TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

9th March 2020

RE: Sale for 33 Dell Street, Woodpark NSW 2164

Dear Mr Lakkis,

I would like to confirm my appreciation for the extraordinary lengths you have gone through in order to secure the sale for our property.

You were persistent, always kept us informed of any progress reports and updates and you are a true professional so you deserve the acclamation.

I appreciate and thank you for all you have done to get the sale across for us.

Thank you for your efforts Walid and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone we know.

Yours Faithfully
Mr Gaspare Guaiana & Giada Moschen

27th June 2019

RE: Leasing of Level 1, 1 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Dear Walid, Thank you for your time, patience and hard work in securing a new location for Labyrinth Escape Rooms. After contacting and dealing with other agents, no one else was able to contact and communicate with the owner to finalise the lease agreement until we worked with you.

During the leasing process, Walid showed professionalism who had our best interests and always stayed in communication with us regarding the requests of the landlord.

We will be using Walid again in the future and will continue to recommend him.

Yours sincerely
Joan Caballero

10th January 2019

RE: Leasing of Suite 1, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid, Thank you for your professional care and support in finding a prospective tenant for our premises. Your constant monitoring, dedicated service and advice led to a successful outcome, we appreciate everything you did for us.

We highly recommend you to anyone requiring an agent to lease and/or sell their properties.

We wish you all the best and looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Regards
Leah Landicho
Skittens Pty Ltd

30th June 2017

RE: Leasing of 8/32 Albert Street, North Parramatta

Dear Walid,

We thank you for your professional and dedicated service in obtaining a prospective tenant for our premises. We appreciated your excellent client service by proactively informing us on all prospective tenants and also providing advice on how we can improve the marketing of the property so that it can be leased efficiently in the current market.

We recommend you and your services to anyone who requires the leasing of properties in the Parramatta area.

Yours Truly,
Christine Kim
Mind Talk – Adolescent Family Counsellor

3rd October 2017

RE: Leasing of Level 4, Suite 2, 17-21 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I would like to deeply thank you for your hard work in finding additional premises for The Smith Family to suit our requirements. Walid went to all lengths to find us suitable accommodation and was a pleasure to deal with the whole process. During the leasing process, Walid showed professionalism who had our best interests at heart and secured a very attractive deal that I don’t believe we would have achieved without him. I will definitely be using Walid again and recommend him whole heartedly.

Yours Sincerely
Tanya Assaf
Property Manager
The Smith Family

25th August 2016

RE: Purchase and Sale of 14/83 George Street, Parramatta

Dear Mr Lakkis,

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Mr Walid Lakkis for providing me with professional, efficient and prompt service in relation to my property.

Mr Lakkis assisted me to purchase and also sell the same property and I must say that he possesses substantial knowledge in the Real Estate industry. Mr Lakkis is very prompt in updating progress and his negotiation skills are extra-ordinary.

I highly recommend anyone buying or selling their property to use the service of Walid.

Yours faithfully
Shamser Thapa & Associates

19th December 2016

RE: Sale of Suite 25, 27 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Dear Mr Lakkis,

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Walid Lakkis in the listing and sale of our commercial premises. While we have bought and sold a number of properties, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence.

The experience at each phase of the sale effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-relation or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. Thus, we highly recommend Walid Lakkis for commercial real estate needs.

Kind Regards
Frank Fodor
Executive Collections

13th May 2015

RE: Sale of Suite 2, Level 1, 3 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Dear Walid,
I would like to thank you on your effort in selling our office in Parramatta. When I first met Walid I felt comfortable with his approach and enthusiasm to taking on the sale of the property. His outline to marketing gave me confidence that he would reach the largest target audience. At all times during the sale process Walid kept me up to date on what was happening and what to expect. His negotiations and follow up with prospective buyers resulted in our property selling within our expectations and within 2 weeks of the advertising sign being placed on the property. Walid was very courteous and professional at all times and we would highly recommend anyone selling their property to use Walid Lakkis.

