exis, a newly formed, global tenant-only representation firm of which Tactix is a founding member. Exis was formed by 18 “tenant only” brokerage firms and initially comprises 20 world markets including eight in the United States and 12 in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Prior to joining Tactix, Glenn practiced law at Dechert, L.L.P., one of the nation‘s largest law firms, for over 17 years. At Dechert, he was a partner and Chair of the Real Estate Equity Practice as well as Co-Chair of the Firm‘s Global Hiring Committee. He also managed the firm‘s global real estate portfolio and, in that capacity, engaged and managed brokers around the world.

He is a frequent lecturer, a guest writer for the Philadelphia Business Journal and author of “The Tenant Survival Guide: Strategies, Perspectives and Insights Exclusively for Tenants”, his first book.

Education:

Wharton School, University of PA, B.S. Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School
– Member Law Review

Board and Civic Positions:

  • The Mann Music Center
  • Committee of 70
  • Drexel University-Advisory Committee for Innovation Neighborhood Project
  • Franklin Institute: Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member Facilities Task Force for City of Philadelphia, Appointed by Mayor Nutter 2012, Chair of Leasing Subcommittee

Honors:

  • PBJ Broker of the Year 2014
  • 100 Philadelphia Fastest Growing Privately Held Businesses 2014
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011, Finalist

Having worked with many large, national brokerage firms as a client and attorney, I came to realize that the traditional brokerage model was fundamentally flawed in many ways that worked against client interests. I left my partnership at Dechert because I saw a real opportunity to create something special at Tactix and provide more value to brokerage clients. I'm extremely proud that we have eliminated conflicts of interest and artificial revenue quotas, hired extraordinary real estate professionals with unique legal and financial backgrounds and created a truly collaborative model. I know we could not have achieved the results we have for our clients under any other platform or with any other professionals.

Judson Wambold

Judson J. Wambold

610 688 0041

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Jud Wambold co-founded Tactix in 1997. Jud has an established track record of creating real estate transactions that far exceed his client‘s expectations. Jud‘s combined business and legal training positions him to deliver unique solutions which dramatically improve the bottom line. His clients have benefited from a broad range of custom crafted transactions including traditional leases, build-to-suit leases, sale/leasebacks, equity leases, joint venture leases, credit tenant leases, Section 1031 net leases, “zero” leases, and synthetic leases.

Tenant‘s of all sizes benefit from Jud‘s 17 years of experience as a real estate attorney at Dechert, one of the country‘s largest law firms. At Dechert Jud was the attorney in charge of over $8 billion of leasing.

Jud has produced value for his clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout the country, including:

  • Assembling land in Arizona for a 880,000 sq. ft. laboratory, the largest facility of its type West of the Mississippi
  • Lease restructuring for the 110,000 sq. ft. worldwide financial center for Sodexho in Buffalo
  • Build-to-suit for First Data‘s 100,000 sq. ft. national data center in Atlanta
  • 500,000 sq. ft. phased build-to-suit equity lease for worldwide corporate headquarters in Wilmington
  • 1.5 million sq. ft. highly automated, just in time manufacturing facilities in 6 states
  • US Headquarters for an Australian multinational in an 110,000 sq. ft. converted department store

Jud has also completed hundreds of office lease renewals and move deals for smaller tenants. He believes that no tenant, regardless of size, should overpay on their rent.

Education:

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA
Cornell Law School, J.D.

During my legal practice I specialized in negotiating leases for tenants. My clients loved me, but I was frustrated because I could not deliver maximum value for them since I was coming into the transaction at such a late stage. Too often when I asked about why a transaction had not been structured more creatively, neither my client nor their broker had an answer. When I left the practice of law I was met with offers from all of the major brokerage firms. But none of those platforms could deliver the service level I thought a tenant deserved. I wanted a brokerage firm that had no business entanglements with landlords so that my advice to a tenant could be conflict free. I wanted to assemble a group of smart and creative professionals with diverse legal and financial backgrounds who could deliver creative and economically aggressive transactions for tenants. Philadelphia didn't need just another broker, it needed a new breed of broker and that's why I started Tactix.

Stephen J. Amoriello III

Stephen J. Amoriello, III

610 688 0986

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Prior to joining Tactix, Stephen Amoriello was an attorney at the Philadelphia-based firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP and, combined with his tenure at two other firms in Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia, cumulatively practiced law for six years. Additional previous experience included sales and marketing roles with a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross. Since joining Tactix he has helped both emerging growth and well-established clients across industry sectors to develop and execute real estate strategies that support their operational and financial objectives.

