"Eric, Susan and Danny helped us with a demanding 1031 exchange. As Seniors we had specific needs and restrictions. This team never lost track of our conservative buyers profile and delivered the perfect solution. The sale of our retail property in DTLA went quickly and seamlessly despite the sensitive market, difficult master lease and existing tenants. Everyone was considered and the outcome fair for all concerned. Purchase of exchange properties for first time buyers can be tricky and requires daily communication, close attention to many details scheduling and multiple moving targets as well as 1031- 101 teachings.
Coldwell Banker recommended new team members (legal and accounting) that provided seamless professional expertise at reasonable costs with responsive and educational service.
Eric and Susan and Danny have earned our highest praise and thanks for a job extremely well done. Eric is an experienced and elegant team leader. Susan was our day to day contact with high energy, knowledge and great humor. She operates in fast forward mode, never tired of answering our endless questions.
Danny worked some weekends to meet our needs. He is a hard worker responsive, knowledgeable and was always there for us. What a great team and life long resolve for us. We now have a triple net income which affords us immeasurable freedom...THANK YOU"
- Pamela Singer and Alan Fishman
"Eric Sackler and Susan Lau faced many challenges in selling my building. Although beautiful with high ceilings, skylights, fireplaces, etc. it had a small footprint. The division between commercial and residential zoning actually went right through the middle of the property. It had zoning issues created by the city, which had to be corrected. It was a two story, three unit building gorgeously designed but meant for a very specialized buyer. Finding that buyer was like finding a needle in a haystack and took perseverance, creative marketing and a lot of effort on their part, and they were professional and cheerful throughout. I felt supported and informed throughout the process. Their energy never flagged and they were successful on my behalf. I would work with them again in a hot minute!"
- Diana Baron
"Several brokers were competing for our business but Eric Sackler was my first choice to market and sell our two Beverly Hills office buildings, which were in our family for more than 50 years. However, the court-appointed receiver chose to hire another broker, who marketed the properties for 8 months without success. MIRACLE: I was able to convince the receivers to propose hiring Mr. Sackler to the rest of my co-owners and they immediately and unanimously approved him as our new agent. Eric developed an intensive, high-end strategy – which included privately and quietly contacting specific buyers from his exclusive buyers list. The miracle end-result was that Eric sold both properties in 72 hours and for a higher price than all other offers we received previously. Mr. Sackler invests himself 100% professionally, emotionally and energetically. He is an elegant, straightforward gentleman, who is respected and admired for his low key, but total commitment, by both buyers and sellers. His praises are always more than deserved and earned. Anyone who is lucky enough to have the privilege to work with Eric Sackler, will soon find this testimonial to be more than accurate."
- Diana Locke
“I wanted to take a minute and congratulate the entire team of Eric Sackler and Associates on assisting me with the sale of our 8 unit apartment complex in Los Angeles. The property was held in an estate trust and on the death of my mother, I became the trustee of her estate. I live out of state and was totally dependent on Sackler and Associates to facilitate the sale of the property. I have to say, that from day 1, I was impressed with the Team. I already had the property appraised so I had an idea of the property's value. Not only did Eric do his own appraisal, but from the previous years he has been in business in Los Angeles, had an extensive sales contact list that he was able to utilize and as a result, the property was placed under contract prior to going into the MLS listings. We actually received more than the asking price.
Once the contract was signed, the Team was able to insure that the buyer had full access to the building, that all escrow documents were properly executed and that the sale was completed on time. I was kept fully informed of what needed to be completed and where we were at in the process. The entire transaction could not have been more professionally handled. Needless to say, it was a pleasure working with Sackler and Associates and I would highly recommend your services. Please feel free to use me as a reference.”
- Brian Kornblatt
"Eric is ethical, competent, professional and consistently reliable. Innovative marketing, attention to detail, handling multiple buyers who responded from your private client list was impressive. Your natural ability to establish a rapport with tenants and resolve all issues that arose lead to a smooth, speedy and successful transaction. Lastly, your team, especially Molly were fantastic. You are truly a cut above the rest and are very much deserving of your outstanding reputation."
