Client Testimonials

Des Moines Commercial Real Estate


"Our organization selected Jan Berg because she made the best case that she was going to work her hardest to get our property sold. Obviously, we felt really fantastic with her selection when our attorney, unsolicited shared that Jan was one of the two best commercial real estate brokers in the Des Moines Metro. Based on my experiences, I would wholeheartedly agree.

So what made Jan the BEST? Jan was open, honest and straightforward. She listened for understanding. She asked great questions to learn about our entities and understand our property and how it operated. She came prepared to meetings with key information and tasks that needed to be completed. She addressed issues in a timely manner. I appreciated her taskmaster approach to getting information she needed to enhance her ability to present the property in the best light. Jan was very effective in working with our facility committee from our board of directors. Again, her skill set makes communication and relationship building very effective.

Some brokers can make you feel that the reason they are working hard is to get their fee. With Jan, I really felt like she was focused on our organization and on doing all the right things to help us sell our property at the highest price to a great buyer. She did that.

I think our attorney was wrong when he said Jan was one of the two best brokers. I think she is THE BEST and I believe anyone who uses her will too!"

Galen Howsare, RSBA
Iowa Association of School Boards

"I contacted Jan Berg in May, 2012 to list five lots owned by the Mary L. Kranovich Trust and located at E. 28th and University.  Jan listed the property, asking for my patience and explaining that it could take some time to sell based on the economy, total size of the lots (about two-thirds of an acre), zoning, location, and price I wanted to ask.  The property sold in December, 2014, at the price Jan originally suggested.

Through the two years she worked to sell the property, Jan was always professional, positive, and encouraging.  She kept in contact providing support and advice.  Her experience and dedication was especially helpful when an alleged lease on the property was discovered after an offer was made.  She was not discouraged, nor did she give up, and for that I will always be grateful.  I don't believe anyone else could have provided better service.

Jan Berg is a true professional and I appreciate all the time and effort she put into working with me on the behalf of the Trust." 

Vicki K. Volpe 
Mary L. Kranovich Trust​

Jesse Bunney I can't begin to say thank you enough for all you did to help Life 107.1. You deserved to hear my gratitude right away thank you.
Dave St. John
Life 107.1/96.1


"I have known Linda Gibbs and Tim Sharpe for some time, but this is first transaction that I have completed with them and it went very smoothly. I have always been impressed with their professionalism and approachability. They worked hard to move both sides to a mutual agreement and I look forward to future dealings with them."
Jay C Mihulka
Vice President of Real Estate & Franchising

"Jan Berg provided excellent professional services in securing our new space, space configuration and assisting in the lease negotiations. It was a pleasure working with her. "
Robert C. Thomson
Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C.

"Linda Gibbs and Tim Sharpe were very professional and knowledgeable and helped make the sales process of the Meadow Chase Apartments seem almost painless. I hope to have the opportunity to work with them again."
Debbie Birtwell
Aspen Square Management Inc

"Paul Weeks is no doubt the most professional realtor I have ever worked with. I really enjoyed working with him on this deal and in the past and have felt that Paul always has done his homework and has been ready to serve his clients in first-class fashion."
Charles Haas
Greenwood Investors


"I wanted to inform you of the great job that Jan Berg did for me and our company. Jan was very understanding of our needs and very helpful in all aspects from start to finish. I believe I got lucky when I called her as I have dealt with other realtors that were far from Jan’s caliber."
Kevin Strecker
Mid-West Production Coordinator

"I would just like to state that Colleen Johnson did an outstanding job in facilitating our needs in Des Moines. I can honestly say that due to her we found the only site that we wanted to put our senior campus on and she provided all the assistance necessary to secure it. Colleen is a true professional and would not hesitate to use her and your firm again in any real estate needs that we would have in Des Moines."
Michael F. Gould
President, SilverCrest Properties, LLC

“I received your letter about our recent transaction in the Broadway Industrial Park. Arny Engman has been great to work with, he has always been prompt, thorough and professional. I have never had to call him more than once. After we got the ball rolling on both of our transactions I was basically able to sit back and he took care of whatever needed to be done. I look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.”
Greg Ortmann, President
GTO Investments

"We are very pleased with Dick Powell as our agent in Des Moines. Dick went out of his way to work with our client in the leasing process. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mr. Powell."
Herbert J. Lavigne
President, Lavigne Enterprises

"Very detailed, very thorough, very complete, and a very fine job done! Jeff’s a keeper! When anything comes up in this area again, we will go with Jeff Spence."
Robert Bedore
Advance America

"I would like to commend Craig King on the great job he did in finding us a location in Des Moines. Craig worked with our company for over a year to find us exactly what we were looking for at an affordable price. He was and continues to be very helpful; always prompt in returning phone calls, e-mails, etc. Craig King is very good at what he does."
Lee W.
Virginia, MN