“We engaged Eliza Solender, with Solender/Hall to help us secure our new offices. We had been located in Highland Park Village for 35 years and we only had 6 months to find a new location and move-in. Eliza really listened and moved quickly. She gave us lots of options, coordinated tours, drafted letters of intent, conducted the negotiations, worked closely with our attorney on the final lease document, as well as attended space planning sessions and construction meetings. We are now in fabulous office space at Two Turtle Creek Village. Thank you, Eliza!”
2013 Ball Chairman
Real Estate Committee Chair
Solender/Hall has successfully located and negotiated six properties for Uplift Education schools in wide variety of geographic locations and types of facilities. We appreciate all the work that Eliza Solender did on behalf of Uplift. Her efforts gave us some ideal school locations.
Chief Administrative Officer
I’ve long known that Eliza Solender represents a lot of nonprofit agencies, and now I know why. Eliza did a superb job with the King Foundation concerning relocation of our offices. She not only helped us negotiate favorable lease terms, but also she stayed involved through the space planning, design, and finish out in the months afterward. We signed the lease a year ago, but she continues to stay in touch with us and respond when we have questions. We are exceptionally pleased with our new space and believe it will meet our needs in the coming years.
Michelle D. Monse
Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
Solender/Hall is more than our real estate broker, for Eliza and Gary are part of our real estate team, working closely with both our Board Committee and Executive Staff on our many real estate needs. Having the non-profit expertise and experience is incredibly important, and what we found critical is that they took the time to get to know us and understand our unique needs. Whether it is addressing facility issues with our landlord, facilitating interactions with the city on code enforcement, or completing our real estate transactions, Eliza and Gary have been simply wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for someone that they can trust and who also needs both a comprehensive and strategic approach in addressing their real estate needs.
John T. Carlo, MD, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Prism Health North Texas
There are few decisions that are more critical to a non-profit than selecting the right office. Eliza’s guidance during the entire process was superb. Whether it was advising the World Affairs Council’s executive staff, working with the real estate task force or negotiating effectively with the brokers and owners of the possible locations, Eliza’s knowledge of the market and ability to listen, while providing sound judgment was instrumental in helping us make a decision that made sense for the World Affairs Council. Our deal was not very large; however, you would have not known this by the amount of time and energy she devoted to making sure that we had the best advice. It was also very evident that she has an outstanding reputation among brokers, owners and within the not-for-profit community. It is with complete confidence that I would recommend her to my colleagues.
James N. Falk,
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
For several years, Solender Hall has assisted the Wilkinson Center with a variety of real estate transactions, including a land purchase and sale, and acquisition and renewal of leased space for our administrative and program needs. In each case, Eliza and her team were thorough, professional, savvy and smart. We appreciate their understanding of the unique needs of nonprofits, and their sensitivity to our responsibility to be good stewards of donor dollars. When it comes to making the right decisions regarding space and real estate needs, we rely on Solender Hall.
Anne S. Reeder
At our 2015 Trailblazer luncheon, I recognized Eliza Solender of Solender Hall for bringing us this tremendous real estate opportunity. It will be our new Central Dallas Counseling Center located in the Medical District. She knew exactly what we needed in a new property because she understood our needs so well. We are fortunate to have worked with her to secure this facility for our legacy project.
The Family Place
Working with Eliza and Solender/Hall is like having a real estate expert on your staff. She is always available, responsive, and has your agency’s best interest in mind at all calibri. Eliza’s knowledge of the real estate market, coupled with her expertise in non-profit services and needs, have been instrumental in helping our executive team and board make critical and strategic decisions about current property holdings and future needs.
Jennifer M. Ware
Chief Executive Officer
REACH, Inc. recently received funding to operate a center for independent living in Collin County. The first thing I did after getting this news was to call Eliza and request assistance in finding affordable and wheelchair accessible office space in the City of Plano. Eliza quickly compiled a list of available rental spaces that met my criteria and we quickly settled on a space in the Brandywine complex. Eliza then spent many hours helping me negotiate a lease with input from the property manager and REACH’s attorney. Without the help and support of Eliza and Solender/Hall, the stressful and hectic process of setting up a new office would have consumed too much of my time.
Charlotte A. Stewart
REACH, Inc. dba
REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living-Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton and Plano
Eliza Solender has developed and led for The Real Estate Council our highly successful Nonprofit Real Estate 101 program since 2010. Her unique qualifications as a national expert in nonprofit real estate made her the ideal person create the program. We are thrilled with the feedback we have received by the more than 150 nonprofit executives who have taken the classes.
The Real Estate Council Foundation
Our office is full of light and has great views. We love our new office!!! I was focused on the layout and location, but Eliza helped me consider other factors like stable ownership, leasing management and security. Eliza really listened to what I needed. She did not waste my time visiting unsuitable buildings. She negotiated a great lease. Made great suggestions.
Eliza and Gary have been working with us since 2011 on a wide variety of real estate related issues and projects. Their sound advice has had a huge positive financial impact on us. We are a stronger and wiser organization because of them. Now we have a fabulous new second location near Presbyterian Hospital where we have a vision clinic and our administration offices. Thank you so much!
Dr. Thomas A. Turnage,
My law firm used Eliza to relocate our offices a few years ago and what impressed me was how she really listened as we described our needs and goals. Eliza was able to find and and negotiate a great space for us at a great price. Now, years later, my firm’s business plans and goals have changed (for the better!) and we are working with Eliza again. In addition to helping us find a new space she is continuing to guide us on all aspects of the relocation right down to the design of the space. During what could be a disruptive process, it is great to have a broker who provides a steady hand, cares about our firm and is committed to our future success.
Offices in UT, PA, LA & TX
I want thank you again for all your help and encouragement throughout the Dental Health Arlington real estate search and lease negotiation. I really could not have done all of this without you! (I can’t believe I survived the whole process!!!). Our new location and space is definitely a great fit for us and we already have a long waiting list of new patients! Another great success story for you to put on your web site!
Nancy Manion Blinn, RDH
Dental Health Arlington
We used Eliza to expand our space and renew the lease for our dermatology practice in Preston Center a number of years ago. We were impressed with how she thought about our business goals and the way our practice has evolved. Last year we used her again to negotiate the renewal of our lease. Not only did she negotiate the lease, she played a very active role in planning and coordinating redesign of our space. Eliza has been more than a broker. She is our friend and a major supporter of our practice.
Lori D, Stetler, MD and Kristel D. Polder, MD
Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics