"Erica is the best and we were so grateful to have her lead our search when we were looking for more space. We're excited to engage her again in the coming year as we dream bigger!"
I'm thankful we made the decision to utilize the team at GLD. They were well versed in the local commercial real estate market, values and current economic conditions. They also educated us on factors we hadn't considered internally, which ultimately benefited us by selling for 96% of our asking price. GLD made the entire experience seamless overall, the result was very positive.
What began with a conversation about leasing a larger office space, ended with meeting one of their long-term goals of owning an investment property.
"Thank you, Angie, for being so patient with us throughout the entire process and after. It was a great experience.”
It was a pleasure working with Erica and the GLD team. When beginning the relationship, Erica took the time to understand our list of requirements and timeline. She was responsive and attentive to our needs. Ultimately, she found the ideal space for Digital Diagnostics and made the process seamless from end to end. I highly recommend working with her!
Erica, we appreciate all of the help in securing a new location. I’m excited for my team to have a larger, nicer space to work from!
We owned an eight-acre section of land on the SW side of Cedar Rapids for over 15 years. We tried selling the property on our own for years without success. After partnering with Angie Glick of GLD Commercial, we were able to complete the sale in a short period of time. Angie was thorough in her communications, keeping us up to date on what was going on during each step of the process. We felt like we had a true partner who was advising and educating us along the way, always with our best interest in mind. We recommend Angie to anyone looking to buy or sell property!
Establishing restaurants in new markets is not an easy task, especially in the middle of a pandemic. Working with Adam and Michael Gibbs made the process seamless from site tours and selection through lease signing. I highly recommend working with Adam and Michael at GLD for your commercial real estate needs.
Angie just wrapped up two transactions for us and I wanted to compliment her for her hard work. First, she found a tenant to lease our current space. Second, she found us an office space that suits all our needs – right size, reasonable price, good location and fiber optic internet in place. Angie is a real champ, a hard worker who is creative and never gives up. When it comes to commercial real estate in Cedar Rapids, she’s a gem.
From our first interaction through our closing, Erica Seelman was a huge asset to us as we searched the Cedar Rapids market for the right opportunity for our future restaurant. With some of our partners out of state and others local, she professionally and graciously kept us all in communication and presented a variety of options for us to consider until we found and negotiated for the right property. Additionally, she shared valuable contacts and suggestions to get us connected in the community with different vendors and professionals we would use throughout our search, purchase and construction.
When the time came for me to make a decision regarding the sale of our property, my first phone call was to GLD Commercial. GLD has a strong reputation for being involved and ‘getting the job done.’ Our property was no exception!
Randy Kelley, Owner
I enjoyed working collaboratively with Michael to find an office space for my chiropractic clinic. He went above and beyond to find a space that will allow me to both establish and grow my new practice. His knowledge and creative thinking put me into a space months faster than I had anticipated. I highly recommend Michael and will be using him again in the future!
Shortly after we listed our property for sale, GLD had a qualified prospect submit an offer to purchase. While the offer came quickly, we learned that GLD had actually been working with the prospective buyer for over a year to find them the right property. I recommend GLD. They know the market and did a very good job for us.
When our client (Fleet Farm) needed a 20-acre site in the Cedar Rapids market, we engaged GLD Commercial as our local broker/partner on the assignment. GLD proved to be a great resource – providing on and off-market opportunities and the local intelligence we needed to fully understand the market and get to the right deal.
Angie Glick was great with follow-ups and negotiating with the Landlord on Edward Jones’s behalf. A true professional.
I have worked with Erica in the past and this experience was as good as the first. With this project, we found the property right away, but the contract negotiations are what took the time and patience. Erica helped me navigate a complex lease negotiation. Once again, Erica was just the person I needed to help with this transaction. She will be my first call on the next one as well.
GLD Commercial proved to be a great resource for the Spee-Dee Delivery Build-to-Suit project in Marion.
When the time arrived for my brothers and I to sell the family farms we were challenged with finding the right Real Estate professional for the task. We agreed that we needed someone who represented a firm with the highest level of integrity, someone motivated to find a Buyer and put the right deal together for us. Erica Seelman of GLD Commercial is the agent we chose and we were not disappointed. Erica brought us many offers and took the time to help us pick the one that was the best fit for us. If you are thinking about buying or selling commercial real estate you owe it to yourself to give Erica and GLD Commercial a call.
