Shumacher Awarded Georgia Association of Business Brokers Award!

by Steven Josovitz

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Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group was awarded with Million Dollar  status for its hi-volume of restaurant business brokerage transactions closed in 2009.  This was a very big honor as 2009 was a very tough year with only a few recipients qualifying this year . Art Lenning 2009 President of GABB ( Georgia Association of Business Brokers ) is shown presenting the award.

13 Georgia Business Brokers Named to Million Dollar Club with $30 Million Sold

The economy may be in a slump, but 13 members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers helped enough business owners buy and sell $30 million worth of businesses to earn membership to the organization’s prestigious Million Dollar Club for 2009.

Each year the GABB, the state’s only professional association dedicated to buying and selling business, recognizes the state’s outstanding business brokers. To earn this distinction, a GABB member must have produced business sales of a million dollars or more. This year’s list includes 13 professional business brokers whose hard work resulted in $30 million worth of transaction values.

“Achieving a million dollars in sales is a great achievement in itself in any year, but even more so in today’s economy,” commented GABB President Art Lennig. “We congratulate our colleagues for successfully completing so many business sales in 2009.”

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers, GABB, is a “not-for-profit,” statewide membership organization committed to establishing and maintaining an environment and support structure for success and professionalism in the business brokerage industry. GABB actively encourages each member to achieve his or her highest potential by promoting education, integrity, community responsibility, leadership, professionalism and productivity.

Steven Josovitz is vice president of The Shumacher Group, having joined the firm in 1992. As an Associate Real Estate Broker, he heads up the company’s restaurant business brokerage division in addition to providing commercial retail and restaurant real estate site selection, sales and lease negotiation expertise. A former restaurant owner and trained professional chef, Steven has an extensive background in restaurant and hotel management. He also offers consulting, appraisal services and has been retained by law firms for his expert opinion to help settle disputes. Mr. Josovitz, a resident of Norcross, earned a B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Florida International University in 1981. Mr. Josovitz is a member of the Georgia Restaurant Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Retail Brokers Network.  Steven’s goals and thoughts for 2010 is the same as every year “Making sure all parties –buyers, sellers and landlords–walk away from the closing table happy. Maintaining integrity and honesty along with professionalism and expertise is a must. The needs of your clients must always come first before your commission.”

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