Industry News | March 10, 2010

Stevi B's Hires Three

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Stevi B’s Pizza announced the hiring of Peter Klein as director of real estate and Bray Buckley and Lee Zimmerman as franchise sales representatives.

As director of real estate, Klein will oversee all Stevi B’s real estate transactions, including site selection, broker services, store development, and the identification of potential franchisees through real estate avenues. A seasoned real estate professional with previous executive roles with Security Capital Group, Equity Investment Group, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Klein has more than 20 years of real estate development and property acquisitions experience. Klein earned his bachelor’s degree from Drury University and resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.

“The director of real estate position is a newly formed role at Stevi B’s Pizza and Peter deemed a perfect fit as he has extensive experience earned in diverse roles in real estate development and property acquisitions,” says Matthew Loney, president of Stevi B’s Pizza.

Franchise sales representatives Buckley and Zimmerman will focus on franchise sales activities with the objective of maximizing Stevi B’s growth. Buckley most recently served as an associate with Grubb & Ellis Company, where he specialized in office tenant representation. Buckley earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and resides in Atlanta.

Zimmerman joins the Stevi B’s team having most recently served as site specialist with New South Properties, overseeing site selection and land acquisitions for the development of retail shopping centers. Zimmerman earned a bachelor’s degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He resides in Atlanta.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lee Zimmerman and Bray Buckley to the Stevi B’s team,” Loney says. “Both bring exceptional experience to our concept and we look forward to working with a group dedicated to Stevi B’s value and franchise growth.”