Frank RaeonFor more than three decades, Frank Raeon built a track record of success in commercial real estate. During this time, he (a) identified scores of “Home Run” retail and restaurant locations, (b) negotiated hundreds of leases, (c) helped reposition shopping centers, and, (d) facilitated the development of both street retail and pedestrian friendly, amenity rich, experiential mini lifestyle centers.

Frank is proud to have helped many market leading national, regional, and local companies select as well as negotiate the purchase or lease of high volume locations. The following are some of the retail and restaurant companies whom he has helped select “Home Run” locations: Buffalo Wild Wings, Dewey’s Pizza, Donatos, First Watch, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Izzy’s, McDonald’s, Pier 1 Imports, Servatii’s Bakery, Subway, TOM and CHEE, United Dairy Farmers, Walgreens, and Wendy’s.

Frank’s real estate background includes having been a commercial Realtor, the Leasing and Sales Director for two diversified developers, and, the Real Estate Director for Shark Tank favorite TOM and CHEE. In addition, he has taught retail and restaurant site selection continuing education classes at the local, state and university levels, and, been an adjunct faculty member.

Prior to joining the commercial real estate profession, Frank was employed as a City Planning and Development Director for two small communities – one located in Southwest Ohio and the other on the Central Coast of California. In these important leadership positions, he regularly worked with property owners, business owners, and developers. He also managed planning and zoning staffs, and, enjoyed outstanding success as a trusted advisor to City Managers, City Councils, City Planning Commissions, and Boards of Architectural Review.

Noteworthy Quote

“Understanding as much as possible about your customers is absolutely critical to making ‘home run’ location decisions.”

Frank earned his BA degree from the University at Albany in New York State. Here he majored in both History and Geography. He earned his Master’s degree in Urban Geography from the University of Cincinnati.

Frank is the author of the popular guidebook The ABC’s of Site Selection: How to pick WINNERS and avoid LOSERS. He is currently working on his second book – one which will feature interviews with a broad group of retail and restaurant founders who have grown their companies from having only a local footprint to having a regional and/or national presence. In addition, he plans on talking with retail and restaurant real estate decision makers from throughout the United States.

Frank enjoys public speaking. He is not only informative, but engaging and interesting – the perfect presenter or panelist for real estate, planning, and development related conferences, workshops, and training sessions.