Satisfied Clients

Chris Crabtree has provided USA Today/Gannett with exceptional commercial real estate representation by safeguarding our interests in leasing transactions and securing space that meets our specific needs at competitive terms. His informative, low pressure approach made it easy to select him but his market knowledge and expertise are what gave us the results we’ve come to expect.

Chris’ methodology includes customized space programs, leasing budgets and detailed requests for proposals to landlords in our markets. His financial analysis includes comprehensive numbers for each option taking every aspect of the transaction into account so an accurate comparison can be made.

Throughout the leasing process, Chris was in touch with our team continually pointing us in a direction that would best fit our needs. He provided analysis to back up his recommendations allowing us to compare the options and make an informed decision. In one of the transactions, Chris leveraged our position in the market and our willingness to relocate to negotiate favorable terms that allowed us to stay in our current location.

I highly recommend Chris and look forward to working with him in the future.” John Brooks, General Manager Northwest, USA Today

USA Today Recommendation Letter

“We worked with Chris on the relocation and consolidation of our primary head quarters facility for Eksigent Technologies.  Chris engaged the market on our behalf and helped us identify two properties that worked well for our needs.  We followed his process and we were successful at negotiating a very favorable deal for the company that suited our current and future needs.  His process was successful in reducing many of the numerous expenses that are typically passed on to tenants.  In addition, his detailed lease comments saved our team time in moving through the sometimes long process of lease negotiations.  I believe his process saved us time and money and I’d recommend Chris Crabtree to your firm.” Bill Masuda, CEO, Eksigent   

“Chris represented 1st United Services CU when we were looking to relocate our headquarters. Our requirement demanded that we use someone that was responsive and knowledgeable as we were under a tight deadline. Chris was able to give us the attention we needed. His knowledge of the market and the process he followed helped us to narrow a long list of available properties to a shortlist of viable options. Furthermore, he summarized every proposal using his financial model and was able to negotiate a very aggressive lease for the credit union. Chris’ hard work saved the credit union time and money. I’d recommend his services and believe he will work hard for your firm.” Kelly Wong, CFO, 1st United Services Credit Union

Chris has done an excellent job assisting CIMA Systems in finding the right facility to meet our growing needs. He is extremely pro-active and professional in his approach and brings tremendous expertise and knowledge of the commercial real estate market which greatly assisted us in getting the best possible facility for our company.” Gary Nixon, President and CEO, Cima Systems


Chris has proven to be a strong commercial real estate broker. He holds deals together, has a great amount of common sense for what is best for all parties. If you want to sell, lease or make a deal, Chris will do it for you.” Jeff Antrim, ProForma Construction

Chris is a ‘subject matter expert’ in the area of office leasing who I would highly recommend. He is very personable and will work tirelessly for his clients.” Carl Canaparo, ISU Insurance Services Pinnacle Brokers

“Chris is an extremely professional and competent broker. He does a great job at analyzing different scenarios and proposing creative solutions and options. He is responsive and knowledgeable about the market. I would recommend him to any business looking for real estate solutions and representation.” Kelly Dossa, Vice President Marketing & Leasing, Reynolds & Brown

“Chris was a great resource to us when we decided to move our business from Livermore to the south bay. He sat down with the executive team and understood our needs and helped downselect our choices. We were able to converge on the ideal property to meet our business needs very quickly thanks to Chris – I recommend him highly for your commercial real estate needs.” Pradeep Subrahmanyan, CEO, RAPT Industries

“Chris helped us relocate our company from Livermore to Fremont. Chris found us a huge range of options, advised us as to the best ones, and was critical to negotiating an excellent agreement. We ended up in a beautiful building (fully furnished), with all the amenities we needed. We would recommend Chris without reservation.” Peter Fiske, Vice President of Business Development, RAPT Industries

“I have personally known Chris for many years, and have come to know him as a reliable and well-informed professional.” Michael Moser, JPMorgan Chase

“Chris was instrumental in helping us find the right warehouse/office space when it was time to relocate. His knowledge of our areas and inventory were great.Steve Moore, Moore Mechanical

“I worked with Chris for nearly a year while he ran the Pleasanton CTBT office and I ran the Property Management Company out of his office. Chris is the consummate professional that represented the firm and his clients with a thorough style and quite a professional. He is a detail oriented professional that leaves no stone unturned!Michael Strle, Macerich

“Chris is dedicated to his clients and ensures that deadlines are met and all of the details are addressed. He is able to facilitate complex transactions by keeping all parties well informed and providing guidance when needed.Mike Beckley, Pacific Oral & Facial Surgery Center

Chris provided me with impeccable service through the acquisition of my building in Pleasanton. He listened to our needs, went about putting together a solid plan and implemented to perfection. I couldn’t have asked for a better result than the one I achieved with Chris’ help.” Sam Pulino, National VP Sales, Sharp Business Systems

“Recently, I worked with Chris when I was purchasing a commercial real estate complex. Although some of the parties involved were, at times, irrational and capricious, Chris was always able to handle the situation with patience, skill, and a high degree of professionalism that was indeed commendable. I would highly recommend Chris Crabtree for any commercial real estate transaction.John M. Gowey, D.D.S.

Chris’ Top Qualities Listed by Clients

  • Great Results
  • Expert
  • High Integrity
  • Good Value
  • Personable