Shawn Sanborn

Sanborn and Company

Phone: (303) 220-7919

Fax: 303-220-8191

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455 Sherman Street Suite 490,
Denver, Colorado 80203 (View Map)

About the Company

Sanborn and Company is a commercial real estate and business brokerage specializing in restaurants, bars, breweries, brewpubs and liquor stores.

Broker Biography

Shawn Sanborn (303) 220-7919

Introduction

Company Information:
Sanborn and Company, Inc. is a Denver based commercial real estate and business brokerage firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Sanborn and Company has successfully sold over 400 restaurant and bar businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. Sanborn and Company has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions.

Background:
Shawn Sanborn, CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Shawn started his first retail business in 1986 at the age of 23. The business was an immediate success and he opened his second location a year later. He sold both businesses in 1989 and opened a sports-theme restaurant with the profits. In June of 1993, he sold the restaurant and later that year founded Sanborn and Company, Inc.

Shawn has successfully sold a wide variety of businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. He has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Shawn is an instructor for the International Business Brokers Association and teaches restaurant sales and valuation classes. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in restaurant and bar business valuation and real estate related court cases.

Shawns success as a restaurant broker has enabled him to expand the specialty to other hospitality and liquor businesses. He has sold over $10,000,000 in hotel properties and numerous liquor store businesses throughout Colorado.

Mark Valente

Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2003 after working for a large retail real estate firm here in Denver. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry starting in 1964 when his family opened Valentes Italian Restaurant. In 1983, he opened Marcs Restaurant, which quickly became a high volume, notable, upscale dining facility in the Denver Metro area.

As a native of Colorado and past Chairman of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), Mark offers a unique perspective on the restaurant market in this area. He was awarded the CRAs Distinguished Service Award in 1995. In his many years as a member, he has served on every committee including the Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing policy and solutions to problems faced by the restaurant industry. His exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry as a restaurateur as well his capacity as a CRA board member (since 1987), provided the basis for the transition into his current role as a commercial real estate broker, specializing in the sale, acquisition, and leasing of restaurant properties. Mark is also a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR) as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI).

Mark attended Regis Jesuit High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Santa Clara. He has served as President of the University of Santa Clara Alumni Association and as a board member of the West Chamber (serving Jefferson County). Mark is an avid golfer and is a past member of the board of the Lakewood Country Club and a currently sits on the board of the Colorado Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Mark Thomas

Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2005 after nearly 20 years of practicing law in Colorado. As a principal in a local law firm for nine years, Mark understands the challenges business owners face in building and sustaining a successful enterprise. In addition to his own business, Mark has assisted others in selling and buying businesses and representing them in real estate sales, acquisition and leasing. His clients and customers have benefited from his business and legal experience in many ways.

Mark attended the University of Colorado andd attended the University Of Denver College Of Law receiving his J.D. He is licensed to practice law before all Colorado courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Mark is member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of BROKERS. (DMCAB), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI).

Specialization:
Whether you are considering selling your restuarant or bar business, acquiring real property, expanding or just need an accurate valuation your first call should be to Sanborn and Company. Call Shawn Sanborn at 303-220-7919 X 108 for a free consultation. visit us at www.RestaurantsBarsForSale.com today!

Affiliations:
Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR), the Colorado Restaurant Association, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Fellow of the IBBA designations. He is also a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and has served as a Past President and is a founding Board Member. Mr. Sanborn is nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in business valuation and real estate related court cases.

Services Provided

Business brokerage and commercial real estate services specializing in restaurants and bars. Sales, acquisitions, site development, leasing, conceptual development, valuations and expert witness testimony.