Yours faithfully
Bruce Andrews
Bearing Housings Australia Pty Ltd

2nd October 2015

RE: Leasing of 5 Albion Street, Harris Park

Dear Walid,

Walid’s commitment to lease our commercial premises was outstanding. He kept us informed at all times of every prospective tenant and gave us feedback to improve our possibilities to lease the property. He negotiated on our behalf and we leased the premises to our great satisfaction.

Walid was professional and friendly at all times and I look forward to using his services again.

Yours faithfully
PT Partners
Louie Torre

1st May 2014

RE: Sale of Suite 8/2-6 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

Thank you for your recent assistance to our business in its purchase of new office premises. We were very happy with the way our purchase was handled and the way you kept us up to date and informed at all times. Prior to seeing you, we were beginning to think that we would never find the right property. I was very impressed with your calm nature and your willingness to assist us in getting the deal across the line in a timely manner. We are thrilled with the new office premises and it has been great working with you Walid. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for commercial property in Parramatta.

Yours Faithfully
Stuart Niven
Baldock Stacy & Niven Solicitors

8th August 2014

RE: Sale of Suite 43, 2 O’Connell Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I am writing in appreciation of the excellent service given to us by Walid Lakkis. We had listed our commercial unit in the Parramatta CBD with another local agent for a year without any success. Dissatisfied with the indifferent service we had experienced, we listed it with Walid. Within a week, he had secured a genuine buyer and proceeded to successfully negotiate the sale at a price we were happy with. Throughout the process, Walid acted with complete professionalism and respect, always kept us fully informed and responded comprehensively and in a timely manner to any query we had. I am happy to recommend Walid to any prospective vendor.

Regards
Darryl Clark

1st July 2014

RE: Leasing of Suite 38B, 70-74 Phillip Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

Walid’s commitment to lease our commercial premises was outstanding. He kept us informed at all times of every prospective tenant and gave us feedback to improve our possibilities to lease the property. He negotiated on our behalf and we leased the premises to our great satisfaction.

Walid was professional and friendly at all times and I look forward to using his services again.

Yours Faithfully
John F Campo & Partners – Public Accountants
Mario Campo

12th September 2013

RE: Leasing of 413 Church Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

We thank you for your efficient and professional services in obtaining a tenant for our premises.

We had the premises on the market for 12 months without finding a tenant. After appointing you as the agent, the property was leased within two months.

We would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future and recommending you to anyone who requires the leasing of their premises in the Parramatta area.

Yours sincerely
David Holswich
Timothy Roderick Johnson & Associates Pty Limited

13th August 2013

RE: Sale of Suite 50, 2 O’Connell Street, Parramatta – Vendor

Hello Walid,

I thank you for the great effort and the professionalism you showed us during the campaign for the sale of our property at 50/2 O'Connell Street, Parramatta. Though we didn't go close to achieving the price we wanted, we know you did your best to find us a buyer for it, and given the present market, we probably achieved the best possible outcome. So thank you for your efforts and hard work. Thanks again, Walid.

Kindest regards
Santa Marzullo

16th August 2013

RE: Sale of Suite 50, 2 O’Connell Street, Parramatta – Purchaser

Dear Walid,

I want to thank you for conducting the sale/purchase of our new office. When we sought your help to find the best office for our purpose you were very helpful. All of the properties you invited us to see were reasonable and well-matched to our requirements. You were able to quickly provide us with all the further details we requested about these properties. In particular, I liked the manner in which you helped us to appreciate all the features of the properties without overstating the facts. After we made our offer to your vendor and the offer was accepted, I found your support to follow through with information to our solicitor was very professional and efficient. When we needed access to the premises to check out the layout of the rooms and the telephone and power points, you were very good. So Walid, thank you for your assistance with this purchase. I am sure when we decide to leave this office I will ask you to manage the sale.

Regards
Alan Springell
Stiearc Systems Pty Ltd

13th June 2012

RE: Leasing of Level 1, Suite 3, 20 Wentworth Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I wish to express my gratitude to you for being able to sublet our premises at Parramatta despite the commercial real estate market being very depressed at the moment. It was a great result that i am sure was due to your hard work and commitment over many months.

