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Nando’s Peri-Peri is coming to Southern California!

Nando’s started way back in 1987, when the first restaurant opened in Rosettenville in Johannesburg, South Africa.  They have come a long way since then, but they have never forgotten their humble beginnings.  Nando’s is famous for their flame grilled … Read More

The Tile Shop is coming to Southern California!

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to be representing The Tile Shop in Southern California.  Founded in 1985, The Tile Shop has committed itself to inspiring and realizing home decor ideas and creating beauty both indoors and out. With a network … Read More

Recent Q&A on The Epsteen Training Program

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Tyler Kolligian, a  graduate of the Epsteen Training program.  For those that have successfully completed the program it is often described as a real estate boot camp, intensive, demanding and comprehensive.  … Read More

Epsteen & Associates-Company Profile

For 45 years Epsteen & Associates has been recognized as the premier retail commercial brokerage firm in Southern California specializing in Tenant and Landlord Representation. Some of the most renowned retail companies and landlords have turned to Epsteen & Associates … Read More

Prime Restaurant and Retail Space Available in Marina del Rey

Rare opportunities in the traditionally hard to penetrate upscale coastal community of Marina del Rey-Available for lease in Marina Square located  at 4720 Lincoln Boulevard: a prime restaurant end-cap opportunity 4,730 sf with a 4,258SF patio, inline 1,866 sf restaurant … Read More

The Fast Casual Restaurant Explosion

Tom Breen of Epsteen & Associates will be moderating the panel-The Fast Casual Restaurant Explosion presented by the ICSC next Thursday July 14th at 8:30am.  The panel will focus on changes in the restaurant industry and the impact to real … Read More

Oppidan Investment Company has broken ground on the Friendly Hills Shopping Center

Oppidan Investment Company, founded in 1991, recently broke ground on the Friendly Hills Shopping Center located at 15311 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier CA. Oppidan which in latin stands for investing in your city anticipates the center which will be 92,000 sf … Read More

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to have represented Luna Grill in their First Los Angeles Location

Fast casual innovator Luna Grill ( is unveiling the latest iteration of its design and interior style with their first-ever Los Angeles County location in La Cañada Flintridge. The new “Luna 3.0” design represents the company’s commitment to the evolution … Read More

Epsteen & Associates is Pleased to be Representing Tuesday Morning in Southern California

Tuesday Morning founded in 1975 is an upscale, deep discount, off-price retailer specializing in domestic and international, designer and name-brand closeout merchandise. With approximately 800 stores across the country and decades of experience in closeout retailing their retail mission is … Read More

Chainlinks Spring 2016 Retailer and Restaurant Expansion Guide

Epsteen & Associates the founder of Chainlinks the leading retail-only real estate services and commercial property brokerage organization in North America understands the value of knowing a retailer or restaurant whether client or competition’s expansion plans. All of our partners … Read More

Epsteen & Associates Congratulates ALDI on Opening 8 stores in Southern California

Today ALDI the nation’s leading low-price grocer opened 8 stores in Southern California. ALDI known for its great prices and private label items opened in San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Fontana, Beaumont and Moreno Valley. Jason Gordon, Michael … Read More

Petco Opens 198th California Store

Epsteen & Associates congratulates Petco on opening its 198th store in California. Petco founded in 1965 as a mail-order veterinary supply business, becoming Petco in 1979 and opening its first location in 1980 is a leading pet specialty retailer with … Read More

Salt & Straw Opens Second Southern California Location

Salt & Straw the Portland based ice cream company opened their newest store at 1357 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. With a “farm to cone” ethos-Salt & Straw provides SoCal with seasonal creations made from local ingredients. All the flavors … Read More

Meet Waffle Bite-E&A’s Newest Client

“It only takes one bite to know”-Waffle Bite a new concept in snacking, serving authentic Liege-Style Belgian Waffles is expanding in the Southern California Market. For those in the know “Authentic Liege waffles are one of life’s great indulgences-caramelized sugar … Read More

Epsteen & Associates Is Pleased to be Representing Eyeglass World in San Diego

Joe Wojdowski and Tricia Delgallego are excited to be representing Eyeglass World in the San Diego Market. “Eyeglass World has been providing optical services for over 20 years and is the one stop shop for all a customer’s prescription eyewear … Read More

Another Successful Investment Transaction by Epsteen & Associates

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to announce the sale of the 62,946 sq. ft. Lake Elsinore Cardena’s center located at 31904-31952 Mission Trail, Lake Elsinore, CA. Joe Wojdowski of Epsteen & Associates represented the seller of the property anchored by … Read More

Epsteen & Associates Completes The Leasing Of A New Ground Up Property In Yucaipa

The Epsteen team was pleased to have worked with DPI Retail on their new location in Yucaipa. DPI Retail founded in “1972 has evolved into a real estate investment company that has its feet solidly planted on a non-negotiable value … Read More

Epsteen & Associates Congratulates Fabletics on Their New Store

One of our newest clients-Fabletics opened their first Los Angeles area location this weekend at the Westfield Topanga Mall. Co-founded by Kate Hudson, Fabletics is an innovative, high-quality athletic wear and accessories line that helps you feel great, look great … Read More

Noodles and Company opens 1st Orange County Location-The Village at Orange

Noodles and Company began in 1995 with a simple concept—serve fresh food fast. Since 1995 Noodles and Company has further refined their concept to offer the world’s favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups, all in one restaurant. Each dish … Read More