Sample representations include:

  • 200,000 + SF Corporate headquarters for major biopharmaceutical company (officeand lab) – Incyte Corporation
  • Investment firm with focus on early stage life science companies – BioAdvance
  • Multiple representations including a 115,000 + Sq. Ft. office and manufacturing facility – ABB, Inc.
  • Corporate headquarters transaction – Balfour Beatty Investments
  • Office and manufacturing facility – Chempump, a Division of Teikoku USA, Inc.
  • North American headquarters for foreign–based specialty pharmaceutical company – Pharmaxis, Inc.
  • Class 10,000 clean room and office facility – Plurogen Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Multiple representations including a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center and a residential substance abuse treatment facility – Public Health Management Corporation

Education:

Saint Joseph's University, B.S. Marketing
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Widener University School of Business Administration, M.B.A.

Affiliations:

  • Justinian Society, Board of Directors
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Executive Committee/Chester County Light the Night Walk
  • Support Center for Child Advocates, Volunteer
  • Saint Joseph's University Real Estate Alumni Chapter, Member
  • Great Valley High School Gridiron Club, Golf Outing Chair

Tactix provided me an opportunity to associate myself with the clear local leader in the industry and a platform upon which I could use both my business and legal skills on a daily basis. Being able to advocate on behalf of my clients without conflicts of interest truly has allowed me to become their “strategic partner” in the fullest sense. Additionally, having the ability to openly collaborate with the level of professionals here at Tactix is not only personally rewarding but also provides invaluable additional resources that can be mobilized to the benefit of my clients.

Lisa Berger Baskin

Lisa Berger Baskin

267 989 8899

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Lisa Berger Baskin joined the Tactix team in 2014 with over 30 years of diverse commercial real estate experience. Having been a broker in Pennsylvania and California, Lisa has represented developers, medical institutions, national retailers, financial institutions, as well as, local businesses in site selection, project development, leasing, zoning and licensing issues.

In additional to her experience as a broker, Lisa is an owner and general partner in commercial real estate projects. On behalf of the ownership Lisa successfully negotiated the following: acquisitions, purchases of distressed notes, reduced priming liens, mortgage and construction financing, appeared before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Appeals with successful outcomes. As an owner Lisa has interfaced with both the Mayor‘s Office, local council, as well as the State Representative.

Education:

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Accounting

Activities and Honors:

  • The Philadelphia Children‘s Foundation, Real Estate Advisor
  • Lower Merion Historical Society, Commercial Real Estate Advisor
  • C.C.I.M., Board Member, Program Chair, 2001-2004
  • Community College of Philadelphia, Guest Lecturer, Business Dept. 1989-2005
  • Cub Scouts, Committee Chair and Den Leader, 2008-2013
  • Boy Scouts, Constellation District All Start Award 2011.
  • NCAA Lacrosse Referee, 1994 – 1998
  • Hadassah, President, Riverside CA. 1995-1998

I came to Tactix to give my clients more. In commercial real estate information and service is key. Having followed the Tactix team for years, I was always impressed by the testimonials of their clients and the level of service they were able to provide. The deals that Tactix successfully accomplished is unmatched by anyone else in the tristate market. I believed that my 30 years of commercial real estate experience including ownership, development and brokerage would be a unique perspective and an asset for Tactix to have. I‘m only sorry that I didn‘t join the team sooner.

Martin Bond

Martin Bond

610 688 0048

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Martin Bond joined Tactix in 2002 after 20 years as a commercial real estate lawyer. Before joining Tactix, Martin was a shareholder of what is now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, one of the largest law firms in Pennsylvania. Previously, Martin was with the Philadelphia office of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, and the Dallas office of what is now Locke Lord LLP.

Martin's legal career covered most aspects of commercial real estate, including office, industrial and retail leasing, construction and permanent financing, loan workouts, forward and reverse like-kind exchanges, sale/leasebacks and land use, development and construction matters.

At Tactix, Martin has worked on office and industrial lease transactions, site acquisitions and dispositions, and an assortment of real estate related consulting work. Client he has worked with include:

Publicly traded company:

  • Constar International, Inc.

Law firms:

  • Dechert
  • Richards, Layton and Finger
  • Potter, Anderson and Corroon
  • Woodcock Washburn
  • Montgomery, McCracken Walker and Rhoads

Other privately held entities:

  • Corporation Service Company
  • Turner Investment Partners
  • TA Instruments

Institutional clients:

  • Villanova University
  • St. Joseph's University

Non-profits:

  • The William Penn Foundation
  • The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

Education:

Swarthmore College, B.A.
Emory University School of Law
– JD Staff, Emory Law Journal

Affiliations:

  • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr PA
    Trustee, 1999 – 2005
    Property Committee, 1999 – 2005, 2009 – present
    Investment Committee, 2002 – 2005, 2011 – present
    Nominating Committee, 2003 – 2004
  • Presbyterian Children's Village, Rosemont PA
    Real Estate Advisory Board

As a real estate lawyer, most of my time was spent documenting complex transactions, protecting my clients from risk. A small part of my practice – but the most satisfying by far – was structuring deals to help clients save money.

