Key Commercial Real Estate


"When we moved the Dale Carnegie Training  office four years ago, Annette Gelbach was our go to person.  Rather than showing us multiple properties, Annette gathered our criteria and showed us a select few.  We decided on one and have been very happy.  Just as important, we recently renewed our lease.  It was not as simple as it could have been and I know it was Annette's persistence, knowledge and professionalism that expedited the process.  She is high on my recommendation list."
Terry Siebert, President
Dale Carnegie Training

“As a high technology company, Sonic Foundry has special needs in a facility, from amenities, look and feel, as well as location.  We’ve used Annette on an exclusive basis over the years as we’ve outgrown past locations, because she understands our needs better than anyone.  In a high growth company, our time and money is precious.  Annette effectively managed the process from start to finish in each of our projects and successfully negotiated points in the transaction which I believe other advisors and ourselves would have missed.” 
Ken Minor, CFO
Sonic Foundry, Inc.

"Deb Ersland was referred to us when we purchased a small retail center in 2005.  Deb personally came to our community to see us on site to help us evaluate the needs and future development opportunities.  We found Deb to be insightful and exuberant!  Deb is a delight to work with and a wonderful resource.” 
Keith and Barb Killen, Owners
Marketplace Shopping Center

“Aimee Bauman’s property management has made my portfolio cash flow.  She dug through, sorted, and organized messy records; identified income and expense issues; stabilized rental situations, and provided the financial analysis that allowed us to set and implement a sound, workable strategy for a very diverse portfolio.   She has an iron attention to detail, a deft touch with people and situations, and great analytical skills and background for maintenance and capital repair problems.    I would highly recommend her." 
Julilly Kohler
Real Estate Investor & Developer

“As a small non-profit agency, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin faced the challenge of finding attractive, affordable office space that would allow for projected agency expansion.  Annette did a great job of listening to our needs, identifying options that fit both our needs and our budget, and helping us to evaluate the pros and cons of the various options.  Her professionalism and her friendly personality made the search process an enjoyable experience.” 
Patti Herman, Executive Director
Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin

“Upon meeting Deb Ersland, I knew instantly that she would make my best interests her primary concern.  Deb and I worked on several purchases in order to complete the largest real estate project in our company’s 100 year history.  She is smart, savvy, honest, knowledgeable, and caring – and along our journey together…we became good friends.  I believe that this is the true mark of a professional relationship at its highest degree.  Her assistance at every step along the way proved invaluable to me and I would not hesitate to highly recommend her services.”
J.R. Smart, President, CEO
Smart Motors, Inc.

 “We have worked with at least a dozen communities through the State of Wisconsin, so we are able to draw a comparison between different t municipalities.  I can tell you that Kristen Fish ranks among the best to work with”.
John Bergstrom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bergstrom Companies

“Annette was fantastic to work with.  She is efficient, responsive and has incredible market expertise.  In addition to identifying potential office spaces, she helped us to prioritize our needs and quickly made an informed choice.  She negotiated excellent terms that met our budget.  And best of all, the entire process didn’t cost us a dime.  What a great service!” 
Jody Glynn Patrick, Publisher
In Business Magazine

“I have worked with Deb Ersland over the past decade on a number of commercial transactions.  She knows the commercial market and she pays attention to the client’s needs.  She not only works with the client to find the right property, but helps them get through the entire transaction by making appropriate referrals to other professionals and paying attention to all the details.  She is the consummate professional” 
Michelle Behnke
Attorney at Law

“Thank you to Kristen Fish and all of her support in securing the $250,000 Technology Zone Tax Credit for / Eastbay.  This will help us continue to expand not only our distribution center, but also our call centers.
Mike Zawoysky / Eastbay

“As we planned for and selected a new location for UCP, Annette was a great resource.  Clearly, she knows the market and was able to narrow the possible locations for our company.  She saved us time and headaches by offering concrete suggestions for leasing options.  Annette was also very good about handling us a client and helping us to clarify our needs and decision process.  I would recommend her highly to other companies.”
Mary Kessens, Business Manager
United Cerebral Palsy

“Annette worked with us to define our space needs and constraints and then went to work searching for available space that fit our criteria, setting up appointments for me to look at the best prospects, and negotiating all the details involved with the lease and build-out plan for the space we chose.  Best of all, the tenant representative is paid from the building owner’s fees, so there was no cost to us.

 Annette enjoys helping non-profits and was a pleasure to work with.  She took on all of the tasks herself, but always knew when to check back with me for a decision.  Her contacts with local landlords and property managers and her knowledge of the local market really helped to make the process efficient and organized.  If you are trying to find new space, evaluate space alternatives, or even re-negotiate a lease, I’d highly recommend Annette.”
Terri Johnson, Executive Director
Family Support & Resource Center

“I appreciated Deb’s knowledge of the real estate market, her enthusiasm, and her professionalism.  I was pleased with the process and the results.  I highly recommend Deb and her company.”
Holly Berkenstadt, President
The Cremer Foundation