Testimonials

“Ellen, a great deal of thanks for a job well done.  I almost wish I had more property in the area that we could work on!”  Barbara DeJackson, Project Manager, General Motors Company

“Ellen, you deserve a medal for this one!  Wow.  Thanks for being such a great help, a professional and maintaining a chin-up attitude.”  Dick Heins, Real Estate Specialist, US Postal Service

“We had very specific requirement for relocating our 24/7 poison control center including unique site layout and infrastructure needs that were critical to our operations.  We contacted Ellen Kaplan and gave her details on what we were looking for.  Ellen gathered excellent market information and presented us with several options that met our criteria.  Ellen’s unique background proved to be the perfect combination in helping us find the perfect space in the Mid American building.  Ellen is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.”  Linda Kalin, Managing Director, Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center

“Our company’s growth and expansion was greatly assisted by Ellen’s timely and expert assistance in securing two properties perfect for our needs.  In both cases, the purchase was complicated and could have fallen apart but for her local knowledge and excellent real estate insight.  I would recommend Ellen to anyone needing a true professional in handling their real estate activities”  Marty Palmer, President, Palmer Candy Company

“After we moved in to the new plant that we built in South Sioux City we were anxious to recoup our equity in our old facility.  Ellen Kaplan went to work for us and produced the results we wanted, a sold property!  Ellen, your dedicated and professional efforts was much appreciated.  Thanks for helping us with the sale of our building!”  Steven W. Schneider, President & CEO, Gerkin Windows and Doors

“Ellen did a great job with both helping us secure additional land in the Morningside area, and also with our efforts to sell excess property near our campus.  She was always responsive to our needs and stayed on top of these projects making sure all parties were dealt with professionally; we felt that we were represented in a very positive manner.  Also, her legal background greatly assisted us in our successful re-zoning of both parcels.”  Peter Thoreen, President & CEO, Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s

“Ellen Kaplan has represented our various commercial properties for the past twenty years in both lease and sale transactions.  Whether the transaction involves national or local companies, governmental agencies, or non-profits, whether complex or straightforward, Ellen has always been extremely professional, knowledgeable, and skilled in consummating the deal.”  John W. Gleeson, President, Klinger Companies, Inc.

“Ellen Kaplan has represented our real estate needs and leasing activities for many years.  She has done this with professionalism and great integrity.  Her knowledge of the real estate market and her relationships in the community make her a great asset to our business.  We work with Ellen and have great confidence in her abilities.”  Henry Tyger, Area President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

“When we needed assistance re-evaluating our office space needs, we called Ellen Kaplan.  With her in-depth market knowledge, she was able to secure us a rent reduction at our existing location.  We couldn’t be more pleased.”  Howard Kreisberg, COO, Greenberg’s Jewelers, Inc.

“Ellen Kaplan assisted us in consolidating and relocating our offices, showroom and warehouse to a larger flagship location.  My entire staff, I and our customers are thrilled with the facility.  We don’t anticipate another move, but if we did, we’d give Ellen a call.”  Skip Perley, TEC-corp.