Site Selection for International Restaurant Chain


545 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco


Exclusive representation of the Trader Vic’s Corporation, a successful national Polynesian-themed restaurant chain headquartered in San Francisco.


To locate a total of 8,500 square feet of restaurant space in three key geographic areas for the new Trader Vic’s franchise.


  1. Locating availability in the three possible geographic areas of interest with limited supply.

  2. Managing a landlord entity that continuously weighed the options of leasing versus selling, therefore extending the negotiation period.

  3. Identifying an investor on short notice and structuring both a purchase and lease transaction at the same time since the restaurant client would not purchase the property.


Touchstone Commercial Partners helps Trader Vic’s establish a new San Francisco location by identifying and representing the investor buyer for the new location, and negotiating successful lease terms on behalf of the restaurant franchise. The investor now owns a property with world-class tenancy and is receiving acceptable returns on the investment.

For more information contact Eric Schafer