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Mark Seferian, First Vice President

Mark Seferian

First Vice President

License: Lic. 00856988

Mark Seferian First Vice President
Lic. 00856988
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Professional Experience

Specializing in Restaurant Real Estate, Mark represents Tenants and Owners in the site selection/acquisition, disposition and development of restaurant properties. Mark’s 25 years of experience includes overseeing expansion and disposition for clients ranging from major restaurant chains on multiple brands in multiple markets to fulfilling requirements for individual and small group operators. He has been involved in all aspects of restaurant real estate, which include: conversions, ground-up development, leasing, purchase/sale, tenant representation and investment sales.  

Mark joined the CBRE, Inc. Restaurant Practice Group in 2016 with over 18 years in real estate brokerage and development and over seven years in corporate real estate assignments with Darden Restaurants, Inc., Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. and California Pizza Kitchen. Prior to this Mark was a partner in the Elephant Bar Restaurant chain handling national development. His experience gives him great range, where his market intelligence and national contacts enable him to provide clients strategic solutions. He holds the title of First Vice President at CBRE in Newport Beach, CA.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member of CBRE’s National Restaurant Practice Group
  • Member International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Past Member ICSC Southern California Committee
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


  • BS in Business Administration, University of Southern California

Significant Assignments

Major /National And Regional Tenant Experience

  • Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.                  
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar             
  • Outback Steakhouse
  •  Bonefish Grill
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • Capital Grille
  • Long Horn Steakhouse
  • Olive Garden
  • Seasons 52
  • Yard House

Major Assignments

  • Black Angus – Initiated growth program opening 9 restaurants in 19 months
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Redirected development in the western United States after the PepsiCo acquisition
  • Elephant Bar Restaurant – Grew the chain from 11 units to 48 in 10 states
  •  El Pollo Loco – Leased and purchased 10 properties in SoCal over 2 years
  •  Olive Garden – Led the expansion in southern California delivering 47 executed lease and purchase deals over 2 ½ years
  • Red Lobster – Facilitated new deals and disposition sites
  • First American CREDCO – Acquired and developed a 17 acre office campus headquarters including hi-tech computer room
  • First American Financial Corporation – Acquired 20 acres and developed the worldwide corporate headquarters
  • Petco – Pre-public growth in Orange County and the Inland Empire


  • Black Angus
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Burger King
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Denny’s
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Elephant Bar Restaurant
  • El Torito
  • First American CREDCO
  • First American Financial Corp
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • PaPa Murphy’s
  • Pat & Oscar’s
  • PetCo
  • Red Lobster
  • Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
  • Seasons 52
  • Sizzler
  • The Capital Grille
  • Twin Peaks
  • Wendy’s
Mark Seferian First Vice President
Lic. 00856988
Newport Beach 3501 Jamboree Road
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660