Lee Petsas
John Petsas

   Lee Petsas is the Company Broker and President of UBI Business Brokers. He has been selling Businesses in Southern California since 1981. He has owned 4 restaurants from a Breakfast and Lunch Deli to a 200 + seat full service family restaurant. Lee spends 100% of his work time selling Businesses and Commercial properties. Over the years he has sold most all types of businesses from Manufacturers to Internet Service Providers to Restaurants. He continues to be an industry Leader and top producer year after year. Lee is sought after by attorneys as a court expert witnessing and from appraisers for information regarding values. Lee’s insight, innovation and experience in this ever-changing industry helps Buyers and Sellers smoothly complete transactions.

Robert White

 Robert is presently engaged exclusively in the listing and selling of businesses in Southern California. He has been active in this capacity with UBI Business Broker over the past 30 years. Robert has been the owner of 5 businesses, a Large Night Club, a Bar, a Restaurant, a Car Wash and a Trucking Company.
Professional Affiliations: CBOA (Society of Certified Business Opportunity Appraisers),
IBA (Institute of Business Appraisers), IBBA (International Business Brokers Association)
Education: UCI, Irvine California Extension Courses, Golden West College, Coast Line College. 

    Andre Gulmesoff

Andre Gulmesoff, has been in real estate for over 10 years. He has wide range of experience which includes mortgage origination, real estate and commercial sales and property management.  In 2010, he became a Real Estate Broker. He has worked with commercial leasing in Huntington Beach, several new home developments in Orange County and land purchases in Riverside County.

  Before real estate, Andre worked several years in different banks, including California Federal Bank, Citibank and in Wells Fargo. In Wells Fargo he was promoted 2 times in 2 years for top sale performance and quickly moved to a private banking center in Santa Ana. While working at Wells Fargo he also worked as a Real Estate agent for Prudential.

 In 2007 when the Real Estate market shifted he became an expert in Short Sale Transactions and for 2 years he sold many of these types properties. Majority of the transactions consisted of Short Sales but there were a few different transactions that did not. One of them led him to later open a restaurant. He had listed a small Market in Downtown Long Beach in an excellent location. This is where he discovered a restaurant that was in the process of closing. He purchased it and built up the business and managed and operated it for 3 and half years and later sold it for a healthy profit. This began his career in specializing strictly in Business Sales. Since then he has been very successful in selling a variety of different types of businesses.

 John G. Petsas has been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years & is Vice President of Operations & Property Management of UBI Business Brokers, Inc. since 2001.  He has worked as Executive Chef for several local restaurants, to General Manager in some National Chains including Boston Market and Original Roadhouse Grill. John G. Petsas has also owned several restaurants, from fast food deli style, to large full service restaurants with over a 300-seat capacity. John is now engaged exclusively in selling businesses for almost 2 decades now. He has the extra insight in the food & beverage industry to help Buyers and Sellers achieve their goals and desires. John G. Petsas takes the pressure out of your buying or selling a business knowing that customer service & educating his client in all aspects of the transaction will make it a win - win transaction for all parties involved. His experience & service will walk you through the deal in a chronological order from beginning to end. Whether it is a liquor license transfer, lease negotiations or obtaining special entitlements or consulting Johns’ attention to details gets the job done correctly. John G. Petsas will gladly find you your next business or sell your current one or chain & procure the best price for you.

Louie Contreras

As a Business and commercial sales and leasing agent for UBI Business Brokers I am committed to providing excellent and outstanding service to our clients. UBI Business Brokers’ reputation as a top-notch real estate sales company since 1965 and my integrity and commitment to outstanding service, professionalism, and outstanding work ethic in today’s real estate market. Louie has proven sales ability highly organized and efficient extremely capable in producing listings & sales.

Louie has been with UBI Business Brokers since 2014 & has proven to be a great asset to our team. Louie’s background includes insurance sales,  marketing & lead development, financing, & has degrees in Associate of Arts: Business Administration & Justice Degree, 1998 at East Los Angeles College - Business Administration

 A graduate of USC’s School of Engineering with a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a minor in Chemistry, Bob also has over 20 years experience in real estate as a broker and investor. He has worked at UBI Business Brokers for 5 years. Bob has owned, bought, and sold his own businesses so understands the process from all three sides: buyer, seller, and agent. In his free time, Bob has been very helpful with a variety of charity work. Mostly helping feed the homeless and working poor of Orange County.

Bob Pace
Dale Huffman

Dale has been in Insurance and Business/Commercial Sales for the past 40 Years both as an owner and seller... His success stems from helping clients in virtually every field of business. His specialty is Insurance Brokerages or Captive Agencies; with either the acquisition or the sale of the business..." Our Brokerage helps the seasoned entrepreneur or the first time in business. I care about my clients' success and there is nothing more fulfilling to me than to know that you placed your trust in me and I kept my promise. I look forward to helping you get started on the right path. 

Alex Folstad

Alex has been representing buyers and sellers in the Orange County vicinity since 2014. Specialties include due diligence, lease negotiation and review, licensing, entitlements and contract management. Alex has experience representing landlords and business owners as well as tenants and buyers across various product types including retail, industrial and office. Alex enjoys working with a wide range of individuals, learning the intricacies of different business models, and exploring opportunities to help business owners increase market exposure and revenue.

Matt Farahmand

Matt has owned markets and liquor stores since 1987.  He received his first Real Estate License in 1991, after receiving his Associates degree; Matt furthered his education by continuing law school at Pacific Coast University School of Law.  After law school Matt renewed his DRE license in 2011.  Matt knows the liquor store business and with his background, experience, and skills; he is the most knowledgeable associate in selling and buying stores with ABC.  He thrives in a result-driven environment and has strong track record in delivering high quality customer service.

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