Tony became affiliated with A&G as a consultant in early 2020, bringing more than two decades of global experience in corporate finance, capital allocation strategies, retail operations, acquisitions/dispositions, and retail and restaurant real estate. His key areas of expertise are in negotiations for dispositions, restructurings, and mitigation of leased and fee-owned real estate, both in and out of bankruptcy. He is also well versed in managing expansion for growth-minded retail and restaurant companies via retrofits, relocations and new site development.
Over his career, Tony negotiated over $180 million in lease savings, including nearly $50 million during a recent 18-month period for such A&G clients as Chico’s, Party City, Christmas Tree Shops, GNC, Guitar Center, and TooJay’s. He has also orchestrated numerous lease terminations, relocations, excess land givebacks, new store locations, and space downsizings or expansions to meet various clients’ needs. Working with Borders Group, he was responsible for the wind-down of the real estate and operations of both the Borders and Waldenbooks brands.
Prior to becoming affiliated with A&G, Tony held several executive positions in retail and manufacturing, including serving as a member of the Corporate Development team at Owens Corning in Toledo, OH, where he focused on all aspects of global acquisition, divestiture, and corporate strategy projects.