Jeff joined Open Realty Advisors in 2014. He is currently the restaurant-entertainment business lead at Open Realty. Jeff provides strategic counsel and drives the national expansion efforts for Cinépolis Luxury Theaters, Food Hall Co., Prime Steak Concepts and Neighborhood Goods. Prior client engagements included Front Burner Restaurants, Philz Coffee, Velvet Taco, CorePower Yoga and Flywheel Sports.
From 2006 to 2014, Jeff served as the Chief Development Officer responsible for strategy, design, real estate, construction and facilities management for publicly and privately held Dave & Buster's, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Ruby Tuesday's. Previously, he spent twelve years in positions of increasing responsibility at Brinker International. Jeff has been directly involved in the national rollout of over 1,000 locations for fast-casual, casual and polished casual brands, including Corner Bakery Café, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Chilis Grill & Bar, TGI Fridays, Dave & Buster's, Maggiano's, On The Border, Macaroni Grill and the Cheesecake Factory. In addition to tenant insights, Jeff brings national leasing and commercial development experience gained with Simon Property Group and Henry S. Miller Development Company.
Jeff received a Master of Business Administration – Real Estate Emphasis from the Cox School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration – Real Estate Emphasis from Southern Methodist University. Jeff is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers where he has served as the Dean of Retail University and the Oklahoma/Texas Retail Chairman.