• Restaurant Sales and Leasing is Our ONLY Business.

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.

Contact me at: jim@therestaurantbroker.com

Jim McGinnis

Jim McGinnis Founder & CEO , Restaurant Broker & Developers

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.

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Andrew Fox

Andrew Fox Appraiser/Agent , Restaurant Broker & Developers

Andrew is both a restaurateur and a commercial real estate appraiser. Andrew started working in Restaurants at age 16 and has never left. He graduated from University of Maryland with a finance degree and shortly after began opening his own restaurants. He has opened 7 restaurants and currently operates Foxboys Hospitality in Annapolis. He is also a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and has in depth knowledge of construction, design and modification of space. Understanding the real estate portion as well as the operations of a restaurant allows for a vision of what will work in specific situations when it comes to concept and use of space. Andrew believes getting off to the right start is one of the most valuable aspects of the business. Andrews specialties includes lease negotiations, business projections, design and flow of space, concept development, bar program development and training, and especially location analysis.

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Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn Associate , Restaurant Broker & Developers

Mark Dunn was raised in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended Saint Jane Frances de Chantal grade school and Gonzaga High School. In 1970, Mark opened Chevy Chase Lock Co., specializing in commercial and residential hardware installation and repair. In 1982, Mark began his restaurant career. Over the next 32 years Mark built, owned and operated 12 restaurants and a Beer and Wine store. The restaurant locations spanned Maryland, Virginia and Florida. In 2007, he became a part time consultant for Restaurant Brokers and Developers. After retiring from operation of restaurants, Mark became a full time associate of Restaurant Brokers and Developers. His knowledge of front of the house to back of the house operations, restaurant construction and permits, menu development, dealing with equipment & food suppliers, as well as hands on management and analyzing numbers, he has done it all. As an Associate, Mark brings his knowledge and expertise in all facets of the restaurant business to Restaurant Brokers and Developers.

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