Jeff Harpster is an attorney and former V.P. of Real Estate at Blockbuster Entertainment for 5 years during the most active growth years, (1,800 new store openings / 400+ renewals a year). Jeff was responsible for strategy and execution of Blockbuster’s North American growth, portfolio management and all related real estate and legal functions.
Jeff was theV.P. of Real Estate for the U.S. for Einstein Bagels in the late 90’s during which time Einstein’s opened over 400 stores. He was responsible for managing all aspects of the real estate program for the U.S.
Jeff spent 3 years as an equity partner managing all aspects for development of over 30 single & multi-tenant build to suit projects across the U.S. for Blockbuster, Gateway, Mattress Giant & other retailers while at Insite Real Estate.
Specialties: Jeff has extensive experience in corporate real estate best practices, store portfolio advisory services, lease restructuring, market planning, store roll out and rollup, legal, build to suit, bankruptcy restructuring, mergers and acquisition due diligence.