| 49 mins

Episode 35: Location, Location, Location

On the podcast this week, we're discussing how Covid has impacted the real estate market for coffee and hospitality businesses and why finding the right site can make or break any new café opening.

In conversations with Russel Helbling, Managing Director, Katz & Associates, Heather Perry, VP, Klatch Coffee, and Julia Wilkinson, Restaurant Director at Shaftesbury, we'll explore the success factors that make for a great coffee shop location, and find out what’s happening to rents and site availability across London, New York and Los Angeles.

Credits music: "The Woman That Made Me" by Abrielle Scharff, winner of The Coffee Music Project 2022

Join us at The London Coffee Festival 2022 from 31 March to 3 April at The Old Truman Brewery. Stop by our stand and say hi!

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Heather Perry

Heather Perry

Vice President, Klatch Coffee

Heather Perry is the Vice President and Director of Training & Consulting at Klatch Coffee – a family-owned coffee roaster and coffee shop chain based in Greater Los Angeles. Perry is a two-time US Barista Champion, World Barista Champion runner up and is also a former president of the Specialty Coffee Association.
Russel Helbling

Russel Helbling

Managing Director, Katz & Associates

Russel Helbling serves as Managing Director at Katz & Associates’ New York City office where he works on tenant and landlord representation in Long Island and the surrounding New York Metro region. Helbling has represented Starbucks for over 16 years, completing over 125 transactions for the business.
Julia Wilkinson

Julia Wilkinson

Restaurant Director, Shaftesbury

Julia Wilkinson joined West End specialist property company Shaftesbury, the largest single owner of restaurants, cafés, and bars in central London, in 1997. Wilkinson leads Shaftesbury's F&B strategy and portfolio, securing some of the most exciting young operators within the Shaftesbury portfolio.
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