What Our Clients Are Saying
Over the years we have gained the trust of many local professionals and corporations. We look forward to helping you navigate through your real estate transaction.
Melissa Goodfellow, Owner & CFO of Ducklings Early Leaning Center-Landisville
“Deepa was a huge asset to our recent Lease Agreement deal for our new franchise operation. She is highly dedicated, responsive, and has a tremendous wealth of knowledge regarding the Lancaster real estate market. I was impressed by her strategic approach coupled with her rapport in the local community. Deepa has been, and will continue to be, an instrumental part of our investment team moving forward. ”
Dr. Nick & Judy Siviglia, Lancaster Contact Lens
“Several years ago Rich and Deepa visited us because they had a client interested in property like ours in our area. We were not ready to sell but we stayed in touch. About a year ago we had a potential sale of our business. For this sale to take place, we needed help navigating the leasing of our real estate. Deepa was always available to answer questions and provide advice. This sale did not go through, a good thing, but she was still with us for the next opportunity. When 2021 came and brought a seller’s market, she asked if we were ready to go more public with our listing. We were, the time for us to sell was right. Her timing was perfect. A sale of our office building came about quickly. We felt reassured the whole way through. Everything was handled in a most professional manner. We never felt pressured or questioned what was going to happen next. Our building was a huge part of our professional lives, built by Nick in 1975. Deepa totally understood the importance of the sale, financially as well as emotionally. Her respect and care were a godsend. We would not hesitate to recommend Deepa and Compass. ”
Nate Scott, President & CEO of Cargas Systems, Inc.
“Collaborating with Rich and Deepa to find a home for our growing team a second time was a truly fantastic experience – just like the first time we worked with them. They listened, they understood the unique needs of our business, and they helped paint a vision for how we could continue to foster a great environment for our team to work together. They were so plugged into what was going on in the area and can help you make all the connections you need. Compass can help you from Point A to Point B with confidence and I would highly recommend others to consider them as an extension of your team for your real estate needs." ”
Joe Donaldson, Former Strategic Implementation Engineer, Lancaster General Health
“Rich and Deepa have represented us with multiple projects over the years and we have always been thrilled with the outcomes. For example I asked Rich Wolman and Deepa Balepur to search for a property in the City of Lancaster. This sounds straightforward enough, except that the request was accompanied by a myriad of constraints and needs. They came up with several viable solutions. Their drive and forethought to keep the search alive and seek out back-up options resulted in the perfect solution. Within weeks the new location at North Arch Street was under agreement. Rich and Deepa had presented the perfect property. In another situation, they helped our organization with a complicated assemblage of properties that was a necessary strategic acquisition for us. The project was completed with extreme confidentiality, ahead of schedule and under budget. I am consistently impressed with the dedication, tenacity, and heart Rich and Deepa put into their work as Compass Real Estate, LLC." ”
William J.Krasne, Director of Acquisitions, Steinman Real Estate
“We engaged Compass Real Estate to lease office space in Lancaster City. This was a bit of a tricky assignment given that we were in the middle of the pandemic, and the space was still occupied. The Compass team did a tremendous job of marketing the space despite these challenges. They brought numerous qualified potential tenants and ended up not only leasing the space we were marketing at our asking price, but they managed to lease adjacent space that we were not planning to market for another year. Outcomes are not necessarily indicative of good process, but in this case the Compass team worked extremely hard and did the necessary blocking and tackling to generate leads and bring qualified tenants. We are exceptionally pleased with their efforts and would engage them again." ”
Andrew Church, Executive VP & CFO, Woodstream Corp.
