Pete Podesta co-founded SHOP Companies in 2011. Pete’s concentration is tenant advisory with a focus on restaurants and pad users. Pete has worked with clients on varying strategies, from identifying a single flagship location to executing local, regional, and national growth plans. Some of his key clients include , 7-Eleven, Benihana, Brentwood’s, Burger King, Cava, Conn’s, Doc B’s, Drakes, East Hampton, Harwood Hospitality Group, Happiest Hour, Hudson House, Juiceland, Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken, Ojos Locos, Panda Express, Pie Tap, Postino, Sauce Pizza & Wine, Snooze, Taco Lingo, and Zoe's Kitchen. Pete is a leader in day-to-day operations for SHOP Companies primarily responsible for account management and the overall financial matters of the company.
Prior to SHOP, Pete was a Senior Vice President at UCR where he was consistently a top producer. Pete began his career at N3 Development where he built his foundation in retail real estate through ground up development for single tenant users including Starbucks Coffee.