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  National Office Tenant Representative Specialist
Fifth Third Center
600 Superior Ave. E.
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone 216-858-1000

Woman Owned Business - WBE

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WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise): Commercial Real Estate Broker Firm


Ellen Tobin founded TENANT rep .com in 1999 in partnership with John Tobin, a 24-year veteran national office leasing specialist.  Woman owned commercial real estate broker firms are very rare.  TENANT rep .com Corporate Real Estate Advisors is the only woman owned national office tenant representation specialist firm that we know.  TENANT rep .com is more than 51% owned, operated and controlled by its Co-Founder and Managing Partner Ellen Hurley Tobin, Northwestern University - Chicago B.S. 1988, University of California Berkeley MBA 1995 and a U.S. citizen.  Ellen's experience prior to 1999 includes two years on-site project management for Himeji, Japan city government, and project management for the United States non-profit and hospitality industries.

As a WBE - Women’s Business Enterprise and a Small Business as defined by the United States Government, TENANT rep .com requests that national office tenants, both corporate and government, review the ownership diversity credentials of their current national office tenant representation service provider(s).  We ask that national office tenants who are committed to supplier diversity consider an equally qualified WBE - Small Business provider like TENANT rep .com for at least a portion of their national office tenant representation assignments.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Ellen Hurley Tobin, TENANT rep . com Corporate Real Estate Advisors

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Ellen Tobin

A Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Along with providing unparalleled, on-site service by a 24-year veteran specialist, TENANT rep .com can help national office tenants achieve or surpass their supplier diversity objectives through office tenant representation assignments.  Below is a Supplier Diversity Goal Chart provided by a Fortune 500 national office tenant.  This national office tenant has dedicated a Supplier Diversity team to execute the following:

Percentage of MWBE Spend provided by a Fortune 500 national office tenant.

  • Bring focus and accountability to our service commitment.
  • Establish a measurable corporate wide supplier diversity procurement process.
  • Provide employees access to minority and women-owned suppliers in their communities.
  • Work with majority corporations to track and support the suppliers they use for services; We expect them to establish a program and work with them to find suppliers to support our needs.
  • Assist in the development of internal departmental strategies to enhance procurement opportunities.

Unparalleled On-Site Service by a 24-Year Veteran Specialist

Please see Performance Questionnaire Report Cards where we have been rated as “excellent” in all categories serving the Corporate Real Estate Manager of a Top 30 Mortgage company with over 160 offices as their national tenant rep on 67 new, expansion, renewal, and sublease assignments totaling 400,000 square feet over a 4 year period through 9/2007.  Also, under the What Clients Say tab, you can review our unique national qualifications and the substantial results we have generated working with national office tenants, both corporate and government.

After being selected as a potential WBE - Woman Owned and/or Small Business national office tenant representation provider, our national office tenant clients usually start by testing the quality of our services with just one and then a few national office tenant representation assignments.  The National Corporate Real Estate Manager and United States Government responses under the Performance Questionnaire Report Cards tab above indicate that TENANT rep .com will provide equal or better quality office tenant representation services than that currently provided by any non-WBE provider plus the following: 

  • John Tobin will personally travel to the local office market at our own expense and on short notice on each assignment (new deals, renewals, and expansions).

  • John Tobin will personally preview all alternative properties in the desired geographic area.

  • Working with local client personnel and our local tenant rep partner, John Tobin will personally create a short list of properties that meet the client's standard corporate criteria.

  • John Tobin will personally conduct the tour with local client personnel and our local tenant rep partner.

We can provide this on-site personal focus and high level of service and flexibility because we do not carry the overhead and distractions of a large national firm.  We do not delegate the important initial steps in the office leasing process described above to a local broker less invested in your success and less familiar with your critical operational directives.  Our national tenant clients have found from experience that our hands-on approach makes a huge difference in favor of the national office tenant.

In summary, we offer the following benefits to office tenants:

  • TENANT rep .com is a rare woman owned national office tenant representation firm or WBE,   Women’s Business Enterprise, the only one that we know.  We are also a Small Business as defined by the United States Government.

  • Achieve tighter control and better results.  We specialize in repeat national office tenant representation assignments with a 24-year veteran who will be your single point of contact and on-site.

  • John Tobin has personally negotiated 206 office lease and purchase transactions totaling over $101 million across the United States.  Office lease, renewal, expansion, purchase, and consulting assignments include (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest,  West Coast, Southwest, Northwest, and Mountain States):


67------- Assignments Nationwide



40,000 SF


30,000 SF


10,000 SF


36,000 SF


20,000 SF


20,000 SF


3,000 SF


10,000 SF


3,000 SF


60,000 SF


17,000 SF

  • We provide one trusted point of contact nationwide, John Tobin, supported by strategic partnering with the best local tenant rep in each market. 

  • John travels at our own expense and on short notice to each local office market.  John will remain in the local office market and your single point of contact through completion of each corporate or government real estate assignment with the full support of the best local tenant rep broker.  Your critical operational objectives will never need repeating.

  • Our sole compensation will be a splitting of the landlord broker commission fee, usually paid in full to the landlord rep broker if there is no tenant rep broker.

  • We design Swiftcalc®, a tenant cost comparison spreadsheet used by national office tenants.

  • John has ten years past experience as the in-house leasing negotiator and financial analyst on major office buildings across the United States.  John has generated measured client value from the economics and lease terms of thousands of commercial real estate leasing opportunities for two national landlords.

  • John has advised on office lease and purchase negotiations across the United States since 1984.

When you choose TENANT rep .com, you won’t be getting someone else.  You will get John Tobin on the ground in every office market where you have an office leasing need.  This unique service provides a single, trusted point of contact, John Tobin, and gives the national office tenant tight control and a hands-on approach.   TENANT rep .com does not require a contract from a national office tenant.  This provides corporate and government real estate managers the ability to terminate our services on short notice.


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