Pete Podesta is a co-founder of SHOP Companies where he specializes in building and executing growth strategies for national and emerging concepts in Texas, with a focus on restaurant and pad users. Some of his key clients include 7-Eleven, Benihana, Bicycles Plus, Bluestone Lane, Boston Market, Bottleneck Management, Cava Grill, Conn’s, Credit Union of Texas, Doc B’s, Hollywood Feed, Hotel Zaza, Ojos Locos, Panda Express, Pie Tap, RA Sushi, Sauce Pizza & Wine, Slim Chickens, Snooze, Sprint, Steak 48, Stirr and Taco Lingo. Pete also manages the day to day operations at SHOP.
Prior to SHOP, Pete was a Senior Vice President at UCR where he was consistently a top producer focusing on tenant representation. 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.