I have always found you to be very professional and I have been extremely impressed by your excellent communication throughout the process. I wish you every success in the future and would not hesitate to use you again if the need arose.

Regards
Jenny Aiken

Health Networks Australia Physio

12th November 2012

RE: Sale of 14/83 George Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

Thank you and your team for the service you provided us for the sale of our commercial property at Parramatta. We were impressed by your dedication and your professional attitude and thank you for your commitment of getting us the sale of our property in a very sluggish market. Your commitment to consult with us and keeping us informed through each stage of the sale is much appreciated. We thank you again and we will recommend you to our friends and colleagues of your services.

Yours Faithfully,
Michael Jovanovich
Marsh Pty Ltd

12th January 2012

RE: Sale for Shop 2, 411 Church Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

With our settlement due in the next two weeks or so, I take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in securing a suitable purchaser within such a short time.

Not only did we receive a satisfactory price, the transaction proceeded very smoothly.

You always gave me regular progress updates, not only prior to obtaining the purchaser, but also during the negotiating process and to the point of exchange of contracts.

Your attitude and activities were very professional and I have no hesitation in recommending you or your company for any commercial real estate activities.

Yours sincerely
Gerry Ryman
Ryman & Associates Pty Ltd

22nd February 2012

RE: Testimonial for the lease of Suite 25, Level 3, 27 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Dear Mr Lakkis,

I refer to the recent success in securing a tenant for my property mentioned above and thank you for your utmost professionalism and vigor you demonstrated in leasing my commercial investment. I wish to outline firstly the professional and efficient job you did for me throughout the lease of the property as your dealings, negotiations, persistence and determined attitude with the prospective tenant was crucial in securing the lease. I was always informed with the progress you were making at all times which was very important to me. Walid, you have a pleasant and enthusiastic attitude and are very pro-active. I believe that you will maintain a great reputation throughout your Real Estate career. Thank you for all your efforts Walid and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone I know.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Frank Fodor
Executive Collections

21st November 2011

RE: The sale of 9/2 O’Connell Street, Parramatta

Dear Mr Lakkis,

I would like to confirm in writing my appreciation for the extraordinary lengths you have gone through in order to secure the sale for my property mentioned above. Throughout the sale of the property you were persistent, you always kept me informed of any progress reports and updates and you are a true professional so you deserved the acclamation. I appreciate and thank you for all you have done to get the sale across for me. Thank you for all your efforts Walid and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone we know.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Frank Cutrone
F J Cutrone & Co

23rd May 2011

RE: Leasing of 3/2a Cowper Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I had a commercial office on the market for over a year. We approached Walid Lakkis to find a prospective tenant for this property after he rented a property across the road. Walid did a great job at finding a suitable tenant in a short period of time.  Not only was Walid efficient, he also behaved professionally and respectfully at all times. I highly recommend Walid Lakkis as an agent.

Yours faithfully
Brian Metledge
Alpha House Group Pty Ltd

3rd January 2011

Re: Suite 4a, Level 1, 27 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Hi Walid,

I am happy to supply the following testimonial for Walid Lakkis.

Unfortunately the Parramatta office market has been a tough market to profit from recently and without your persistence and determined attitude we might have experienced a worse result which than might of been the case. So I would not hesitate to recommend your services to any prospective participant in the local property market.

Regards,
Keith Goss
Managing Director
KMG Properties P/L

19th April 2010

RE: Leasing of Suites 3 & 4, 2-6 Kendall Street, Harris Park

It is with pleasure that I am writing this testimonial for Walid Lakkis. It was with the utmost professionalism that he marketed and leased both the abovementioned commercial properties for me. His dealings and negotiations with the prospective tenants were crucial in securing the leases. I was always informed with the progress he was making at all times which was important to me. He continues to be valuable in the ongoing management of these leases. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Walid Lakkis and I look forward to dealing with him again in the future.

Yours faithfully,
Anne Joun
HB Marketing and Management Services Pty Ltd
Director

25th May 2010

RE: Leasing of Level 2, 11 George Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I refer to the recent success of securing a tenant for Suite 1, Level 2, 11 George Street, Parramatta.