Erica Seelman has successfully brokered long-term and short-term leases for BDC Group Inc. in the Cedar Rapids market and across the United States. Erica and GLD Commercial are the trusted partners we lean on for the Commercial Real Estate needs of our growing company.
Adam, Thanks for all your hard work. It was a bit of an uphill climb but you forged ahead. We think we are going to like our tenant and enjoy a long term relationship. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others in the commercial market.
Jim & Connie K.
GLD Commercial was a terrific partner on the development of the Marriott TownPlace Suites in Marion, Iowa. It was a complex and challenging project, requiring an extensive amount of interaction and support from the City. GLD was diligent in their efforts to see the project become a reality – and they did everything they said they would do.
GLD Commercial worked very diligently to provide us with a fast-track, build to suit solution for our 200,000 sq. ft. Warehouse and Distribution Center in Eastern Iowa. They assembled the right team for site selection, design, city approvals and construction. The project was built through the winter and was delivered on time and with no surprises.
Erica was fantastic to work with! Erica went above and beyond to answer all the questions we had to make sure we understood everything correctly. She has gained our business for any future locations we plan on opening. If you want somebody that is going to be there for you to help you find the perfect location for your business be sure to contact Erica at GLD Commercial.
GLD was very helpful in the site selection and negotiation of our recent land purchase for our future Honda dealership. Their market knowledge and understanding of land values and historical sales was invaluable in the process. I would highly recommend GLD as a solid and trusted resource in commercial real estate.
Angie was very professional and quick to answer all of our questions during the sale of our farm. She helped us accept the best offer. We were very happy with the outcome and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell commercial real estate.
John & Lois Novak, Owners
We’d been searching for the right place for our business for over a year when we met Erica Seelman. We didn’t have much experience buying Commercial Real Estate, but Erica guided us through the process with great patience, sage advice, and a smile. She also stayed on top of any issues we had with our building search, making sure everything got addressed in a timely manner, and guaranteeing we were being given all the information we needed to make our decision. Her communication and attitude were flawless, which made the entire process a real joy from start to finish. We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Erica, she’ll be our first call should we need real estate services down the road.
When we acquired United Life, we needed local market experts to first educate us about the range of options for a new Cedar Rapids office, and then find us the most competitive deal that fit the parameters we developed together. We turned to Adam and Dave with GLD Commercial to lead this relocation, and they performed exceptionally. From beginning to end, they were efficient, highly responsive, and showed great business sense — GLD engaged with us as true partners.
I have known Angie for over 20 years, she believes in community and helping all people reach their dreams. GLD commercial believes in our goal of helping individuals and families overcome homelessness through our mission of helping make a place to live a home. Because of this great company Central Furniture Rescue now has a warehouse space. Thank you Angie for your heart and perseverance in finding us the perfect place.
We found our new business space with the help of Erica. Forever patient and always welcoming, she is just what I needed as I endured a year long search for a space that did everything I needed it to within a budget I could afford! You don’t want to feel pressured into a space that isn’t right, and you don’t want to feel like you are bugging your realtor when you have “one more space” you’d like to check out. Erica was exactly what I needed through this process and I had a great time working with her!
It is our immense pleasure to recommend Erica Seelman and the group at GLD Commercial as a real estate agent for any individual or company searching for commercial real estate. We were renting a space and the lease was set to end and we needed to buy or rent new space fast.
We found Erica (and the entire GLD group) to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we know that was not the case. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also highly personable with an engaging personality.
We are pleased to recommend Erica Seelman to anyone looking to buy or sell commercial property. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion, and if we ever need to move again, she will be our first choice in real estate agents.
If you value the following attributes; trust, loyalty and consistency you will find all three attributes when you work with Erica Seelman of GLD Commercial Real Estate. While working with Erica she has exemplified loyalty to me through her relentless property search and meet ups with me even on short notice. Erica has demonstrated and built trust with me, through her knowledge and familiarity of commercial real estate in the Cedar Rapids surrounding area and is not afraid to say “this is not what is best for you and the future of your business.” Over time Erica has shown consistency in all she says and in all she does, and I could not ask for more in a person and am fortunate to have her.
