Career Education Corporation
Following the development of an aggressive and complex turnaround strategy for the business, we faced major hurdles with our real estate portfolio. What we needed was an innovative, results oriented partner. We found that with Peter and the A&G Realty Partners team. They truly delivered the goods for us in terms of tens of millions of dollars in savings with impressive ROIs. Beyond being impressive problem solvers and true partners in the process, they were a pleasure to work with. Thanks for your outstanding work and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
‹ Reid E. Simpson, Career Education Corporation
We retained A&G to assist our real estate team in the fall of 2017. We were in the process of restructuring our debt and had goals to achieve occupancy savings in a short amount of time. A&G was able to quickly integrate into our current team and work collaboratively and seamlessly with us to deliver the results we needed.
Their credibility within the lender community helped us achieve alignment on strategy quickly, and their approach with our Landlord partners was always focused on realizing the right outcomes for all. A&G’s “client first” culture was the added value that helped to protect our landlord relationships while reaching our savings goals.
‹ Emily A. Watkins, Head of Real Estate & Construction.
Over the years we have worked with A&G to restructure our retail portfolio, renegotiate leases and conduct lease and warehouse sales. It is clear their strong relationships and credibility with landlords were paramount in achieving our desired occupancy costs savings.
Jon Graub and the A&G team have acted as true partners, handling things professionally and efficiently throughout the relationship.
‹ Steve Moroneso CEO
Orchard Supply Hardware
I haven’t often had the opportunity to work with a team that delivers beyond the aspirations of their sales pitch. You worked with us as an extension of our team to clearly dene strategy, report the results, follow-up and successfully complete the project in a timely fashion. The process you described was exactly what happened, and the results were even greater than we expected. Thanks for a job well done.
‹ Chris D. Newman, EVP, CFO and Treasurer, Orchard Supply Hardware
In connection with our acquisition of the Joes Jeans intellectual property, we partnered with A&G to implement a restructuring plan for the brand's retail locations. Our goal was to bring in a real estate partner to terminate and restructure leases for the buyer of the consolidated retail operations. A&G not only beat all of our expectations, but made us "better buyers". Their professionalism, market intelligence, and credibility with the landlords helped make this a very successful transaction. We have found a terrific partner here and look forward to working with them in the future.
‹ Chad Wagenheim, EVP Strategic Development and Operations, Sequential Brands Group.
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
In an industry that has been going through dramatic change, our company needed to find creative and cost effective solutions to our real estate portfolio. The team led by Andy Graiser & Joe DiMitrio consistently exceeded expectations by successfully disposing of more than 200 underperforming locations. Their professionalism and quality of work exemplifies why they are leaders in their field.
‹ Jeff Elie, Vice President, Global Real Estate and Facilities Kaplan, Inc.
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