Making Deals Happen!
Jeff Sussman is the founder, President and “deal maker” of SUSSMAN RESTAURANT BROKERAGE, a boutique, Boca Raton, Florida based restaurant brokerage specializing in landlord, tenant, buyer and seller representation as related to the process of making restaurant deals happen.
Jeff describes his passion for the business and uniquely identifiable style and methods as “very hands on with personal involvement and attention to every detail and aspect of the deal from the start to finish”. Among these details and aspects are qualifying, assisting with market analysis, creative deal structuring, negotiating document terms and conditions from letter of intent to the execution of final documents, consulting on conceptual design and implementation, recommending knowledgeable and experienced available employees that are familiar with and have become part of the fabric of the community where the restaurant is located, recommendation of specific trades among a posse of reliable and trustworthy professionals (i.e.: lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, media and public relations) all of whom are highly accessible, attentive and focused, and last but not least, getting the deal done in the most feasible, time sensitive and economical way.
With over 40 years of experience and hundreds of high profile successful restaurant deals to his brokerage credit, Jeff takes great pride in his ability to provide an undeniable style, level of expertise, knowledge and sense of direction towards bringing deals across the finish line. Prior to his relocating to Boca Raton, Florida and creating SUSSMAN RESTAURANT BROKERAGE in 1995, Jeff was the founder and driving force behind Sussman Bielat Realty back in the late 70’s, formally one of New Jersey’s most successful restaurant brokerages. In addition, Jeff was a product of the restaurant industry; having grown up in around his family owned and operated Mac’s Embers, one of the Jersey Shore’s most remembered restaurants. In addition, Jeff owned and operated several of his own restaurants. According to Jeff, “it was through this hands on experience that I learned firsthand about all of the essential ingredients that go into opening, owning and operating a successful restaurant. I continue to use many of the aspects of success of the Embers as they relate to stimulating one’s senses i.e.: food, service, atmosphere, a strong sense of arrival, and maintaining positive energy levels, all to better help guide people in the right direction towards success”. Known for his insight, imagination and experience, Jeff is ranked as one of the nations most successful and knowledgeable independent restaurant brokers in the nation.
Since inception, SUSSMAN RESTAURANT BROKERAGE has and continues to be responsible for making many of South Florida’s most popular and successful restaurant deals happen. Among them: Louie Bossi’s (Boca Raton, Delray Beach); Tap 42 (Boca Raton, Midtown Miami); Rocco’s Taco’s (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens); Juniors Restaurant and Deli, Boca Raton; Seasons 52, Boca Raton; New York Prime, Boca Raton; Cabo Flats (Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Dolphin Mall- Miami, Doral City Place, Pembroke Pines, Jupiter); Burt & Max’s, Delray Beach; Apeiro, Delray Beach; Kee Grille, Boca Raton; Coola Fish Bar, Palm Beach Gardens; La Ferme, Boca Raton; Brimstone’s ,Doral City Place; Angelo Elia Pizza Bar and Tapas, Doral City Place; Villagio, Mizner Park; Mario’s Osteria, Boca Raton; Racks (Mizner Park – Boca Raton, Delray Beach); Park Tavern, Delray Beach; Grille 401, Fort Lauderdale; and Rustic Inn, Fort Lauderdale. In addition, SUSSMAN RESTAURANT BROKERAGE has been responsible for the following restaurants in New York City: Docks Oyster Bar; Bobby Van’s; Coffeemania.
Jeff pioneered the success of the leasing of several restaurants located at Kite Realty’s Delray Market Place, Delray Beach, Florida, including: Cabo Flats, Burt & Max’s and Apeiro. Most recently, Jeff was responsible for bringing a strategic assortment of restaurant tenants to Related’s Doral City Place, Doral Florida including: Cabo Flats, Brimstone, and Angelo Elia Pizza Bar and Tapas.