Restaurant Real Estate Advisors
Restaurant Real Estate Advisors provides real estate transaction, development management and advisory services to restaurant owners.
After working with hundreds of restaurateurs it became clear there was a need for more than the generic brokerage services offered by commercial real estate agents. Our goal is to allow you to focus on your passion and do what you do best – creating and operating a successful restaurant brand – while allowing us to help you by doing what we do best – restaurant real estate and development.
Why Work with Us
As a single point of contact we can guide you through your first opening or your 100th. We have over 50 years combined experience in restaurants and real estate. We have transacted hundreds of deals, managed the development of multiple brands, and even owned our own restaurant businesses. This broad experience will help you to avoid the potential pitfalls when trying to open, grow or sell your restaurant.
We can be your real estate and development team so you won’t have to hire an expensive staff. We can save you time and money. As part of your team, we can manage the entire real estate and development process for you from beginning to end.
Real Estate Transaction and Advisory Services
- Develop Site Criteria and Requirements
- Identify and Analyze Target Trade Areas
- Search, Evaluate and Select Sites
- Negotiate Letters of Intent and Leases
- Business or Asset Acquisitions
- Business or Asset Sales
Development Management and Advisory Services
- Manage the Restaurant Construction Process
- Coordinate Architects and Contractors
- Assist with FF&E Procurement
- Advise on Expansion Strategies and Growth Plans
- Assist with Franchise Development
Mark Chase is the founder of Restaurant Real Estate Advisors specializing in real estate and development for restaurants. Mark’s more than 28 years experience representing both landlords and tenants across multiple property types provides a rare combination of knowledge and experience from “both ends of the negotiating table.”
Mark has secured new sites and negotiated hundreds of leases on behalf of celebrity chefs, regional and national chains such as Quiznos Subs, Domino’s Pizza, Mooyah Burgers, SlapFish, Subway, Little Caesars and Piadina Italian Market. He has also acquired and sold numerous restaurants.
In addition to his transaction experience, Mark has been featured as an expert on real estate by Business 2.0, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Daily News, California Real Estate Journal, Foodable Web TV Network, QSR Magazine, Estates Gazette (UK) and KFWB Noon Business Hour as well as numerous podcasts.
Professional affiliations have included American Industrial Real Estate (AIR) Association, Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mark is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California.
Greg has spent the past 30+ years in the real estate and restaurant development business. He began his career as a real estate analyst and consultant for a major accounting firm working with some of the largest retail owners and developers in Southern California.
Greg then spent over 15 years as an Area Developer for two major restaurant franchises. During that time, he opened nearly 100 restaurants, guiding restaurant owners through the entire real estate, development and store opening process. He was instrumental in finding and evaluating sites, negotiating letters of intent and leases, and managing all aspects of the construction and store opening process.
Greg has also owned and operated a restaurant and created a new quick service concept. With the breadth of experience and varied perspectives as a consultant, developer and restaurant owner, he has developed a unique blend of analytical, transactional and managerial skills invaluable to restaurant owners wanting to start or expand their restaurant business.
Greg’s professional affiliations have included the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), California Restaurant Association (CRA) and the Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE).