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Humble Beginnings. Hard Work. Hometown Values.

Benchmark Commercial Team 2023

Tanner and Jeff Mason founded Benchmark Commercial in 2013 with a singular notion in mind—commercial realtors could not only do better; they could actually be better. And in doing so, not only would the customer experience improve, businesses would prosper and the entire community would benefit.

To break from the status quo, the Principals, Tanner, Jason & Jeff needed to take greater control of their professional offerings and dealings with customers in the Denver area. A decision was made, plans were developed, and Benchmark Commercial Real Estate was born.

With decades of combined experience serving customers in the commercial real estate and commercial furniture brokerage space, the Benchmark team has grown into one of the foremost companies of its kind—hometown experts with a strong foundation of industry knowledge and a unique ability to assess and meet the real estate needs of each client quickly.

This is our community and these are our neighbors. We genuinely care about people and what we do is our way of contributing to a great quality of life.

The Benchmark Experience™

As commercial office and industrial real estate experts, we understand how important a firm foundation is to a building.

In our experience, the same is true for building great relationships, client partnerships, and prosperity in our community.

MISSION

To advance our community’s economic health and quality of life by fulfilling the real estate needs of local businesses.

VISION

Clients that value enduring relationships and unrivaled knowledge of the local market regard Benchmark as the foremost commercial real estate advisor in Denver.

Values

You can tell a lot about someone by their values. These are the principles that guide everything we do.

Relationships

Strong relationships are essential to delivering a superior experience.

Communication

We listen well and communicate openly and often.

Honesty

We maintain honesty in all relationships and dealings. There is no other way.

Simplicity

We simplify the experience and make our clients’ lives easier.

Accountability

We hold ourselves to the highest standards with respect expertise, conduct, and service to clients.

Meet the Team

Tanner Mason

Benchmark Commercial Co-Founder and Managing Broker

Jason Bollhoefner

Benchmark Commercial Partner

Jaimee Keene

Vice President

Tish Brady

Broker Associate

Solara Cochran

Solara Cochran

Broker Associate

Bart Boranian Allen

Broker Associate

Jeff Mason / Retired

Benchmark Commercial Co-Founder

Randi Tolme

Virtual Assistant

Tanner Mason

Tanner Mason is Co-Founder and Managing Broker at Benchmark Commercial.  He has over 2 decades of experience in the Denver commercial real estate market and has successfully completed hundreds of lease and sale/purchase transactions and build to suit projects.

Starting his career as a listing and tenant broker, he has the knowledge of both sides of the transaction and understands how and what each side sees, therefore planning and thinking further down the path of a project and determining the proper path moving forward.  His clients value his exceptional abilities to simplify the complicated and connecting the dots with relationships and needs in every transaction. Tanner specializes in manufacturing, industrial and office sectors and has established himself as an expert in the Denver metro area. His breadth of knowledge encompasses build to suits, acquisition, multi property development and investment assets, sales, new leases and lease renewals, providing valuable insight to commercial clients. Tanner is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Managing Broker, member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Brokers, is the President of the Denver Advisory Board, Past President of the Front Range Chapter of Strategic Connections, is an assistant Scout Master for both boys Scout Troops, is a proud Eagle Scout and was a top 10 finalist in the 2019 Top Small-Office Broker.  Tanner and his wife mentor engaged couples through their church and have one daughter, two sons, and a black lab.  Past involvement includes board positions in Denver Active 20/30, Brokers Benefiting Kids, and CoreNet. Benchmark Commercial has been in the top 25 brokerage firms in the Denver Business Journal the past several years running.  Benchmark is a supporter and member of Jeffco EDC, sponsor of CompanyWeek and is a shareholder in Exis Global, an international tenant and buyer rep strategic partner organization. Tanner is a graduate of Kansas State University, Go Cats! with a Marketing and International Business Degree with a Minor in Economics.  He began his career in commercial real estate at Frederick Ross, now Newmark, then to Rare Space prior to founding Benchmark Commercial in 2013.  Since then, he has focused on Occupier Services working with  users of commercial office and industrial property in an entrepreneurial environment at Benchmark Commercial.  Representative clients include Yeti Cycles, Stanley Steemer, Footers Catering, Serpentix, 360 Engineering, Charles Schwab, BOLD Legal, Essential Decisions Inc., Wibby Brewing, Crooked Stave Brewing, Rising Sun Distillery, Built Construction, Sleeping Giant Brewing, Via Mobility, Sheffield Metals, and Symmetry Energy. Tanner is a Colorado outdoor guy and is passionate for skiing and snowboarding, mountain, road and gravel cycling, and endurance car racing with sanctioning bodies ChampCar and World Racing League.

