Over 150 years of combined experience.
We have assembled an extraordinary team of creative real estate professionals with strong analytical abilities, keen negotiating skills and uncompromising ethics. Together, we have worked on millions of square feet of transactions throughout the United States, and we are all available to ensure the best outcome for your business.
Glenn Blumenfeld, one of four principals of Tactix, started his professional career as a real estate/corporate attorney at Dechert L.L.P., one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he was a partner and Chair of their Real Estate Equity Practice. Glenn was also Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Hiring Committee. In 2002, Glenn joined Tactix as a principal and has been highly instrumental in growing its market presence to the point where Tactix is now the largest tenant-only brokerage firm in the Greater Philadelphia area.
In 2013, Glenn helped form, and became the original CEO of, Exis, now the second largest tenant-only brokerage organization in the world, with offices on four continents and covering most major U.S. cities. Tactix represents the Philadelphia-Southeastern Pennsylvania/Delaware and South Jersey markets for Exis.
While many brokers are viewed primarily as space finders, Glenn’s clients realize that his unique legal and business backgrounds provide them tremendous value in both structuring creative, one of a kind transactions and securing the most advantageous terms at the negotiating table. Since 2002, Glenn has handled some of the largest, most complex tenant brokerage assignments in the Delaware Valley including headquarters projects for FMC Corporation, Macquarie, Nutrisystem, FS Investments and Brandywine Global, as well as for many of the region’s top law firms including: Dechert; Blank Rome; Cozen O’Connor; Klehr Harrison; Buchanan Ingersoll; Saul Ewing; Manko Gold; Saltz Mongeluzzi; Feldman Shepherd; Royer Cooper; and Kleinbard Bell & Brecker.
Glenn lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife, Susan, and dog Chloe. His three adult children have successfully launched.
1982 The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Magna Cum Laude
1985 The University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, Law Review
1985 Admitted to PA Bar
2002 Licensed Real Estate Broker, PA and DE
Glenn is passionate about giving back to the community through his involvement with area nonprofits as well as the City. His Board positions include:
The Committee of 70;
The Abramson Center for Jewish Life;
The Mann Music Center;
Cradles to Crayons;
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and many others.
Glenn was also appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to work on his Facilities Task Force in 2012 and 2013. The Task Force, comprised of business leaders and senior City officials, evaluated the way the City manages and consumes real estate and issued an extensive written report with recommendations for improving efficiency. Glenn has also been selected by City Controller, Rebecca Rhynhart, to serve on the Community Advisory and Accountability Council which is reviewing the City’s response to the civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd and providing recommendations for future responses.
- Having worked with many large, national brokerage firms as a client and attorney, I came to realize that the traditional brokerage model was fundamentally flawed in many ways that worked against client interests. I left my partnership at Dechert because I saw a real opportunity to create something special at Tactix and provide more value to brokerage clients. I’m extremely proud that we have eliminated conflicts of interest and artificial revenue quotas, hired extraordinary real estate professionals with unique legal and financial backgrounds and created a truly collaborative model. I know we could not have achieved the results we have for our clients under any other platform or with any other professionals.
“Glenn and the Tactix team provided us with the services and market insights of a top-flight firm, but they brought so much more to the table. Their extensive relationships and multidisciplinary backgrounds and experience- especially on the legal side–enabled them to add unique, quantifiable value that their competitors could not.”
Michael Forman, Chairman and CEO, FS Investments
Doug Simon is one of four owners of Tactix and has been working as an exclusive tenant representative since leaving the active practice of law in 2001. Since then, Doug has spent his entire brokerage career representing tenants and owner-occupiers in commercial real estate transactions. Based on projects completed and experiences gained during his 2+ decades advocating exclusively for tenants, Doug has been consistently recognized as one of the top tenant brokers in the region.
In addition to a wealth of leasing experience, Doug also brings his legal background to bare for his clients on every transaction and, maybe as a result, has had the privilege of representing some of the region’s top law firms, including multiple leases for Fox Rothschild, Blank Rome and White and Williams, as well as the City’s non-profit providers of legal services, including Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance and the Homeless Advocacy Project. While Doug may be best known for his work in the legal arena, Doug has also represented tenants across numerous industries to execute on market breaking transactions throughout the region.
Doug lives in Center City Philadelphia, with his wife Jessica, children Jordan and Cooper, and dog Tashi.
