Auctioneer
2016 to Present

 

Real Estate Broker & Consultant
1988 to Present

Identified tremendous opportunity in the Washington, D.C. metro area retail, commercial, office and industrial real estate industry since 1985.  Specialized in real estate leasing, sales, construction, property management, real estate and business consulting and M&A transactions in four states, including New York City. 

The Fischer Organization, Inc.
1988 to 2000

Principal Broker/ President / CEO             

Commercial real estate & business brokerage firm

 Founded the firm which specialized in real estate leasing, property sales, and M&A transactions on behalf of tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers.    The client base included local, regional, national and international retailers, office and industrial users in addition to state and federal government agencies. Grew the firm to one of the most active real estate companies in the DC market with up to $100 million in annual transactions (126% annual growth) with only 18 employees.

          Over 12 years, orchestrated 1,000+ transactions totaling over $1 billion.

OTHER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

Bennyís Restaurant Bar
2013 to 2015

President/CEO

          Designed the entire 6,000 square foot restaurant and bar that seated 300.

Slice N Dice
2009 to 2012

President/CEO

          Designed the entire casual restaurant

Montgomery Distributors, Inc.
2003 to 2008

President/CEO

Bakery Brokerage Business

Created bakery brokerage company following the sale of Montgomery Bakers, Inc., assets to supply 1,000 Starbuck Coffee Shops with various bakery products.

Coin X Change, LLC
2003 to 2007

President / CEO

Start-up consumer product venture

 Conceived, developed and managed the Coin X Change, a network of self-service coin counting machines encompassed in freestanding kiosks placed in over 100

supermarkets, processing $50 million in coin annually. Launched an extensive market research effort to evaluate the opportunity, obtained copyrights, secured bank funding, negotiated manufacturing agreements and placement contracts with supermarkets.

Montgomery Bakers, Inc.
2001 to 2003

President / CEO

Large Regional Bakery Manufacturer

Orchestrated the purchase of the assets of Montgomery Donut Company, Inc. out of bankruptcy; a large 30,000 square foot bakery manufacturing plant with 10 retail outlets.

           Reorganized entire corporate structure, returned company to profitability in less than 120 days.

Papa Johnís
1998 to 2000

CEO

         Purchased the failing 10 store Washington D.C. area Papa Johnís franchise from Papa Johnís Corporation.  Redesigned the core business and service operations, renegotiated real estate leases that resulted in reduced operating costs and transitioned from loss to significant profit.  Doubled ROI in one year and sold the franchise back to Papa Johnís Corporation.

The Fischer Brewing Company, Inc.
1995 to 1997

President / CEO

Start-up niche consumer product venture

 Conceived a niche novelty consumer product, Redneck Beer. Launched a multi-year market research effort to evaluate the opportunity, obtained trademarks, copyrights, secured bank funding, negotiated manufacturing agreement with the Stroh Brewing Company and launched new venture. Built trademark from concept into a multi-million dollar company shipping 15 million bottles a year sold through 275 distributors in 32 states. Achieved unprecedented industry success.

          Paid off start-up expenses in 45 days to build a debt-free company with substantial profits.

Fischer Food Systems
1982 to 1988

President / CEO

Entrepreneurial restaurant venture

 Expanded into the fast casual  restaurant business through a combination of start-up and joint venture opportunities.  Directed business, from design and construction to menu planning, staffing, marketing, advertising and daily food service opera≠tions.

 

Yummy Yogurt
1976 to 1982



Principal

Frozen Yogurt Stores

 Launched first entrepreneurial venture at the age of 22 Ė the Washington, D.C. metro areaís first frozen yogurt shops.  Negotiated financing from a local bank and set up the retail and wholesale operations. Built company from concept to $2 million in profitable revenues within first two years, and 12 locations and $10+ million in revenues in five years.

 

EDUCATION:        

American University

Business & Finance

 

Real Estate Education