When I had the chance to join Tactix, I jumped at the opportunity. I'd known the people at Tactix for many years, and knew them to be smart, well trained, ethical and hard working. Importantly, they seemed to be having a lot more fun than they'd had as lawyers, largely because they were adding tremendous value for their clients.

It also seemed to me that Tactix had created a better mousetrap. The firm operated much like a law firm, with a high degree of collaboration, a focus on client service, a relentless dedication to getting each client the best deal possible, and an insistence on being free of conflicts of interest. They couldn't have been more different from a traditional commercial real estate brokerage firms.

After I joined Tactix, I found that all of my perceptions were right. And I discovered for myself that putting money in a client's pocket is far more satisfying than anything I ever did as a lawyer.

Rob Cellucci

Rob Cellucci

267 989 8891

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Rob Cellucci has a strong foundation in all facets of commercial real estate leasing and build-to-suit development. Prior to joining Tactix in 2012, Rob worked in the Global Corporate Services division of an international brokerage firm. Rob assisted corporate clients in the management of office, retail, and industrial transactions, ranging from 3,500 to 530,000 SF. In this role, Rob developed a high level of proficiency while managing each stage of the process, including corporate strategizing, market and financial analysis, site selection, and letter of intent and lease negotiations.

Over the course of his career, Rob has successfully managed over 2 million square feet of lease, sale and disposition transactions for public, private and institutional users. Clients that Rob has had the opportunity to work extensively with include the following organizations among others:

  • Covance Development Services
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • White and Williams LLP
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Dechert LLP
  • Franklin Square Capital Partners
  • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
  • Safeguard Scientifics
  • Comcast
  • Subaru of America

Education:

James Madison University, B.S. Public Management
James Madison University, Florence, Italy, M.A. Economic and Social Policy of the European Union

Affiliations:

  • Select Greater Philadelphia – Young Professionals Network
  • Friends of La Salle Academy

Honors:

  • Student Representative to the Board of Visitors of James Madison University

Before deciding to leave my relationship with a large, international brokerage firm, I thoroughly vetted several other global brokerage firms in the Philadelphia area. Frankly, something was missing. Some mentors of mine recommended that, before making a decision, I explore an opportunity with Tactix because of their strong reputation and unique business platform. In an industry sometimes ridden with questionable salesmanship, I perceived Tactix to be a unique organization that strongly promoted the concept of honest and unbiased real estate advisory. Finally, I found that the strict tenant representation model, supported by a collaboration of professionals with storied financial and legal sagacity would allow me to provide my clients with the highest quality service. It was the right choice.

Ryan Conner

R. Ryan Conner

610 688 9357

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Ryan Conner has been a broker with Tactix since 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was a Development Manager for Preferred Unlimited, Inc., a diversified real estate investment company with over $1.5 billion in assets, where he was responsible for the redevelopment of over 9.5 million square feet of mixed-use office industrial property. His passion for all things real estate started during his days as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware, a state chartered public corporation established to rehabilitate and revitalize Wilmington, Delaware's major waterway – the Christiana Riverfront.

Since joining Tactix he has worked on some of the most significant, exciting tenant representation projects in the region:

  • 172,000 Sq. Ft. build to suit headquarters and laboratory facility – West Pharmaceutical Services
  • 150,000 Sq. Ft. warehouse expansion and relocation – Veltek Associates, Inc.
  • 115,000 Sq. Ft. office and industrial renewal – ABB, Inc.
  • 75,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters office project – Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg
  • 62,000 Sq. Ft. North American headquarters renewal and expansion – Chempump, Inc.
  • 45,000 Sq. Ft. relocation and expansion – Kreischer Miller
  • 42,000 Sq. Ft. new facility purchase – Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • 35,000 Sq. Ft. headquarters relocation – Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A.

Ryan also remains connected to his roots in land development representing institutions and individuals in the disposition of land with development opportunity.

Education:

University of Delaware, B.A. Psychology
University of Delaware, MPA, School of Public Policy and Administration

Volunteer Activities:

  • Member, PENJERDEL Council
  • Nominee 2013 MS Leaders Circle
  • Finance Committe Member, Greater Delaware Valley National MS Society
  • Member, Facilities Task Force for City of Philadelphia

When I decided to leave Preferred Unlimited over four years ago, I considered almost every national, full service brokerage firm in the region. But after meeting with the principals of Tactix the decision was an easy one. The Tactix platform was different than any I had seen. No other firm offered a genuine tenant advocacy model staffed with real estate professionals (not salespeople) with deep legal and financial backgrounds and no other firm offered me regular, direct access to the owners of the firm. Further, the values of the firm aligned with mine. I continue to be a staunch believer in our unique approach to real estate brokerage and look forward to contributing to the limitless potential of this company.