Areas Served

Denver, CO

Professional Affiliations

IBBA, CBI, Certified Business Intermediary

Business For Sale Listings

$199,000
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Restaurant and Bar for Sale in Central Denver Neighborhood

This restaurant and bar is located near the Platte Park, Denver University and Washington Park neighborhoods in central Denver. These are dense neighborhoods in the heart of Denver that are easily accessible and have higher income demographics. This restaurant and bar has been a longtime neighborhood favorite and the under market rent makes it even more desirable. This Denver neighborhood restaurant and bar has recently been remodeled and is 4,671 square feet with a large basement and a fully equipped kitchen including a 16 foot exhaust hood, walk in cooler and nice patio. There is a Hotel & Restaurant liquor license capable of transfer and a long term lease is in place at only $22.23 per More info

$195,000
Cash Flow: $93,764 
Castle Rock, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Restaurant for Sale with Good Cash Flow South Metro Denver

This restaurant and bar is located in South Metro Denver and has good cash flow, which makes for a great business opportunity and ideal for a chef looking for a small easily operated facility. This restaurant and bar is only open 5 nights a week and still boasts almost $800,000 in gross sales, therefore has ample potential for even more growth. And speaking of growth, this South Metro Denver location is in a niche area with new developments one block away, increasing the demand for more retail and restaurant establishments. The beautiful and efficient space is 1,655 square feet and would be perfect for any menu concept, with an exhibition kitchen, small bar, dining room and beautiful patio. More info

$149,000
Denver, CO  Agent: DJ Barajas
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Denver Bar and Restaurant for Sale with Roof Top Patio

Located in a densely populated neighborhood in Denver, this free-standing bar and restaurant with rooftop patio for sale has a highly coveted Tavern License with a Dance Cabaret Endorsement. This 3,517 SF bar and restaurant has a long, successful history with optimal visibility and high traffic counts. The roof top bar for sale is currently set up for live entertainment and boasts a large, heated patio that is enclosed for year round use with separate sound equipment. This bar and restaurant for sale in Denver has a fully functional kitchen with an exhaust hood, grease trap and walk-in coolers. Currently operated primarily as a bar, the efficient kitchen could accommodate most any food More info

$849,000
Cash Flow: $87,705 
Evergreen, CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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Beautiful Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast, in Colorado

The Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast, both the real estate and business, located in Evergreen, Colorado is for sale. The Inn is 3 miles south of Evergreen on State Highway 73, and about 30 minutes west of Denver in the small community of Marshdale Park. Bears Inn is Evergreen’s oldest resort with continuous guest operations and offers year-round service.The main level features the Great Room, fireplace, kitchen, office, entry way, utility areas and five guest suites. The second floor has six guest suites plus a utility room. The Inn has a transferable and renewable Bed and Breakfast liquor license, which allows for service of beer, wine and spirits.The Inn sits on a 63,433 square feet site, More info

$149,000
Adams Co., CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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Dickey’s BBQ Franchise for Sale, Denver, Colorado - Price Reduced

This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase all assets and rights to operate a Dickey’s Pit Barbeque store plus a second store (development rights) of one of the country’s largest BBQ chains. Dickeys has over 500 locations in 46 states and is on the SBA approved list of franchisers. This Dickey’s BBQ franchise for sale, which opened late in 2016 and has not yet operated a full year, is the only one available in this growing bedroom community of Denver and the seller has rights to a second location which is offered as part of the assets to be purchased. The seller acquired a long-term, transferable lease with low lease rates and built out the space to Dickey’s 4th generation “look and More info

$195,000
Cash Flow: $139,712 
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Bar and Restaurant for Sale in Popular Uptown, Denver Neighborhood

This cash flowing, 3,400 SF restaurant and bar has a large patio, seating 50 comfortably outside, a large bar with 23 seats, with 30 seats in the dining room. This restaurant and bar is located in the popular Uptown, Denver neighborhood, on the highly traveled 17th Avenue, known for its rich restaurant and bar environment. The very walk-able neighborhood is minutes from downtown, hospitals, City Park and a host of Denver’s unique attractions. The one mile daytime work population nearly matches the residential population, which gives this unique restaurant and bar one of the most balanced and dense trade areas in the city. This restaurant and bar has a well equipped kitchen with an 8 foot More info