- Elizabeth Howland Forrest
“You are among the best of the best! Congratulations on being named one of the nation's premiere real estate professionals! Your ranking among the Wall Street Journal/Lore magazine's Top 400 in the Top 100 individuals by Sales Volume category is a distinctive honor that truly distinguishes you as one of the country's leading producers. Your resolve, commitment and dedication are critical components of your success and aspects I deeply admire. You serve as a role model not only for our company but for our industry.”
- Bruce G. Zipf, President & CEO, NRT, LLC
“After working with Eric for the past couple of months I now understand why he is #1 in the industry. His positive attitude and personality is remarkable. I'm truly thankful for his commitment to sell my properties, and for his sound advice. Thank you, Eric.”
- Carmel Matteson, Designers' Bloopers
“As a practicing estates and trusts attorney in Los Angeles, I have had years of experience selling residential homes in the Los Angeles area. But when it came time to sell a historic residential rental property in Santa Monica, Eric Sackler came highly recommended as an expert in the field. Eric used his vast network of real investors and brought us several buyers with competitive offers and closed the sale as quickly as possible. His knowledgeable and organized team were always available to help us navigate through the complexities of this market and I would recommend him for any of your real estate needs.”
- Laura Conti
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your professional, personal, excellent client service made listing and selling our Los Angeles buildings simple. Your experience and knowledge provided a considerable advantage for us in a challenging environment, and your customer focus made us feel comfortable every step of the way.”
- Macaulay and Stan, Sellers of 950 Edgecliffe
“I would like to express our appreciation for your team's very successful effort in the sale of our property. You did a tremendous job in assessing the value of the property; marketing it; finding a qualified buyer; sealing the deal with the buyer; and managing the sale throughout the negotiations, due diligence period and the final closing of escrow. Your knowledge, experience, positive attitude, and accessibility provided the support we needed. In addition, your readiness to frequently run to the property and hold the buyer’s hand throughout the sale period meant a lot to the buyer and to us. Your extra effort showed an exceptional level of dedication to your client’s interests. We will happily recommend you, based on this sale, to members of our congregation and to our friends and acquaintances in need of commercial real estate services."
- Kent Ugoretz, Chairman, Asset Management Committee, Adat Shalom
“Eric is a very astute, diligent, caring, confident real estate broker. His intelligence and thoughtfulness are impressive, he always follows through beautifully, and his integrity is an asset that underscores his entire skill set. It is a pleasure working with him."
- Robert Hart, Kennedy Wilson
“Thanks for your help throughout the process of my client identifying, bidding for, then acquiring the property. You did a great job keeping focused and not making my client feel it had to forego the effort to get the City Planners to “grandfather” its project when the zoning regulations changed, unexpectedly, shortly after my client entered into an escrow to purchase the property… This was one of the best experiences with a [commercial] realtor my firm has had and you managed to do it despite the dual representation."
- Tina J. Kahn, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette & Feldman, LLP
“Eric is great at what he does. He is a hard-working, honest broker and that is not easy to find these days. He definitely goes the extra mile for his clients."
- Joseph Penner, Hillstreet Realty
"Your marketing efforts resulted in obtaining a qualified buyer in this challenging market. This was a complicated transaction and your professionalism and experience made a difference. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
- Harry Abelson
“Thank you for representing us in our disposition of our building in Sherman Oaks. The company was very impressed with your negotiating ability, thorough follow-up and professionalism! We look forward to many years of doing business with you and you are welcome to use us a reference for any future clients should you need one.”
- Don Shields, Chief Operating Officer, Moss and Company
“I recently closed escrow on the sale of a six-unit apartment building that I had owned for the past 12 years. After interviewing several commercial real estate brokers, I selected Eric Sackler of Coldwell Banker Commercial in Brentwood. From our initial meeting to the completion of the transaction, I was impressed with his professionalism and knowledge of the very specific market for Brentwood properties. I feel confident that I chose the most qualified person for the sale and would recommend Eric to other commercial property owners for their real estate needs.”
