Meet Our Team

Retail Performance, Growth, and Transformation Solutions

Jeff Harpster

Co-Founder & CEO

Blockbuster Entertainment
• VP Real Estate U.S. & Canada
• 1,800 openings / 5 yrs
• Senior RE Counsel
Einstein Bagels
• VP Real Estate – U.S.
• 400 openings / 3 yrs

Insite Development
• VP Retail Dev. (Dev. 30 ground up single & multi-tenant BTS’s)
• Equity Partner
Woolbright Development
• VP Leasing – 30+ centers

Andrew Zeck

Co-Founder & COO

Taco Bell / PepsiCo
• U.S. Strategic Dev. Analysis
Starbucks
• Regional RE Mgr.
Matthew Dev. & Century Retail
• VP Dev., Strip & Grocery S/C

Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores
• New Store Dev.
TGI Fridays
• National Dir. Dev.
ZuZu Restaurants
• VP Real Estate & Construction

Mark Villalpando

Vice President

Boston Market
• Franchisee / Principal SW U.S.
• Regional Dir. of Dev.
Einstein Bagels
• Regional Dir. of Dev.
Vestar Development
• Dev. Mgr.

Vertical Holdings Co.

• Principal, Retail Dev.
First Arizona Savings Bank
• Chairman Board of Directors
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.-Attorneys at Law
• Partner

Mark Hoffmann

Vice President

KinderCare Learning Centers
• National VP
• Turnaround / M&A Co-leader
Movie Gallery
• SVP Dev. N. America-led M&A

LFI, Inc. – Partner
• Nationwide S.C. Dev.
Boston Chicken & Einstein Bagels
• Regional Dir. RE
Taco Bell / PepsiCo
• National Mgr. of Acquisitions

Ray Payne

Senior Consultant

Rite Aid – 30 yrs
• VP Real Estate U.S.
• VP Real Estate West
PayLess
• VP Real Estate U.S.

American Stores Properties
• Real Estate Manager
Sav-On Drug Stores
• Staff Attorney

Mike Beck

Senior Consultant

Ruby Tuesday
• SVP, Chief Development Officer
Forever 21
• National Consultant
• 80 Openings
Blockbuster Entertainment
• VP, Development
• 2,200+ Openings

Extended StayAmerica Hotels
• VP, Real Estate
• US – Zero to 475 hotels
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
• SVP, Real Estate & Construction
Pinkberry
• VP, Development
Townsend & Associates
• Partner

Randy Miller

Senior Consultant

Boston Market Corporation / Boston Chicken, Inc.
• 27 years

Boston Market Corporation
• Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Boston Market Corporation
• President

Boston Chicken, Inc.
• Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel

DLA Piper (f/k/a Rudnick & Wolfe)
• Associate Attorney

Jim Brennan

Vice President

Einstein Bagels
• Dir. Real Estate
Caribou Coffee
• Real Estate Mgr.
CVS / Zaremba Group
• Dir. of Dev.

Apache Capital Dev.
• Principal
• Walgreens, Starbucks, PNC Bank, FedEx Kinkos
Arthur Andersen & Co.
• Domestic & Intl Corp. Tax Mgr.

Rick Pastore

Senior Consultant

McCann Development
• Retail RE Dir./Asset Mgr.

Dunkin Brands
• RE Manager

Blackheath Financial
• RE Financial Analyst

YUM Brands
• RE Director

Chris Baker

Senior Consultant

Pizza Hut / PepsiCo
• Regional Dev. Mgr.
Einstein Bagels
• Regional VP Dev.
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
• VP Development

Trammel Crow
• Retail Leasing Assoc.
Wells Fargo
• AVP, Workouts / Troubled Asset Mortgage Lender
• $300M & 500 loans over 10 yrs

Tom Dwyer

Senior Consultant

Rite Aid Corporation – 30 yrs

• VP Store Dev.

Eckerd Corporation

• Senior Dir. RE

Tricon Global Restaurants

• Dir. of Dev.

Taco Bell Corporation

• Real Estate Mgr.