“Compass Real Estate made our search for a new global headquarters location a seamless endeavor. Deepa Balepur listened to our needs and understood what we were looking for before presenting recommended spaces to review. This not only allowed us to find the perfect fit, but minimized the amount of time spent doing so. As well, she assisted us in negotiating an excellent deal on our lease. We love our new headquarters – Thanks!” ”
Todd Harrington, Managing Partner, Trout, CPA
“Rich and Deepa were an invaluable part of our team throughout our search for additional commercial space. They ultimately helped us successfully find space in multiple locations. In one instance, through their relationship-based approach, we were able to find and lease space at a property that was not publicly listed." ”
Don Nickerson, Business Development, Lezzer Lumber
“It was a pleasure to work with Compass Real Estate. From our first meeting to explore our needs through the occupancy of our lease, Compass represented our needs at the highest professional level. We will not hesitate in the future to seek their representation for any real estate needs." ”
John N.Snader, President & CEO, Brethren Village
“It’s been enjoyable working with Rich and Deepa at Compass Real Estate and I value the care and attention they have paid to our interests and values. They are a much trusted and appreciated partner, counselor and friend." ”
GARY J. GAISSERT, Vice President of Operations, Moravian Manor Communities
“I have had the pleasure of working with Deepa and Rich on several deals over the past decade, and have always appreciated their professionalism and attention to detail. While these were all very different and unique projects in their own right, my experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. I appreciated their market knowledge and expertise, and was most impressed with their creative outside the box thinking to bring these deals to the desired outcome. Looking forward to the next project!" ”
Randall Horst, President & CEO, The Horst Group
“I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our relationship with Compass. Our firm has come to heavily rely on their expertise and guidance for our real estate needs. We retained Compass Real Estate to lease some extra office space at our Class A, 50,000 SF building located at 320 Granite Run Dr. During the marketing process, we also asked Compass to start offering the building for sale. I can’t stress the aggressiveness of their marketing campaign enough. Within a short period of time Compass procured several lease and buyer prospects. I have found Compass to be very willing and understanding of their client’s needs. Our building was designed as single-user building, so getting multiple tenants to lease and configuring space to accommodate them was a huge jigsaw puzzle that Compass solved efficiently and effectively. Their negotiation skills are excellent creating a win-win situation each time with the parties involved. They serviced our real estate needs in a way that best served our interests. They quickly grasped our corporate culture and real estate needs and executed them flawlessly and always kept our best interest at the forefront of their work. We tremendously value Compass’s partnership with our firm and they continue to be the exclusive real estate agents for our properties. You just can’t go wrong with them – they live up to their name and will always guide you in the right direction…" ”
Kristy Bledose, Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Furdunkin
“Deepa - we are so grateful to you. We are just so thrilled about our new location, and we could not have done this without you. I had such a good feeling about you when we met that first day. You didn’t just find us a building, you made a dream come true, against all odds. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And thank you for putting up with my endless requests. I don’t take no for an answer and you hung in there with me. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the years to come." ”
Jonathan E.Hollinger, Former CEO, Excentia Human Services
“Compass Real Estate brought patience and a willingness to understand our business as well as our “hopes and dreams” for finding the perfect building and location. Strongly connected to the Lancaster Community, they skillfully utilized their years of experience and creativity to finalize a deal that worked for all parties involved." ”
Mark Johnson, Principal, RGS Associates
“Rich and Deepa were extremely helpful in helping us find a new office location in Lancaster City. We decided that we wanted to relocate our office from Brownstown into Lancaster City in order to better support our brand. We had some ideas but also needed lots of guidance and connections to potential properties. Rich and Deepa were very patient as we looked at various properties. They were instrumental in finding our current location and making the logistics of the deal work. We really appreciate all that they did for us." ”
Judy Cook, Wife of Dave Cook (Former President of Turkey Hill Minit Markets)
“Compass Real Estate got my property sold. It was a difficult property but they stayed with it and never let go and they were successful because of it!" ”
Dave Martens, Chief Operating Officer, Zamagias Properties
“Being new to town, we were introduced to Compass Real Estate to help us identify potential buildings in town to invest in. Upon our arrival, we were given around 20 professionally prepared packages on buildings to look at along with a detailed tour of each one. Their knowledge of the market was invaluable in helping us determine which building best fit our criteria. One of those buildings turned into our first project in Lancaster, a mixed used redevelopment of an historic tobacco warehouse in the center of town. We are now looking for additional investments and continue to look to Compass Real Estate to help us uncover new acquisition opportunities." ”
Sue Suter, Former President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County
“United Way of Lancaster County negotiated a lease on a new building at 1910 Harrington Drive. It was a perfect fit for our organization, but we had a need to sublease the lower level of around 6300 square feet. We engaged Compass Real Estate and through their efforts, Pressley Ridge became our subtenant. Deepa was extremely thorough, professional, tenacious and helped us get through the challenges of subleases. She also has a deep sense of giving back, and serves on many Boards and other civic organizations. In the interest of transparency, United Way of Lancaster County has just added Deepa to our Board of Directors, which we’re very happy about. The fit with Pressley Ridge has been wonderful and I highly recommend Compass Real Estate for anyone looking for a commercial broker!" ”
Dennis Stratton, President, Stratton Consulting Group
“Stratton Consulting Group would like to thank Compass Real Estate for all their help in our recent search for new office space. Their professionalism and concern were evident throughout the process, and the help in securing first-class office space that worked within our budget was invaluable. We greatly appreciate all their hard work and couldn't be happier with the outcome." ”
Patti A. Connell, President, Land Transfer Co., Inc.
