About Realty Partners Northeast
For the past 30 years RPN has represented some of the most successful multi-unit franchise and independent restaurant and retail growth programs in New England. RPN was the national master broker for Bertucci’s Restaurant Group opening ninety (90) new locations from Boston to Chicago to Florida. RPN represents many quick service restaurants including; Crave Bakery & Cafe, Charley’s Philly Steaks, Calibasil Vietnamese Eatery, The Coffee Factory, Fava Bean Mediterranean, and a significant number of retailers. RPN currently represents one of the largest Dunkin Donut franchisees (200 units) on the East Coast with locations in Connecticut, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, DC, Virginia, and Maryland adding 5-10 new units each year.
RPN understands that each broker/client relationship is unique and knows how to help our clients secure the best real estate location to develop their concepts. We offer a complete real estate program including market analysis, site selection, and personalized tenant criteria models. RPN stays engaged with our clients throughout the deal making process negotiating the Letter of Intent, making sure the business points are incorporated in the lease, obtaining permits for sites if required, and assisting in the entire closing process. RPN becomes an integral part of our client’s team and thus establishes long standing relationships. Our company’s yield rate for closing transactions exceeds 95% and we satisfy all of our client’s real estate requirements.
Meet the Team
Michael DiGuiseppe has been an active participant in retail, mixed-use, and restaurant real estate development for over forty (40) years. Currently, he is the Managing Partner of Coastal Partners and its subsidiaries, which specializes in developing underutilized properties to mid-size retail and single tenant retail developments throughout New England. Developments completed over the past few years include: BJ’s Wholesale Club Quincy, MA; Shoppes @ Hooksett Landing, Hooksett, NH; BJ’s Wholesale Club, Haverhill, MA; Taunton Crossing, Taunton, MA.
Prior to his role with Coastal Partners Michael founded Realty Partners NE and managed the national development program for Bertucci’s Restaurant. While working with Bertucci’s, he grew the company from a twenty (20) unit New England based regional operator to over ninety (90) units from New England to Florida and Chicago. Realty Partners, NE also managed the real estate growth programs for a number of national, or strong regional restaurant concepts including; Dunkin Donuts, Baja Fresh, Vinny Testa’s and Fresh City.
Michael was part of the team that founded of Naked Fish Restaurants, a Boston based, multi-unit, upscale casual restaurant concept specializing in Latin-American foods and beverages. Being a part owner, Michael was responsible for all aspects of restaurant property development and facility management.
Chris DiGuisepppe has been the Director of Real Estate for Realty Partners NE since joining the company in 2010. Chris specializes in Tenant Representation working with strong regional and national concepts. In the restaurant segment, Chris focuses on multi-unit growth programs and franchise development for many noted tenants. During his career Chris has worked with many restaurant and retail companies including the Serenitee Restaurant Group, Buttermilk & Bourbon, Calibasil, Melting Sun Cafe, NE Tap House, The Coffee Factory, Verizon, and Crave Bakery & Cafe. He holds a BA in Hospitality Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst bringing a multitude of entrepreneurial skills and business knowledge to the company. He knows the restaurant business inside and out, having worked in various roles at restaurants and hotel establishments in downtown Boston and on the Northshore.
In his free time, you can find him and his wife clamming on the flats in his hometown of Ipswich and cooking up the bounty of their garden harvest.