Our experience with Erica Seelman, GLD Commercial, came about with our attempt to sell a commercial property, a first for us. As a result, Erica brought us an offer of interest. She handled our counter offer and the details that resulted in a timely sale, satisfactory to both us and the buyer. We appreciate her hard work and time spent. We would recommend Erica and her company if you are selling or buying property.
Carol & Janet Hayek, Owners
Working with GLD on the sale of our office building far exceeded our expectations. We found them to be honest, completely transparent, responsive, and realistic about our property and the market. They kept us well informed about all aspects of the sale. Our situation was somewhat unique working with a committee for a non-profit, but they were always willing to meet with us, listen to our needs and guide us every step of the way. We could not have been more pleased with how they treated us and helped us sell our property.
When our company needed a new building for our Iowa City operation, we reached out to a couple of companies including GLD Commercial. In the end, Dave Drown, Adam Gibbs and their team helped us find our way to a very competitive Build-to-Suit solution. The process was very smooth. There were no surprises and the facility turned out great. I would highly recommend GLD Commercial.
GLD did a fantastic job with a lease space in our new office building! I was surprised and pleased that Dave Drown secured a lease with a tenant prior to the building being done. The transaction went smooth and follow up was a nice touch!
For nearly two years we attempted to lease a specific building for our growing business but were unable to secure the terms we needed. When we engaged Dave Drown, he worked diligently to negotiate a very creative and favorable lease on that same building which is now our new, 240,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters. We had many requirements, but with Dave’s help, we got the terms and incentives we needed to make the move a reality. I would highly recommend Dave Drown and GLD Commercial.
I have worked with GLD Commercial for several years. GLD has represented our company real estate interests where we are a landlord, a tenant, and a seller of property in the Cedar Rapids vicinity. They have provided the communication, guidance, market knowledge, and innovative strategies that our company and I require to be effective.
When my company was looking to build a new manufacturing plant, we knew who to call for commercial property. I would highly recommend Dave Drown and GLD Commercial as a solid resource in the commercial real estate arena.
Adam Gibbs demonstrated exceptional experience and professionalism in his efforts to assist us in securing an additional location in Cedar Rapids. We would certainly recommend GLD Commercial for your commercial real estate needs.
I had a small piece of property located in Cedar Rapids that I was contemplating building a commercial office building on with the intent to find a tenant to lease the space. Prior to construction, I reached out to Dave Drown and his team at GLD Commercial. Within two months Dave found me a solid tenant and we built a 4,000 square foot build-to-suit office building for them. It was a win-win situation. My tenant and I were very impressed with how quickly the folks at GLD orchestrated the deal. I would highly recommend GLD for any of your commercial real estate needs.
I would highly recommend Adam Gibbs and the GLD Team to anyone who needs a true professional to lead the search for office space.
I wanted to tell you that in the process of searching for a spot I looked through a lot of listings and websites and spoke with several commercial realtors. I can honestly say your company stands out. The listings that you sent me were presented well and provided great details about each property. The look of both your emailed listing sheets and your website are classy. You have done a great job creating a superior image. I greatly appreciate your quick and knowledgeable responses to all my questions. I am glad I called you!
I would highly recommend Adam Gibbs for his outstanding ability to locate our new office space in a timely and professional manner. With just a few questions and feedback on our office needs he had our perfect office space waiting for us! Adam and GLD were absolutely the best team I have ever worked with and exceeded all of our expectations.
Building two retail brands across two states over 17 years has come with a wide variety of relationships with real estate brokers! Many have been less than satisfactory and, in many cases, downright disappointing!
Working with GLD and Erica Seelman over the past few years has been a true example of how these relationships should go! Erica and her team never fail to support me and my peer's efforts to find the best retail locations and negotiate leases that are fair to both my organization and the landlord! When I need additional information to satisfy the demands of my two franchisors, Erica and her team not only provide the information to satisfy the demands of my two franchisors but do so quickly and with much understanding of the need for that information.
Needless to say, both I and those who work with me will continue to grow our relationship with Erica and GLD as they make it easy and it makes my life easier in continuing to grow our organizations.