Costa Grillas is a Managing Director at Avenue Real Estate Partners, a leading urban commercial retail brokerage company with headquarters in Miami Beach, FL.
Costa has over 10 years of experience in South Florida commercial real estate. Over the last several years with Avenue, Costa has excelled as the head of the hospitality division, developing a deep understanding in recognizing the optimal location, in order to ensure a respective tenant’s success. Factors which are not limited to merely economics, but also include clear demographic expertise, restaurant infrastructure comprehension, licensing and permitting logistics, and the intangible of feeling the soul and character a space has to offer. Costa has been involved in completing transactions with: Sugar Factory, MILA, Sweetgreen, Baire’s Grill, Dirty Rabbit, Crema, Meraki, Loretta & The Butcher, Salsa Fiesta, SoBe Vegan, Negroni, Le Sandwicherie, Joe and The Juice, Hichadori Ramen, House Kitchen & Bar, Pizza No.28 and Tapelia.
Prior to real estate, Costa worked for 15 years in the hospitality industry, working his way up from a server, to manager, to GM of a national restaurant group chain. Ultimately breaking off on his own, to successfully open and own 4 restaurants in South Florida. This experience, has proven to be invaluable, and has enabled Costa to acquire a deep knowledge of all facets involved in restaurant operations. Costa is able to speak the same language of the professional restaurateur embarking on their new business venture.
Costa holds a BA in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting, from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Costa is fluent in English, French, and Greek.