P. Timothy Conrey

P. Timothy Conrey

610 688 3727

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Tim joined Tactix in 2013, continuing a 25-year career in commercial real estate. Throughout his career, he advised public companies, institutional owners and private companies in site selection, new leases, lease restructurings, development and financing.

His experience includes:

  • Comcast Center: Represented Liberty Property Trust for the initial 529,000sf lease by Comcast in One Pennsylvania Plaza, now known as the Comcast Center
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange: Development of a 75,000sf 2N secure data center and backup trading floor
  • Pepper Hamilton: 250,000sf renewal
  • AppTec: 75,000sf build-to-suit pharmaceutical contract manufacturing facility; secured $12 million of public financing
  • Morgan Lewis: 50,000sf office in London, UK.
  • Ace Insurance: Sale/leaseback of 401 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ
  • Virtua Health System: 125,000sf development and sale/leaseback of a Wellness Center, Washington Township, NJ

Education:

The College of New Jersey, BS
George Washington University, Organic Chemistry
National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Research Fellowship

Board Positions:

  • Virtua Health Systems, Board of Trustees member 2004-2008
  • Virtua Health Systems, Board of Trustees, Secretary 2007-2008
  • Moorestown Township Zoning Board, member 2004-2010
  • Hornblower & Company, Advisory Committee Member 2014
  • Temple University Boathouse Capital Campaign, Chairman
  • McCain 2004, NJ Finance Committee

Honors:

  • CoStar Power Broker
  • CoStar, Largest Industrial Sale/Leaseback
  • FAES Research Grant, Hodgkins/NonHodgkins Lymphoma

When I started in the real estate industry over 25 years ago, each firm had its own database of information. It was a closely guarded secret of availabilities, market rates and sales prices. However, over the past several years, information has become commoditized. It is easily accessible, and the various platforms that provide this information to the brokerage industry make it available equally to all. Under this umbrella of information, one must ask “what makes our company different”.

I selected Tactix for several reasons. They uncompromisingly work for the users of real estate. Their clients can be certain that there is no conflict of interest when they are at the negotiation table. Most of the members of Tactix have advanced degrees representing a range of interests from law to the advanced sciences. It gives the members of the team the confidence that when walking into a meeting there is no real estate problem that may arise that cannot be solved for our clients.

Scott Crumley

Scott D. Crumley

610 688 0046

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Scott Crumley has been a broker with Tactix since 2011. Prior to joining Tactix, Scott spent over seven years practicing law with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. At Drinker, he was a member of the commercial real estate group where he specialized in complex leasing transactions and earned the distinction of being named a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Law and Politics magazine. In addition to leasing transactions, his legal experience included acquisitions, dispositions and financings of numerous commercial properties as well as the preparation negotiation of construction and design contracts.

Since joining Tactix he has worked on many significant, exciting tenant representation projects for clients including:

  • Covance Inc.
  • FMC Corporation
  • C & D Technologies, Inc
  • Mercer Bucks Cardiology
  • Land Air Water Legal Solutions

Education:

State University of New York at Albany, B.A.
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
– magna cum laude
– Executive Editor, University of Richmond Law Review

    Activities an Honors:

  • First Presbyterian Church Haddonfield, NJ – Chair of the Stewardship Committee and Vice President of the Corporation
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member

During my time as a practicing lawyer I had professional interactions with many brokers and saw that the quality of those brokers varied widely, sometimes to the detriment of their clients. My impressions of Tactix were quite different from other brokers–they consistently advocated for their clients with skill and professionalism and were instrumental in bringing transactions to a successful conclusion. When I decided to make a career change to brokerage Tactix was the clear choice for me.

Rick Freeth V

Rick Freeth V

267 989 8890

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After 8 years in financial sales and banking, Rick Freeth joined Tactix as an opportunity to grow with an industry as hot as Philadelphia. As a licensed securities salesperson Rick gained a reputation as a B2B sales leader and established himself as an expert in small/medium business development. He is a huge proponent of the Philanthropic side of business, actively involving himself in community financial literacy and grassroots small business growth. His passion is people and solutions, getting business owners into the magic 5% that survive their first two years.

Currently working on:

  • 80,000 SF Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hipple
  • 185,000 SF Corporation Service Company headquarters
  • 25,000 SF White & Williams, NYC branch
  • 10,000 SF Expressway Grip, headquarters and studio
  • Arsenault
  • Turner Investments
  • Oblate of St. Frances De Sales
  • Brandywine Global

Education:

University of Delaware, B.A. Political Science

Affiliations:

  • Bank of America Signature Leadership Mentor
  • Back on My Feet; Contributor, Financial Education Leader
  • ProjectNEXT; Member
  • Young Involved Philadelphia; Member
  • SOSNA; Member

Great things happen to most people but a few times in life. The team at Tactix exemplifies the notion that work doesn‘t have to feel like work. Sometimes you find something you are good at, and sometimes you find something you do purely because you enjoy it; the team here has been fortunate enough to marry both. The quality of the work and the reputation this team brings to the table speak for themselves.