Jason Bollhoefner

Jason Bollhoefner has over 21 years of experience in the Denver commercial real estate market and has successfully completed over 800 lease and sale/purchase transactions. Since the inception of his career, Jason has personally negotiated and completed leases totaling over 3 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 and commercial real estate 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.

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, First Bank, American Eagle Outfitters, Comfort Adult Daycare, Littleton Montessori, Charles Schwab, Burnham Law, Quantum, Essential Decisions Inc., Conklin Cardone & Rutberg, P.C., Denver Institute for Faith & Work, Station 26, Mythology, Rising Sun Distillery, Sleeping Giant Brewing, Via Mobility,Playtime, Signature Windows & Doors 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.

Jaimee Keene

As an experienced broker and MBA graduate, Jaimee Keene focuses on the disposition and acquisition of office, medical office, and industrial properties throughout the Denver metro area. Jaimee’s 22 years of experience in the industry includes commercial brokerage, commercial real estate valuation and appraisals, and capital markets.

Jaimee’s background as a commercial real estate appraiser and broker brings insightful dialogue to share with investors and owners. She is uniquely qualified to aid buyers and sellers in evaluating market transactions in current conditions, in the development of marketing plans for assets, and to act as a skilled negotiator on behalf of her clients. She is also experienced with commercial real estate auctions and has successfully helped clients sell their commercial properties using the auction process.

A natural collaborator with investors, owners, and developers in commercial real estate, Jaimee works hard for owners who trust her to successfully sell their office and industrial assets. When she was an appraiser earlier in her career, she earned the MAI designation from The Appraisal Institute.

In 2020, Jaimee was named Avison Young’s top performing broker in Colorado. In 2016, 2019, and 2021 she was nominated as a “Woman of Influence” by CREW Denver.

As a life-long resident of Colorado, she takes advantage of the ultimate Colorado lifestyle: golf, back-country skiing, hiking, camping, cycling, and mountain biking. She has competed in three Ironman 70.3 events as her team’s relay cyclist, and competed in her first mountain bike race at the Vail GoPro games in 2019.

Specialties: commercial real estate brokerage, acquisitions, dispositions, commercial appraisals, and commercial tax appeals. Her work has been used in connection with dispositions, financing, lending, lease negotiations, property disputes, purchase negotiations, property tax appeals, and litigation. She is qualified as an expert witness in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Tish Brady

Tish Brady focuses on tenant buyer representation for businesses looking for office, medical office, retail and industrial properties throughout Denver. She brings over a decade of Account Management, Interior Design, and Marketing experience to the Benchmark team. Tish is adept at understanding the demands of high-traffic retail, hybrid e-commerce, office and mixed use facilities. She has years of experience as an account executive for some of the largest and most well-known companies in the Chicago loop. She grew up in the real estate industry, and enjoys using her creativity and problem solving acuity to assist clients in the Denver / Golden / Boulder region.

Tish studied Interior & Visual Design during a year-long intensive at the Harrington College of Design, with coursework focusing on the core capabilities of a Space Planning, Photography, and Drafting. Previously, Tish earned a BA in Advertising, Art & Design from Purdue University, where she was an active member of Public Relations Student Society of America.

She and her husband are raising their three teenagers, with frequent visits to Red Rocks and off-roading trips in their Jeep. They have lived in Colorado for the last decade, and are still grateful for the weather as compared to that of the midwest. But the down-to-earth mindset and warm relationships are something that Tish has brought with her and doesn’t plan to let go of any time soon.

