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If you are in the process of or even thinking about doing a commercial real estate transaction, I would 100% recommend you talk to James. He is not only knowledgeable and professional, but he is a warm genuine person who cares about your best interest. He assisted me in the decision making of the sale vs the rental of my commercial property all the while helping me choose what was right for me. He made sure the sale went through smoothly without any drama or stress. He also always treated me with respect and was never condescending, which is not always the case in the male dominated field of commercial real estate. Even after the sale he was willing to assist with advice on what to look for in a 1031 exchange. I am glad that I have had the truly wonderful experience of working with James. Lynn A. Yut, D.V.M.  veterinarian

Dr. Lynn A. Y. / Veterinarian @ All Cats Hospital / Carlsbad, CA


This was my first time getting commercial real-estate and I was a bit overwhelmed and intimidated by the whole process. James came and met me at my current office to find out more about my needs and kept me regularly up to date about different good fits in the location I wanted in the north county coastal region of San Diego. He was readily available to meet me at a moment’s notice to tour different sites when I wanted to. He helped me to find a great space planner to help design my TI buildout and get additional quotes to ensure I was getting a good value. During negotiations he was my advocate and partner, helping to explain the different steps and work with the landlord and the landlord representative to advocate for changes I wanted. James was a pleasure to work with every step of the way and I highly recommend him without reservations. Would use his services again in a heartbeat.

Dr. Dave L. / Head Physician @ SourceMD / Encinitas, CA


James, Selina, and the entire team at Lee & Associates were extremely helpful in finding Griffith Company the perfect office location in San Diego. The search was kicked off with a personal call from their president, Al Apuzzo, who promptly set us up with James and Selina to begin the search. James listened to our specific needs, and only sent us listings to review that were an exact match to our search criteria. From there, we toured a number of properties, ultimately finding a perfect office suite in Scripps Ranch. Griffith Company is grateful for Lee & Associates, and we would not hesitate to use them again in the future. 

Jesse E. / Senior Advisor @ Griffith Company / San Diego, CA


It was a pleasure working with James and his assistant. He understood what we were looking for and worked at finding a location that met all our criteria. James always communicated with us regarding any shifts or changes to make sure we were all on the same page. Now we're in our perfect office location and couldn't be happier! Thank you James!

Gisele P. / Principal @ HP Consultants, Inc. / Carlsbad, CA


James was wonderful to work with. His follow through and commitment to us as his clients enabled us to find and lease the space of our dreams and made it happen very fast. He has amazing follow through and extremely easy to work with.  We will absolutely be using James for any additional commercial needs. 

Morgan M. / Principal @ Mullen Design Co. / La Costa, CA


James Bengala has been an incredible partner and mentor for me and my company. My company was coming to the end of our lease and needed to make a move, but we had no idea where to start. We met James and began our simple search for a small office space to move our company to. After a few tours and lots of time discussing business and personal needs James helped guide us to a decision to purchase office space. He spent a countless number of hours educating and communicating all of the different aspects that we did not know or understand to ensure that we were making the best decision possible and were fully informed through the entire process. We truly could not have purchased the building we were looking for without the guidance James provided, and we would not be where we are today without his help. We were astonished and grateful at the hard work he put in on and off the clock for the purchase of the building, but we figured once the deal was complete, we would be on our own to maintain the building. We were wrong, James has been right beside us in every major decision we have made with leases, advertising, significant repairs, etc. He has really become an extension of our team, and we know we can always count on him. We are a small family-owned business, it is safe to say, James has become a part of that family because he has had our back and best interest and forefront since the day we met him. I cannot recommend using James for any of your real estate needs enough, he goes above and beyond in everything he does and will make sure you are taken care of no matter what the need may be. 

Grant S. / CFO @ SGG Ventures / Oceanside, CA


My company recently enlisted the services of James to move our office from San Diego to North County. James was professional, prompt, very knowledgeable, and communicated with us through the entire process. He made the move very easy and stress free, and best of all he found us the perfect office space to meets our needs. If your looking for a real estate agent I would highly recommend James!

Todd D. / GM @ PSC Electronics, Inc. / Escondido, CA


We met James unexpectedly one day as he was meeting with a vendor in our building. We got to chatting about looking for new office space and the struggles we were having to find something that suited all our needs. He talked to us about the differences between doing it alone and the benefit to having a broker that is on our side looking out for our best interests. He presented us with a number of options and was there to provide insight on the industry. We had a couple tough breaks along the way getting close on a number of properties and then being let down by the landlord, but he hung in there with us continuing to look and was able to help us broker a deal with a property that met all our needs at the right price. We got a hell of a TI package along with it as well. I would certainly recommend James to anyone looking for office space. He's super friendly but a good negotiator. He understands his clients wants and needs and works until the deal is done.

Nick L. / Principal @ BOSS News Network / Carlsbad, CA


We recently had the pleasure of working with James Bengala when looking for our first office space. From day 1, James was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for offices to view based on what we were looking for in our budget. All throughout the negotiations and securing of the lease James was there quickly handling any issues that may have risen. James is very friendly, accommodating, professional and positive! He was a true pleasure to work with. If the time ever comes when we will be looking for a new commercial space, there isn't any question on who my Realtor will be!

Scot F. / Principal @ Frontis Architecture / Pacific Beach, CA

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