Wayne M. Hunt

Wayne M. Hunt

610 688 0043

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Wayne Hunt joined Tactix in 2009 after 30 years of progressive institutional experience in commercial real estate as both a manager and practitioner with national firms. He has represented a multitude of institutional owners and developers including the Chicago Board of Trade, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Henry Crown & Company, HSBC, GE Capital, Textron, Bankers Trust, the U.S. Navy, PNB Paribas, SA and the City of Philadelphia and sophisticated tenants such as DuPont Capital, DLA Piper USA, LLP, Independence Blue Cross, Saul Ewing, LLP, FMC Corporation, Turner Construction Company, Kvaerner Shipbuilding, Siemens, Stifel Financial and DuPont Capital Management.

My experience includes:

  • 16 million Sq. Ft. of commercial lease transactions
  • $175,000,000 of tax-deferred (1031) exchanges
  • $300,000,000 in note sales
  • $500,000,000 of asset dispositions
  • $600,000,000 of construction / development

Education:

University of Massachusetts, B.S.
– Magna Cum Laude
Babson College, MBA International Finance
U.S. Air Force
– Active Duty in Southeast Asia & Europe

Board Positions:

  • Immediate Past President, Haverford Civic Association
  • Chairman, Men's Committee, Devon Horse Show
  • Radnor Races Committee Member

Honors:

  • Member, Mayor's Real Estate Task Force – City of Philadelphia, Appointed by former Philadelphia Mayor, Ed Rendell
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Management Program
  • Professional Recognition Award – 5 Consecutive Years – The Galbreath Company
  • Management Excellence Award – The Helmsley Organization
  • Air Force Commendation Medal

I previously worked with the principals of Tactix on many complex real estate transactions where I was on the other side representing the landlord. In all instances, I found them to be extremely well informed, very bright and unapologetic advocates for their client. When the opportunity arose to join my former adversaries in a collaborative environment, where the interest of the client is paramount and the professionals have accretive financial and legal skill sets, I took it.

Sherri R. Jones

Sherri R. Jones

267 989 8900

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Sherri R. Jones brought an extensive administrative, public relations and special events background. Prior to joining Tactix, Sherri was the Public Affairs Officer at the largest Naval Air Station on the East Coast for over 12 years. This position ended when she had to assist with the six year closure process of this facility due to the Base Realignment and Closure mandate. While there she coordinated 10 Presidential visits, 6 major air shows, 5 golf tournaments as well as serving as the community liaison officer, emergency response media coordinator and command spokesperson. Additionally, she served as a Chief Administrator in the Navy Reserves for more than 18 years. She is a strong project manager and has brought innovative administrative ideas and organizational procedures with her to Tactix.

Education:

University of Maryland (University City), B.S. Communications

Activities:

  • Board of Director, Philadelphia Navy League
  • Member, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
  • Member, Congressional Veterans Committee (Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick)

Honors:

  • Awarded the Department of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • Awarded three Navy Achievement Medals

Assisting with the closure of the Naval Air Station was a daunting and stressful six year process. I was looking for a new challenge where I could apply my skills at a reputable growing company. Tactix is that and more; they are extremely well respected and their reputation as one of the best Tenant advisory firms in the Philadelphia area precedes them. It's refreshing to be a part of a team of consummate professionals who work tirelessly for their clients.

William P. Kilrain

William P. Kilrain

610 688 9356

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Bill Kilrain began his career in the Commercial Real Estate Industry in 2010 at Fourragere Property Services, a privately owned tenant representation firm. While there, he conducted market research, thorough market analysis, and detailed insight into cost savings for his clients. He joined Tactix in 2011.

Prior to joining Fourragere, Bill had 10 years of combined military and business experience. He managed groups as large as 30 was responsible for complex projects valued at over $22,000,000 and affecting more than 20,000 people. Through determined communication and coordination he has successfully bridged obstacles such as incompatible languages, foreign cultures, and federal agencies.

His ability to combine the knowledge and leadership skills gained as an officer in the military and with his business acumen enable him to provide unique value and provide Tactix's clients with the best service available.

West Point, B.S. Environmental Science & Engineering
– Dean's List
Australian Graduate School of Management, MBA

Board Positions:

  • West Point Society of Philadelphia

Honors:

  • Army Commendation Medal

As a former military officer, nothing is more important to me than standing on the moral high ground. Tactix's business model is structured around the concept of tenant first and tenant only. Tactix's dedication to our clients eliminates the conflicts of interest so common to other commercial real estate firms who represent both landlords and tenants. This stance gives me the added confidence that the advice we offer to our clients is solid from both a business and ethical position.