- Ken Matsumoto
“My experience working with the mighty Eric Sackler was no less than magnificent. He championed and shepherded my property to an impossible, cartwheel-igniting sale when the market was heartbreakingly bleak at best. Every step of the way I found him to be a sensationally gracious, compassionate and vividly intelligent professional, who I'm now honored to call a dear friend."
- Jeremy Davies
“Our experience in working with Eric Sackler was very pleasant and professional from beginning to end. He was diligent in finding qualified potential buyers and remained on top of the situation once a buyer had been identified. Eric patiently walked us through each step, all the way to the finish line. In our minds, he is deserving of the reputation that led us to him initially.”
- Elliot & Debbie Webb
“Your professionalism was exemplary. You were patient, attentive to our needs, readily available, balanced in giving options… but offering the right amount of advice and expertise all the way along… just what we needed.”
- Sara Jo and Chris Ward
“You came through with exactly what you said you would, when other companies had their doubts. Your handling of the sale of our apartment building went smoothly and efficiently, with very little stress placed on the existing tenants and virtually none on the part of my sisters or myself. Needless to say, I would recommend you to anyone selling (or buying) on the Westside. Thank you for all your help and assistance.”
- Roberta Smith
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. You treated us like family, and that made all the stress, etc. less stressful. You're absolutely the greatest, and there are no words to tell you how much I appreciate all you've done for us… and of course, once again, I can't thank you enough.”
- Victoria Newman
"Working with Eric on the sale of our property was a pleasure. His ability to navigate some of the complexities that can arise in real estate was also amazing. He weathered the stress for us and his abilities throughout the process were bar none. Thank you so much."
- Skip and Susan Brownell
"My family has owned an apartment building in downtown Santa Monica for many years, and we asked Eric Sackler and Susan Lau to represent us in its sale earlier this year. Due to rent control, zoning, architectural preservation and other factors, it was a complicated sale, and Eric and Susan proved to be the knowledgeable, persevering, detail-oriented, good-natured realtors that we needed. I whole-heartedly recommend them."
- Lisa Brownell
"Eric is extremely well organized, thorough, level headed and experienced. I highly recommend Eric to anyone considering representation for the sale of their property."
- Chuck Hill
"I just want to thank you for facilitating my purchase of 14 Westminster in Venice. Due to your diligence, the transaction went very smoothly. I was very satisfied with the contractors you selected for the inspections. This made the acquisition possible due to our location being out of the LA area. You made the seller comfortable with me as a buyer and worked out any issues that came up during the transaction. As an owner of multiple properties in different geographic locations, it is very important to have the right contacts in the area to operate successfully and Eric, you certainly fit that description. I would recommend you to any investors looking to transact in the LA area. Thank you again!"
- Les Keyak
"Eric Sackler was perfect casting for us as far as representing our interests in the sale of our Santa Monica complex. It was a fairly complicated deal, as it is a mixed-use property with all the colorful equations that Santa Monica property ownership is known for. Eric understood how to navigate the sale in a well-informed and patient way and found us just the right buyers, which the sale required. Eric put forth great attention to detail and was never nonplussed when the challenges seemed difficult to navigate. Eric is a gentleman and a man of his word, who followed through with everything he said he was going to do. No detail was too small. We are grateful to Eric and his team that it had such a happy ending for us."
- Mindy Marin
"Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the sale. It was complicated in many ways and you always rose to the occasion with patience, persistence, and attention to detail. More than once my sister and I thanked our lucky stars we had you working for us. We appreciated how you stayed in touch, communicated so well with us and answered all of our questions. Bravo for a job well done!"
- Patricia DuBois
"The sale of my building was handled flawlessly from beginning to end. Eric and his associates made the transaction simple and dealt with all parties in a professional and competent manner. He was able to meet the needs of the buyer, myself and the tenants so that we all felt appreciated and comfortable at all times. I can't say enough good things about Eric both as a realtor and a human being. His easy going manner and high degree of professionalism and expertise are greatly appreciated. Thank you Eric for a job well done!"
- Lynna Silverstein
University of California
Santa Monica City College
Bank of America
East West Bank
Pacific Business Bank
R.W. Selby & Company
Santa Monica Seafood Company