Solara Cochran

Meet Solara Cochran. Solara is an award-winning top producer with more than 20 years of experience as a sales expert. As a Benchmark Commercial Broker, Solara represents tenants and buyers, assisting them in finding the perfect property. Solara’s industry knowledge, unwavering devotion to her clients, and solutions-based attitude set her apart from other brokers in the industry.

Solara is passionate about building relationships and creating positive experiences. Throughout her career, she has been recognized by her employers, clients, and peers for outstanding performance. She is known as a natural leader with the ability to inspire greatness in others. Solara exhibits unwavering devotion to her clients. Her desire to create a fantastic experience for each individual sets her apart in the CRE industry.

Solara is a proud mother and wife living in West Metro Denver with her family. In her free time, she enjoys the Colorado outdoor lifestyle. Solara loves skiing in her second home of Vail and hiking and biking all over the front range and the Rocky Mountains with her husband Marty, son Zane, and doggy Bruno. Solara also donates much of her time and resources to several Colorado-based charity organizations.

Bart Allen

Bart Allen brings valuable sales, business analytics and transaction management experience to his role as a broker associate with Benchmark Commercial Real Estate. Driven by a passion for spurring growth on the local level, he leverages his strong market insight to create personalized solutions for clients and foster lasting relationships.

Prior to joining Benchmark, Bart was an Associate Broker at Tributary Real Estate focusing on representing office occupiers around the Denver metro area. Prior to Tributary Bart honed his skills by serving in transaction management and analyst roles at both JLL and CBRE. He also gained experience in capital sourcing and analytics as part of the team at DePaul Real Estate Advisors, where he responsible for performing cash flow analyses and underwriting transactions for acquisitions and dispositions of new property.

With a passion for philanthropy and community building, Bart is on the leadership team for Denver Rescue Mission Young Professionals (DRM YP), a non-profit organization serving Denver’s most vulnerable people since 1892. He has served as a buddy mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2019 and is a past board member of both Society of Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) and Mile High Young Professionals.

Bart received a master’s degree in real estate and the built environment from The University of Denver, where he was both a graduate student ambassador and the director of communications for the real estate and construction management club. He also attended the University of Arizona, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

In his spare time, Bart enjoys traveling, water skiing, and scuba diving.

Sam Alby

Sam Alby is a diligent commercial real estate broker based in Denver, Colorado, specializing in tenant and buyer representation for industrial and office spaces. A native of Evergreen, Colorado, Sam brings a deep understanding of the local market, coupled with a persistent dedication to his clients. Known for his exceptional interpersonal skills, Sam excels in building lasting relationships grounded in trust and mutual respect.

Sam’s approach to commercial real estate is characterized by his calm demeanor, patience, and analytical thinking. His rigorous work ethic and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients make him a reliable advocate in the complex landscape of Denver’s real estate market.

When not in the office, Sam embraces the Colorado lifestyle to the fullest. An avid skier and mountain biker, he finds balance and inspiration in the Rockies. His love for the outdoors extends to fly-fishing, running, and hiking. Sam also pursues a passion for metal detecting and coin collecting hobbies that satisfy his meticulous nature and curiosity.

Whether you’re seeking a strategic location for your business or navigating commercial lease intricacies, Sam Alby is your expert guide in the Denver commercial real estate market, offering personalized service and expert insights.

Jeff Mason

Jeff brings more than 20 years in commercial furniture and over fifteen years as a real estate broker to 1=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. Before 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, Colorado. 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. 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.

Randi Tolme

After several years of working in clerical jobs that could have been virtual, but weren’t, Randi was thrilled to take her skills home and work remotely when her daughter, now 6, was born. She’s a natural problem solver with a bit of an obsession with making people’s lives easier, and when asked to describe her work as a virtual assistant, she usually says something like, “a little bit of everything” or “and other duties as assigned”.

Randi joined Benchmark in February of 2024 and is excited to put her skills to use to help Benchmark support clients in advancing their business goals. She delights in putting the pieces together in the background that make everything run smoothly, and looks forward to learning more about commercial real estate and the real estate industry.

Randi grew up in Pagosa Springs, CO, and got her bachelor’s degree in Communications/Theatre and Music from Western State Colorado University. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Littleton and sings in a local community choir, and now lives in Aurora with her husband Philippe, their daughter Celeste, and their cat Jack.