Randall Forster

Marathon Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC

Phone: (812) 449-3424

Fax: 630-818-2343


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7588 Ridge Brook Ct.,
Newburgh, Indiana 47630 (View Map)

About the Company

Broker Biography

Randall Forster (812) 449-3424


Forster began his business brokerage and M&A career in 1998 when he launched R.O. Forster & Associates, now Marathon Mergers & Acquisitions, a firm that continues to thrive in today's environment. Commercial real estate and business brokerage go hand-in-hand; however, an important consideration in business brokerage is how to market something that you do not want anyone to know about. Forster will provide the confidentiality required to sell your business without jeopardizing your business in the process. Forster’s expertise lies in the small to mid-market size businesses ($200,000 to $20MM). He is an advisor to business owners regarding preparing their business for future sale, valuations for partnership transfers, and business planning purposes. Randall can also be a valued advisor for your next business acquisition.

Forster takes the title of “Advisor” seriously. With over 100 years of combined commercial real estate experience within the Martin Group office, they are the team you want working for you. As a “Top Ten” commercial real estate company, the Sperry Van Ness brand provides additional access to extensive market data, experts in every sector and segment of the market. The Sperry Van Ness/Martin Group promises to put our clients’ interests first. They do so by immediately marketing your property to the entire brokerage and investment community (nearly 100,000), and they promise to split commissions 50/50 with other brokers.

Forster’s completed transactions include an assisted living facility that sold at full asking price and closed within 45 days of listing. He was also hired by a competing broker to sell a challenging student housing complex which the owner (a commercial broker) had tried to sell for 2 years. Randall sold the property to a group HQ’ed in New York at near full price. In the mergers & acquisitions arena, Forster brokered the sale of a medical testing lab to a large medical services provider. This acquisition gave the new owner immediate and seamless entry into a business segment that they had been considering for some time. Other medical related M&A transactions include a medical supplies & equipment distributor, an in-home elder care business, and a 58-unit assisted living facility ($5MM).

Services Provided

Randall has been a commercial real estate broker for over 10 years, all with The Martin Group. He holds commercial real estate licenses in Indiana and Kentucky. He has secured over 45 transactions with a sales volume of over $25 million. He specializes in Office & Industrial properties and business brokerage.

Partial Client List:
Trilogy Health Services – CRE w/ALF,
Subway Development –location acquisition,
Evansville/Vanderburgh County Regional Airport - lessor,
Raben Tire Company - industrial lease,
PostNet – franchise business,
Great Steak & Potato – franchise business,
Unifirst Corporation – industrial lease,
Palmer House ALF – CRE w/business,
Ramada Inn – CRE w/business,
Godfather’s Pizza – franchise business,
Killian’s Office Products - business,
Premier Electric - business,
IBM - office lease,
St Clair Student Housing - CRE,
Unique Cleaners - business,
Joe Mama’s Pizza – CRE w/business,
Medical General Corp. - business,
G.S. Robins – industrial lease,
Cross Pointe Wesleyan Church – special lease,
The Goodie Shoppe – business,
Four Rivers Health Care – office lease,
US Dept. Defense – office lease,
Indiana Auto Salvage – office lease,
Classic Shades – industrial lease,
Amy’s Market – C-Store,
Pizza King – retail lease,
Gundi’s Restaurant – CRE retail,
Iridium Search – office lease,
Mobilex USA – office lease,
Dr. A. Strobel – office lease,
Sun-Light Motel – CRE,
D&M Towing – CRE,
Doc’s Bar – CRE w/business,
Dr. McGlothan Eye Surgeon – medical office lease,
United Components – office lease,
Quick Mart – C-Store,
Little Cheers - business,

Areas Served

Vanderburgh, IN

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