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What our clients have to say about YABLO

I just wanted to say my business relationship with Rich Yablonsky of YABLO Commercial Real Estate was an excellent experience.  Rich is responsible and excellent at solving issues between buyer and seller.  He is a person who represents the commercial real estate industry with integrity, loyalty, honesty and total knowledge of the industry. Rich has done a tremendous job representing our ownership groups in the sale of four properties totaling nearly 300,000 square feet.  I would not hesitate to give Rich an opportunity to represent me in any other future real estate dealings.

Michael Rabin

GLR Realty and Ladin Properties

If you are selling a property when you are not from the area, it can be very stressful. Thankfully, I found YABLO Commercial Real Estate. Rich had a complete and thorough understanding of the Twin Cities market. His advice to me was accurate and right on the mark. The entire process went very smoothly and we sold our building in a timely manner. I appreciate his helpful attitude to me in this process, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate professional.


Doug Hess

Imprint Enterprises of Minnesota

Rich Yablonsky is the commercial real estate pro that you work to find and don't want to let go of.  His professional acumen, reflecting more than two decades in the local community, is acute; the depth and breadth of his knowledge is extensive, and his viewpoints are those of an aggressive, realistic businessman.  He has appreciation for both forest and trees, with respect to the issues at hand and their broader implications in the local market and general economy.  The deal-making talents he brings to the table are astute and savvy.  But beyond all this, it is his set of personal characteristics which truly set him apart.  He is punctual, compulsive about communication and detail, absolutely and immediately responsive to any question or concern, and thoroughly honest.  He takes his fiduciary duties seriously, putting his client's best interests first, and he displays scrupulous integrity/ethics at all times.  Moreover, he is not a "yes" man, and he is intellectually rigorous.  I find him to be a stellar real estate advisor, and will continue to work with him as an indispensable colleague regarding my real estate portfolio.

Steven Robin, MD


Hi Rich, Thank you again for your help in finding a new office location for the business. I was short on time and you zeroed in on what we needed very quickly. I appreciated that you did not waste my time showing us a bunch of properties that were not a fit. Your guidance through the process was very professional, and our new space is looking like a great fit. To anyone else out there looking to lease or buy commercial real estate in the area, I would highly recommend that you contact Rich Yablonsky. Call me and I will tell you why!

Rick Harker 

The Blackburn Company, Inc.




I would recommend Rich Yablonsky and YABLO Commercial without any hesitation at any time.  I have had the pleasure and great fortune to work with Rich on a variety of projects, most recently working together on the move of our company’s fulfillment center to a new campus.  The project involved moving over 100 people from an established fulfillment site for a national lender to a new site where our company started new operations occupying the majority of the top floor in a class A office space in the Twin Cities.  This transaction had numerous facets, obstacles and hurdles to be maneuvered through which Rich handled with accuracy, acumen, experience, diplomacy and objectivity while keeping our needs at the forefront of the process. To be able to match your clients’ needs and requirements and keep the negotiations moving along takes a special talent, and Rich Yablonsky possesses this ability.  When our company has future needs with commercial real estate projects, my first call will be to Rich Yablonsky.


Daniel J. Lieberthal

Facilities and Administrative Services Manager

HomeServices Lending, LLC


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the effort and expertise that you contributed to the successful sale of our 75,000 square foot building in St. Louis Park.  While we were on the market for longer than we hoped, it was with your counsel and good judgment that we adjusted the price to stimulate the market and immediately had numerous showings and three offers.  We got to the "sweet spot".  More than anything, I came to appreciate the wisdom that your experience and foresight brought to our dealings with the buyers and attorneys as we negotiated the final agreement.  I am left feeling that I got what I needed, and I think the buyer ended in the same position.  It would not have been as successful without your guidance.  As we move forward on our next "deal", I am happy that you are leading the charge!

Richard Nelson, Nelson Development Co


I had the good fortune to work with YABLO in purchasing a new office condo for our business. We had worked with others in the past and had abandoned our search efforts after not finding anything suitable. However, within a month after [YABLO] had contacted me, we had an accepted offer for the ideal condo and were able to close just prior to our current lease expiring. From the beginning of the search process, they were both highly proactive in presenting viable options and very responsive in setting up appointments and getting answers to my questions. They were also very professional, easy to work with, and I greatly appreciated their very low pressure approach. They did a great job in limiting my time involvement and in facilitating the transfer all the way through final closing. I would definitely work with them again and highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell, or lease.

