“TFA Commercial was a company we hardly knew of since we were not looking to move or expand. But a nice young gentleman by the name of Vincent Palec kept us in the loop of the real estate market, and was not the in your face kind of realtor. He made his presence felt, and was accommodating when we just needed some questions answered. In 2019 our company was in an expansion mode, and needed some additional space, a better location, and a better rental rate. Who did we call? Vincent.
Mid 2019, we met not only Vincent but Trent Frankum and Kristine Tolentino, who presented to us who they are and a comprehensive overview of the Manila office market. Not pushing to make an offer but really first of all understanding what our needs were . Amongst other providers who were also looking to make a deal with us, it was TFA that made us comfortable and won our trust. In this very commercial world where everyone just needs to make money, it is not often that we are fortunate enough to meet people who are honest, sincere and good at what they do. That is what defines Trent and his team. Hence our decision to contract them as our agents.
The effects of Covid on the airline industry underscored our need for cost reduction. As a BPO of the Air France-KLM group, our initial negotiations with TFA for a prime new location were no longer tenable as the savings were meager. It was now critical that we find a new PEZA location, that would provide us substantial savings and a healthy working environment for our employees.
Trent and his team presented us with various options, with us finally settling for a building that may not be premium but offered a large floor plate with room for scaling up, a great view, good ventilation, and other features we needed. Credit to TFA for negotiating well on our behalf as many deals were granted to our benefit. Concessions which made up for the disparity in building stature.
If there is future need for space we would not consider any other real estate provider except TFA. They do their homework on what a client needs and quite simply...they do their job well!”Jenny DayritIASA, Inc.
“In our dealings with Tan, Frankum & Associates (TFA), Trent, Ten together with their entire team showed specialized real estate knowledge, remarkable professionalism and outstanding customer service. They have a good grasp of our needs and showed us the property that meets all our expectations. Our company made the right decision in choosing to work with TFA in finding our company’s new home.”Vivian CheongSr. Vice President – HR and CAC - Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI)
“Your organization has not only located properties but spearheaded difficult negotiations where ownership concerns and the building assets that were not properly organized as in most ready built factory conditions. Your Team was able to work through several levels of uncertainty, risk, and assess the legal conditions that allowed us to pursue the properties in question. The focus from you and your Team’s time was invaluable for providing the right decision points and to organize our options for a clear and concise direction by our board and other key stakeholders. As we progress with future expansion project there is no doubt that we will look to TFA to assist us with our future real estate endeavors.”Darin ValleyManaging Director - COHU Philippines
“We had an excellent experience working with Trent and his team. He added much value and exceeded our expectations on the project. Was able to bring several offers to the table. Would not hesitate to work with TFA again.”Mark DonahueDirector of Corporate Procurement - Deca Technologies
“Trent Frankum and his team at TFA helped us immensely in looking at commercial lease options for our office space requirement. He spent a lot of time understanding our needs, and as we reviewed properties he was able to determine exactly what we needed. Tan, Frankum & Associates went beyond my expectations and experience in the contract negotiation, and Trent’s attention to detail was comforting. He has a very thorough knowledge of the Manila real estate market, contract negotiation, and pitfalls. I would without any doubt use him again for any of XP Solutions’ real estate requirements.”Sudesh MudaliarVice President - XP Solutions, Asia Pacific
“I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Trent Frankum and his team at Tan, Frankum & Associates (TFA),Inc. We worked with Trent in the acquisition of our new call center facility located in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Trent acted as our tenant representative from the start of the project until completion,including post-signing coordination with our contractors for the build out of the 6,000 plus square meter facility.Ankush KhoslaSVP - iQor
In addition to Trent's excellent work,he is a man of integrity. Trent's excellent negotiation skills,tenacity, sound technical ability and overall passion and effectiveness at his job are enhanced by his personal character and integrity. I would highly recommend Trent Frankum to anyone looking for a talented, ethical, professional, committed and effective commercial broker who also has an outstanding attitude and solid reputation for fiduciary execution. We were truly pleased and impressed with the outstanding person Trent Frankum is and the excellent job he did for our company!
“The office building which we have occupied for more than 20 years was sold by the owner. Our lease contract was pre-terminated and we were given only 6 months to relocate. We tapped the services of TFA and in a short period of time they were able to provide us with a number of options meeting our requirements. They were very helpful in our negotiation of the lease. I think we could not have done it this fast if not for Tan, Frankum & Associates.”Mina BatoVice President for Operations - Tupperware
“We are very glad to have worked with Tan, Frankum & Associates.Philip PalafoxHead of Specifications - Palafox Associates
Ten is more professional than most brokers we have ever worked with (even if she just recently passed the licensure exam). She was very accommodating all along especially when dealing with the bank, city hall, insurance, building admin et al. You guys showed us the property that fit our organization and you were not just after the sale or commission.
Tan, Frankum & Associates listened to what we wanted and they presented what we needed.
We look forward to working with you again.
“Tan, Frankum & Associates have a unique insight into the market in the Philippines - their firm offers the right mix of data driven understanding and expertise with a mix of local experience and business acumen. Tan, Frankum & Associates are my one stop shop for all my real estate decisions.”Maurice LevineMaster Franchisee - Anytime Fitness Asia
“Tan, Frankum & Associates not only helped us make the best decision for our business, but also was able to help us do so in a very compressed timeline, when time was of the essence. Ten and her team provided customer service that far exceeded our expectations and were very helpful as trusted advisors during the entire process. They took a lot of work (and worries) off of our plate due to their high level of attention to detail and professionalism. I would highly recommend working with them – and look forward to doing so again.”Brett DoylePresident & CEO - Sculpture Hospitality Asia
“With the recommendation of two real estate agents on the US mainland, we accepted a marketing proposal from Tan, Frankum & Associates as our marketing agent in the sale of our 50,000 square meters beachfront property on the island of Palawan in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
We worked with Trent and we were really impressed with his marketing strategy and his knowledge and understanding of the real estate market in the Philippines. His excellent contract negotiation helped us to sign the “contract to sell” with a buyer. Since we live overseas, Trent and Jenny helped us with filing the needed paperwork including dealing with transferring financial transactions. Working with them definitely made the process in selling our property run smoothly.
We are so happy with the successful sale of our property that we would gladly recommend Tan, Frankum & Associates to anyone in need of real estate help.”Willie and Shirley PalomaPaloma Electrical Services, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii
“Tan, Frankum & Associates helped us make the best decision for our business by providing us with the most informed options. Their excellent customer service went beyond the necessary and helped us enrich mutually beneficial business relationships with our partners. They paid the utmost attention to fine details, including thorough and complete paperwork for our transactions.”Charles Vincent OngChief Operating Officer - Innoland
“Tan, Frankum & Associates played an instrumental role as our real estate consultant in the roll out of our flagship coffee shops in Makati, Ortigas, and Bonifacio Global City. Through Trent and Jenny’s stewardship, we successfully closed sites in the top 3 central business districts in Manila all the while having a firm understanding of the retail and office market dynamics. I have since referred my friends and acquaintances in need of commercial space to Tan, Frankum & Associates as they are the leaders in the market in this sector.”Marcel CrespoDirector - Toby's Estate