$595,000
Colorado  Agent: Mark Thomas
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Profitable, Documented Qdoba Franchise for Sale

This consistently strong performing Q’Doba franchise is for sale. It is a fully managed, well-documented and maintained store. Sales regularly exceed $1Million per year. Operate as is with management in place or take over as an owner-operator and generate a great income working reasonable hours. Fantastic opportunity to get a consistently performing store, with a long-term lease. More info

$99,000
Cash Flow: $48,195 
Lafayette, CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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New Price - Profitable Restaurant, Cheap Rent, Boulder County, CO

This 1,810 square foot restaurant is profitable and the rent is only $1,400 per month! This business is a well-established, casual restaurant, serving only breakfast and lunch; and for 2016 generated $400,000 in documented revenue. This restaurant is easily operated, has limited hours and there is ample customer parking. The space can seat 36 in the dining room and 24 on the patio. The kitchen is fully equipped with a grease interceptor and a 14 foot kitchen exhaust hood with fire suppression. Included in the sale are all the furniture, fixtures and equipment, recipes, lease and liquor license rights, business name and goodwill. This is a great opportunity for caterers who need a kitchen More info

$150,000
Cash Flow: $75,575 
Littleton, CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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Cash Flowing Italian Restaurant for Sale in Southwest Metro Denver

This owner-operated Italian restaurant is located in Southwest Metro Denver in a popular mixed-use development of office, medical, specialty retail, grocery and casual, and fast casual restaurants. This popular, well-established restaurant offers upscale Italian fare in a casual setting. Sales have grown consistently over the past three years reaching over $720,000 for 2017. Operating and Seller’s Discretionary Income have increased as well. At just under 2,000 SF, the space is easy to operate and includes a transferable lease that limits tenant expenses. In business since 2005, the owner wants to retire. The sale includes all furniture, fixtures and equipment, the Beer and Wine class More info

$395,000
Cash Flow: $180,000 
Denver, CO  Agent: DJ Barajas
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Craft Beer Bar and Restaurant for Sale in Denver, Colorado

This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the best craft beer bars in Denver, Colorado. Consistently recognized as one of the best places for craft beer in Colorado, this craft beer bar and restaurant for sale has a great reputation and successful history. The concept is beer focused and has many accolades for its craft selection and upscale comfort food. The trade area is very dense, has great foot traffic and high daytime demographics. The facility is a perfect size at 3,125 square feet and includes a large bar, multiple taps, fully equipped kitchen and patio. The lease is assignable with four years remaining on the current term with an additional five year option and the Hotel & More info

$395,000
Cash Flow: $172,404 
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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High Volume, Low Price, Cash Flowing Liquor Store for Sale

Incredible opportunity to acquire a high volume, grocery anchored store for a low price. Call Mark Thomas for more information. More info

$115,000
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Turnkey Downtown Denver Restaurant for Sale

Denver’s economy is booming and while rents continue to rise, this restaurant has rent far below the market in a long term lease, where ten years from now your lease rate will still be under $30.00 PSF. You won’t believe the condition of this modern restaurant, it is impeccably clean and well cared for. Located at street level of a 26-story office tower, this location is conveniently located for the incredibly dense population of daytime office workers. Located just ½ block from the 16th Street Mall and walking distance to hotels, theaters, entertainment and tourist attractions. This restaurant is just the right size to capture breakfast and lunch crowds and has a walk up counter for grab More info

$225,000
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Restaurant and Bar for Sale in Highland/Berkeley, Denver Neighborhood

This restaurant and bar is located in the extremely desirable Northwest Denver, Colorado neighborhood referred to as Highland/Berkeley. This desirable and very walkable neighborhood has become a popular dining destination as it transformed into a hot spot with Denver’s urban growth and density. The Highland/Berkeley neighborhood is home to many eclectic and independently owned retail stores, including popular restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, wine shops and even live music venues. The 1,571 SF restaurant has an efficiently designed kitchen, 18 seat bar, cozy dining space and large, beautiful patio. This newly built, fully equipped kitchen, has an 8’ kitchen exhaust hood, grease trap, More info

