Veteran banking executive Jeffrey K. Hoffmann has joined A&G Real Estate Partners as a senior managing director and head of the firm’s restaurant division. At A&G, his role will include assisting clients with store-optimization plans and occupancy-cost reductions.
“Jeff is a trusted strategic partner with broad experience and extensive relationships in the restaurant business,” said Andy Graiser, co-president of Melville, New York-based A&G. “He brings strong leadership to our deep bench of experts in this industry. We are very excited to welcome Jeff to the team at A&G.”
Over the past 26 years, Hoffmann, who will be based in the firm’s Chicago office, has advised and financed hundreds of restaurant operators including Dave & Buster’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Fridays and Applebee’s, as well as regional operators. He previously served as vice president of the franchise finance group at CIT Bank in Chicago.