Todd Brightwell Heads Advisors Consulting Services
Salt Lake City (Feb. 1, 2017)—Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) announced today the creation of a new consulting services division, Advisors Consulting Services. CBC has been providing tenant representation and advisory, location and relocation services since its founding in San Francisco in the early 1900s. This new service line will focus on location advisory strategy, incentive advocacy and economic development consulting. “These services will be available in addition to the current consulting services the firm already offers clients in support of our brokers,” said Rob Cord, President of CBC Advisors. “These service lines include occupier services in space utilization forecasting, site selection, planning, relocation, project management, valuation, asset management, property management and lease administration. This new division will create a unique and powerful blend of economic development activities and commercial real estate resources.”
The new division will be branded Advisors Consulting Services and will be housed in the company’s new offices on the 22nd floor of the iconic 111 Main tower in downtown Salt Lake City.
The new division will rely heavily on the experience of CBC Advisors’ CEO Lew Cramer. Cramer was the founding president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah and worked as a high-level trade official in both the Reagan and first Bush administrations. He is considered one of the most connected economic development professionals in the United States.
The objective of economic development consulting is to work with local government entities to improve their business development activities. The purpose of location advisory services and incentive advocacy is to assist companies with broader location strategies and incentive negotiations–working with the most qualified brokers in the regions being evaluated.
“Our location advisory services will assist companies in gathering key information to help them make fact-based decisions,” said Brightwell. “We also see ourselves as connectors, connecting local entities to the site selector and commercial real estate communities,” continued Brightwell. “We will use these connections to deliver economic development resources not previously available to local governments.”
CBC Advisors operates from 30 offices nationwide and was named the fastest-growing mid-size commercial real estate services company by Real Estate Forum at the end of 2016.