$295,000
Denver, CO 
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Restaurant and Bar for Sale in Growing Northwest Denver Neighborhood

This restaurant and bar is located in one of the best neighborhoods in the city. This great Denver neighborhood is undergoing massive growth and the trade area is considered one of the best restaurant destinations. It is located in the heart of this popular and very walkable area with retail, restaurants, breweries, pubs, salons, galleries and specialty stores. This beautiful 2,888 SF restaurant and bar has new infrastructure and is in great condition, including a fully equipped kitchen and a large bar. It doesn’t get much better than this location if you are looking for a restaurant and bar in Denver, Colorado! There is a Hotel & Restaurant liquor license capable of transfer and the lease More info

$229,000
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Thomas
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Restaurant & Bar for Sale in Trendy Uptown Neighborhood, Denver

This restaurant and bar is located just off the highly traveled 17th Avenue, in the heart of the trendy Uptown neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. This neighborhood favorite is popular for its food and lively atmosphere. Uptown is a very walk-able neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, hospitals, City Park and a host of Denver’s unique attractions. The average household income is over $75,000 within a mile of this popular neighborhood location. There is a well equipped kitchen with a 6 foot exhaust hood and walk-in cooler. Included in the sale with the FF&E is a Hotel & Restaurant Class liquor license capable of transfer and an assignable, under-market, long-term lease. More info

$59,000
Denver, CO  Agent: Mark Valente
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Popular Restaurant for Sale in Capital Hill, Denver, Colorado

This popular restaurant in Capital Hill, Denver, Colorado is located on a corner lot in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, retail and residential. This approximately 2,000 SF restaurant couldn’t have a better location, with dense foot and vehicle traffic, plenty of parking and a grocery anchor just across the street. The kitchen, includes 2, 5 foot, ventless exhaust hoods, a walk-in cooler and freezer and a grease trap. The front of the house can easily accommodate a full service or fast casual restaurant and the lease is capable of transfer. More info

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Company Information: Sanborn and Company, Inc. is a Denver based commercial real estate and business brokerage firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Sanborn and Company has successfully sold over 400 restaurant and bar businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. Sanborn and Company has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Background: Shawn Sanborn, CBI, Fellow of the IBBA Shawn started his first retail business in 1986 at the age of 23. The business was an immediate success and he opened his second location a year later. He sold both businesses in 1989 and opened a sports-theme restaurant with the profits. In June of 1993, he sold the restaurant and later that year founded Sanborn and Company, Inc. Shawn has successfully sold a wide variety of businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. He has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Shawn is an instructor for the International Business Brokers Association and teaches restaurant sales and valuation classes. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in restaurant and bar business valuation and real estate related court cases. Shawns success as a restaurant broker has enabled him to expand the specialty to other hospitality and liquor businesses. He has sold over $10,000,000 in hotel properties and numerous liquor store businesses throughout Colorado. Mark Valente Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2003 after working for a large retail real estate firm here in Denver. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry starting in 1964 when his family opened Valentes Italian Restaurant. In 1983, he opened Marcs Restaurant, which quickly became a high volume, notable, upscale dining facility in the Denver Metro area. As a native of Colorado and past Chairman of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), Mark offers a unique perspective on the restaurant market in this area. He was awarded the CRAs Distinguished Service Award in 1995. In his many years as a member, he has served on every committee including the Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing policy and solutions to problems faced by the restaurant industry. His exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry as a restaurateur as well his capacity as a CRA board member (since 1987), provided the basis for the transition into his current role as a commercial real estate broker, specializing in the sale, acquisition, and leasing of restaurant properties. Mark is also a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR) as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Mark attended Regis Jesuit High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Santa Clara. He has served as President of the University of Santa Clara Alumni Association and as a board member of the West Chamber (serving Jefferson County). Mark is an avid golfer and is a past member of the board of the Lakewood Country Club and a currently sits on the board of the Colorado Golf Association Hall of Fame. Mark Thomas Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2005 after nearly 20 years of practicing law in Colorado. As a principal in a local law firm for nine years, Mark understands the challenges business owners face in building and sustaining a successful enterprise. In addition to his own business, Mark has assisted others in selling and buying businesses and representing them in real estate sales, acquisition and leasing. His clients and customers have benefited from his business and legal experience in many ways. Mark attended the University of Colorado andd attended the University Of Denver College Of Law receiving his J.D. He is licensed to practice law before all Colorado courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mark is member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of BROKERS. (DMCAB), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Specialization: Whether you are considering selling your restuarant or bar business, acquiring real property, expanding or just need an accurate valuation your first call should be to Sanborn and Company. Call Shawn Sanborn at 303-220-7919 X 108 for a free consultation. visit us at www.RestaurantsBarsForSale.com today! Affiliations: Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR), the Colorado Restaurant Association, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Fellow of the IBBA designations. He is also a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and has served as a Past President and is a founding Board Member. Mr. Sanborn is nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in business valuation and real estate related court cases.

