After long and successful careers in commercial real estate, Andy Graiser and Emilio Amendola co-founded A&G Real Estate Partners in 2012. Previously, in 1992, they founded and then later sold DJM Realty. In total, they’ve been business partners for 30 years.
A go-to resource for board members and C-suite executives at healthy and distressed companies across all industries--as well as lenders, investment bankers, private equity firms, financial advisors and attorneys--Andy plays a leadership role on each project, from commencement to successful conclusion. Those efforts have led to numerous industry accolades for A&G, including prestigious awards for its role on specific projects from the likes of the Turnaround Management Association and Global M&A Network, as well as Real Estate Advisory Firm of the Year in 2019 and 2020 from Global M&A Network, and 2021 Retail Real Estate Influencer from GlobeSt.com/Real Estate Forum.
His key areas of expertise include lease renegotiations and terminations, real estate optimization and dispositions, facilitation of growth opportunities, real estate valuations, and sales.
Andy and his team have achieved occupancy cost savings approaching $8 billion on behalf of 750+ clients in every real estate sector, while selling more than $12 billion of owned real estate and leases.
Respected by the extended real estate community, Andy is a trusted advisor to innumerable clients of all sizes in retail, restaurant, education, office, family entertainment, movie theater, supermarket, warehouse/distribution, and various other sectors. The clients he is most closely associated with include A&P Supermarkets, Apex family entertainment, Chico’s, Cinepolis Theaters, Claire’s, Dowling College, Eileen Fisher, GNC, Hanna Anderson, Mattress Firm, Palace Entertainment, Party City, RadioShack, rue21, Ruth Chris, Sequential Brands, Supervalu, Tailored Brands and Tuesday Morning.
A frequent speaker, Andy is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Commercial Real Estate Professionals and Investors Group, Real Estate & Debt Symposiums, the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Secured Financial Network.
His philanthropy includes the Runway of Dreams Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation, and More Than Words.
Based in New York, Andy is an avid sports fan, trivia connoisseur and enjoys traveling with his family.