1994 The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Sciences
1997 George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctor
1997 Pennsylvania, New Jersey Bar Admitted
2001 Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2018-2019 EXIS Co-Chair. In addition to his responsibilities at Tactix, Doug served from 2018-2019 as Co-Chair of Exis Global, an international affiliation of independent tenant representatives that Tactix co-founded in 2015, comprised of twenty-five offices and providing real estate services throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Anti-Defamation League Executive Board Member
Philadelphia VIP Philadelphia Board Member
Philadelphia Bar Association, Real Estate Committee Member
Exis Global, past Chairman
The better question for me personally is why I chose to return to Tactix after 5-years of working as an Executive Managing Director with a large international brokerage firm. Having been trained at Tactix for the first 10-years of my brokerage career, I knew we had a different approach from what I’ll call “Big Brokerage”, but it took leaving to be able to see it first hand, and truly understand the value of a conflict-free approach. While away from Tactix, I came to understand that this being an exclusive tenant representative was only the beginning of the way in which Tactix distinguishes itself from the pack. In addition, Tactix has also kept its focus on maintaining quality control of its single most important asset: its people. We don’t have 100 or 1,000 brokers – but we do have a core group of professionals dedicated to (i) providing top-tier, accountable advice, (ii) assembling best-in-class teams specifically for each assignment and (iii) delivering demonstrably better results for our clients. Put simply, I returned to Tactix because, after seeing the grass on the other side of the fence, I determined that the Tactix grass truly was greener.
We feel comfortable knowing that Tactix is watching our real estate portfolio. We have worked with Doug and his team for over a decade, while our firm has grown from a regional practice to a truly national one – spanning twenty-four offices in thirteen states. Doug has been our relentless advocate throughout. Our real estate team truly understands the tenant leasing process form a holistic perspective, and that enables us to confidently make the decisions we need to make to support our business. I can wholeheartedly recommend Tactix to any company that wants a lot more than a “broker”.
Mark L. Silow, Esq., Firmwide Managing Partner
Ryan is one of four principals of Tactix. Since joining Tactix in 2007 he has become a leader within the firm, growing its client base, recruiting new brokers, and raising Tactix’s profile in the region. Ryan was pivotal in spearheading Tactix’s move from Radnor to Center City Philadelphia and in establishing Tactix’s Wilmington, DE and new Malvern, PA offices.
Ryan’s practice at Tactix is solely focused on representing tenants and other end users of commercial real estate with leasing, acquisition and disposition strategies. His experience ranges from representing a life sciences company with the acquisition of a 15-acre, 215,000sf new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Exton, to helping a family trust dispose of a multi-generation, 100-acre farm (this creative and highly tax-efficient structure resulted in the conservation of the property in perpetuity), to helping a premier engineering company consolidate multiple locations into a new 40,000sf headquarters in Philadelphia. His clients include organizations large and small in a variety of industries including legal, non-profit, tech, healthcare, engineering, financial services, and life sciences. Ryan’s deep knowledge of real estate from both a development and leasing perspective and his extensive relationships throughout the region and across the country offers his clients unique insight and experience.
Prior to joining Tactix, Ryan was a Development Manager for Preferred Real Estate Investments, Inc., a diversified real estate investment company with over $2 billion in assets, where he was responsible for the redevelopment of over 9.5 million square feet of mixed-use oﬃce and industrial property. Ryan’s real estate career started as a Graduate Intern at the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware, the organization formed to redevelop the Christina Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware – one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most successful urban redevelopment projects.
Ryan lives in Chestnut Hill with his wife, Jill, and their two children. He is a devout Philadelphia sports fan, a lover of the Delaware Beaches, and a tortured golfer.
1999 University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts
2004 University of Delaware, Biden School of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania and Delaware
Ryan has always been active in the community, dedicating his time to causes important to him. A few of the positions he has held include:
Board Member, Uplift Center for Grieving Children
Advisory Board Member, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
Past Board Member, MS Society – Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
Past Corporate Advisory Co-Chair, Cradles to Crayons
Past Member, Mayor’s Task Force for City Facilities (Leasing Sub-committee)
When I chose to transition from development to brokerage, I considered almost every national, full-service brokerage firm in the region. But after meeting with Tactix the decision was easy. The Tactix platform was objectively different. No other firm offered a genuine tenant advocacy model staffed with real estate professionals with deep legal and financial backgrounds. The quality client roster Tactix had amassed was impressive and the creative, one-of-a-kind transactions they had structured over the years were second to none. Further, the values of the firm aligned with mine – objective analysis, purity of purpose, and the belief that bigger is NOT always better. I continue to be a staunch believer in our unique approach to real estate brokerage and know there are special things ahead for Tactix 2.0.
It is hard for me to imagine that any other firm could have represented us better than Tactix did with the sale of our medical office building. This was one of the most complex projects I have ever been a part of, and it was as if Tactix had done it 100 times. Their patience, skill, advice, and professionalism were extraordinary. We could have not achieved the results we did without Tactix on our team.
MARK DOUGHTY, COO, GLASGOW MEDICAL CENTER (a subsidiary of Christiana Care Health System)
Jud Wambold co-founded Tactix in 1997 after a successful 17-year legal career at Dechert, one of the country’s largest and most prestigious law firms. During his time as a practicing attorney, Jud negotiated over $8 billion in leasing transactions for his clients.
Jud has an established track record for producing creative real estate transactions that far exceed his clients’ expectations – and that others thought simply couldn’t be done. Jud‘s combined business and legal training positions him to deliver unique solutions which dramatically improve the bottom line results.
