Frank Raeon has been a consultant and commercial realtor for more than twenty five years. During this time he has helped many market leading national, regional, and local companies select and negotiate the sale or lease of high volume retail and restaurant locations. Some of the companies whom he has helped select “home run” locations include Buffalo Wild Wings, Dewey's Pizza, Donatos, First Watch, Graeter's Ice Cream, Izzy's, McDonald's, Pier 1 Imports, Servatii's Bakery, Subway, TOM and CHEE, United Dairy Farmers, Walgreen's, and Wendy's.
In addition to providing site selection and tenant representation services, Frank focuses his energies and his efforts on new development - especially (a) small suburban “street” retail centers and (b) pedestrian friendly “mini lifestyle” centers. Periodically, he also advises the commercial development community on market opportunities, site planning, synergistic tenant mix strategies, building design enhancements, site amenities, and zoning.
Frank's real estate background includes having been the Leasing & Sales Director for two Cincinnati area commercial developers, and more recently, the Real Estate Director for TOM and CHEE. In addition, he has periodically taught site selection classes at the state, local, and university levels.
Frank earned his BA degree from SUNY at Albany. Here, he majored in both History and Geography. He earned his Master's degree in Urban Geography from the University of Cincinnati. While at UC, Frank worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Frank is the author of the popular guidebook, "The ABC’s of Site Selection: How to Pick WINNERS and avoid LOSERS". He is currently working on his second book - Inside Site Selection. It will feature interviews with a broad group of national and regional retail and restaurant site selection decision makers from throughout the United States. These are the people who bear primary responsibility for approving “home run” locations for their respective companies.
Given his many years of experience and his ability to consistently produce “home run” locations, Frank is fond of telling national, regional, and local companies that he will never waste their time.