About Us

Restaurant Brokers & Developers, Inc. was formed by Joe Spinelli and Jim McGinnis in 1994. Combining Spinelli’s experience in restaurant architecture, kitchen design, construction management and permit expediting, along with McGinnis’s expertise in commercial real estate, property appraisal, business valuation and brokerage, they built a company that covered everything concerning a restaurant from construction to resale valuation. Everyone that works for Restaurant Brokers & Developers, Inc. comes from the restaurant industry. The staff of Restaurant Brokers & Developers, Inc. offers a complete brokerage to service all of your needs in the restaurant industry. Whether it is selling, buying, or starting a restaurant from scratch, we are the team with a wide range of experience to guide you through all facets of the restaurant process. We have provided assistance to small and midsize operations (300-2500 square feet) as well as large and mega operations (3,000-60,000 square feet). Our primary area of coverage is the Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia markets. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your restaurant needs.

Our Team

The RBD team members all have experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and we offer a complete brokerage to service all of your real estate, lease and business purchase needs.

Jim McGinnis

Jim McGinnis has been in the commercial real estate business for 35 years, specializing in the restaurant industry. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Communications. He went into real estate, selling businesses for a Business Broker in Bethesda, MD. His working knowledge of the region has his services in demand for restaurant chains looking to expand into this market area. His expertise is focused on finding space and negotiating leases for the hospitality industry, working with Landlords to lease their space as well as restaurant sales. Jim is a former certified Real Estate appraiser that was licensed in the state of Maryland and served on the Prince Georges County Financial Loan Services loan review committee reviewing business loans in the County. He has done extensive consulting for the Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center working with their restaurant clients developing business plans and sales projections. In addition, he is a recurring guest speaker at SBA seminars in the restaurant industry. He is a retired NCAA basketball official and a high school basketball official in the Maryland, Washington D.C and Virginia area. Jim is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Contact me at: jim@therestaurantbroker.com