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A&G Realty Expands Retail Growth Strategy Team Industry Expert Jonathon Graub, Former EVP of Charming Shoppes, Joins A&G as Principal

Melville, New York, April 29, 2013 – A&G Realty Partners, a leading commercial real estate, advisory and investment group, today announced that retail real estate industry expert Jonathon Graub has joined the firm as Principal. Mr. Graub will leverage his deep industry expertise to advise A&G Realty’s retail clients on strategic growth opportunities and to assist with their real estate operations.

Mr. Graub was most recently Executive Vice President of Charming Shoppes where he grew the chain from 1000 to 2300 stores. He was responsible for all facets of real estate including developing and executing growth strategies, new store expansion, site selection, relocating sites, negotiating leases, managing construction, store design, eliminating underperforming locations, lowering occupancy costs and driving large acquisitions. In this role, he led the strategic acquisitions of Modern Woman, Catherines and Lane Bryant and was an integral part of the integration of these companies.

“We are thrilled to have Jon join our team. As our clients continue to operate in the ‘new normal’ that is today’s ever-changing retail real estate landscape, they look to us to provide expert and proven advice on every aspect of the real estate life cycle,” said Andy Graiser, CoPresident of A&G Realty Partners. “Jon is very  well-respected in the retail and investor community and has been extremely successful in growing the Charming Shoppes chain. His experience will be vital to our clients which include several of the country’s leading retail brands.”

“Our business is built on the credibility, expertise and relationships that our team is able to bring to each client, no matter the situation. Jon’s hire underscores our commitment to providing our clients with the most experienced, connected industry-leaders and we are excited to welcome him aboard,” said Emilio Amendola, Co-President of A&G Realty Partners.

Mr. Graub joins A&G Realty at a time of rapid growth and expansion. Since the firm’s launch in July 2012, A&G has handled assignments for several of the country’s leading retail brands including: Supervalu, Pier 1, Aldo, CVS, Sbarro, Fashion Bug, Learning Care Group, Design Within Reach, Loehmann’s, Oakley, and Restoration Hardware, among others.

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A&G Realty Partners specializes in real estate dispositions, lease restructurings, facilitating growth opportunities, valuations and acquisitions. A&G Realty has serviced the nation's most recognizable retail brands in healthy and distressed situations. A&G Realty is a leader in finding innovative ways to consolidate and reconfigure real estate to achieve the highest possible value. A&G Realty was founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago and LA. For more information, please visit: