Tanner Mason has 20 years of commercial real estate experience in the Denver Market. He has successfully completed over 450 leases and sale/purchase transactions. Since the beginning of Tanner’s career, he has personally negotiated and completed leases totaling over 2 Million square feet. His clients value his exceptional abilities as an experienced negotiator, who recognizes the pressure points involved with facilitating transactions. Tanner sets up his clients for success by listening to their needs and consistently leveraging market data, trends and landlord sensitivities and hearing what is not being said. Tanner consistently demonstrates loyalty and follow-through with his longtime clients and relationships, going above and beyond to help them achieve their goals.
Prior to co-founding Benchmark Commercial, Tanner gained experience with Frederick Ross (now Newmark Grubb Knight Frank) for five years before moving on to be a partner at Rare Space for nearly eight years. During this time, Tanner represented commercial tenants and buyers in locating properties, negotiating leases and purchasing properties. His large base of returning clients and referrals is a testament to his work ethic and the reputation he’s built in the real estate industry in Denver. Representative clients include: Stanley Steemer, Yeti Cycles, AbsenceSoft, IECRM, Bold Legal, Aircraft Performance Group, VTI Security and Wibby Brewing.
Tanner is a proud Kansas State Wildcat and has a degree in Marketing and International Business with an Economics minor. In Denver, he was selected for 50 for Colorado through the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and was nominated for Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 on multiple occasions.
Tanner is President of his Strategic Connections chapter and involved in Colorado Thought Leaders Forum. Tanner is involved in Denver Active 20/30 Alumni organization and serves on the Denver Advisory Board speaker committee.
Tanner is a Cub Scout leader, instilling what he learned as an Eagle Scout. He also coaches his son’s basketball team. He and his wife mentor engaged couples through their church. Besides spending time with his wife and three kids, Tanner’s passions include endurance racing a BMW in the World Racing League and ChampCar Series. When not at the track, he can be found climbing steep mountain trails on his road and mountain bikes or hitting the slopes on his skis or snowboard. Needless to say, off time is typically spent in the fast lane.
Jeff brings more than 20 years in commercial furniture and over 10 years as a real estate broker to his role as a Benchmark Commercial co-founder. Clients appreciate how this experience allows Jeff to quickly assess the space and layout needs of their businesses as well as his attention to detail and follow-up. Prior to Jeff’s five years at Rare Space, his previous experience includes work with Steelcase and OfficeScapes, where he was responsible for planning, ordering, delivery, installation, and overall project management and integration of the clients’ technology and business goals into each space through the use of furniture. Jeff has deep roots in the state of Colorado, beginning with his great-grandfather who was a miner in Central City, Colo. True to that Wild West heritage, Jeff and his wife, Colleen, spend a portion of their free time on horseback. Jeff is a University of Colorado graduate with a degree in Finance, and he currently serves on the board of the CU Boulder Denver Area Alumni Association. Jeff is also an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman, so not only are you in good hands working with Benchmark Commercial, the co-founders are likewise great to have around should you ever find yourself lost in the wild.
Jason Bollhoefner has over 17 years of experience in the Denver commercial real estate market and has successfully completed over 600 lease and sale/purchase transactions. Since the inception of his career, Jason has personally negotiated and completed leases totaling over 2.5 million square feet. His clients value his exceptional abilities as a tenacious negotiator who recognizes the key pressure points involved in every leasing transaction. Jason sets the stage for his clients’ success by consistently leveraging market data, trends, and landlord sensitivities to achieve meaningful results. His understanding of tenants’ operational goals and economic needs combined with his knowledge of landlord requirements and sensitivities enable him to provide his clients with the utmost value.
Jason has established himself as an expert relative to office needs in the Denver metro area. His breadth of knowledge encompasses underwriting, acquisition, re-development, and disposition of commercial property, providing invaluable insight to prospective asset purchasers and owner occupants of commercial property.
Jason is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Brokers, is active in the Colorado Thought Leadership program with consistent involvement on the Advisory Board of Strategic Connections. Prior engagements include membership on the University of Colorado Real Estate Council, Colorado Chapter of NAIOP and finalist for Top Small-Office Broker in 2011.
Jason is a graduate of the University of Colorado – Boulder with a double major in Finance and Real Estate. He began his career in commercial real estate at Corum Real Estate Group in January 2002, focusing on sales and leasing. His ongoing successes earned him promotions with increasing responsibilities and a leadership position within the organization and responsibility for the leasing and financial performance of a portfolio of approximately 1,000,000 square feet of office building area until his departure as Vice President in May of 2015. Since then, he has focused on Occupier Services and Tenant Representation representing users of commercial office, industrial, and retail property in an entrepreneurial environment at Benchmark Commercial. Representative clients include US Bank, American Eagle Outfitters, Yield Solutions Group, Charles Schwab, Burnham Law, Quantum, Essential Decisions Inc., Conklin Cardone & Rutberg, P.C., Denver Institute for Faith & Work, and ICON Eyecare.
Jason enjoys the Colorado outdoors and the wide variety of activities it provides including fly-fishing, alpine skiing, kayaking, bicycling, and hiking. A state championship competitive swimmer, Jason can also be found eliminating stress at the Denver Athletic Club in the lap pool and gym.
Ellory joined the Benchmark team as an Associate Broker in January 2018. She graduated from Chapman University, where she received a B.A in Psychology and played NCAA Women’s Lacrosse.
Ellory is passionate about the Real Estate market in Denver and enthusiastic about helping out in the community she loves. Ellory has experience in Property Management and has worked for non-profits such as CASA and Adam’s Camp. She is a creative thinker who is personable, diligent and always ensures client satisfaction. Being a Denver native, she has enjoyed watching the city expand and grow.
In her free time you can find Ellory fly fishing, skiing, and watching one of her beloved Denver sports teams.
Joe Lengyel is the newest addition to the Benchmark team, joining as an Associate Broker in November of 2018. Joe’s background is in sales and finance. Joe has worked successfully across a variety of industries including recycling, restaurant group management, and most recently the entertainment industry.
Joe has an analytical and personable skill set which make him a great asset to both Benchmark and his clientele who seek value through unique, custom fit commercial spaces that accommodate their business growth and goals.
When Joe isn’t working hard for his clients, he can be found playing music with local Denver musicians, or catching the big fish out on the Platte River.
In March of 2019, Benchmark Commercial Real Estate expanded their staff with Sarah C. Ramirez. Her experience in multi-sized real estate firms as an administrator and marketing specialist is a welcomed addition. She brings to Benchmark skills in digital marketing, including her work with local businesses in the cities of Arvada and Westminster that helped to transition their internet business to their ‘brick and mortar’ locations. Sarah graduated from Regis University with an M.B.A. in Marketing.
Sarah graduated from Corrnell college with a DOUBLE major anthropology and fine arts. She enjoys creating pottery. Sarah enjoys creating business and event opportunities for local artists around the Denver metro area. To round out her creative side, Sarah also manages the digital media for a local non-profit art space in Arvada. As a Denver native and northwest area resident, Sarah has enjoyed watching Denver’s rapid growth and influx of new companies and industries. Sarah has a passion for marketing, as well as using marketing to connect with people.