Jud has produced value for his clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout the country, including massive projects for Covance, Inc., Sodexho and First Data. In addition to these high profile requirements, Jud has negotiated over his career hundreds of lease renewals and move deals for smaller tenants. Jud believes that no tenant, regardless of size, should overpay on their rent, take unnecessary risk, or settle for “rubber stamp” solutions.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA
Cornell Law School, J.D.
During my legal practice I specialized in negotiating leases for tenants. My clients loved me, but I was frustrated because my client’s broker always delivered “assembly line” solutions. Too often when I asked about why a transaction had not been structured more creatively, neither my client nor their broker had an answer. When I left the practice of law I was met with offers from all of the major brokerage firms. But none of those platforms could deliver the service level I thought a tenant deserved. I wanted a brokerage firm that had no business entanglements with landlords so that my advice to a tenant would always be conflict free. I wanted to assemble a group of smart and creative professionals with diverse legal and financial backgrounds who could deliver custom crafted and economically aggressive transactions for tenants. Philadelphia didn’t need just another broker, it needed a new breed of broker and that’s why I started Tactix.
Whitney joined the Tactix team in January 2020 after spending the past 13 years working with both domestic and international environmental policies in Washington, D.C. During this time, she specialized in contract development, vendor management, financial reporting and analysis, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning. Whitney also has scientific research experience with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources in the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as economic research experience with the World Resources Institute pertaining to wastewater infrastructure valuation in the wider Caribbean region. With this experience, Whitney is able to manage the wide array of financial and long-term planning needs for the company.
2006 University of Maryland College Park, B.S. Environmental Science and Policy
2015 Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, M.A. Sustainable International Development
The Tactix team is a small firm with an impeccable reputation in the Philadelphia region, committed to their clients’ interests as top priority. Having come to this industry from the policy world of D.C., it is a refreshing change that I am excited to be a part of. Having grown up in Philadelphia, I am intrigued by the ever-changing growth and development of the Philadelphia metro area. Tactix is a major contributor to that growth. I appreciate the company’s reputation of advocating for their clients to make sure they are receiving a competitive lead in the marketplace; the brokers work tirelessly for their clients’ benefit, and I appreciate their commitment.
Over the past decade, Rob has acquired a wealth of expertise in all facets of commercial real estate, while competing over 3.1 million square feet of lease, sale, and disposition transactions on behalf of public, private, and institutional users. Known for his thorough and deeply analytical approach, Rob works to align his client’s real estate needs with their overall business objectives, by producing organic financial models to compare potential deal structures, evaluate opportunities, and forecast their P&L impact. In addition to his regional experience, Rob has spearheaded Tactix’s efforts for several national requirements, including office, retail, and life sciences facilities, across more than 50 markets coast-to-coast.
Prior to joining Tactix in 2012, Rob worked in the Global Corporate Services division of an international brokerage firm. Rob assisted corporate clients in the management of office, retail, and industrial transactions, ranging from 3,500 to 530,000 SF. In this role, Rob developed a high level of proficiency while managing each stage of the process, including corporate strategizing, market and financial analysis, site selection, and letter of intent and lease negotiations.
Throughout his career, Rob has had the opportunity to represent some of the most prominent legal, financial services, and life sciences firms in the region, including multiple headquarters and satellite lease transactions for Aberdeen Asset Management, Blank Rome LLP, Brandywine Global Asset Management, CDI Corporation, Covance Inc., FS Investments, Gordon Rees LLP, Imvax Inc., Mullen Coughlin LLC, Post & Schell P.C., Schnader Harrison LLP, and White and Williams LLP.
Rob lives in Devon, with his wife Kate and their son.
2010 James Madison University, Bachelor of Sciences
2011 James Madison University, Master of Arts
Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania
The Union League of Philadelphia
Select Greater Philadelphia – Young Professionals Network
Friends of La Salle Academy Board Member
Before deciding to leave my relationship with a large, international brokerage firm, I thoroughly vetted several other global brokerage firms in the Philadelphia area. Frankly, something was missing. Some mentors of mine recommended that, before making a decision, I explore an opportunity with Tactix because of its strong reputation and unique business platform. In an industry sometimes ridden with questionable salesmanship, I perceived Tactix to be a unique organization that strongly promoted the concept of honest and unbiased real estate advisory. Finally, I found that the strict tenant representation model, supported by a collaboration of professionals with storied financial and legal sagacity would allow me to provide my clients with the highest quality service. It was the right choice.
Tactix provides the services and market insight one would expect of a top ﬂight ﬁrm, but they bring much more. Their extensive relationships, multi-disciplinary backgrounds, and ability to add quantiﬁable value set Tactix apart from its competitors.