Brian Acquard, CEO

IRIS Consulting Corporation


I wanted to share our experience working with YABLO Commercial Real Estate for two reasons.  First of all I want to thank you for bringing a serious buyer to buy our office condo in Plymouth. The process went very smoothly. Our condo was a good fit for the buyer, and they were anxious to move out of their rented offices. So all went very quickly.  Secondly, you helped us find an office space to rent that fit our needs and an owner who really did everything he could to get the space ready for us to move in.  We appreciated your help in all aspects of getting the materials together for the sale and walking us through each step, as this was an unfamiliar process to us. And that we had a place to move our business into in a very short time frame. 

United Brokerage Services, Inc. 


I was pretty much at a standstill with the sale of my building and then I followed up a letter I received from YABLO Commercial Real Estate. Within 30days, there was a buyer for my building as well as two more that were interested! During the whole process I was kept informed of all that was happening with any interested buyers. Also, once the deal was made, I was kept up-to-date on everything this process involved. I just can't say enough about how satisfied I was with the whole process. THANKS!

Sandra Holcum


Working with Rich made moving my business very easy. Rich has a deep understanding and knowledge of the Twin Cities commercial real estate market. His expertise and reliability made working with him a real pleasure. I cannot thank him enough for all of his help throughout the entire moving process.

Jonathan Fogel


Definitely exceeded my expectations and was an asset to our business. I was concerned about getting a broker that got the listing and then sat back waiting for another broker to bring in a tenant. YABLO were 100% proactive in locating multiple interested parties and were able to keep our building at 100% occupancy. I also received excellent follow-up regarding any interested parties throughout the process. I will definitely call him again when the time arises.

Brett Swensen

Swensen Family Properties


This is a recommendation for Rich Yablonsky.  I have worked on several transactions with Rich.  Rich has continually demonstrated exceptional clarity in thinking, while driving toward successful completion of those transactions. He is fiercely loyal to his clients, and expects the same from anyone working with him. Whether you are leasing, buying or selling commercial real estate I would highly recommend Rich and his group. Smart, nimble and driven are easy ways to describe him.  Call Rich for a straight answer!  High integrity, high expertise, fun to work with!

Petar Poucki, President


I have been involved with a number of transactions and dealings with Rich. I had an opportunity to observe him over the last 20 years as he developed his skills and watched as he learned important business lessons. YABLO is a good man... a maverick with an internal moral compass that drives him to tell it like it is and do the best job that he can.  He gets his part of the deal done right every time. YABLO won’t let you down.... and that takes lots of hard work on his part.  Straight talk and hard work have quietly made YABLO Commercial Real Estate what it is today.

Jeff Peterson

President, CPEC1031 - Commercial Partners Exchange Company, LLC


I am happy to write about my outstanding experience with YABLO Commercial Real Estate. I felt my needs were heard and addressed. I felt that you were able to understand the direction that I needed to go to make the best move for my company.  I have resisted moving for fear the experience would be overwhelming. Well, had I known then what I know now, I would have moved long ago. Thanks for your help. I would gladly provide a reference for you and your company’s services at anytime to anyone. Thanks again,

Jim Keenan


I always have nice things to say about you. You are very professional and perceive the larger picture leading to the best conclusion....

Harvey Schmidt

President, Dorglass, Inc.


When we first hired Rich we thought he would be most valuable in finding us the right space. In reality, it was at the negotiating where he was particularly skilled and adept at explaining all the details of the transaction. We had very strict guidelines for Rich when we first started our search for a commercial building, and we expected him to grow tired of our finicky needs. Instead, it was an unexpected pleasure working with Rich because he is a low pressure, laid back, yet hard working agent who took time to understand our needs.  Rich saved us thousands of dollars in negotiations, gently pushed the other party to a quick close, and informed us of all the steps we had to take to get to a successful close. All of the business advice he gave us was sound.

James and Cathy Sinning

Doctors of Veterinary Medicine


I am a licensed real estate broker and investor. Even though I am able to facilitate my own transactions, I have found Rich to be a very valuable resource. I have contracted with him to list and sell real estate that I could have sold on my own, but because I thought I would have better negotiating power through the use of an outside agent, I entered into a listing agreement with Rich. On the last deal I did with Rich, he sold my 20,000 square foot office complex for $100,000 more than I thought it was worth!

Chris Rains



Although markets can be volatile, Rich Yablonsky’s character has always been a constant. When dealing with anyone within our firm, he is always friendly and professional. With over 1,700 clients at MPMG we see all types of people. I am confident that whatever your endeavor with Rich, you will find him to be honest and of the highest integrity. It is truly my pleasure to write this recommendation.

Harrison T. Grodnick


Your tenacious personality and knowledge in the industry make it easy to bring up your name and your company as a possible referral for my clients looking for real estate. I know if I put you in front of someone, they will be sure to get 100% effort from you.

