CBRE names senior VP over Capital Markets
Phoenix — CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Geoffrey Harris has joined the firm’s Capital Markets’ Debt and Structured Finance team as senior VP.
Based in Phoenix, Harris will play a key role in originating net-leased transactions for the firm nationally, in the multi and single-tenant, office, retail and industrial properties space.
Harris joins CBRE from Meridian Capital where he was managing director. He previously served as VP of Capital Markets at Marcus & Millichap.
Ohio companies team toward new restaurant concept
Youngstown, Ohio — AVI Foodsystems and Cafaro Co. have teamed to bring Bob Evans Farms into the mall food court environment.
Warren, Ohio-based AVI collaborated with Bob Evans Farms to introduce Bob Evans Express, which scales down the traditional Bob Evans restaurant into a concept that works in venues such as workplace cafes, airports, travel plazas and universities.
The first food court version will open at Cafaro’s Millcreek Mall in Erie, Pennsylvania. Construction of the new Bob Evans Express restaurant will begin within the next 30 days and it will open by October of this year.
BEX offers a menu of Bob Evans’ favorites in a compact format. At 800-1,000 sq. ft., the new BEX locations are designed to feel like freestanding Bob Evans restaurants with traditional touches including a bakery area, while an optimized floor plan will provide quick and efficient service.
RadioShack to open 21 interactive remodel stores in San Francisco
Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack is opening 21 new interactive remodel stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. RadioShack began remodeling and opening highly experiential concept stores across the country in July 2013, and has refreshed its more than 4,000 U.S. company-owned stores.
Locally remodeled stores feature RadioShack’s new Fix It Here mobile repair service, as well as an interactive speaker wall, experiential displays, and customer-facing touch-screens and apps. RadioShack is opening a select number of these sleek, bright, highly experiential stores in neighborhoods throughout the nation.