R.A.R.E. Opportunities At RECon 2014

(Las Vegas, NV) – Griffin Properties will exhibit at RECon 2014 as the exclusive Michigan member of R.A.R.E. (Restaurant and Real Estate) Connection. RARE is the only international network of real estate professionals who specialize in restaurant real estate. They bring a niche expertise to the expansive retail event that is RECon.

From May 18 through May 20, RECon – the Global Retail Real Estate Convention – will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is the world’s largest retail real estate conference. From leasing to financing to suppliers, design trends, marketing and more, over 32,000 participants will crowd the space to share ideas and seize opportunities. It’s a lot to take in and, at times, can be overwhelming.

But one corner of the convention is wholly focused on restaurant real estate. It is an oasis for restaurateurs and chains seeking information specific to their industry. Just visit the RARE Connection Booth S 411 N Street (South Hall – Main Floor).

“Restaurants and retail often go hand and hand,” says RARE member Scott Griffin, “But restaurants are a distinct facet of the greater retail environment. They have distinct needs from standard retail or commercial sites. We understand what those are and how to help restaurants meet their specific real estate goals.”

Unlike other networks whose members handle a variety of commercial real estate, RARE Connection is comprised solely of top restaurant real estate brokers in major metropolitan areas. Together, they offer exclusive insight and leads to restaurants seeking prime locations throughout the nation.

Griffin Properties serves as the Michigan arm of RARE, a state that is undergoing a burgeoning renaissance. In fact, Michigan economic growth is outpacing that of the USA. Key Michigan markets are rapidly growing, economies are improving, and retailers and restaurants are acting quickly.

“It’s been a noteworthy year so far,” says Griffin. “We have closed a transaction or listed a new property every week to date in 2014. There’s enormous interest and activity in Michigan right now. The savvy chains and restaurateurs are moving fast.”

Griffin Properties is excited to bring such enthusiasm to RECon, along with their extensive experience in Michigan restaurant real estate. For over thirty years, Griffin has worked with Michigan restaurateurs and chains expanding across the Great Lakes region. From start-ups to veteran concepts, Griffin gets every nuance of what makes a restaurant work in the state and where the real opportunities are.

“We care a great deal about the Michigan restaurant market,” explains Griffin. “We’re not going to RECon to just sell Michigan or promote properties. We’re there because we want to see restaurants flourish in Michigan – to make smart real estate decisions, to experience healthy sales, and then to expand with more stores.”

For more information about RECon 2014 opportunities, contact our office: 248-443-900 or email info@griffinproperties.com