Meet Yoobi-our newest client

Parks Landon of Epsteen & Associates is pleased to be representing Yoobi in Southern California. Yoobi creates colorful and vibrant supplies for the school, home or office. Previously sold exclusively in Target stores the El Segundo based retailer made the … Read More

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to be representing Rubio’s Coastal Grill in Southern California

Rubio’s Coastal Grill founded in 1983 in San Diego is known for their commitment to using fresh and high quality ingredients and sustainably sourced seafood. The Original Fish Taco recipe became the basis for everything that Rubio’s stands for: memorable, … Read More

Indochino opens first permanent Southern California Location

Beverly Hills, California -Epsteen & Associates a leading retail real estate services provider for Southern California announced today that Indochino a bespoke men’s suit showroom opened their first permanent Southern California location at 9407 South Santa Monica Boulevard. Indochino based … Read More

STK LA opens in the W Hotel

Epsteen & Associates, a leading real estate services provider for Southern California, today announced that STK LA opened in the W Hotel Westwood. “STK® is the primary restaurant brand in The ONE Group portfolio. It’s a unique concept that artfully … Read More

AT&T Coming to Westwood Village

Los Angeles, California, July 29, 2015-Epsteen & Associates, a leading retail real estate services provider in Southern California, today announced that AT&T, a leader in the telecommunications industry and one of Forbes 2015 50 Most Admired Companies, signed a deal … Read More

Title Nine

Size: 1,800 sq. ft. San Diego Territory Contact: Nancy Johnston or Tricia Delgallego

The Lofts at Avalon Bay, Huntington Beach

Construction is underway for Phases’ I & II comprising the 350+ units of Huntington Beach’s newest mixed use project by developer AvalonBay Communities. Located at the signalized corner of Gothard St. and Center Ave, this project will have approximately 10,000sf … Read More

National Retailer & Restaurant Guide

The Chainlinks National Retailer and Restaurant Expansion Guide is now available. To download your copy please click on the link below: ChainLinks_ExpansionGuide_Spring2014

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to have represented La Boulange in their first Southern California Location

La Boulange will be opening their first Southern California Location next month on La Brea Boulevard. For more details and some great interior shots see the most recent posting from Eater Los Angeles Read Post here:

2014 National Retail Investment Report

2013 was a year in which we saw steadily increasing shopping center occupancy and continued declines in vacancy in most major U.S. markets.In fact, for many metros in the nation’s heartland, the past year was the strongest year in terms … Read More

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to have represented Jimmy John’s in their first location in Southern California

Last week Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich opened their first Southern California location at 165 S. Lake Ave in Pasadena. Jason Gordon and Mike Getz from Epsteen & Associates represented Jimmy John’s in the transaction. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich was founded … Read More

Fall/Winter 2013 Retail Forecast

Despite Impact of E-Commerce, Slow Improvement to Continue To understand the retail landscape of today, one has to grasp the immense challenges that the marketplace has faced in recent years.     Download the Fall/Winter 2013 Forecast here:  Chainlinks 2013 … Read More


Size: 1,400-2,200 sq. ft. Contact: Gene Mello or Nancy Johnston

National Retailer & Restaurant Expansion Guide Spring 2013

Welcome to the third annual edition of the ChainLinks National Retailer and RestaurantExpansion Guide. As you will see, we have continued to expand our coverage of themarketplace over the past year. Last year, we covered the expansion plans for over2,400 … Read More

City Tavern Signs On For Flagship Downtown Los Angeles Location At Brookfield’s FIGAT7TH

Brookfield Office Properties (BPO: NYSE/TSX)  announced that City Tavern has signed a lease to open a flagship Downtown Los Angeles location at the newly renovated FIGat7th retail and dining complex. Best described by founders Ken Kaufman, Brian McKeaney and David … Read More

2013 US National Retail Forecast Report

As we head into 2013, the economy is truly at a crossroads.  What will this mean for the retail marketplace?  The new Epsteen/Chainlinks 2013 Forecast report examines many of the questions facing the retail real estate world in the coming … Read More

San Diego Retail Vacancy 2nd Lowest in U.S.

San Diego ranks fourth this year in economic and retail real estate fundamentals, according to Marcus & Millichap real estate investment services. The area is likely to strengthen as jobs grow, construction declines and rents rise. “San Diego’s retail sector … Read More

Bassett Furniture

Size: 10,000-18,000 sq. ft. San Diego Territory Contact: Joe Wojdowski

Cameron Crowner of Epsteen & Associates Awarded Significant Leasing Assignments

Cameron Crowner of Epsteen & Associates executed a Listing Agreement with Columbus, Ohio-based Schottenstein Property Group, Inc. ( to lease The Orchard, a 281,543 square foot shopping center at El Toro Road and Rockfield Boulevard in Lake Forest, California. Homegoods, … Read More

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to be representing ALDI

Epsteen & Associates is pleased to be representing ALDI as it explores retail opportunities in Southern California. ALDI is a leader in the grocery retailing industry, operating approximately 1,200 U.S. stores in 32 states. ALDI believes that great quality shouldn’t … Read More


Size:   2,300-2,800   sq. ft. San Diego Territory Contact:   Nancy Johnston

Carl’s Jr

Ideal Land Area:  30,000 sf San Diego Territory Contact:  Joe Wojdowski

Cambria Suites

Land Area: 1-3 acres San Diego Territory Contact: Joe Wojdowski or Tricia Delgallego