Furthermore, Tactix has done an outstanding job of hiring extremely successful professionals of the highest moral fiber from a diverse, cross-section of industries. This collaborative group constantly supplies the knowledge capital that is the envy of the commercial real estate industry and a sustainable competitive advantage for our clients. The resulting collegial atmosphere leads to a level of collaboration unlikely to be found anywhere else. These attributes create a unique and satisfying culture which reinforces my decision to choose Tactix as my preferred place of work.

Gary Lozoff

Gary Lozoff

267 989 8901

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For the last several decades prior to joining Tactix in 2014, Gary Lozoff was a practicing real estate and corporate transaction attorney in the Philadelphia region. Before joining Tactix, and since May 2004, Gary was a partner of Askot, Weiner & Cohen, LLP, resident in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Prior to joining Askot Weiner, Gary was Of Counsel to Pepper Hamilton LLP (Real Estate Practice Group), resident in that firm‘s Philadelphia office. Gary also worked for substantial periods of time in the real estate departments of Klehr Harrison Harvey & Branzburg LLP, Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP, and Lane & Edson, P.C.

Gary has handled legal aspects of all types of real estate matters, including commercial, industrial, residential, retail and hospitality asset acquisitions, financing, leasing, construction and operations, and condominium developments and conversions. Gary has put particular emphasis in his professional practice on investment acquisitions, real estate development transactions, and user-based build-to-suit and other space leases.

Representative law clients of Gary include Lubert–Adler Partners, PMC Property Group, Inc., Cross Properties, The Hub, Michel's Bakery, The Gambone Group, Penn Hillel, and Allan Domb Real Estate.

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Bachelor of Arts, with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa
University of Pennsylvania Law School – Juris Doctor

Activities and Honors:

  • Gary is licensed as an Associate Real Estate Broker in Pennsylvania.
  • Gary is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating.
  • Gary has served on the building committee of the board of directors of Greene Towne School, a Montessori school in Center City Philadelphia. He also has served on the board of directors of the Fairmount Soccer Association.
  • Gary also has served as chair of the board of directors of the Gershman Y, formerly a branch of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia. In that capacity, Gary also served as a Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. He also served as Chair of the Creditors‘ Committee of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Gary serves on the board of directors of Penn Hillel, a division of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia.

I chose to join my other professional colleagues at Tactix to prove out three relatively simple, related theses:

  • (i) by entering the real process earlier in our clients‘ real estate decision-making process as each user's broker, I would be more useful in assisting to shape and solve their strategic real estate challenges in a creative and efficient way than by functioning as their outside counsel;
  • (ii) the Tactix broker team would be enhanced by my presence on it because of my education, clinical training, diverse set of work experiences and client engagements, and approach to client relationships that have successfully served my law clients during the last 25 + years as a practicing real estate and corporate transaction attorney in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C; and
  • (iii) working together, we would continue to build on the impressive record of high-quality real estate process successes achieved by Tactix clients in a work environment (a) informed by the highest degree of professionalism as reflected in my colleagues' impressive set of substantive problem-solving skills and prior experiences and (b) uncompromised by actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
R. Bradford Mills

R. Bradford Mills

610 688 0836

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Bradford Mills joined Tactix in 2010 and has 25 years‘ experience in commercial real estate development, redevelopment, consulting, and brokerage comprising 8 million square feet of transactions valued at over $1 billion. In a departure from the standard career progression, he served as CEO of a Philadelphia low-income housing company from 2007–2008, where he made many operational improvements. Prior to beginning his business career Brad served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, including service in Operation Desert Storm. Significant transactions include:

  • 850,000 Sq. Ft. – School District of Philadelphia: office purchase and redevelopment, Philadelphia, PA
  • 275,000 Sq. Ft. – Drugstore.com: East Coast distribution and call center lease, Bridgeport, NJ
  • 210,000 Sq. Ft. – NFL Films: office and production build-to-suit, Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • 175,000 Sq. Ft. – Advance Paradigm: distribution build-to-suit lease, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 125,000 Sq. Ft. – National Service Industries: manufacturing land purchase, Downingtown, PA
  • 90,000 Sq. Ft. – Beneficial Savings Bank: headquarters consolidation lease, Philadelphia, PA
  • 90,000 Sq. Ft. – PMA Capital: office lease renewal, Philadelphia, PA
  • 80,000 Sq. Ft. – Philadelphia Parking Authority: office lease, Philadelphia, PA
  • 78,000 Sq. Ft. – Ewing Cole: office lease renewal, Philadelphia, PA
  • 66,000 Sq. Ft. – Thomas Jefferson University: office building sale, Philadelphia, PA; 86-acre land sale in Logan, NJ
  • 60,000 Sq. Ft. – Giesecke und Devrient: office purchase, Reston, VA
  • 55,000 Sq. Ft. – Highlands Insurance: office/25-acre sale-leaseback, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • 45,000 Sq. Ft. – Federal Defenders: office lease, Philadelphia, PA
  • 40,000 Sq. Ft. – Norfolk Southern: office/operations center lease renewal; Pittsburgh, PA
  • 32,000 Sq. Ft. – Mobil Corporation: office lease, Exton, PA; numerous retail transactions throughout the United States

Education:

University of Virginia, B.A.
Duke University, M.B.A.

