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Falcon Realty Advisors Strengthens Restaurant and Entertainment Group Through Talent

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.

 

Media Contact:

Arden Elliott, (214)-329-9191
arden@coopersmithagency.com

Falcon Realty Advisors Donates Full Scholarships to Cafe Momentum Interns

 

Falcon Realty Advisors Donates Full Scholarships to Cafe Momentum Interns

Realty group moved by nonprofit restaurant’s mission to ‘Eat. Drink. Change Lives.’

Dallas, September 11, 2015Falcon Realty Advisors, a commercial realty group specializing exclusively in tenant representation for retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses, has made a multi-year scholarship commitment to Café Momentum. For each of the next three years, Falcon will fully fund an Associate’s Degree in culinary arts at El Centro College in downtown Dallas for one of Cafe Momentum’s interns.

Founded in 2011 by Chef Chad Houser as a monthly pop-up experience and moving to a brick-and-mortar location this year, Cafe Momentum is a restaurant training program that provides post-release paid internships for juvenile offenders through which they receive intensive culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful re-entry into the community.

“One of Falcon’s founding principles has been to positively affect the communities where we live and that we serve. After visiting Cafe Momentum, meeting the young men who work there and hearing Chef Houser’s inspiring words, I knew this was something special that I wanted our firm to be part of,” said Tim Hughes, President and CEO of Falcon Realty Advisors.

Interested interns will apply for the scholarships, which will be granted annually to one applicant to fund his entire Associate’s Degree education at El Centro. A selection committee consisting of Hughes and Houser, along with Lane Cardwell, a Director within Falcon’s Restaurant & Entertainment Division and advisor to El Centro College’s Culinary Arts Program, and other members of both Falcon Realty Advisors and Cafe Momentum’s staff, will make the selection.

“Our motto is to ‘Eat. Drink. Change Lives.’ – and that applies to both our interns and our guests’ preconceptions of who these young men are. Café Momentum creates opportunities for long-term, sustainable employment for a demographic that may otherwise continue to burden the justice system and taxpayers. Our hope is that by creating an ecosystem built around support and guidance, we can position them in the best way possible for success and empowerment,” said Houser.

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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 we serve. For more information, please visit www.falconcompanies.com.

 

Media Contact:

Arden Elliott, 214-329-9191

arden@coopersmithagency.com

Restaurant Industry Veteran Lane Cardwell Joins Falcon Realty Advisors as a Director of its Restaurant & Entertainment Group

Restaurant Industry Veteran Lane Cardwell Joins Falcon Realty Advisors as a Director of its Restaurant & Entertainment Group

Falcon brings experienced leader on board to accelerate client success

Dallas, August 18, 2015 – Restaurant industry veteran Lane Cardwell has joined Dallas-based Falcon Realty Advisors as a director of its Restaurant & Entertainment group, where he will use his extensive restaurant leadership experience to advise the commercial real estate firm’s 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. During his time at Brinker, he also served as chief administrative officer and as a member of the board. His responsibilities included all aspects of corporate development, marketing, purchasing, acquisitions and new concept development.

“There’s hardly anyone in the industry with more experience and expertise than Lane Cardwell,” said Tim Hughes, president and CEO of Falcon Realty Advisors, a privately-held commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation exclusively for retail, restaurant and entertainment industry clients. “He’s going to be a tremendous asset to the companies that Falcon works with, particularly the emerging brands that are new to the market.”

In addition to his role at Falcon, Cardwell will continue to advise on positioning and branding strategies through his firm Cardwell Hospitality Advisory.

“I look forward to sharing the lessons that I have learned from leadership positions with 43 restaurant concepts with the restaurant clients of Falcon.  Protecting good brands with a sound brand development strategy is our primary goal,” said Cardwell.

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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 we serve. For more information, please visit www.falconcompanies.com.

Media Contact:

Cooper Smith Koch, 214-329-9191
cooper@coopersmithagency.com

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