Michael Forman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FS Investments
Kartik Patel joined Tactix Real Estate Advisors in 2001. Given his strong financial background, Kartik initially served as the Firm’s “go to” financial analyst, creating customized financial models for the firm’s most complex transactions which are still being used today. Within a short period of time, clients recognized Kartik’s value and he was transitioned into full time brokerage. During a nearly 20-year career in real estate, Kartik has advised a full range of industry clients in their commercial real estate needs, from high-profile law firms and pharmaceutical companies to financial services, nonprofit, and public interest firms. Examples of Kartik’s diverse client base include Franklin Square Capital Partners, Mercy Health System, Dechert, Nutrisystem, UHS, Safeguard Scientifics, and Northwestern Mutual to name just a few.
Kartik lives in suburbs of Philadelphia, with his wife, two children and dog. When not in the office, you’ll find Kartik on the golf course – or at a swimming pool watching his kids compete.
Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Finance & International Business
Drexel University – M.B.A.
2001 Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Public Interest Law Center Board Member
For me, joining Tactix was all about the company’s philosophy to its work. Unlike many of its competitors in big national brokerage, Tactix is not about sales and revenue quotas. Sure, building a client base is important, but Tactix focused on doing that by providing unparalleled tenant brokerage, and doing the right thing – every time. From day one, I observed a company that was singularly focused on doing whatever it took to close demonstrably better transactions that support the clients’ business needs.
So how do we do it? We do it with a team of professionals who use their financial, business and legal acumen to strongly advocate for our clients. When I saw the collaborative team approach to all transactions and, coupled it with a fundamental and absolute commitment to putting the clients’ interest first, it was an easy decision to be part of the Tactix team.
“We were impressed with the combinations of strong legal and financial backgrounds of the Tactix professionals and thought they could add unique value. The Tactix approach was much more thoughtful than other brokerage firms and we got senior level attention from the firm. Tactix not only got us a wonderful economic deal, they also ensured that our interests were being protected and properly documented.”
– David Clark, CFO, Nutrisystem
Daniel Ritterman brings over a decade of entrepreneurial, legal, and negotiation experience to Tactix. After founding Mainline Delivery, one of the region’s first restaurant delivery services, while in college, and acting as its operating manager for over 10 years, he successfully negotiated its sale to a publicly traded company in 2016. While Dan continued to operate in the Philadelphia market for the acquiring company, fueling his passion for helping businesses grow their revenues and maximize their bottom line, Dan also found the time to attend Temple Law School where he earned his J.D. in 2014.
Based on his experience as an entrepreneur creating and operating his own business, Dan understand the dedication and commitment required to build a practice in commercial real estate. During his tenure at Tactix, Daniel has represented clients ranging from growth stage technology startups to Am Law 100 law firms to non-profit organizations and retailers. In addition to his brokerage work, Dan still devotes a portion of his time to advising startup founders through various mentorship programs.
Dan lives in Dresher, Pennsylvania with his wife Erica, children Spencer and Logan, and dog Jackson. When not at the office or with the kids, you’ll likely find Dan on the golf course or playing his guitar.
2008 The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts
2014 Temple Beasley School of Law, Juris Doctor
2014 Pennsylvania Bar Admitted
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Philly Startup Leaders
For me, choosing a brokerage company for Phase II of my career was about two things: putting myself in a position to provide the best possible professional, ethical and unbiased brokerage services, and working with other people who shared those values but also had exceptional skills and professional experience that could teach me the real estate business. Tactix made this incredibly easy for me.
Law school pounds into future lawyers the proposition that a conflict of interest – whether real or perceived – presents an impediment to objective legal advice. This obstacle to impartiality is why a conflicts-check is one of the very first steps in entering into a lawyer-client relationship. When I went to sell my own business, I realized immediately the value of objective conflict-free advice on the client’s side as well. If I sensed someone’s advice was tainted by their own interests, then I discounted it, often completely.
It is with this mindset that I started looking at brokerage firms and immediately discarded any that purport to zealously represent BOTH landlords and tenants. As someone who’s primary motivator was helping navigate clients through an objectively difficult processes, I didn’t want to spend my days compromising for at least one of my clients, or somehow justifying inherently flawed advice.
Tactix was a natural fit for me. It is a company that operates like a law firm, staffed by brokers who act like entrepreneurs. I know when I wake up every morning my mission is clear: get my clients the best real estate deals possible to support their growth.
We feel comfortable knowing that Tactix is watching our real estate portfolio. We have worked with Tactix for over a decade, while our firm has grown from a regional practice to a truly national one – spanning twenty-four offices in thirteen states. Doug has been our relentless advocate throughout. Our real estate team truly understands the tenant leasing process form a holistic perspective, and that enables us to confidently make the decisions we need to make to support our business. I can wholeheartedly recommend Tactix to any company that wants a lot more than a “broker”.
Mark L. Silow, Esq., Firmwide Managing Partner
Trish Perevich came to Tactix in 2014 with a 15+ year track record of developing business for professional service firms and serves as the company’s Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining Tactix, Trish spent the majority of her career helping architecture and engineering firms grow. Trish was Marketing Manager and member of the Executive Leadership Team at an A/E firm in Rochester NY for over 10 years. After relocating to PA, Trish built a sizeable network and achieved measurable success as Director of Business Development for two Center City based architectural firms.