Affiliations:

  • People for People, Inc. Board of Directors, 2000-2014
  • Merion Liberty Boy Scout Troop, Chartered Organization Representative
  • Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Regional Selection Committee
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, 2003-09
  • Union League Business Network, Vice Chair, 2008-10

Honors:

  • Philadelphia Business Journal Top 10 lease, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
  • BOMA Renovated Building of the Year, Southern NJ, 1996; Largest office lease in Southern NJ, 1997; largest office lease in Northern VA, 1994
  • Navy Commendation Medal

Activities:

  • Virginia Cardinals Marine Old Breed and Doylestown Rugby Clubs
  • Running: completed Philadelphia Marathon, 2000 and 2004

Having worked for several competing brokerage firms over the years, I was painfully aware of the competitive advantages of Tactix. When I returned to commercial real estate brokerage after 18 months in other pursuits, I decided not to repeat past mistakes and joined the team that provides the best value to its clients.

Kartik Patel

Kartik Patel

610 688 0047

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Kartik Patel joined Tactix Real Estate Advisors in 2001. Given his strong financial background, Kartik initially served as the firm's "go to" financial analyst, creating customized financial models for the firm's most complex transactions. Within a short period of time Kartik transitioned into full time brokerage. He has advised many clients in their commercial real estate needs in various industries, from high-profile law firms and pharmaceutical companies to legal, nonprofit, and public interest firms. Prior to joining Tactix, Kartik was a financial associate for The Vanguard Group where he was responsible for daily mutual fund valuations including the Vanguard's Index 500, the largest mutual fund in the industry at the time.

During his tenure at Tactix, Kartik has had the privilege to work with the following companies among others:

  • Franklin Square Capital Partners
  • Mercy Health System
  • Hamilton Lane
  • West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Dechert
  • Woodcock Washburn
  • Nutrisystem
  • Community Legal Services
  • Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
  • Philly VIP
  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Food Trust
  • Blank Rome
  • Kreischer Miller
  • Sunoco
  • Triumph Group
  • Elemica
  • Northwestern Mutual

Education:

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Finance & International Business
Drexel University – M.B.A.

Tactix is not about sales and revenue quotas. It is about yielding outcomes that are in the best interest of our clients. We do it with a team of professionals who use their financial, business and legal acumen to strongly advocate for our clients. Couple this with our collaborative team approach to all transactions and it was an easy decision to be part of the Tactix team.

Trish Perevich

Trish Perevich

610 688 8950

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Trish Perevich has over 25 years experience in Business Development/Marketing, with the last 19 years in marketing architectural and engineering services. As Marketing Manager and Executive Leadership Team member of a full service A/E firm in Rochester, NY for over 15 years, Trish helped brand and grow the firm from 55 to 150 employees. Upon her move to the Philadelphia area, Trish quickly developed a sizable network and achieved measurable success as Director of Business Development for two Center City based architectural firms. Prior to entering the A/E industry, Trish held positions in market research, advertising, and physician marketing/recruiting.

Trish is a results-oriented, ethical marketing professional with a track record of success in helping professional service firms achieve growth. A highly motivated, self starter, she has demonstrated business development, client service, presentation, and training skills. At Tactix, her focus is on increasing awareness of the firm, promoting technical staff expertise, and developing new business.

Education:

B.S. Business/Marketing, Rochester Institute of Technology, Highest Honors
Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

Activities and Honors:

  • Served on the board of Society for Marketing Professional Services Upstate, NY Chapter as Director of Programs and CPSM Champion and served on the Philadelphia Chapter‘s Programs Committee.
  • Active member of both the Sponsorship and Membership committees of Commercial Real Estate Women Philadelphia Chapter.
  • Active member of International Coach Federation Philadelphia Chapter.
  • Active member and promoter of Women on Course Philadelphia Metro chapter, an executive women‘s golf association.

With many years of direct experience and a proven track record of helping professional services firms achieve significant growth, I had numerous career opportunities available to me. Tactix offered something different and compelling for my future. I chose Tactix because their reputation for excellence, ethical practices and commitment to client service, align perfectly with my personal and professional values. As such I can confidently and passionately introduce Tactix to prospective clients. I am proud to be associated with a firm that puts the client‘s interests first and delivers exceptional outcomes.

