Ira Spilky & Associates

About Us

An industry focus that pays off for his clients

By keeping his business focused exclusively on the restaurant/ entertainment venue field, Ira Spilky has acquired an unsurpassed level of industry expertise. Ira has worked with successful restaurants and clubs including Mel's Drive-In, BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Mastro's Steakhouse, and Blue Note Jazz & Restaurant, as well as real estate companies such Regent Properties, Forest City Development and The Irvine Company, who named him Broker of the Year for 2001. And that's just a small sampling of Ira's clients.

Ira broke into the restaurant industry in the late 70s, opening and operating Fast and Natural, a healthy fast food chain, and developing Rainbow Food Service, a wholesale food product company. In 1981, Ira was invited to create and teach courses on restaurant management and entrepreneurial strategies for the UCLA School of Business Management extension program. As Ira's students graduated, they began asking him to help them find locations for their own restaurants, and Ira's consulting business was born.

From these beginnings, Ira Spilky & Associates grew quickly. Ira now offers:

  • Location and real estate leasing and sales
  • Chain restaurant/entertainment venue site selection
  • Purchase and lease negotiations
  • Turnkey and conversion business opportunities
  • Concept and menu development for startups

He also provides restaurant appraisal services and expert witness testimony. Since 1981, Ira has been a speaker at annual programs of the California, Washington and Colorado Restaurant Associations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Industrial Psychology.

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Professional Affiliations

Organization Membership

  • The California Restaurant Association
  • The Arizona Restaurant Association
  • The Restaurant Broker's Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • The San Diego Food & Beverage Assoccation

Board Membership

  • The California School of Culinary Arts Advisory Board
  • The San Diego State University Parent Advisory Board
  • The SDSU Fraternity Standards Commission

Ira Spilky & Associates   tel: 310-558-3241   fax: 888-588-5933
16130 Ventura Blvd. Suite 512, Los Angeles, CA 91436