Information On Staff With Expertise In Restaurant Real Estate

Our experienced staff is fully prepared to assist you with all of your restaurant real estate needs.

MY TRAN (DRE # 01809441)
My Tran has been employed by Alpert/Siegel & Associates, Inc. for over eleven years. Upon receiving her California Real Estate License, she entered the area of Real Estate brokerage for restaurants, where she has been instrumental in many of the Restaurant Real Estate transactions performed by the firm.

Ali Marie Willingham grew up in Santa Cruz and moved to the Los Angeles area immediately following high school. She attended California State University at Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Throughout her life, Ali worked in various aspects of the food and beverage industry. Upon receiving her California Real Estate License, she transitioned into the industry, where she worked as a residential agent for several years. Ali joined Alpert/Siegel & Associates, Inc. approximately four years ago, where she combines her extensive real estate knowledge, her experience in the restaurant industry, and interpersonal skills. In addition, she has been an integral component in some of the firm’s most difficult transactions.

GIDEON KAPLAN (DRE # 01272147)
Gideon Kaplan, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a retail and investment property specialist and holds a degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. Gideon’s passion in the restaurant industry is rooted in his youth - he was exposed to a variety restaurants including Stars Restaurant, Zuni Cafe, Boulevard, Chez Panisse and Kyo-Ya. With a vast array of leasing and sales background, Gideon is a valuable addition to our team to service both Landlord and Corporate Tenant representations.

JASON BREITER (DRE # 01863103)
Jason Breiter grew up on the East Coast, and studied Biology and Environmental Science at Skidmore College in upstate New York, where he earned two degrees. After graduating, Jason moved to California to work as a Biologist for the Bureau of Land Management. He broke into the real estate industry when he moved to Los Angeles to work as an appraiser for a Santa Monica-based firm. Appraising more than 500 residential and commercial properties over four and a half years, he gained a mastery of the Los Angeles real estate market. Jason joined Alpert/Siegel & Associates, Inc. in 2007, where he specializes in marketing, and brings along his extensive real estate knowledge and experience to the firm.

HOWARD J. ALPERT (DRE # 00917072)
Howard Alpert grew up in the food processing business, received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, and is a practicing Real Estate Broker in the States of California and Illinois. In 1981 he found and successfully operated Illinois National Realty Corporation, specializing in restaurants and food service operations until the sale of his interest in the firm to his business partner in 1985. Relocating to Southern California, Howard has performed numerous commercial real estate and restaurant brokerage transactions, was VicePresident of a major real estate brokerage firm, and has established a commercial real estate brokerage company for a respectable development company in Southern California, performing both brokerage activities and training for agents, prior to establishing, ALPERT/SIEGEL & ASSOCIATES, INC. in 1991. In 1994, Howard bought out his partner, who wanted to pursue other interests. Howard also has interests in local restaurants and real estate holdings.