fnMentoring: Startup Office Space Strategy & Tips

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Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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fnMentoring functions accelerate your startup and expand your high-tech network through mentoring sessions with founders and featured guest experts. Functions are free to members but require your RSVP. If you are not a member you can apply here.  Next week’s featured guests will be:

Company:
Cresa
Since the founding of our firm, the primary focus of Cresa has been to serve the best interests of tenants.  By representing tenants, not landlords, we ensure objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest.

Unlike traditional real estate firms, we are service oriented, not transaction oriented.  We provide an array of integrated corporate services and work to align your real estate needs with your business plans.  Our advisors and project managers form partnerships with our clients, providing ongoing service that goes “beyond the deal.”  As true tenant advocates, we are accountable from start to finish.

Because of this steadfast focus and track record of significant savings for our clients, we typically exceed expectations.  This approach has helped us win many industry accolades and grow to become North America’s largest corporate real estate firm that exclusively represents tenants.

Vice President at Cresa

Stephen Carlson, Vice President at Cresa

Name:
Stephen Carlson

Position:
Vice President

Background:
Stephen joined Cresa’s new East Bay office in January 2012.  Previously, he was an associate director at the tenant representation firm AEGIS Realty Partners.

For the past six years, Stephen’s exclusive focus on the representation of high-tech, life sciences, clean tech, and office tenants throughout the Bay Area has allowed him to develop a competitive advantage for his clients. In addition to his commitment to aligning his client’s real estate and business objectives, Stephen’s advising services include strategic planning, financial analysis, site evaluation, and lease negotiations.  His LEED accreditation adds value in advising clients for which sustainability is an important component of site selection or tenant improvement planning.

Managing principal at Cresa

Matt Elmquist, Managing Principal at Cresa

Name:
Matt Elmquist

Position:
Managing Principal at Cresa

Background:
Matt Elmquist has twice received the San Francisco Business Times lease of the year award. Matt joined Cresa’s East Bay office in January 2012 as a managing principal.  Previously, he served as a managing partner at AEGIS Realty Partners.  Since 1992, Matt has completed over 300 transactions for clients ranging from start-up companies to portfolios exceeding 1 million square feet. Matt’s experience includes portfolio strategy, sale/leaseback transactions, build-to-suits, land acquisition/disposition, municipal incentives, lease acquisition/disposition, and sales.

Prior to joining AEGIS, Matt spent five years with the real estate and construction practice of KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco. Matt was a certified public accountant (CPA) specializing in all aspects of real estate including investment, leasing, management, financing, development, and construction. This experience allows Matt to develop and implement coherent strategies for real estate leasing and investment transactions. Matt’s success stems from diligent service and analytical problem-solving skills.

fnMentoring is on Thursday, 8/22/12 beginning at 10:30am. I is an in-person event and will be held at the offices of Cresa in San Francisco, CA. Please RSVP here to meet with our featured guest(s).

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Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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