REATA talks with Marc Hoppers from Cogent Company who discusses working with REATA Commercial Realty.
Cogent is a management IT consulting firm. We serve clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas primarily with helping clients figure out how to use Microsoft technology. Quite a bit of our work has been in financial services and insurance. In the last few years we’ve been moving into restaurant, hospitality and retail.
I’ve been working with Reata probably since 2002 or 2003 in a previous real estate investment business. The reason that we engaged Reata to begin with and the reason that we’re pleased with the continued engagement is that we don’t have to worry about it ourselves and remember to do a lease evaluation every three months, to do the financial evaluation at the end of the year, and we get notices when it’s time for rent step ups.
I knew that it would be a personal experience based on my previous history of working with Reata, and that proved out because we knew what we didn’t want more than we knew what we wanted and the folks at Reata helped us. Reata is not just interested in that initial transaction but it’s really a relationship that they form that obviously that’s who we’ll use again when it’s time to renew our lease or look for new space.
I would definitely recommend Reata, especially to small business owner, but really to any business owner or any manager of a business who needs to have somebody they can trust implicitly. Also, if they really do want someone who’s going to continue a relationship beyond that initial transaction and really someone that you can use again and again and again, because they show that they’re committed to their clients.
The whole team at Reata, as Reata has grown, it’s very obvious their commitment to their clients. I think that’s the one thing that I take away from my relationship with the team is that it’s not just one guy in there running the show; it’s really a team surrounding and they all have the same ethic of client service and focus on the client.