I would like to thank you for the professionalism and vigor you demonstrated in securing a tenant for this vacant space in our building.  Your excellent diligence and efficiency in keeping me informed and updated as to the state of the Parramatta commercial rental market and your guidance on what was realistic in terms of achievable rent and lease conditions was most valuable in these current difficult economic times. I have no doubt that our success in securing a tenant was due entirely to your determination and efforts in doing all that you could to achieve this great result.

I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future and recommending you to our many business and legal colleagues in Parramatta and Sydney.

Thanks again Walid, for a great result!

Yours faithfully
KIM CARR
Property Manager
MUSKBARN PTY. LIMITED

22nd September 2010

RE: Level 2, 17-21 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

Mr Walid Lakkis promptly leased our vacant space in Hunter Street and I was surprised it went so quickly. He seems to have a good knowledge of the prevailing activity in the Parramatta area and was interested in our property and was able to offer us good suggestions on how to maximise the chance of letting it. I will certainly be using Walid again when we need him.

Kind Regards
Peter Sumich
Hunter Street Eye Specialists

24th March 2010

RE: Leasing of Suite 8, 410 Church Street, Parramatta

Dear Mr Lakkis, I am writing to thank you for your perseverance and your efforts in finding a tenant for my property in Parramatta. You regularly informed me on any progress in this difficult rental market.

I felt that my interests were well looked by you and after very early in our business relationship, when I asked Walid if he could recommend a Cleaner to get the property ready for inspection by prospective tenants. As a result, I was happy to hand over the management of the property and I have no hesitation in recommending your services as a very professional agent in this field.

Many thanks and I look forward to continuing to do business with you in the future.

Yours sincerely
Alec Trostiansky
Director
Alni Pty Ltd

8th February 2010

RE: Leasing of 14/83 George Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

Thank you for the outstanding service provided by yourself. The result achieved was fantastic. We were impressed by the dedication and by your professional attitude; we felt you were committed to getting the best possible lease for our property at a sluggish rental market. Your commitment to consulting with us and keeping us informed through each stage of the lease made for a very positive experience.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Jovanovich
M J Insurance Management Pty Ltd

12th July 2010

Leasing of 65 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Hello Walid,

Just a note to say 'thank you' for looking after our leasing needs recently.

I was most impressed by your manner, commitment and your ability to meet our requirements and expectations.  I was also impressed by how you managed the negotiations so promptly and efficiently, always meeting agreed deadlines.

Overall, I found the service to be most professional and was delighted to have the process run so smoothly.

Thank you again and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your services to any of my business colleagues.

Regards
Susan Turner
Director
The Black Group Pty Ltd

10th August, 2009

RE: Leasing of 1 & 3 Harold Street, North Parramatta

I am writing this testimonial for Walid Lakkis to outline the professional and efficient job that you did in leasing our two commercial cottages in North Parramatta.

One of the properties was listed with another agent for a substantial period of time prior to

listing it with you, with no success and a lot of excuses.

Once we engaged Walid, you worked on leasing our properties with professional transparency and it wasn’t long at all before the two properties were successfully leased.

I would have no hesitation in Walid again and would highly recommend your services.

Yours sincerely
Susan McLaughlin & John McCauley
Must Holdings Pty Ltd

29th April 2009

RE: Leasing of Level 1, 136 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

This is to confirm that I have been dealing with Walid Lakkis with regards to the leasing out and management of properties owned by us for the past 2 years.

In all my dealings with Walid, I have found him to be efficient and courteous and wish Walid a very successful career as a Real Estate Agent.

Yours sincerely
Steven Chambers
Managing Director

4th Septemeber 2009

RE: Leasing of Suite 105, 29 Grose Street, Parramatta

Good afternoon, Walid,

Thank you for the prompt and efficient attention you’ve provided me in leasing and occupying the premises in Grose Street. Throughout the entire process you were always on time for appointments, you were efficient in dealing with lease requirements and paperwork, and you were pro-active without bringing pressure on me to act.

