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Founder & CEO of

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 at 11:30am
on Facebook & YouTube was founded in 1998 by Jim Laube. With a diverse foodservice background beginning in high school, Jim has held positions in the restaurant industry as a server, bartender, manager, controller and CFO. For 15 years he practiced as an advisor and CPA to numerous independent restaurants. In the mid-90s, Jim trained thousands of restaurant, foodservice and financial professionals on restaurant accounting and controls in live seminars throughout the U.S. Much of the material developed during those years became the original content for Today, Jim is focused on creating more resources and training programs that support the creation of more independent restaurant success stories.

Join restaurant industry veteran Steve Zimmerman, Principal Broker and Founder of Restaurant Realty in a 1-on-1 fireside chat with restaurant owners, managers,investors and high profile industry clientele sharing their restaurant deal making experiences, success stories, challenges, and more.

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About your Host

Steven Zimmerman

Steven Zimmerman has personally sold/leased over 1000 restaurant, bar or club businesses, over 40 commercial buildings and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996. His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughtout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings and single family homes. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steven had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and CEO of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area with 37 restaurants during its history. Steven is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Business Administration and Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He holds a California State Real Estate Brokers License (Lic. ID#01310250), State of California Lifetime College Teaching Certificate, and he has earned the industry’s top designations for advanced education which include: the Certified Business Broker (CBB) designation awarded by the California Association of Business Brokers, the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation awarded by the International Business Brokers Association and the Mergers and Acquisition Mastery Intermediary designation (M&AMI) awarded by the Mergers & Acquisitions Source (M & A Source).  Steven has lectured at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and has taught management courses at San Francisco City College Hotel and Restaurant School and the former School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at Golden Gate University. Steven has been a regular guest lecturer at the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco for several years and he currently teaches the principles of business brokerage to other real estate brokers. He is a member of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, California Restaurant Association, Cornell University’s Hotel Society, Cornell University’s Real Estate Council, California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), the International Association of Business Brokers (IBBA) and Mergers & Acquisitions Source (M & A Source).  Steven serves on HFLA (a non-profit institutional lender) as immediate Past President, Chairman of the Nominating and Board Development Committee and Loan Committee and member of the Board of Directors, Executive, Loan and Audit Committees.

About Restaurant Realty

Now celebrating our 26th year, Restaurant Realty Company¬ģ has a successful track record helping over¬†3,000¬†clients in completing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Business and Real Estate Transactions including the following: Selling/leasing¬†over 1,500¬†restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses, Selling¬†over 60¬†related commercial buildings,¬† Leasing over¬†3 Million¬†square feet of commercial space and Completing over¬†5,000 valuations. The majority of our staff have either owned and/or managed restaurants. Our deep experience as operators means we understand your business from the inside out. Restaurant Realty has Closed Escrow and/or Leased 250+ Deals since Covid! For more information, please visit