Letters of Recommendation
Chris really understands what we need an agent to be. We all have day jobs that don’t involve lease negotiations, or searching for office space that suits our needs. It’s not that we don’t care – we have specific needs – but Chris understands how to work with our needs to find us a great location with a lease we can accept. Great communication, great results.
Chris Fyvie is the consummate professional. The value he adds to the commercial real estate selection and negotiation process significantly exceeds and real or perceived commission payment inherent in using a broker. Based on a perceptive study of the parameters we set, Chris put together extensive tours of the relevant properties along with a professional information package, and in addition went the extra mile in sharing ideas about things that might affect our choice or our comfort level moving in. I recommend Chris to everyone!
Andrew Goodman – CEO
Knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with, Chris was a great asset as we explored office space opportunities. His market insight, and understanding of our needs helped establish a speedy and pain free new lease agreement. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris for future assignments.
Chris was really great to work with. In fact we did not really have an intention to work with an agent and were just searching ad hoc. He was so knowledgeable about the industry and very attentive to our needs that we really felt his services were a value ad in our search efforts. He helped us find the perfect place and was patient with all of our requests. We would definitely recommend him to others!
Chris is a really pleasant, knowledgeable realtor. He seems to genuinely care about his clients and his community, and is always eager to find out about events he can attend and people he can meet. It’s this passion for people that makes him a great realtor – while I’m not currently in the market for space I know that if I ever needed it, or heard about anyone who did, I would recommend Chris without hesitation.
I just wanted to sent you a quick note to let you know that we are settled into our office. You were right it is perfect and just what we needed. I hope you don’t mind if I pass your personal contact information on to some friends who are also looking for office space, I told them you are the best. Once we out grow this place, we will need help finding a larger space (probably a year from now…)
On a Friday afternoon in April, we found Chris Fyvie through a web search and called him to determine if he could assist us with an office space search. We are a relatively young company on a limited budget, and it was important to us to find an agent who appreciates the adage “big oaks from little acorns grow”. Within one hour, Chris sent a comprehensive listing of available properties, and over the ensuing week we refined the list and toured at least a dozen of them with Chris. Tomorrow, we move into our new suite.
Throughout the process, Chris has been a consummate professional, providing invaluable assistance in evaluating the alternative properties, drafting and negotiating the offer, and wrapping in all the telecom, IT, insurance and other services essential to concluding a deal. He provides this assistance in a consistently friendly, enthusiastic and timely manner.
We would highly recommend Chris to any prospective client looking for office space.
Karen Darnell – Controller
I’ve been speaking with Chris for a few months now, and I can honestly say he is one of the most genuinely helpful people I’ve done business yet. In fact, we haven’t even ‘done business’ together yet, and that is exactly why his help, advice, etc, are so fantastically genuine and appreciated.
Chris reached out to me first through LinkedIn, and his approach was relaxed and interesting, even though I wasn’t yet in the market for his services. That may be changing, and it’s been a real benefit through the budgeting process to talk to Chris about prices and receive emails containing current listings. Hopefully soon we’ll be able to do some business together.
President & CEO
We never used an agent to find office space in the past. Now we wish we contacted Chris Fyvie in the past. He is the most connected agent in Toronto and we like someone like that. We needed office space fast and Chris made it happen for us.
Donna Marie Antoniadis
Co-founder & COO
Chris distinguished himself from many of his competitors due to the authentic and genuine approach he brings when dealing with customers. He listened to what I was asking for and did not attempt to sell me anything other. He was responsive and honest about the market and I feel that I had excellent representation throughout the entire sales process. I highly recommend Chris to anyone.
Moving to a new city is difficult and starting a new business compounds the challenges. Fortunately, I found OfficeSearchToronto.com and Chris Fyvie on the internet.
Chris Fyvie gets my highest recommendation. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone more knowledgeable, honest and professional — the personal service is unmatched.
Nezar Freeny – President
Chris was great to deal with. It was obvious he knew what a start-up tech company looks for and showed us some great office space. It has been even more impressive that he continues to follow up with us to make sure all our growth expectations have been met! If you are looking for an agent in tune with technology and web 2.0, Chris Fyvie has a leg up on the competition!
Darryl Ballantyne – President/CEO
Chris Fyvie was instrumental in securing tenants for our underutilized office space. He is polished, responsive, professional, knows the commercial property market and was able to land tenants at very favorable rates to us in a very short period of time. Couldn’t have asked for a better partner to our business.
We very much enjoyed working with Chris on subleasing part of our space. Chris was great about keeping us informed on market conditions and continued showing our space to potential tenants in very difficult economic times. His perseverence resulted in a match and he completed his assignment by facilitating the required paperwork to document the sublease.
I would like to acknowledge the great help that Chris has been to us over the past few months. Even though we are not a large customer he has been very responsive in helping us to weave through the intricacies of commercial real estate and helping us to understand our options and the tradeoffs involved in securing larger premises for our staff. Chris has listened to our requirements and limitations and has diligently worked on our behalf to secure competitive terms for the space that we will need for future growth.
Chris has been and continues to be an exceptional resource in my portfolio of competent and professional contacts. My projects have required the caliber of expert advice that I’ve found in few people, and Chris is one of those few.
Even though very busy with property showings and other business, from the start, Chris has always been extremely accommodating to my schedule, and gave due attention to all my real estate and investment needs.
Chris creates and nurtures a comfortable and productive atmosphere and it is always a pleasure to meet with him to view a new property or for a quick discussion over coffee.
I look forward to working with Chris again in the future, and am happy to refer Chris’s professional services.
In June 2008 my office flooded three times. It was time to find a new location to rent. However, when I contacted commercial real estate agents, they would either a) send me 1 or 2 listings and tell me to go look at them by myself or b) try to convince me to buy property. Then I had the good fortune to respond to a listing by Chris Fyvie! He replied within the hour. He told me the listing was no longer available but asked me what my requirements were. By mid afternoon he had set up 5 appointments to see properties the next day! I was impressed! When we met, I found Chris to be friendly, professional and willing to understand and learn about my business and property needs.
As we continued in the quest for a new office, he was easy to reach and made sure to keep in touch with email and on the phone, answering all my questions and telling me what the pros and cons were for each property we saw. I always felt like Chris was on my side and working for me. We finally found the perfect spot in August and throughout the leasing and closing processes, Chris was helpful and patient with me and my questions.
Chris Fyvie helped make a very traumatic, difficult and confusing time for me much easier and calmer. Even now, after we’ve moved in and started practicing again, I still feel like I have Chris in my corner and if I ever needed something, he would do his best to help. I recommend him to anyone who mentions that they are thinking of moving their business. There isn’t anyone who can help them more than Chris!
Thanks so much!
Dr. Maya Pande