for Harold Shumacher:

Harold, Kathy and Peter-Thanks for your work and perseverance and the results were well appreciated here in this office. I am sure we will run into each other again and possibly do other deals. A toast to a successful closing.

Lawrence S. Puzzo

Director, Asset Manager
UBS Realty Investors LLC (Sale of Houston’s RE – Powers Ferry

The Shumacher Group has been an invaluable asset to Calico Home in the Atlanta Market. Working with Harold has been a pleasure, and with his help, we’ve found a great location in Marietta. Harold helped us find the best site and was instrumental in getting us the best deal. I would not hesitate to recommend the Shumacher Group to any retailer looking for strong tenant representation.
Chris McDonough
Everfast, Inc. d/b/a Calico Home

Thanks Harold. I must admit I have met too many local brokers and you truly impressed me. You know your market and I look forward to working with you.
David Miller
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Harold is our broker of choice!
Eric Holm
Golden Corral

Harold, I want you to know how much I appreciate the fine job you did in helping us secure our new home for Agatha’s. Your clever and hospitable manner pleased me at once and when I felt overwhelmed you put a positive spin on things to keep the deal moving along. George Washington Carver once wrote of the eight cardinal virtues which constitues a gentleman. I don’t remember them all but a few come to mid: who loses, if need be, without squealing; who wins, without bragging and who takes his share of the world and lets other people have theirs. Your kindness will not be forgotten. Good job.
Rick Warren
Founder/CEO Agatha’s Mystery Theatre

When we need to talk to someone about the hospitality business in Atlanta we call Harold Shumacher first.
Ed Baker, Publisher
The Atlanta Business Chronicle

Harold Shumacher is one of the most diligent brokers I work with anywhere in the country. He’s great at follow up and keeping us (the client) informed about the status of any deal he’s working on.
Rick Carson
Real Estate Manger, Schlotzsky’s Inc. (Currently real estate director for J Alexander’s)

Harold, you have great guy working on your team at Shumacher. It has been a pleasure working with Steve on this project. He is extremely professional and it is obvious he embraces very high moral standards, which is quite rare in this industry I have found. He has worked so diligently for his client and really reflects your company in a great light. Warm regards,
Nicole Hoppen
Vice President of Leasing, Kim King Associates

We gave the Shumacher Group a listing on seven surplus properties in the metro Atlanta area and they leased each one sooner than we anticipated. They exceeded our expectations in terms of professionalism, follow up and market knowledge. Plus they’re a pleasure to work with.
Ian McDonald. C.E.O.
The Solomon Companies

I wanted to thank you for your hard work and excellent service to the bankruptcy estate. You came with a very high recommendation and I was not disappointed. You were clearly the best broker I ever worked with.
Barry R. Sharer, CPA
Wagner Sharer Murtaugh & Petree

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for Steven Josovitz:


A note to thank you for the great work you did with the sale of American Roadhouse. I appreciate your expertise and tenacity in representing my best interests. You navigated the market well and brought us to a closing through some turbulent waters. No doubt that without your experience — we would not be celebrating the sale.

Please feel free to us me as a reference should any of your potential clients have any questions. I will be happy to vouch for your any day!!!! I will certainly use you for my next deal.

Best wishes for your continued success,

Emile Blau
American Roadhouse

“After years of working in finance, I made the decision to pursue a career in bar/restaurant ownership. Several owners in Atlanta referred me to Steve and told me that he was the best in the business of bar/restaurant sales. I’ve been familiar with the Buckhead bar scene for years, and knew that these streets are some of the most high demand, high traffic nightlife areas in the entire country. I knew that a bar in this district would have almost no chance of failure, and I was adamant on my desire to be a part of the business community. It’s not often that business owners in this area decide to sell, and I approached Steve knowing that there was little luck of being about to find a spot here. After less than a week of working with Steve, he had found me a potential seller, who’s business was extremely successful, not listed for sale, and one on the most high demand locations of the bar district.