Mark Valente Serving Denver County, CO

Company Information: Sanborn and Company, Inc. is a Denver based commercial real estate and business brokerage firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Sanborn and Company has successfully sold over 400 restaurant and bar businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. Sanborn and Company has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Background: Shawn Sanborn, CBI, Fellow of the IBBA Shawn started his first retail business in 1986 at the age of 23. The business was an immediate success and he opened his second location a year later. He sold both businesses in 1989 and opened a sports-theme restaurant with the profits. In June of 1993, he sold the restaurant and later that year founded Sanborn and Company, Inc. Shawn has successfully sold a wide variety of businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. He has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Shawn is an instructor for the International Business Brokers Association and teaches restaurant sales and valuation classes. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in restaurant and bar business valuation and real estate related court cases. Shawns success as a restaurant broker has enabled him to expand the specialty to other hospitality and liquor businesses. He has sold over $10,000,000 in hotel properties and numerous liquor store businesses throughout Colorado. Mark Valente Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2003 after working for a large retail real estate firm here in Denver. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry starting in 1964 when his family opened Valentes Italian Restaurant. In 1983, he opened Marcs Restaurant, which quickly became a high volume, notable, upscale dining facility in the Denver Metro area. As a native of Colorado and past Chairman of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), Mark offers a unique perspective on the restaurant market in this area. He was awarded the CRAs Distinguished Service Award in 1995. In his many years as a member, he has served on every committee including the Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing policy and solutions to problems faced by the restaurant industry. His exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry as a restaurateur as well his capacity as a CRA board member (since 1987), provided the basis for the transition into his current role as a commercial real estate broker, specializing in the sale, acquisition, and leasing of restaurant properties. Mark is also a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR) as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Mark attended Regis Jesuit High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Santa Clara. He has served as President of the University of Santa Clara Alumni Association and as a board member of the West Chamber (serving Jefferson County). Mark is an avid golfer and is a past member of the board of the Lakewood Country Club and a currently sits on the board of the Colorado Golf Association Hall of Fame. Mark Thomas Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2005 after nearly 20 years of practicing law in Colorado. As a principal in a local law firm for nine years, Mark understands the challenges business owners face in building and sustaining a successful enterprise. In addition to his own business, Mark has assisted others in selling and buying businesses and representing them in real estate sales, acquisition and leasing. His clients and customers have benefited from his business and legal experience in many ways. Mark attended the University of Colorado andd attended the University Of Denver College Of Law receiving his J.D. He is licensed to practice law before all Colorado courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mark is member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of BROKERS. (DMCAB), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Specialization: Whether you are considering selling your restuarant or bar business, acquiring real property, expanding or just need an accurate valuation your first call should be to Sanborn and Company. Call Shawn Sanborn at 303-220-7919 X 108 for a free consultation. visit us at www.RestaurantsBarsForSale.com today! Affiliations: Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR), the Colorado Restaurant Association, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Fellow of the IBBA designations. He is also a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and has served as a Past President and is a founding Board Member. Mr. Sanborn is nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in business valuation and real estate related court cases.