Trish has a natural talent for building relationships with clients, prospective clients and referral partners. Professional, approachable, and skilled in active listening, Trish connects easily with others; working to understand and address their individual needs.
At Tactix, Trish’s focus is on increasing awareness of the firm in key markets, conducting market research, building and maintaining a business network, introducing the firm to prospective clients, and securing speaking engagements for the principals.
Trish resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she enjoys golf, fitness, and nature. Trish also has a passion for personal development and serves as a volunteer executive coach for The Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
1987 B.S. Business/Marketing, Rochester Institute of Technology, Highest Honors
Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Beacon Networking for Life
Life Sciences PA
Women in Bio
Princeton-Mercer Chamber of Commerce
Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy
With many years of direct experience and a proven track record of helping professional services firms achieve significant growth, I had numerous career opportunities available to me. Tactix offered something different and compelling for my future. I chose Tactix because their reputation for excellence, ethical practices and commitment to client service, align perfectly with my personal and professional values. As such I can confidently and passionately introduce Tactix to prospective clients. I am proud to be associated with a firm that puts the client‘s interests first and delivers exceptional outcomes.
The ethical practices of Tactix are one of the critical factors why we have used them on multiple lease negotiations over the past eight years. Their ability to ascertain the pulse of the market and their commitment to truly represent the tenant, gave us the tools needed to make our decisions with confidence. I strongly recommend Tactix for their thoroughness, attention to detail and their high professional regard toward working with standards of excellence.
Dr. John Templeton Jr., President, John Templeton Foundation
Casey Pollock joined Tactix in 2019 after previously working in retail brokerage, where she handled tenant and landlord representation as well as investment sales assignments throughout the region. In addition to representing restaurant and retail tenants locally, Casey’s loyal clients brought her into New York, Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Through her consistent work on these national and regional accounts, Casey developed tremendous experience in all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage and consultation. During her time in retail, Casey had the privilege of handling initial market penetrations, strategic rollouts and disposition work for clients such as T-Mobile, DXL Destination XL, Qdoba Mexican Grill and honeygrow, where Casey assisted the brand in site selection and strategic growth across a dozen major metropolitan markets.
As a seasoned real estate professional with over ten years’ experience at one of the region’s top retail brokerage firms, Casey now brings an exclusive tenant focus to a sector of the industry that has typically relied on full service brokerage. Moreover, as lines between retail and commercial continue to blend, Casey has leant her wealth of experience to the team, adding some elements of her “retail” approach to more typically “office” requirements.
Casey lives in Fitler Square with her fiancé, Doug. Outside the office, you can find her planning any next travel adventure or staying active, where she spends as much time as possible playing tennis, golfing, sailing or skiing. Casey shared her Dad’s passion for jazz and frequents the Philadelphia Orchestra.
2010 : Bachelor of Arts, University of Delaware: Finance- Cum Laude
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of PA
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of NJ
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of DE
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of NY
Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square Board Member
International Council of Shopping Centers
Young Professionals Council
Philadelphia Catholic League Alumni Corp
Advisory Committee Board of the Philadelphia Orchestra
I believe that, especially in real estate, people ultimately choose to do business with people they know, like and trust. I have spent my entire career building the “know” and “like” part, and Tactix offered me a platform I could trust. For a person who wrote her college entrance exam on the “art of the perfect handshake” and the importance of first impressions, having a company like Tactix behind me was everything.
What made me feel immediately comfortable were the people at Tactix. Their backgrounds vary, but my colleagues at Tactix are uniformly ethical, incredibly analytical and absolutely willing to put their clients’ interests before their own. Tactix doesn’t close great deals by banging the table or making threats. To the contrary, we help companies find the best solutions by listening to them, aligning our interests with their own, and making sure every aspect of a transaction just makes sense.
I come to work every day knowing that I am going to learn something new from my colleagues and become an even better broker tomorrow. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. (The office outdoor patio and pop-a-shot 5 feet from my office desk also really sealed the deal for me.)
Martin joined Tactix in 2002 after many years as a commercial real estate lawyer, most recently as a shareholder of what is now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, one of the largest law firms in the country. Previously, Martin was with the Philadelphia oﬃce of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, and the Dallas oﬃce of what is now Locke Lord LLP. Martin’s legal career covered most aspects of commercial real estate, including oﬃce, industrial and retail leasing, construction and permanent financing, loan workouts, forward and reverse like-kind exchanges, sale/leasebacks and land use, development and construction matters.
At Tactix, Martin has worked on oﬃce and industrial lease transactions, site acquisitions and dispositions, and an assortment of real estate related consulting work. Clients include law firms (Richards, Layton and Finger; Potter, Anderson and Corroon; Rawle & Henderson, LLP; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP), large privately held companies (Corporation Service Company), institutions (Villanova University) and other big and small business in the Delaware Valley and across the country.