“We bought and sold commercial real estate with Rich and Deepa, they made the transaction seamless. Their ability to format detailed information is unsurpassed and their input on handling tenants, etc. was greatly appreciated. I would recommend their team any time for your transactions.” ”
Scott Cagno, Owner, NEI Inc.
“Our experience working with Compass Real Estate was EXCEPTIONAL! They were just great to work with. They did an excellent job of listening to our unique concerns and needs. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of a property to house our growing company. The whole process from beginning to end was extremely stress free thanks to them." ”
John Burgess, Region Coordinator, Envirotest
“I found you to be an excellent resource and very responsive to problems that we encountered. I greatly appreciated the way you stayed on top of the whole process to keep it moving along smoothly and quickly. You are certainly one of the most professional and caring real estate brokers that I have ever dealt with. I hope we will be able to work together again someday.”
Vernon A.Frey, Martin H.Cope Company
“I cannot say enough about the talent and commitment that Rich provided to support our objectives.He was very creative in qualifying potential buyers and their financial resources for buying…This was not an easy task due to the vacant spaces in our buildings and some other complex off-site issues. By August, Rich had offers from buyers and the property was sold in October”
Jim Ross, Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc.
“In today’s world, it is such a pleasure to do business with people like you. From the very beginning, I had a comfort level. Thanks again for a job well done. I will highly recommend you to anyone needing this type of service. Thanks again for helping us turn a pipe dream into a reality.”
Tim Risser, J.H. Brubaker Lumber
“The trustworthy people at Compass all have that “ good old Lancaster County “ work ethic ! With great care Rich Wolman has handled many of our family’s commercial real estate transactions and now even into the third generation. We highly recommend their professionalism and rare ability to satisfy our needs both as a buyer and as a seller. Thank you Compass Team!”
Robert C. Srenaski, President, HEWI, Inc.
“We were able to accomplish every goal we originally established for the [building sale] project and we could not have done that without Rich. We initially interviewed several commercial real estate firms. We judged you to be equal to, or better than your competitors in every category. We chose to list the property with you and never doubted the wisdom of that decision. Your performance proved that we made the right decision. We trusted you to get the job done for us and our trust was certainly not misplaced.”
Dan Gotwalt & Kris Kauffman, Partners, Firm Foundations, LLC
“The most valuable thing that Compass brought to the table was that they knew and understood the strengths of each of the parties really well. They knew the landlord’s and tenant’s expectations, issues and concerns and did a great job at matching and managing the landlord and tenant relations to result in the final lease. It was a HUGE benefit.”
Anurag Walia, MD, Neurology Micropractice
“We were looking for a commercial property for neurology micropractice. I must admit that we did not have any knowledge about the commercial real estate purchasing process. Deepa and Rich at Compass took care of EVERYTHING – from our search to closing. Not only did they help us through the permitting process and zoning nuances they helped us put together a very efficient and high-quality team for the project. I would recommend Compass in a heartbeat to anyone else looking for commercial real estate services.”
Mark Raezer, President, St.Andrews Church
“We knew our property had history and a purpose even in today’s market. With Compass Real Estate, no deal is too complicated (big or small) and no detail or aspect of a transaction too difficult to prevent them from getting to closing. Their knowledge of Lancaster, unique commercial properties and the players involved in any transaction is second to none. When the sale is done, you will know that the term “service” is the sole standard by which Compass Real Estate does business. They are simply the best!”