Scott Olson has continually exceeded my expectations in assisting RBC Dain Rauscher in securing expansion space. Throughout this experience Scott has been the consummate professional and delivered on all of his promises.
Scott is a magician. When the negotiations get tough, Scott made all the hassles vanish. He helped us through every step of the process from location to parking. Scott knows the city, the processes and the keys to making a great decision so you can focus on building your business. Scott can work through the city's red tape, the leasing contracts and help get your business moving and growing. He has a way of making things happen. There are no tricks. No slight of hand. Just hard work and great service - and to others it looks like magic.
You provided me with many creative ideas and offered several very useful suggestions that helped me obtain my objective. I especially appreciate the time you took to review with me the current market conditions in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area. That information was very helpful in my negotiations. I was impressed that you put my needs first.
We have very specific requirements in each of our facilities and the cost to retrofit our buildings can be significant. The work you did on our behalf, bringing together a team of qualified contracts from every trade, helped us get realistic estimates before buying and hasten start-up once we'd made the purchase. This has been the easiest plant opening we've had, and we owe considerable thanks to you.
As former Mayor of the city of Cedar Rapids, it was my honor to support the nomination of Mr. Scott Olson of Skogman Commercial Real Estate for the 2003 Good Neighbor Award. Scott's passionate commitment to Cedar Rapids has a tremendous impact on our city. Because of these leadership qualities, I asked Scott to chair my Development and Building Task Force in Cedar Rapids. The goal of this ongoing task force was to standardize and simplify the development process in our city so we can all move forward together. This is yet another example of Scott's commitment to his community.
Scott Olson is extremely knowledgeable about the Cedar Rapids/Marion real estate market and worked closely with us on numerous occasions to help us find the best possible location. His professionalism through follow-up, understanding of the future direction of the marketplace and expertise in zoning all proved to be of tremendous benefit of the organization.
Pickwick Manufacturing Services acquired the 51,000 SF former FMC Crane and Excavator Assembly Building and 20 acres in Cedar Rapids with the help of the Scott Olson team. A potential "white elephant" became the premier custom heavy fabrication facility in the Midwest. Their depth of experience was invaluable to us. Their professionalism overcame all possible concern about buying a property directly from the listing realtor.
I have worked with Scott for 15 years on a variety of projects. He is detail-driven, completes work on time and you can trust what he says.
Scott Olson was a valuable asset to our organization in analyzing our space needs and locating a property to meet those needs. Scott's help in guiding us through a complicated transaction was timely, professional and thorough.
Quite honestly, if it were not for Scott's involvement, Biaggi's would still be looking for a site in Cedar Rapids. Scott managed to bring together the most complicated real estate transaction Biaggi's has ever been involved with. He did a terrific job and we are certainly in his debt.