In addition to his work at Tactix, Martin has long been active at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, where he has twice served as a Trustee of the church and has led its property committee. He has also been a member of the board of the church’s foundation, and has led the investment committee that oversees the foundation’s $40M endowment. From 2018 to 2021 he was co-chair of the renovation committee for the church’s $17M renovation project. Martin has also been the president of his neighborhood’s homeowners’ association.
Martin and his wife Mary live in Radnor, PA. They have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
1978 Swarthmore College, B.A.
1982 Emory Law School, J.D.
1982 Texas Bar (inactive)
1988 Pennsylvania Bar (inactive)
2003 Associate Broker, Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Trustee; Foundation board member; co-chair, renovation committee, 2018-2021
Fox Chapel Residents’ Association, President, 2014 to 2020
I first heard about Tactix from Jud Wambold while he and I watched our kids in the pool at the Conestoga Swim Club. I heard more from Doug Simon over lunch on a park bench in Rittenhouse Square. Both Jud and Doug were just like me – sophisticated commercial real estate lawyers. Both had walked away from the prestige of working for big law firms, but were delighted with their move to tiny Tactix. At Tactix they saved their clients tons of money, were surrounded by smart, sophisticated colleagues and practiced in a firm that was free of the conflicts of interest that plague traditional brokerage firms. Jud and Doug also seemed to be having a lot more fun than any of the real estate lawyers I knew. I joined Tactix not long thereafter and have never looked back. I’ve stayed with Tactix because the vision that Jud and Doug articulated was, and still is, accurate. I’ve saved grateful clients millions of dollars. I still like and respect my colleagues. I still think that a tenant’s broker cannot ethically represent a landlord. And I’m still having fun.
Michael Rabinowitz joined Tactix Real Estate Advisors in 2018 after previously working in the investment management industry in Boston. After several hard knock years in the financial sector – both literally and figuratively – Michael turned his investment management skills and financial analysis experience to commercial real estate. By applying his financial background to the practice of tenant representation, Michael is able to effectively analyze deals for his clients, simplify rental structures, easily distill market data, and, most importantly, save his clients money. Michael’s sales experience has also been critical in driving new relationship development and sales for Tactix. Michael prides himself on truly understanding his clients’ business objectives to ensure his clients make smart decisions about their space, aligning their real estate with their core business objectives. Within a few short years in the industry, Michael has had the privilege of representing organizations of various sizes through numerous industries, including by way of example: Blank Rome (Legal), NeuroFlow (Technology), Larimar Therapeutics (Life Sciences), and HIAS PA (Non-Profit).
Outside of real estate, Michael is the founder of Giveadelphia, a community organization whose mission is to encourage young professionals to support local non-profits through charity work and unique gatherings held throughout the city. Founded in 2019, Giveadelphia is a platform for those who want to give back while meeting others and being active in the community.
Michael lives in Center City Philadelphia, and enjoys spending his leisure time skiing, reading, and listening to music, and will happily discuss any of these hobbies at length with any willing listener.
2014- University of Delaware, B.A., Finance
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Giveadelphia – Founder
When I originally considered transitioning into brokerage, I reached out to friends in the industry about Tactix. The response was always the same: these guys are the best in the business and work on some of the highest profile transactions in our region. I knew this was where I wanted to grow as a broker, and these were the people from whom I wanted to learn. Even from an outsiders’ perspective, I was taken by the company’s values and differentiators. Founded by lawyers, with a goal to eliminate all inherent conflict of interests in an industry fraught with them simply made sense. As soon as I joined the company, I knew I made the right decision. I thoroughly enjoy working with experienced professionals who have strong legal and financial backgrounds on high-end transactions, which enables me to get the best training and experience and provides me with credibility when developing new business opportunities for the firm. We also have the coolest office in Philadelphia. If you have never been, I encourage you to reach out and stop by!
As a high-growth technology company, we needed a newer, larger space while also minimizing costs, and maximizing flexibility. We recognized this was no easy task. However, it was clear that Tactix had handled our situation before. After a very quick calibration process, they shared a number of strong potential landing spots and ultimately found us a great space that was almost a perfect fit for our company. Tactix was also able to structure a deal that gave us the ability to both expand and contract when our business dictates and at a cost that was below what we had budgeted. Tactix made sure we were prepared not only for this lease, but for leases to come. They were truly part of the NeuroFlow team, and continued to act as our real estate department even after we signed the lease. We cannot imagine achieving these results without having Tactix in our corner.
Adam Pardes, Co-Founder and COO, NeuroFlow
After 8 years in financial sales and banking, Rick Freeth joined Tactix in 2014 for the opportunity to grow professionally and put his years of sales and management experience to work for commercial tenants. As a licensed securities salesperson, Rick gained a reputation as a B2B sales leader and established himself as an expert in small/medium business development. Rick has consulted several start-ups and derives great enjoyment from working with companies that typify the entrepreneurial spirit. He also has substantial experience working with non-profits, both professionally and personally, promoting community financial literacy and grassroots small business growth. Since joining Tactix, Rick has had the opportunity to work with well known organizations like Obermayer, Women Against Abuse, The Philadelphia Orchestra, KSS Architects, Metasource and more.
