I understand small business. Thanks to my family, I am forever grateful for the knowledge they shared long ago of honest to goodness hard work, customer building and relationships. As a teenager growing up in our small family business, I started by sweeping and mopping floors, stocking and dusting shelves, then groomed to management in the grocery, liquor store and gas station businesses, and later ownership of several businesses on my own that included, truck detailing for the food truck industry, liquor store, telemarking, glass manufacturing, and flexible circuit board manufacturing. I understand small business, I understand the sweat equity required of a successful small business owner, I ‘ve been there. I understand the capital investment needed to purchase an existing business or a new start up location from the ground up, both scenarios have played out for me. I understand the long hours and the little sleep, I understand bookkeeping and balance sheets, and what it takes to drill on the numbers. I understand tax returns and business structures, I understand contracts and forms and their importance in deal transactions, I understand what it takes to list and successfully sell a small business. I understand the listing and selling process and happy to share my personal success with clients. I Listen, I Teach, I Lead my clients to a successful closing. This experiential background provides a unique and rare expertise that comes from understating small business from the ground up.
Johnnie Shamoun (John) is owner/broker of Shamoun Business Brokers. Focused on providing clients the highest standards of professionalism and knowledge. John is a member in good standing with the International Association of Business Brokers (I.B.B.A.), the California Association of Business Brokers (C.A.B.B.), California Department of Real estate (C.A.R.), California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA), and a Certified Investment Real Estate Acquisitions and Due Diligence Specialist, and hold a General Accredited Appraiser from the National Association of Realtors. John brings a unique skill and experience to all small business transactions, with over fifteen years of professional experience in the fee preparation of commercial real estate appraisals for local and regional financial institutions, litigation and litigation support, estate planning and tax gifting purposes. In addition, John has prepared appraisals for small and large real estate portfolios, and appraisal review work involving commercial, industrial, and residential properties.
Business brokerage experience over the years encompasses a wide variety of industries and include; Aerospace, Automotive, Coin-Operated Laundromats, Grocery Stores, Gift Shops, Manufacturing, Liquor Stores, Nail Salon, Quick Serve Restaurants, and Telemarketing, small professional practices. Business Brokerage is a unique discipline and requires traditional and not traditional approaches, understanding marketing channels and distribution partners to successfully promote and close the sale. In most any business transaction there is a lease, real property acquisition or multiple lease assumptions. John is equipped to handle all business brokerage or real property needs. We offer the following services: business valuations, seller exit planning or an exit strategy for those baby boomers getting ready to retire, business or franchise sales, real property acquisitions, corporate, landlord and tenant representation and leasing, waste reduction analysis, and due diligence.