Bella Terra Partners is a privately-held tenant representation commercial real estate firm headquartered in Chicago. After several large mergers occurred in the industry, commercial real estate firms that targeted startup, second stage and even mid-cap technology firms was non-existent. Even the national and international accounts with less than 1 million square feet in their office portfolio were not being serviced at a high level. Rhea Campbell, the company’s founder, created Bella Terra Partners in 2008 to fill that void:
I felt there was a real need for a customized approach for organizations considered too small to be profitable by the large publicly-traded commercial real estate firms, she explains. By focusing on providing a strategic process, delving in and understanding a startup’s planned trajectory and providing superior customer service, Bella Terra Partners brings an experienced and sophisticated approach to office users largely ignored—and certainly under serviced—by the larger commercial real estate firms.
At Bella Terra Partners, we’re committed to remaining right-sized in order to stay nimble. This enables us to deliver a better quality of service and a more thorough approach than the larger real estate firms. Because we’re small, technologically advanced and think like a cutting edge startup, we’re able to respond quickly to a client’s needs. This avoids miscommunications and allows us to efficiently shepherd our clients through all phases of their complex real estate transactions. In addition, because we only represent tenants, we’re able to avoid the inherent conflict of interest that exists when commercial real estate firms represent both tenants and landlords.
The fact that much of our business is derived from referrals testifies to the success of our approach: energetic, thoughtful, and fully devoted to understanding our clients’ business and real estate needs before recommending space solutions of any kind. We focus on leveraging our facility with modern technology along with our savvy analyses of today’s frenetic market to negotiate transactions that consistently exceed our client’s expectations.