Rick lives in South Philadelphia, with his wife Ashley, and children Madeleine and RJ.
2007 University of Delaware, Bachelor of Political Science
2021 Temple University, Fox School of Business, MBA – Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania
Young Involved Philadelphia
Back on My Feet Contributor/ Financial Education Leader
Irish American Business Chamber and Network, Member
First and foremost, Tactix is a “team” in the truest sense of the word and functions like an organization with a common message and collective goal to provide better results, rather than a bunch of small islands fighting for a bigger share of the pond. Tactix is the closest thing any entrepreneur or business owner will find to a like-minded business partner. With no focus spent on delivering results for REITs, Developers, or Institutional Landlords, Tactix is focused exclusively on the bottom-lines of its clients. The Tenant-only approach is exactly the sort of unbiased, un-conflicted perspective any business owner would expect of their lawyer, accountant, or strategic partner and, to me, it only seemed appropriate to apply these same standards to a commercial brokerage firm. It’s still a joy after 6 years to see the lightbulb go off in someone’s head when they realize they’ve been seeing the commercial real estate world through their Landlord’s lens instead of their own.
I had the pleasure of working with Rick on two separate commercial projects and am truly impressed by his professionalism, negotiation skills, and industry knowledge. On both occasions, I truly felt like I had an experienced professional in my corner. His industry knowledge and understanding of the economics of leasing and renovating office space helped us negotiate favorable lease terms and truly maximize the renovation budget offered to us by the landlord. Rick’s understanding of what levers can be moved throughout the process helped my company find spaces that would otherwise be out of the budget with a renovation budget that delivered spaces we are proud to work from every day. Furthermore, after making the mistake of working with a traditional real estate agent in the early stages of my search, I truly learned the value of the Tactix business model. Rick was able to show us more spaces, negotiate better terms, and always have our interest as his top priority. If you are looking for commercial property, I think it would be a mistake to look any further.
Mark Dopierala, COO & Co-Founder, FA Digital
Mitch joined the Tactix team in 2020, bringing a wealth of experience gained from his fifteen years at the largest commercial real estate brokerage company in the world. During that tenure, he managed or co-managed more than three million square feet of transactions in suburban Philadelphia and had the privilege of representing a large and diverse group of clients which included Penske, PrimePay, IMC Construction, Ballymore, Maaco Franchising, Almac Clinical Services, Larsen MacColl Partners and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Mitch prides himself on bringing a well-thought-out, detailed focus to every transaction and sees himself as a holistic real estate adviser rather than simply a space-finder or matchmaker. He enjoys being fully immersed in his client’s real estate needs from the initial strategy all the way through the post- move-in punch list. Making the move to Tactix was a calculated career move for Mitch. After careful deliberation he concluded that it was the best decision for him, not only personally, but also to enable him to serve the best interests of his clients. At his former company, he became proficient in leasing speculative development projects, working with and understanding the backgrounds of landlords, executing sale leasebacks and advising tenants on their lease obligations. In recent years, Mitch’s practice evolved to primarily focus on helping tenants make informed decisions about their real estate strategies.
Mitch grew up in the world of building construction projects alongside his developer father who taught him the value of hard work, the importance of one’s reputation, and the necessity of a strong foundation of knowledge. Aside from his real estate focus, Mitch enjoys the competition of tennis as well as endurance sports car racing. He lives in Chester County, PA, with his wife and two children.
2005 Muhlenberg College; Finance and Business Administration
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania
Board Member – Phoenixville Economic Development Council
Board Member – PETRA Community Housing
Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council
During my tenure at the largest international brokerage company in the world, I developed a solid core of knowledge from different perspectives within the industry. One of those perspectives was from the inner workings of ‘big brokerage’. Despite its many virtues, the big brokerage model does not necessarily lead to the best outcome for tenants.
During the years, I had a few “ah ha” moments that gave me pause. One occurred while touring multiple buildings with a tenant client. He asked ‘how it worked’ back at the office when my colleague (who represented the landlord) and I sat down to discuss the deal… since we both carried the same business card. Another presented itself when my colleagues were selling the building in which we were negotiating a long-term lease with a tenant, ensuring that the higher rent and few concessions equaled a higher building valuation. My firm’s two clients had exactly opposite interests.
I had limited experience with the Tactix team, but their reputation was well-known to me: staunch advocates, brutally forthright, and above reproach were all characterizations shared by my colleagues and friends in the business. In getting to know the team better, I came to understand that being an exclusive tenant representative was only a part of how Tactix distinguished itself. More specifically, it was all about the ‘team’. Tactix has kept its focus on maintaining quality control of its single most important asset: its people. Tactix doesn’t have 1,000 or even 100 brokers, but instead prides itself on having a core group of skilled professionals dedicated to providing top-tier, accountable advice and delivering demonstrably the best results for its clients
The pure tenant representation approach was new to us but after witnessing first hand how Tactix advocated solely on ABB’s behalf throughout the entire transaction, we clearly realized how we benefitted from this model.
