Falcon Realty Advisors Strengthens Restaurant and Entertainment Group Through Talent
Michael Walters promoted to President of Restaurant and Entertainment Group, Cal Marsh joins as Director of National Restaurant Accounts
Dallas, October 2, 2015 – Falcon Realty Advisors, a privately-owned commercial real estate company, has strengthened its Restaurant and Entertainment Group by promoting Michael Walters to President of the Restaurant and Entertainment Group and appointing Cal Marsh as Director of National Restaurant Accounts. In his new role, Walters will lead a team that specializes in market strategies, site selection and negotiations on behalf of Falcon’s clients. Marsh’s responsibilities as Director will include sourcing new restaurant clients and site selection on the national platform.
As a company that works exclusively with retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants, the team’s extensive industry experience will prove invaluable for the North Texas-based company as it continues to expand its operations throughout the U.S. Falcon Realty Advisor’s impressive portfolio consists of top chain retailers, including Whole Foods, Petco, Robbins Brothers and iPic Theaters. Falcon also represents flourishing emerging brands, such as Meso Maya, Velvet Taco, Grub Burger, Penn Station, Modmarket and Raised Pallet.
“We have made great progress in attracting outstanding talent to strengthen our Restaurant and Entertainment platform and accelerate the firm’s growth. During Michael’s time at Falcon, he has achieved a distinguished track record and earned a reputation as a devoted leader, proving to be the best fit for the role,” said Tim Hughes, president and CEO of Falcon Realty Advisors. “With national market knowledge as well as exceptional relationship development and management skills, Cal and Michael are two of the most proficient and accomplished individuals in the industry.”
Prior to his promotion, Walters served as Vice President, where he was responsible for assisting and executing market entries and performing “roll out” strategies for the company’s restaurant clients. For more than eight years, Walters has exclusively represented restaurants for Falcon Realty Advisors and will continue his commitment to the industry in his new role.
Marsh brings more than 25 years of restaurant industry experience to the firm, having specialized in corporate site selection and strategic planning on a national, regional and local scale. Prior to joining Falcon Realty Advisors, Marsh served as Senior Real Estate Manager at Brinker International and Senior Director of Real Estate at California Pizza Kitchen. Marsh also held the position of Vice President of Real Estate at Tavistock Restaurants and spent numerous years in landlord representation for GGP and Poag & McEwen.
Another recent addition to the Restaurant & Entertainment Group is restaurant industry veteran Lane Cardwell, who will serve as a Director, advising Falcon Realty Advisors’ restaurant clients on their strategic positioning and concept branding. Cardwell has served as president of P.F. Chang’s, president and CEO of Boston Market, and president and CEO of Eatzi’s Market and Bakery, a joint venture with Brinker International and Phil Romano.
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About Falcon Realty Advisors
Falcon Realty Advisors is a privately owned commercial real estate company based in North Texas and operating throughout the U.S. that works exclusively with retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants in real estate strategy, construction and development. Since 2001, Falcon has been marrying the big picture with the bottom line through a model of conscious business to enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.falconcompanies.com.
Arden Elliott, (214)-329-9191