for Harold Shumacher:

I have worked with the Shumacher Group for the last 15 years and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Harold and Steven and use their services both for finding sites and selling our restaurants. They are the Google of the Atlanta restaurant market! Their knowledge and experience is second to none and so is their commitment to provide professional and  extraordinary services for any of the parties involved in the transactions.

Sandro Romagnoli 
Founder and CEO, FIGO Pasta


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:


Steve you are good and a great pro! I appreciate the follow-ups and step by step. This is a big commitment and growth is an integral part of business pains, we are applying the strategy of constant gentle changes and hard work and I value any insight, help, and honesty.


Mathieu Jourdan
St Germain French Bakery & Café
Ponce City Market


Thanks so much for your opinion letter, it really helped and eventually settled for five times their original offerYour opinion letter was the deciding factor

Joyce Briggs


The sale process with Steven was a breeze. He explained his process from the beginning and executed exactly as promised. Steven facilitated communication, the process, and the transaction. I will be using him again and I would recommend anyone considering to lend him their trust.


Gerard Briceno, Owner of Krespos
Seafood House in Historic Downtown Roswell GA 


As a first-time restaurant buyer, it can be pretty daunting navigating the waters of acquiring a business.  Steve literally saved me from a ton of headaches with his guidance!  Everything he said or committed to was delivered 100% as promised.  From scouting property all the way to closing, I felt like he had my back.  Thanks, Steve – I look forward to my next venture with you being as seamless as my first!

Aaron Smith, Owner of Shanghai Street Food and Bar, Historic Roswell

Thank you, Steve. I sincerely appreciate your discretion in keeping the details private. Y’all did a great job connecting us to the right buyer. Thank you

Ross Jones, Managing Partner, Watershed on Peachtree


We recently purchased a restaurant and had the pleasure of working with Steve. He was outstanding to work with. Steve has been in business for quite some time, and his vast knowledge and experience with the restaurant business is quite impressive. Steve also has a vast knowledge of the metro Atlanta area and this really helped. I have total confidence in Steve’s analysis and recommendations.  He is also the most the responsive realtor that I have ever dealt with him. When your money matters, you can count on Steve to get you the best deal.

Ted Varno
Hook, Line & Schooner


The Shumacher Group is absolutely the best in the business! We have worked with Steve Josovitz for many years. He actually sold SIX of our restaurants, which is incredible since I was a restaurant broker as well as one point. To this day, I still send everyone who calls me looking to buy, sell, or even lease a restaurant to Steve and Shumacher Group. They always protected us and helped maintain our confidentiality throughout the process. It can be a very scary thing when your employees find out that you are selling so they no longer have to impress you with their work ethic! They evaluated our financials and were able to sell our restaurants for top dollar, in an ideal time frame. If you are looking to buy, he has the best selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, night clubs, and fully equipped restaurants for lease. He even negotiated huge rent concessions, tenant improvement allowances or build out credits from several different landlords when we were opening our restaurants from scratch. Even the other brokers in town search their site for deals! I believe that there is no other restaurant broker in town who is more knowledgeable and understanding, not only of restaurants, but also of the buying and selling of a business in general. Trust me, you want these pros on your side!


Katie Arlt



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.

Brianna Gonzales

Taco Cantina

Just can not say enough about Steve and the Shumacher Group! I seriously do not think our project would have happened had Steve not been involved. We had a tough lease negotiation and because Steve was there to mitigate the deal it was a success. We fell in love with the space and are so happy to be opening our second location in the Old Fourth Ward! So many thanks to Steve for being the ultimate professional and for being there for Adolfo and I. So glad to know him and can’t wait to partner with him again in the future. He is the best!

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