Matthew O’Reilly, VP Finance, ABB, Inc.
Gary worked as a real estate and corporate transactions attorney for 25+ years in several of Greater Philadelphia’s most sophisticated law firms before leaving the practice of law in 2014. At that time, Gary joined Tactix as a broker, and has since been working exclusively as a representative of end-users of commercial real estate.
Gary continues to put his legal training and experience to work for clients in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, law, life sciences, healthcare, tech, and manufacturing businesses, among others. Gary’s brokerage engagements include headquarters work for Biomeme, Ghost Robotics, LLR Partners, LBC Credit Partners, LL Funds, Lubert-Adler Partners, Camping Management, Alli Fabrication, LIA Diagnostics, Context Therapeutics, Claim Therapeutics, Revitas, and SDI. Gary also has had the privilege of representing several regional law firms, including Earp Cohn, Charlson Braber, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, and Liss & Marion.
In addition to his work with office, laboratory/R&D, and manufacturing users, Gary’s has also leant his skills to the region’s hospitality and food service industries—through continuing engagements with WorkMerk, DanDan, Fork, Cogito Coffee, and High Street Hospitality Group.
For the last two years, Gary has also served on the Pennsylvania Advisory Broad of The Trust for Public Land and as a sponsor of, and advisor to, the Mentor Connect program created jointly by the Philadelphia Association for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
University of Wisconsin-Madison—Bachelor of Arts
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School—Juris Doctor
District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey Bars—Admitted and Active
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission—Associate Broker
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Advisory Board, The Trust for Public Land
Sponsor, Mentor Connect Philadelphia PACT
Na’aseh v’Nishma Leadership Cohort, Adath Israel of the Main Line
The first question for me, after 25 years at a law firm was, “Why Brokerage?” After many years of negotiating leases and other real estate transactions for a full range of tenant clients, I started to get bored by the mission of, essentially, converting incomplete or poorly-bargained terms sheets into fair transactions that protected my clients’ legal interests. Moreover, I became convinced my clients’ interests were routinely compromised by poorly brokered deals and conflicted representation.
These insights sparked a belief for me. Given my skill set, background and experiences, I could potentially add more value to a typical real estate requirement as a broker than I could as an attorney! Not only would I be able to advise my clients at a time when landlords (or others) were actively competing for their business but, by affiliating with a team of best-in-class exclusive tenant representatives, I would be able to align my interests with my clients and protect them from the incompleteness that I had seen in a profession typically dominated by salespeople as opposed to technicians.
After making the choice to pivot my career to commercial real estate brokerage, the answer to the question “Why Tactix?” was simple: the opportunity to join the Tactix team was a professional dream come true. Tactix offered the opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders and bona fide experts in our industry who have spent years burnishing their professional qualifications by working in other aspects of the real estate process, whether as attorneys, developers, finance professionals, assured me that we could provide thorough, demonstrably excellent results for my clients. The result is a brokerage practice that is utterly distinctive and transformational in this region. Just ask our clients—and the counterparties in our deals.
Philip Congialdi comes to Tactix with a strong financial and relationship management background. Philip previously worked for both Lincoln Financial and The Vanguard Group where he developed keen financial, analytical, and client service skills which have all translated nicely into commercial real estate brokerage. Philip is a former college athlete and brings a competitiveness to his role at Tactix that will serve him well. Philip’s personal and professional background will be value add to his clients and his career as a tenant representative. Some of Philip’s most recent deal work includes Ghost Robotics, DeCART Therapeutics, Two Robbers, Solnick and Associates, Stewart Smith, Alli Fabrication, and Luminary.
Outside of work Philip is pursuing his MBA at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys golf.
Temple University, Fox School of Business, MBA Candidate
2010-2012 Saint Joseph’s University, Haub School of Business
2008-2010 Muhlenberg College
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Pennsylvania
The Real Estate and Construction Chapter of the SJU Alumni Association
Malvern Prep Alumni Association
Muhlenberg Football Alumni
MS Society – City to the Shore Bike MS
Before starting on my real estate career, I met with many brokerage firms in the greater Philadelphia area and spoke with business leaders in the community about the reputations of each. Tactix truly stood out and received universal praise from the people I spoke to. I also knew that, with a team full of former practicing attorneys, MBAs, and other professionals with advanced degrees, I’d be learning from the best in the business.
Since arriving at Tactix, it became clear that I made the right choice. The entire team treats each client and project, regardless of size, with passion, precision, and respect, all while placing a tremendous emphasis on thoroughness, attention to detail and getting the best possible financial and operational terms every single time. The company’s 100% commitment to tenant advocacy and conflict free representation is very unique and provides tremendous value for my clients. I could not be happier with my decision.
Tactix told us how they would approach the engagement and provided some pretty clear financial objectives that they hoped to achieve. At the end of the day they were able to exceed those expectations.
W. Michael Tiagwad, President, Conner Strong & Buckelew
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