Client Feedback

Jersey Mike's Subs

Jeff Padgett - Franchisee, FL

"I have been working with David Hochstadt for the past five years. I couldn't be more pleased with his work ethic, willingness to go above and beyond for me and to go out of his way to get the deal done. His communication is unlike anybody else I have worked with. He always answers his phone and if not always gets back to me by the end of the day. Even after deals have been completed and finalized he is still willing to help me communicate with the landlords to make sure any concerns I have are satisfied. David is a professional and works his hardest to make sure his clients are content and he will not stop until they are. It has been a pleasure working with David over these past five years and my businesses have shown the success that David puts into the job of finding locations and securing them."

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Eric Davis - Franchisee, NC

"I wanted to take a moment and say thanks very much to you [David] and Arnold for the extensive help and attention I received from you. The time you both spent with me was priceless. I appreciate the expert knowledge and advice. It was nice to recognize that you both were concerned with my success and the well being of my business. It is quite evident I am new at this and although I have a huge learning curve to fill, I felt very comfortable. It really felt as if I was in good hands. I have learned a lot from you both in a relatively short period of time. I know the time you spent was valuable and it was certainly appreciated. I do not find this much anymore in the business world because most companies have gone away from having the personal touch with their clients and getting to know them.

I will not forget the counsel I received in the moments when frustration set in due to issues out of our control. Your team is a rare find and I would recommend your company to anyone seeking strong negotiating with great attention to detail and strong affinity to client concerns. Making me feel a part of the team was important and wow did you all do a great job. I will look forward to my next project and I will certainly expect to have Trax by my side. I could not have done this without you. You were a blessing."

Planet Fitness

Kathleen & Gene Killeavy - Franchisee, FL

"Please accept our appreciation for all of the hard work, dedication, patience and professionalism you exhibited on our behalf. As you know, it was with no small amount of apprehension that we embarked upon this businss opportunity. Without your expertise, we are not sure any of this would have been possible. Thank you so much for all your efforts!"

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Gary & Kim Smith - Franchisee, MI

"We wanted to thank you for all the guidance, assistance and advice that resulted in being able to obtain our first business location for our Dickeys Barbecue Pit restaurant in Michigan. Even though the initial site management was challenging to work with, you were very patient and provided us with direction during the negotiations. As we located an alternative site option, the process was extremely efficient and we were able to execute the lease quickly, thanks to your diligence and rapid responses. It was very beneficial for our business to lock down this site with a lease and begin our Dickeys process towards opening. I don't think we would have been able to accomplish this without your assistance and expertise. We are looking forward to working with you on our second Dickeys location later this year. Thank you again for all your professionalism and expertise."

Asset Management, Inc.

Betsy Whitaker - President, FL

"I have been in the commercial real estate business for close to 40 years. I have dealt with many brokers during that time and wanted you to know you are among the very best. Your professionalism and negotiating skills are superb. You always keep your clients' interest in front of your own. Your involvement with the intricacies of the lease are beyond most broker's ability. I would recommend you to anyone seeking a professional, ethical and competent broker to assist them with their real estate needs. I hope we have the pleasure of doing business again in the future."

Planet Fitness

Eric Dore - Franchise Managing Partner, FL

"We have been using David Hochstadt as our primary real estate agent for the past two-half years and could not be more pleased. We started our company over 6 years ago and have gone through a multiple of real estate agents. In the past it seemed rare for any of the agents to bring us viable deals but since working with David we have seen lots. He is extremely aggressive and diligent in his efforts. The follow up is fantastic and his understanding of our business and what we need to be successful has been amazing. I would without a doubt highly recommend using David Hochstadt for real estate needs and look forward to working with him on many future deals to come."


Henry Barnabei, President & CEO, Smartcell - Franchisee, FL

"I have relied on David to secure leases (10) over the past three years and in that time I have been so certain I was in good hands that I have never thought about working with anyone else. David does not need to be told twice what to do since he makes sure to address my concerns and search specifically my locations according to my needs. David has always been accessible and very professional. I am extremely confident he keeps the same level of expertise with all the clients he works with. I will certainly use David’s services for my future locations without any doubts."

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Doug Comolli - Franchisee, MA

"Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you did on my behalf. Your input and persistence made the process go as smooth as possible given the many challenges we faced. Your helpful guidance enabled me to finally get the right location and move forward with opening Dickey's. I will not hesitate to use you and CFL in the future and would gladly recommend others do the same. Again, thank you very much and stop by if your ever in Mass."

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Clarence "Sonny" DeWitt - Franchisee, IN

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you have done to ensure Dickey’s Barbecue Pit a solid “surprise free” lease. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be signing a 62 page lease. There were a lot of parts to the lease that I didn’t understand, but you explained everything to me in a way that made sense. We will start searching for our next location soon, and you have to know that you will be my first phone call. You were with me the whole time, from the start of the search until the final signature. I could never have done this on my own, thanks for all you do!"

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Gary Cooper - Franchisee, CA

"As a new Owner of a restaurant Franchise, the entire process of finding and negotiating a space to lease was all new to me and somewhat intimidating. David did a fantastic job of helping us locate a unit in a Shopping Center and then negotiating with a stubborn Landlord to get us the price we wanted. The research and demographic data that David provided us with was essential in helping us to identify just the right location for our operation. Our restaurant has only been open two months now and we are already hitting our sales targets! The location was spot on the money. We will certainly use David again when we start looking for our next location."

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Ron & Charlotte Dykes - Franchisee, FL

"We have enjoyed working with David to find a location for our new business. This was a long process involving searches in two different parts of the state. David’s knowledge of the areas and willingness to explore all options helped us to determine the very best location. In addition, he worked diligently with the landlord to result in the best lease deal possible. Throughout the process he has been not only professional but also friendly and concerned about us. We consider David a business partner for this and future locations and look forward to working with him for our second location."

Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems

Jerry Kallman, former Director of Franchise Development, NJ

"I can recommend David highly, as he was very easy to work with and also very professional and diligent in his service to us."

NAI Friedland Realty

Kathy Zamechansky - Executive VP, NY

"You [David Hochstadt] are a GREAT BROKER. It is a privilege to work with you."

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

John Rohan - Franchisee, TN

"I can honestly recommend David Hochstadt of the CFL Commercial Team for his dedication and sincere concern for my best interests. After a local broker could not help me, Dickey's corporate suggested I talk with him even though he was three states away. He listened to my needs and worked vigorously to find the right location for my restaurant."

CARRS - The Traditional Barber

George Kalivretenos, former C.E.O., FL

"Having worked with David for almost 2 years before leaving Carrs, I can safely say his diligence in site location, and skills in lease negotiation, greatly exceeded our expectations, saving us time, resources and money. His hands on approach and thoroughness in evaluating every location made the site selection process much easier. I look forward to working with him again in the near future."

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