Tenant Representation firm makes debut in Sacramento Market

DATE: 2008-08-23

The timing for Sacramento Tenant Advisors “STC” (www.sactotenantadvisors.com) entry into the Sacramento Central California Valley real estate market was based on the philosophy that has been carried from Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory LLC (www.synreg.com), it's mother company with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Irvine and San Diego with over 54 associate offices in key markets throughout the US and Canada.

"Finding the ideal combination of top quality talent that shares our no-conflict, tenant representation only approach to client service is a rare find in the US," said John Galaxidas, CEO, Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory LLC and founder of Sacramento Tenant Advisors.

STA has been planning a Sacramento office to service the growing needs of small business and middle market business clientele and fulfill corporate expansion plans of regional companies, exclusively representing users of space, thereby avoiding the possible agency/tenant conflict of interest.

"Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory LLC and Sacramento Tenant Advisors not only shares this approach, they have demonstrated how it ultimately delivers outstanding results in Sacramento and Placer Counties, one nation's fastest growing counties in the nation," said Galaxidas.

STA will distinguish itself in the Sacramento marketplace, Galaxidas said, by its "Performance Guarantee" of service in which compensation is based on the client's satisfaction with STA's performance.

"Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory and Sacramento Tenant Advisors "client first" approach has contributed to one of the strongest growth records in its expansion into 54 key markets in the US.

The STA team brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience and an additional 6 years in finance, management and marketing experience.

The firm's founding principles are integrity, trust and professionalism," said Galaxidas. "We will be focusing on servicing clients' in the greater Sacramento Central Valley region, including neighboring Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Elk Grove, Stockton, Fairfield and Vacaville and Reno, as well as national corporate interested in opening or expanding in and outside the Sacramento region.

"Galaxidas brings to the team over 20 years of business and tenant representation experience, and more than ten million square feet in completed transactions.

John Galaxidas serves as CEO / President of Sacramento Tenant Advisors, an independent exclusive Tenant Representation firm based in Sacramento, California.

John's extensive background includes all facets of corporate and commercial real estate including strategic planning, site selection services, lease negotiation, lease renewals, expansions, contractions, utility, tax and economic development incentives, regional and operational analysis.

STA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory LLC, a national real estate tenant advisory firm headquartered in Sacramento with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Irvine and San Diego and associate offices in 54 key cities throughout the US.

John started Synergy in 2004. John has been involved in corporate and commercial real estate for over 20 years and has completed national acquisitions and lease transactions totaling more than 10.2 million square feet. Prior to starting Synergy Real Estate Group, Corporate Advisory LLC and Sacramento Tenant Advisors, John was with Oxford Development, CB Richard Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield and Ernst & Young LLP, Real Estate Advisory Services and an Appointee of the Governor of California in Real Estate.

At Oxford Development, John was Executive Vice President of Corporate Services were he oversaw large national corporate accounts such as Alcoa Steel, U.S. Steel, H.J. Heinz, PNC Financial Services Group, Mellon Financial, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, UPMC and 84 Lumber.

At CB Richard Ellis, John helped develop a new tenant / buyer representation practice for CB Richard Ellis in Salt Lake City, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Fresno, California.

At Cushman & Wakefield, John headed the strategic planning, transaction management and merger integration team for DHL's acquisition of Airborne Express and oversaw the construction of DHL's new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

At Ernst & Young, LLP, John focused on corporate transaction management, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, project management oversight, financial and operational management for leading national and multinational accounts such as Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Cable & Wireless - Exodus Communications, Exxon Mobil, Charles Schwab and Aerojet GenCorp.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, John was an appointee of the Governor of California in Real Estate where he served for 8 years. Among his many undertakings, John worked on two public / private commercial development ventures between the State of California and Cisco Systems (80 acre land disposition) and Sun Microsystems (new headquarters). In addition, he headed two development projects, the construction of the CAL-EPA building (1 million square feet ) and Teale Data Center, the largest State data facility of its kind in the nation.

John was born and raised in Sacramento, California. John graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific. He has attended post graduate courses in real estate and finance at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

John is a California licensed real estate broker. John enthusiastically represents his clients. He balances his work ethic with his passion for family, enjoyment of sports, travel and work in the community.

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