DJ Barajas Serving Denver County, CO

Company Information: Sanborn and Company, Inc. is a Denver based commercial real estate and business brokerage firm specializing in the hospitality industry. Sanborn and Company has successfully sold over 400 restaurant and bar businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. Sanborn and Company has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Background: Shawn Sanborn, CBI, Fellow of the IBBA Shawn started his first retail business in 1986 at the age of 23. The business was an immediate success and he opened his second location a year later. He sold both businesses in 1989 and opened a sports-theme restaurant with the profits. In June of 1993, he sold the restaurant and later that year founded Sanborn and Company, Inc. Shawn has successfully sold a wide variety of businesses from quick service to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills to nightclubs. He has assisted independent operators and national companies in site selection, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Shawn is an instructor for the International Business Brokers Association and teaches restaurant sales and valuation classes. He is a nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in restaurant and bar business valuation and real estate related court cases. Shawns success as a restaurant broker has enabled him to expand the specialty to other hospitality and liquor businesses. He has sold over $10,000,000 in hotel properties and numerous liquor store businesses throughout Colorado. Mark Valente Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2003 after working for a large retail real estate firm here in Denver. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry starting in 1964 when his family opened Valentes Italian Restaurant. In 1983, he opened Marcs Restaurant, which quickly became a high volume, notable, upscale dining facility in the Denver Metro area. As a native of Colorado and past Chairman of the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), Mark offers a unique perspective on the restaurant market in this area. He was awarded the CRAs Distinguished Service Award in 1995. In his many years as a member, he has served on every committee including the Executive Committee, which is responsible for developing policy and solutions to problems faced by the restaurant industry. His exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry as a restaurateur as well his capacity as a CRA board member (since 1987), provided the basis for the transition into his current role as a commercial real estate broker, specializing in the sale, acquisition, and leasing of restaurant properties. Mark is also a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR) as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Mark attended Regis Jesuit High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Santa Clara. He has served as President of the University of Santa Clara Alumni Association and as a board member of the West Chamber (serving Jefferson County). Mark is an avid golfer and is a past member of the board of the Lakewood Country Club and a currently sits on the board of the Colorado Golf Association Hall of Fame. Mark Thomas Mark joined Sanborn and Company in 2005 after nearly 20 years of practicing law in Colorado. As a principal in a local law firm for nine years, Mark understands the challenges business owners face in building and sustaining a successful enterprise. In addition to his own business, Mark has assisted others in selling and buying businesses and representing them in real estate sales, acquisition and leasing. His clients and customers have benefited from his business and legal experience in many ways. Mark attended the University of Colorado andd attended the University Of Denver College Of Law receiving his J.D. He is licensed to practice law before all Colorado courts and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mark is member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of BROKERS. (DMCAB), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary as well as the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI). Specialization: Whether you are considering selling your restuarant or bar business, acquiring real property, expanding or just need an accurate valuation your first call should be to Sanborn and Company. Call Shawn Sanborn at 303-220-7919 X 108 for a free consultation. visit us at www.RestaurantsBarsForSale.com today! Affiliations: Mr. Sanborn is a member of the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of REALTORS. (DMCAR), the Colorado Restaurant Association, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) where he has earned his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Fellow of the IBBA designations. He is also a member of the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI) and has served as a Past President and is a founding Board Member. Mr. Sanborn is nationally recognized industry expert and has served as an expert witness in business valuation and real estate related court cases.

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