Trish Perevich

Ines Reyes

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Ines Reyes joined the Tactix Team in January 2015 bringing over 10 years of executive level administrative experience. Additionally, she has worked in the for-profit and non-profit sector for over 20 years. Ines’ wealth of knowledge allows her to work independently or as a strong team player always ensuring that the job gets done. Prior to her employment with Tactix, she worked for a nonprofit organization called Communications Industry Skills Center in New York City as an Executive Assistant. Working with a diverse spectrum of clients, she increased efficiency in several of her assigned roles while expertly interacting with potential and existing donors.

Education:

Wood Tobe-Coburn School/Associates Degree in Secretarial Science

Since my company was relocating to Los Angeles and the Executive Director was retiring, I was faced with the task of deciding, did I want to continue to commute to New York or find a company closer to home in PA. When I met the team at Tactix, I felt right at home and knew that this was the place for me. Additionally, I am impressed by their commitment to representing only a tenant and their leading industry experience which will allow me to gain knowledge in a brand new work environment.

Jenny Staples

Jennifer H. Staples

610 688 3708

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With over 11 years of diverse real estate experience, Jennifer H. Staples joined Tactix in 2013. Before coming to Tactix, she worked in land development and investment sales and had the opportunity to assist on many of the city‘s complicated land assemblage and redevelopment projects for both private developers and institutions.

Since joining the firm, Jennifer has aggressively worked on the following projects:

  • 65,000 Sq. Ft. build-to-suit student housing facility and public private partnership – LaSalle University
  • 50,000 Sq. Ft. medical office/flex building acquisition – J&J Medical
  • 40,000 Sq. Ft. office lease renewal or relocation – CDI Corporation
  • 30,000 Sq. Ft. school acquisition – XYZ School
  • 20,000 Sq. Ft. office relocation – Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer
  • 20,000 Sq. Ft. office lease renewal or relocation – Giovanetti Schulman Consulting Engineers
  • 15,000 Sq. Ft. office lease renewal or relocation – Jennings Sigmond
  • 10,000 Sq. Ft. lease or purchase – XYZ School (Center City Philadelphia preschool/pre-k campus)
  • 10,000 Sq. Ft. lease private event space – Peachtree & Ward

Jennifer‘s unique background and her ability to think “outside the box” enable her to provide our clients with creative real estate solutions.

Education:

Chestnut Hill College, B.S. Sociology

Activities:

  • Member – Chestnut Hill College Alumni Association
  • Member – John W. Hallahan Catholic Girl‘s High School Alumni Association
  • Girls on the Run – non profit organization that inspires healthy living and confidence in girls through running
  • Member – Chestnut Hill Community Association

I was well aware of the excellent reputation Tactix has earned for their honest and vigorous approach towards all clients‘ best interests. When I decided to move from residential real estate to the commercial side of the industry, the Tactix philosophy blended perfectly with the manner in which I conduct business with my clients. Merging my experience with the Tactix business platform offers my clients highly intelligent real estate solutions with a personal commitment to excellence.

Jenn Stauffer

Jenn Stauffer

610 688 1800

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Jennifer Stauffer joined Tactix with over 10 years of administrative experience. Previously, she served as the Executive Administrative Assistant for an insurance brokerage firm where she developed a foundation of working closely with the brokers to best serve the clients‘ needs. Jennifer‘s extensive background in administration includes experience in the both the private and public sector. Before joining Tactix she had successfully wrote and implemented a detailed Inventory Process and Procedures Manual for a newly established non-profit organization. Additionally, she is highly skilled in creating corporate budgets.

Activities:

  • Current member of the Flyers Faithful; developing fundraisers to benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Program

I relished the opportunity to work with a brokerage firm compiled of quality professionals who understood the importance of working as a team in order to create solutions for their clients. I was impressed by the Tactix team and their tenacious, hard working nature, as it mirrors my own.

Derek Wood

J. Derek Wood

610 688 0045

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Derek Wood has had extensive experience in managing corporate leasing projects, working exclusively as a tenant advocate/broker at Tactix since its inception in 1997. In addition to his regional experience, he has served as project leader for several national requirements including office, clinical and laboratory facilities, from coast-to-coast and border-to-border. Some of his client representations include:

  • FMC
  • USM
  • Shire
  • Monell
  • Sunoco
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Saul Ewing
  • Metals USA
  • Concord/EFS
  • Conner Strong
  • Kulicke & Soffa
  • Day & Zimmerman
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Villanova University
  • WithumSmith+Brown
  • St. Claire/CPA Solutions
  • John Templeton Foundation

Education:

Temple University, Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)
Juris Doctor, Widener University School of Law
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

Having a strong desire to serve as a professional, conflict-free advocate, the philosophy and collaborative practice of Tactix answered the mail. The breadth of our involvement and our influence in the process and outcome requires an intimate understanding of our client's business and the people behind it. This rich interaction, coupled with the service model of a law firm, has been an incredible professional experience.

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