Melville, N.Y. – Former founding partners of DJM Realty Andrew Graiser and Emilio Amendola announced Monday they have launched A&G Realty Partners, a commercial real estate consulting, advisory and investment group.
A&G will offer a comprehensive set of services that address both common and complex industry issues.
“This is exactly the right time for what we’re offering,” said Andy Graiser, co-president of A&G and a frequent contributor to Chain Store Age. “Given the industry’s seemingly insurmountable challenges, this market is dictating the importance of capital, and that’s a key differentiator we bring to the table.”
A&G combines both capital and expert strategic guidance through the entire real estate cycle. Graiser and Amendola are recognized game changers known for creative solutions they apply across a broad spectrum of industry problems, particularly in assessment, valuation, disposition, and lease renegotiation. The new platform will enable them to put these capabilities into action, as the business will span several specialty practices, including retail, real estate investments, office, industrial and auction services.
A&G Realty Partners will offer patient capital in all facets of its business, allowing for an unconventional approach and innovative solutions to bring about successful outcomes. “While the new firm will continue along the path Andy and I have pursued over the past 20 years, our ability to invest will have a distinct role in value creation, giving our clients alternatives and financial structures not otherwise available,” said co-president Emilio Amendola.
A&G will invest in real estate assets – including retail, restaurant, warehouse, office and industrial. They will also purchase or co-invest in mortgages, with a focus on adding value to the overall portfolio.
Amendola and Graiser have been working together for two decades, mitigating over $4.5 billion of lease liability, renegotiating more than 10,000 leases, selling more than $1 billion of owned real estate and valuing more than 20,000 locations. The pair has managed the largest retail dispositions in the country, including Circuit City, Borders, Linens and Things, Comp USA, Blockbuster, Sbarro, Winn Dixie, Heilig Meyers, as well as many other national and regional retailers.