Throughout the process, Steve was honest, ethical, straight shooting, always reachable, and relentlessly aggressive in pursuit of helping me secure this purchase. Not only that, but he has continued to support me even weeks after the sale. Everyone from my attorney, to my accountant, to other business owners have known Steve for years and have had nothing but the best words to say about him, and I’m thankful to be yet another satisfied client. I intend to thrive in this business, and when I decide to sell this bar and/or acquire additional bars or restaurants, I’ll absolutely be using Steve again. He really did change my life, and I’m forever grateful.”

Zachary A. Paul
Buyer/The Dive Bar Buckhead

If you want to sell a bar or restaurant there is only one guy in town! You probably don’t even know how many people I’ve sent your way over the years! Regards,

Gavin Abadi
Dive Bar Buckhead

Steve is a consummate professional. His contacts, his expertise in the field and his  immediate responses put his level of customer service in a category by itself. I highly recommend him and will absolutely seek him out in our future ventures.

Ray Stanjevich
Owner of 7-Unit
Friends American Grill

“Steve Josovitz did an amazing job of bringing us some of the top names in the restaurant business.  We were able choose from the best, and could not be happier with our new tenant’s, “The Big Ketch Roswell”.  Thank you for your professionalism Steve.  We know where to go if we ever want to open another restaurant!”

Julie & Rick Hayes
Flying Pig Capital, LLC.

Steve did an amazing job staying in communication during the deal and after the closing. By far he is the best broker I have dealt with. Steven made a 700K purchase simple and quick. I would recommend Steve for anyone buying or selling a restaurant.

Jason Patel
Five Guys

“Steve is the Alpha Broker for Atlanta restaurants. A relentless problem-solver he will walk through walls to ensure a successful transaction for both buyers and seller.”

Tony Kamin
Executive Chairman
Clean Plate Restaurants Inc.


The restaurant purchase has been a huge success. I spent many hours online looking at hundreds of restaurants for sale and talking to many brokers. After talking to you it was easy to finally pin down the restaurant I wanted to purchase, make the offer and close the deal. The business was a perfect fit for me and it is making much more profit than I expected since the day I purchased it. I now have the freedom to be my own boss and more time to spend with my family. I am actually planning to buy another restaurant soon because of this great success. Thank you very much!

Jon Reed
Tooey’s ( Former Taco Mac )

When it came time for us to restructure our business, the thought of selling a few of our restaurants seemed overwhelming. Where do we start? What is the selling price? Who would be a potential buyer? How long would it take? After much wasted time spent on which direction to go in, we remembered an old friend who we knew was the best in the business. I wish someone would have told us before we wasted our valuable time that the only thing we needed to do was make one single phone call. We called Steve and explained our thoughts. Within what felt like minutes, our restaurants were listed on several sites and were in the hands of other brokers. Two weeks later our restaurant was sold for a price that was higher than what we originally anticipated. The only thing I had to know was when and where the closing was going to happen.

The communication we received wasn’t too little or too much, we knew every step of the way who was looking and how high their interest was, but at the same time we were not in any way pestered with useless info, only the highlights were brought to our attention.

The sum up our experience I can say this, if you are serious about selling your restaurant in the most quick, easy, stress-free, professional manner, then call Steve.

Patrick Albrecht,
CFO Great Food Group Inc.

Steve Josovitz was the finest commercial real estate broker I have ever used! Steve’s market knowledge and experience enabled me to correctly price my space and he brought me a qualified tenant within three weeks. Steve is high energy, honest and knows how to make a deal happen, everything I was looking for in a broker.

Larry Lioy
Peachtree Properties

Steve Josovitz is by far the one person you should call if you need your business sold!! I have known him to still be at his desk working at 2:00 A. M. trying to sell mine. The man gets results. PERIOD!!

Mike Kent
Little Five Points Pizza

Working with Steve was very seamless and professional. I look forward to hopefully working with Steve in the future.

Stuart Ottinger
Another Broken Egg

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