CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 31, 2013) — Driven Brands Inc., parent of the Meineke Car Care Centers, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting and E cono Lube & Tune franchise programs, is partnerting with CBRE Group Inc. of Los Angeles to to provide "strategic real estate services."
As part of this collaboration, CBRE will serve as Driven Brands' preferred national real-estate broker network and will work directly with the Driven Brands' real estate team to find real estate for franchisees. Driven Brands said.
CBRE will house a full-time alliance director at Driven Brands' headquarters in Charlotte who will manage and coordinate all broker activities and provide real estate and market analytics to Driven Brands' sales and real estate teams.
"Our relationship with CBRE Group will give Driven Brands an enormous advantage in finding the best locations for growth," said Driven Brands President and CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick.
"The data and resources we'll have at our disposal will help us make even smarter business decisions and benefit franchisees looking to join the Driven family of brands or to expand their footprint."