Certified Business Broker
Commercial Listing Transaction Agent, Restaurant Realty Company
“I am grateful for the opportunity help restaurant owners with the next great adventure. I enjoy helping new restaurant owners get started and help make their dream come true.” ~Jim Pate
Jim Pate is a certified restaurant broker who focuses on helping buyers and sellers in Northern California. He brings to his clients a wealth of experience in the foodservice industry. With over 30 years of experience as a chef working at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Oregon State University as well as ten years of experience as an owner/ operator of a successful restaurant, which he sold in 2016, Jim has firsthand knowledge of the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. He also holds fifteen years of experience working as a consultive foodservice salesman for leading national companies. Jim Pate’s passion and understanding of the business as a whole enables him to assist both buyers and sellers throughout the transaction process. He has been recognized for his extraordinary commitment to excellence by helping restaurant owners solve problems and increase their profits and growth. He truly has “walked a mile” in his clients’ shoes and works tirelessly on their behalf to get the deal done. With his decades of business knowledge and experience, Jim finds it rewarding to help individuals realize their dreams of owning a restaurant. He listens carefully to find out what his clients really want so he can help them achieve their goals.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ~Teddy Roosevelt
Jim is a Certified Business Broker and member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) and International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and holds a California Real Estate License.
“Jim has been great to work with on the lease assignment which was an incredibly complicated deal. I would highly recommend Jim to any seller buyer or landlord. He will stay with it till it’s done “-George Manojlovic, Senior Vice President Fairbourne Properties
Jim works with Restaurant Realty Company, which specializes in sales, acquisitions and leasing of restaurants, bars and clubs throughout California.Restaurant Realty Company provides services to buyers, sellers, landlords, developers, franchises, chains, CPAs, attorneys, estates, and to other brokers. We offer a sophisticated marketing program and huge web presence that offers our clients extensive exposure while maintaining complete confidentiality. We would be honored to assist you with the sale of your business or the purchase of a new one. Please call to discuss anytime. I look forward to hearing from you.
Over 1,500 Restaurants, Bars & Clubs Sold &
Over 5000 Restaurant Valuations Completed Since 1996
We have 60,000 registered buyers in our database
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