Aerogroup International, Inc.
“We knew when we purchased Aerosoles that we had to restructure the Company’s real estate portfolio, and engaged A&G Realty Partners to help us. Working closely with Emilio Amendola and Michael Jerbich, we were able to reach agreements with numerous large and independent landlords, closing unprofitable stores and restructuring rents and maturities on others. A&G’s knowledge of the market, strong relationships with landlords and overall professionalism greatly facilitated this process. It always is productive and a pleasure working with the A&G team.”
‹ Mark J. Schwartz, Chairman, Aerogroup International, Inc., CEO, Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, LLC
The Body Shop
Despite strong headwinds due to the liquidation and mass store closures by other retailers at the time, with A&G Realty’s connections and resilience The Body Shop successfully landed its growth strategy with developers while pruning underperforming real estate. The engagement of A&G Realty was critical in enabling The Body Shop to optimize its real estate portfolio in the United States.
‹ Todd R. Meyer, Esq., General Counsel, Secretary & Vice President of Real Estate - Americas Zone
Design Within Reach
As our new management reimagined what the Design Within Reach brand and stores would be, we needed a real estate consultant with the experience and ability to help us restructure our real estate portfolio and place us in a position to execute a new plan. The commitment, intensity and follow through on all the details of this important work has greatly enhanced our ability to bring this business to a whole new level. Peter, your ability to understand the brand and our vision for it, and execute the real estate restructuring with our team was outstanding. Our relationship is a special one.
‹ John McPhee, President, Design Within Reach
As a part of our overall restructuring plan, a decision was made to close the 2 b division of Bebe and we engaged A&G Realty partners to assist us in the real estate disposition. You professionally assessed the exposure, had clarity and transparency in the process and most importantly, executed in an outstanding way. You were great partners in helping us with this important decision.
‹ Liyuan Woo, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Bebe
We are very grateful for the relationship that we have had with Peter and Emilio and their team. Most importantly they have the knowledge and the trust of all sides in these difficult situations and as a result provide a very constructive role in finding workable solutions. Opening stores is certainly a lot more enjoyable than closing stores, but sometimes reductions are necessary and they have been a great resource to work with.
‹ Gary Schoenfeld, President and CEO of Pac Sun