Athan "Tom" Prakas
Restaurant Consultant
tom@prakascompany.com
Mobile: (561) 929-0111
Office: (561) 368-0003

Athan “Tom” Prakas is a Delray Beach resident and owner of Prakas & Co, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage company specializing in restaurant, hospitality and commercial properties, headquartered in Boca Raton.

Through his years of experience and remarkable vision for the industry, Prakas and his company continually make restaurant and real estate headlines, not only in South Florida but nationally.

Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, Prakas grew up in Columbus and has 30 years’ experience in the restaurant, nightclub, and sports bar industry. He owned 27 popular establishments throughout Ohio, Georgia, and South Florida.

“I knew I wanted to be in the industry after I vacationed in Fort Lauderdale for spring break during college, and I even modeled one of my first nightclubs in Columbus, Ohio, after a nightclub in Fort Lauderdale,” said Prakas.

Prakas was recently selected by world-famous Chef Alan Susser to roll out Susser’s new full-service gourmet burger concept in Florida, with the first site planned for Jupiter and sites a Vero Beach site shortly after. He was additionally chosen as the exclusive restaurant broker to spearhead David Manero’s new restaurant, BurgerFi (short for “The Burgerfication of America), a technologically savvy burger chain that will bring burgers to Commercial Boulevard and A1A in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, an intersection ripe for good, quick food, and is rolling out location through Florida and the U.S. through franchising efforts.

Prakas is also at the helm of licensing and locations for the famed Philippe Chow Restaurant, voted “Best Chinese” in 2010 Zagat, located in South Beach’s Gansevoort Hotel. He will expand the brand of the rock n’ roll-inspired Cadillac Ranch in Florida, for which he is scouting additional sites. Prakas is also behind the growth of the Maisonette, the longest-running Mobil Five-Star restaurant in U.S. history. This French restaurant legend, now with a casual bistro twist, will additionally be expanding into boutique hotels.

He was the originator of alternative music clubs in Palm Beach County with the establishment of The Dark Side in Delray Beach and Moscow in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. He also owned and operated The Spot, a sports-rock cafe in West Palm Beach, and brought the popularity of cigar smoking to Boca Raton by establishing The Cigar Bar.

After many successful years and colorful experiences in the biz, Prakas decided to use his hands-on knowledge to open Prakas & Co in 2000. Prakas and his team have sold more than 400 restaurants and commercial properties in the last 11 years.

Prakas has established relationships with high profile names in the hospitality industry and exclusively represents Buckhead Life Restaurant Group for Florida locations including placing Chops Lobster Bar and City Fish Market for the famed Buckhead Life Restaurant Group in Boca Raton. The Prakas Group also exclusively represents the successful Taverna Opa Greek restaurant concept in multiple Florida locations and Las Vegas, Nevada, and The David Manero Restaurant Group properties throughout South Florida. Prakas was also chosen as the exclusive broker to bring actor Danny DeVito his first restaurant deal, DeVito’s in South Beach, which opened June 2007 to major fanfare. Prakas also sold La Vieille Maison, Boca Raton’s most famous French restaurant for more than 30 years.

In other national accomplishments and as a true testament to Tom’s commanding pull in the industry, he was hand-picked by The Falcone Group, a privately held multi-billion dollar entity that specializes in a wide spectrum of real estate services primarily focusing on real estate development and investment funding, to be exclusive broker for the restaurant on the 37th floor of the prestigious 57-story tower, Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

South Florida’s hottest restaurant corridors, including Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, have all been enhanced by the Prakas touch. Prakas hopes to keep working closely with these cities and other developers to increase revenue and watch the areas flourish and grow.

“The key to a successful establishment is knowing your demographics because the failure rate is high and even if the concept is great, the location may be wrong,” said Prakas.

In 2006, the company expanded beyond its Boca Raton headquarters into Orlando. It was a natural progression for the firm to establish an office to tap into the incredible growth in the Central Florida market and bring a wealth of business brokerage and restaurant/hospitality brokerage experience to the Orlando area. Prakas & Co has hit the news with multiple restaurant brokerage deals as well as the exclusive listing for the restaurant at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa, the placing of Taverna Opa at Pointe of Orlando, and bringing 5-star gastropub The Ravenous Pig to Winter Park.

