Assisting on Lease Renegotiations
MCS had excess office space after our employees shifted to working from home. We partnered with A&G to evaluate our real estate footprint options and their ability to engage the landlord in constructive solutions was very impressive. Once A&G was engaged, a constructive solution was provided in a very short time-frame, which concluded with a successful transaction with the landlord that benefitted all parties involved.
-Drew Greenwood, Board Member, Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC
A&G was a key partner in Tailored Brands’ successful navigation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful Chapter 11 restructuring precipitated by COVID-19 and the post-emergence financing that solidified our financial position. Well in advance of the Chapter 11 filing, they advised on, and executed a lease portfolio strategy that created maximum flexibility and financial savings. This flexibility provided us valuable optionality in the face of the unprecedented uncertainty created by the pandemic.
–Dinesh Lathi, Former CEO of Tailored Brands
In navigating a very complicated restructure at Mattress Firm, the A&G team was a spectacular business partner. They listened, sought to understand our goals, and rallied behind the mission to a very successful conclusion. The A&G team is respected in the industry, and that credibility opened many doors and conversations. Through detailed planning and unrivaled accountability, A&G worked with the Mattress Firm team through a very short and highly successful process, which many thought impossible. We both shared the same vision: Anything is possible with the right team, the right partners, careful planning, and a spirited attitude. For that vision and many other reasons, I highly recommend A&G as a business partner.
–Randy Carlin, Chief Real Estate Officer
Following the development of an aggressive and complex turnaround strategy for the business, we faced major hurdles with our real estate portfolio. What we needed was an innovative, results-oriented partner. We found that with A&G Real Estate Partners. They truly delivered the goods for us in terms of tens of millions of dollars in savings with impressive ROIs. Beyond being impressive problem-solvers and true partners in the process, they were a pleasure to work with. Thanks for your outstanding work and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
–Reid E. Simpson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
We retained A&G to assist our real estate team in the fall of 2017. We were in the process of restructuring our debt and had goals to achieve occupancy savings in a short amount of time. A&G was able to quickly integrate into our current team and work collaboratively and seamlessly with us to deliver the results we needed. Their credibility within the lender community helped us achieve alignment on strategy quickly, and their approach with our landlord partners was always focused on realizing the right outcomes for all. A&G’s “client first” culture was the added value that helped to protect our landlord relationships while reaching our savings goals.
–Emily A. Watkins, Head of Real Estate & Construction
Over the years, we have worked with A&G to restructure our retail portfolio, renegotiate leases, and conduct lease and warehouse sales. It is clear their strong relationships and credibility with landlords were paramount in achieving our desired occupancy costs savings. A&G acted as a true partner, handling things professionally and efficiently throughout the relationship.
–Steve Moroneso, CEO
A&G helped our company achieve positive desired outcomes for several of our locations, where rent restructuring was required. Their experience in negotiating was evident and the aggressive and professional approach helped us achieve our goals very timely.
–Tim Mosbacher, Chief Development Officer
A&G Real Estate Partners collaborated well with both our NPC team and our landlords and proved to be a significant asset in our restructuring efforts. Their efforts included an exhaustive approach to understanding store-level economics of our differing asset types which enabled productive discussions with our landlord partners.
–DAVE WAHLERT, CFO, NPC International, Inc. – Pizza Hut
A&G Real Estate Partners developed a thorough understanding of the operations and real estate for each of our locations. Their professionalism and negotiating skills were unparalleled while executing on lease modification negotiations and exceeded all expectations.
–Jim Kepple, CEO
In navigating a very complicated restructure at Tuesday Morning, the A&G team was a spectacular business partner and true problem solvers through each hurdle we faced. They listened, sought to understand our goals, very thoughtful with their real estate strategy and approach, patient negotiators and more importantly, rallied behind the mission to a very successful conclusion. The A&G team is respected in the industry, and that credibility opened many doors and conversations. Through detailed planning and unrivaled accountability, A&G worked with our internal team and external team of professionals through a highlysuccessful plan of reorganization. The real estate process that was described was exactly what happened, and the results were even greater than we expected.
–Steven R. Becker, Chief Executive Officer
Our unique journey with A&G began when we acquired Papyrus’ stores out of Chapter 11 in February 2020. We initiated a short, impactful engagement for the four weeks between acquiring the designation rights for Papyrus’ leases and negotiating terms with their landlords to take over the top-25 stores and rebranding them as Paper Source. A&G worked very closely with us, reviewing store financials, establishing a strategy and executing a process to drive successful negotiations.
–Winnie Park, Chief Executive Officer