Over the past few weeks I’ve dealt with 8 or 10 leasing agents for my requirements of a relatively small commercial space. Most of these agents were not interested in follow-up and in some cases their only response was to put me on their e-mail mailing list; some for premises in areas of which I had no interest.

You’ve always returned my calls and answered e-mails promptly. It has been refreshing to deal with you and I believe that you will maintain a good reputation throughout your Real Estate career.

Regards
David James
THE PAGESMITH

14th November 2009

RE: Leasing of Suite 7, 5-7 Ross Street, Parramatta

Hello Walid,

Thank you for your assistance in securing a tenant for my commercial unit and I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Walid on the way in which he conducted himself during negotiations. He was polite and efficient and I wish to convey my appreciation that he has a good future in the industry.

Regards
Trevor
Trevor Dunshea Pty Limited

1 September 2008
RE: Testimonial Leasing of 67 Harris Street, Harris Park

Dear Walid,
I would like to thank you for the continual effort assisting me to locate a suitable property to lease, for my business.
No other real estate agency in Parramatta made the effort to assist me as I was on a very tight budget.
I would also like to thank you for your support following up the owner to repair the property as per lease contract specifications.
I would be more than happy to refer your real estate agency to friends in the future. I will also be seeking your assistance in a couple of years for new premises as the business expands.

Kind regards,
Irene Makis
Academy of Dressmakers

28th August, 2008

RE: Leasing of Suite 1, 2A Cowper Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I would like to confirm in writing my appreciation for the extraordinary lengths Walid Lakkis went to in order to secure a commercial rental property for our company. Throughout the leasing of the property Walid was very open, honest and hardworking. Walid has a pleasant and enthusiastic attitude and kept us informed throughout the process making the often daunting task of relocating, stress free. Thank you for all your efforts Walid and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone we know.

Yours faithfully,
Ramy Bdeir
Just Careers Pty Ltd

25th November, 2008

RE: Leasing of Level 4, 34 Charles Street, Parramatta

Dear Walid,

I would like to personally thank you for not losing focus and determination in our current difficult economic times.  Although faced with very sluggish rental placements and sales since the property slump, Mr. Walid Lakkis continued to pursue matters with real vigour and professionalism and has successfully rented my office space in the CBD of Parramatta for two years!

I found that Mr. Walid Lakkis kept me updated on information that I have needed and is always the professional agent, which any Real Estate office should be proud to have in their employment.  I have dealt with (Mr Lakkis) on various occasions and can say that he is an honest, professional and “no nonsense” agent, one that his profession should be proud of.

I have no doubt that during the management of my office space over the next two years, Walid will continue to have my interests in the forefront of his mind and I have included him in my list of professionals that I am happy to refer others to. Thank you again!”

Yours faithfully
Steven Clare
APL Legal

19th November 2007

RE: Leasing of Suite 16, 27 Hunter Street, Parramatta

Hello Walid,

I would like to personally thank you for taking the time in listening to my business needs, and showing me the appropriate property to lease. This resulted in the successful tenancy agreement being signed.

Personality and Approach

I was very comfortable in discussing any concerns regarding the office with you. I also was grateful that you did not try and push a signed contract; instead you allowed me the time I needed to make the decisions.

Appearance

Very well groomed and appropriately presented.

Ability to communicate information

Your vocal and body communication were synchronised well, which conveyed your intentions of being honest in the discussions. This was effective in generating a trusting business relationship that led to a positive business arrangement, and a positive experience all round.

You clearly explained the lease, and provided enough time for me to read it without feeling pressured to sign.

Any questions regarding the lease or the property itself were always dealt within a quick and professional manner. Anything you didn’t know at the time, you informed me appropriately and provided the answers when they were available to you.

After care

Contact after the signed agreement, has also been positive.

Conclusion

Walid, it was a pleasure in dealing with you. I would definitely recommend your name to others if the occasion arises. You appear to enjoy your new position, and I trust not only will you have a very fulfilling and rewarding career as a real estate agent; you will also do well because you communicate and respond to people well.

Yours Sincerely
Darren Hamburger
Integrated Psychological Services Pty Ltd