Prakas plans to continue expanding the company to bring expertise in hospitality brokerage to new markets. Targeted cities for new Prakas & Co offices include Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

Prakas and his company are visionaries, and contribute to shaping the nightlife and generating revenue in cities across South Florida, Central Florida and around the country. Prakas & Co will continue helping clients find the right space for their particular needs.

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PROPERTY LISTINGS

Restaurants For Sale
Turn Key Sports Bar - Jupiter, FL - AAA Location
Jupiter, FL
$395,000
6,500 sq ft
EBITDA: $-1
Restaurants For Sale
Pompano Beach Breakfast - Lunch Cafe - Operating Business
Pompano Beach, FL
$595,000
3,100 sq ft
Restaurants For Sale
Upscale Boca Raton Restaurant & Bar - TURN KEY Business
Boca Raton, FL
$350,000
3,700 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Lease
Downtown Delray Beach RESTAURANT / RETAIL FREESTANDING BUILDING For Lease
12 NE 5TH AVE Delray Beach, FL 33483
$60
/sq ft
7,430 sq ft
Closed Deals
Former Delray Beach, FL Dunkin Donuts LEASED to Carmela Coffee
247 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL
Call For Price
1,800 sq ft
Closed Deals
The Cove Deerfield Beach, FL - SOLD
1754 SE 3rd Ct, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Call For Price
Closed Deals
Former IL BACIO - Atlantic Ave - Leased to THROW SOCIAL
29 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Call For Price
12 sq ft
Closed Deals
Former Mellow Mushroom - Delray Beach Florida - LEASED
25 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach 33396
Call For Price
3,700 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Sale
Atlantic Ave - Nightclub / Restaurant - FOR SALE - Property
Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL
$2,900,000
3,600 sq ft
Closed Deals
*LEASED* NY Restaurant Group Replacing CHE!!! on Atlantic Ave in Delray
900 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Call For Price
8,100 sq ft
Restaurants For Sale
Dania Beach Waterfront Restaurant & Bar - FOR SALE
Dania Beach, FL
$275,000
2,750 sq ft
EBITDA: $161,000
Restaurants For Sale
Profitable - High Traffic Fort Lauderdale Restaurant & Bar FOR SALE
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US-1)
$750,000
5,600 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Lease
Boca Raton's First Ever PENTHOUSE ROOFTOP VENUE
1675 N Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33486
$50
/sq ft
5,000 sq ft
Restaurants For Sale
Palm Beach Lakes - West Palm Beach Restaurant & Bar
West Palm Beach
$795,000
4,600 sq ft
EBITDA: $300,000
Restaurants For Sale
Lake Worth Bar - Assets, Business & Liquor License
Lake Worth, FL
$575,000
1,250 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Sale
Smoke Inn Property For Sale - Delray Beach, FL
202 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
$2,495,000
1,187 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Lease
Pompano Beach Waterfront Dual Restaurant Site
105 Hibiscus Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
$95
/sq ft
7,500 sq ft
Lease: 10 Years
Commercial Properties For Lease
Prime Atlantic Blvd Retail / Restaurant Space Available FOR LEASE
$50
/sq ft
6,000 sq ft
Lease: 10 Years
Commercial Properties For Lease
Restaurant Row - Boca's First Ever Restaurant Driven Complex
5355 Town Center Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33486
$70
/sq ft
6,500 sq ft
Lease: 10 Years
Commercial Properties For Lease
Former Sonny's BBQ - Greenacres, FL - Property For Lease
6120 Lake Worth Rd, Greenacres, FL 33463
$25
/sq ft
5,856 sq ft
Lease: 10 Years
Closed Deals
**SOLD** Jared - Madison Retail Center - Glades Road in Boca Raton
2006 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Call For Price
12,700 sq ft
Commercial Properties For Sale
Federal Highway - Fort Lauderdale - Free Standing - Restaurant & Property
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$4,250,000
5,600 sq ft
Restaurants For Sale
South Florida Restaurant Chain - 4 Units - Highly Profitable
Broward County, Florida
$9,500,000
5,000 sq ft
EBITDA: $2,000,000
Commercial Properties For Sale
Catfish House - Martin County - Restaurant & Bar - 3/4 Acre Property For Sale
11500 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
$1,590,000
2,000 sq ft

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