Sam Saul

Senior Consultant

Chipotle Mexican Grill (17 yrs)
• Dir. Real Estate
• 750 openings
Clothestime
• Dir Real Estate & Assets
• 125 Openings

Blockbuster
• Real Estate & Asset Mgr.
• 75 openings / 5 yrs
Little Caesar’s Pizza
• Mgr. Real Estate & Constr.
Westar Associates
• Dir. of Leasing

Gerard Buckley

Senior Consultant

Town Sports International – 11 Years
• Senior Director
• 165 locations

 

Au Bon Pain – 10 Years
• Chief Development Officer
• 132 corporate locations, and 155 Franchised locations

Marc Summey

Senior Consultant

Gamestop, Inc. (22 yrs)
• Senior VP RE Dev.
• Managed growth from 400 stores to over 4,800
• Managed 1,500 annual lease renewals

Zale Corporation (12 yrs)
• Senior Dir. RE

Positions in Corporate
Finance, Lease Accounting,
and Credit Operations

Cyndi Reynolds

Senior Consultant

Winn-Dixie Stores
• Regional Real Estate Mgr.
Blockbuster
• Regional Real Estate Mgr.
• 50 openings / 3 yrs

Cencor Weitzman
• Asset Mgr. Leasing & Lease Administration

Paul Beck

Senior Consultant

Cardsmart Retail Corp
• VP Real Estate
LOEW’S Cineplex
• Senior Dir. RE
Hoyts Cinemas Corp
• VP Real Estate
California Pizza Kitchen
• Regional Dir. RE
Taco Bell / PepsiCo
• Real Estate Mgr.

Daybridge Learning Centers, Inc
• Dir. RE Acquisition
Hunt Real Estate Services – Family Dollar
• VP Dev.
Gershman Brown Crowley – CVS
• VP Real Estate

Kitsy Ritter

Senior Consultant

GAP Inc
• Dir. of Real Estate
• Directed Midwest Office / 8 states-350 stores / Responsible new stores and renewals: Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, Intermix, Old Navy, and Outlet.

Mid America Asset Management
• Senior Leasing Rep.
• Recipient 2008 CoStar Power Broker Award, Chicago
ICSC
• IL State Retail Co-Chair

Robert A. Delia

Senior Consultant

Summit Realty, LLC
• President/Founder
Land Capital Group
• Senior Dir. of Acquisitions

Quick Chek Food Stores
• Dir. of Real Estate
Taco Bell
• Dev. Mgr.

Ray Ruiz

Senior Consultant

NewMarket Properties
• Tenant Representation, Dev. / Consulting
• Court appointed Receiver
• Foreclosures / Bankruptcies / REO Consulting
• FDIC / RTC / Citibank

Bilingual
• English / Spanish

Bette Lackovic

Senior Consultant

Jack in the Box / Qdoba (21 years)
• VP Real Estate Assets – 2,800 units / 22 states
• Managed lease renewals (150 yr), fee owned, sale leasebacks and surplus
• 500 sale/leasebacks completed

Great American Bank (13 years)
• VP Real Estate – 400 branches

Wilhelm Kreuzer

Senior Consultant

Tartan Realty Group
• Principal / Financing and Investment Mgr. Retail / Mixed-Use Dev.
HSA Commercial
• Senior VP Finance

Advance Auto

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
• Assisted in financing over 18 million SF of real estate valued at over one billion dollars

Brian Wetzel

Senior Director of Financial Analysis

L3/Harris Corporation – 25yrs
• Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning
• Senior Mgr. Bus. Dev.
• Bus. Area Financial Mgr.

Direct Beam Incorporated
• National Business Dev. Dir.

ISO Group
• Corporate Account Dir.

GE Transportation
• Corporate Finance & Program Planning

Jen Annello

Senior Consultant

Planet Fitness
• Dir. Real Estate
Pet Supermarket
• Dir. Real Estate
Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners
• Dir. Real Estate

 

Clearwire Corporation
• Dir. Real Estate
Panda Restaurant Group
• Regional Real Estate Mgr.

Michael Ullian

Senior Consultant

Mattress Giant
• EVP Real Estate
• 300 openings / 4 yrs
Sleepy’s
• EVP Real Estate, NY Tristate Region
• 200 openings / 3 yrs

Rockaway Bedding

• EVP Real Estate, NY

Executed major Roll outs / Roll ups, debt restructuring and CMBS work outs

Represented: Ethan Allen, Thomasville, Lazy Boy, Ashley, Dunkin Donuts, and many others across U.S.

Sabrina Miranda

Account Coordinator & Market Research

Adalize Scavino

Account Coordinator / Accounting

Sherry Weathers

Marketing Specialist

Taylor Haring

Research Specialist

Mary Beth Scharps

Account Coordinator

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