Paul Stecker

Asst. Vice President


In reading the testimonials on Rich’s website, the vast majority of them are from rather well known, larger companies. I am thrilled to say that I received the same first class service from Rich as they did. I am just starting out as a business owner, and had the good fortune to find Rich in my quest to lease office space. He walked me through every step of the very unfamiliar territory for me. He was very patient, thorough, and always kept me informed of the process. He made a very scary situation bearable. Thanks, Rich!

Kim Stender


I want to say thank you for all your hard work in selling my building. From the first day on the market to the end of closing, you gave 100%. You were very respectful and business like to both myself and my tenants by giving advance notices, phone calls and emails for all the showings and the extensive work to keep everyone informed of the million inspections.I appreciate you going out of your way for all the help, being a widow with 3 children, a busy schedule and working full time has helped with the sale of the building to all go well and the least amount of stress on my part. All of my tenants felt you were very respectful to them and their business during this time.  I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling their property. You are extremely knowledgeable of the business and go out of your way with all the paperwork, scheduling and representing me as the seller with my best interests in mind. I called you when I was interested in listing the building because you had the building for sale with my husband and I when we were looking for a building and that was years ago. I know that you are familiar with the business and the area and have the experience and know what it takes when you are to buy or sell. From the day I signed the listing it was less than 50 days and we had a signed letter of intent. When I listed I truly felt it would take a year to sell in this market so it was great news to have a buyer in 50 days!  I always knew I made the right decision with your company and will use you again and would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell.  Keep up the good work and thanks again for a GREAT job.

Kathy Precht


Thank you for all your work on securing the lease on our new building. I really appreciate the fact that you kept me well informed during lease negotiations. Your hard work in locating a building and through the long negotiation was invaluable.  No doubt we will look for your help in future real estate requirements. Best, Regards

Christopher French


In the spring of 2005 my partnership was looking to acquire a property for several million dollars as a Section 1031 exchange. I was introduced to Rich Yablonsky of YABLO Commercial Real Estate in Plymouth, MN, who represented the seller. We made a contract and successfully completed the purchase.  Rich was very professional and thorough in producing promptly all required records and data. He made the transaction close timely and smoothly.  I would recommend YABLO Commercial Real Estate for any party seeking commercial real estate services.

David T. Bishop, Rochester


As we approached the challenge of filling our family owned office space in the midst of a recession, we knew we had our hands full. Our search led us to a number of potential agents. Although many appeared to be concerned that we were asking too much, YABLO understood the potential. As did we, they knew the space would be right for someone. Indeed after an indepth review of our situation, Rich of YABLO actually offered suggestions for improving our business’ approach to real estate. As the weeks progressed, YABLO continued to supply us with a stream of qualified potential lessees. Quickly, they found an excellent match for our location…a tenant that didn’t just want the space, but one that provided excellent synergy with other existing tenants. The deal progressed quickly and an agreement was reached. The whole deal unfolded in a win-win spirit…the manner of which was orchestrated by Rich from the outset.  We found YABLO’s work to be outstanding. A deal completed in a difficult recession without compromising on price and ensured by an experienced partner that even today we consider a friend…how could we feel any other way?

Amy Kane and Chris Hunder


I had been looking for new office space for quite a while without success, when it was recommended to me that I should speak with Rich Yablonsky of YABLO Commercial Real Estate. By the end of our first meeting, I was confident that Rich was the right person to help me. He immediately understood what it was that I needed and why specific things were so important.  Within hours, I was looking at new space and Rich was along with me evaluating the pros and cons of each location. His tireless efforts to find exactly what I wanted and then working with me through the leasing process made what is usually a difficult and stressful experience as easy as could be. Without reservation, I would highly recommend Rich to anyone looking for commercial space and I look forward to working with him on my next project.

Dr. Shane Boroditsky

Clinic Director, Minnesota Chiropractic and Rehabilitation


[YABLO] did a great job on renting our space. It was sitting empty for a year before hiring them on and they had it filled in a couple of months. They brought multiple people to view the property and were very prompt with their updates. The best thing was they took the time to make sure the tenant was a good fit for our property and weren't willing to settle for the first person that was interested. I appreciate all their help and will definitely call them again when I need a tenant.

Kit Feuerhelm


When Monkey Wrench Productions decided to buy a space we greatly appreciated the experience [YABLO] brought to the table for our first commercial real estate purchase. He was able to show us several options that would suit our needs within our short timeline. Even though ours was a relatively small deal [YABLO] always made us feel like it was the most important deal on his schedule and helped to keep us prepped for each step along the way. Without him we’re sure the deal would have fallen apart. Thanks for helping out the little guy.

Seth Scott, Head Chimp



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