What Our Clients Say

Lydian Dental

Josh Turnbull – Founder, CEO

“Chris Ray and Geoff Lang at Catalyst have been a tremendously valuable partner for us. We have taken a much more retail-oriented mindset than most dental groups in the way we approach real estate and Catalyst has helped us effectively navigate this landscape, develop a strategy and lock down very high-profile sites. They have a depth of knowledge, extensive industry contacts, and are great negotiators. I couldn’t recommend them more highly. “

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

John Rose – Real Estate Director – Southwest Region

“Mike and his team have been instrumental in the development of Papa Murphy’s in Arizona. Their market knowledge, landlord relationships, and proactive attitudes helped over 40 of our franchisee’s create solid real estate opportunities as we grow.”

The Joint

Paul Trindel – Area Developer – North Carolina

“Mike and his team have lead the charge for growth of The Joint throughout North Carolina for the past five years. From helping to create our initial strategic plan, to working with our franchisees across the state, Mike was able to secure premiere locations that set up the franchisee and The Joint for long term success. I highly recommend him!”


Brooke Roe – Owner

“As a new retail tenant, I recommend Mike and Geoff without hesitation. They guided me through the entire transaction, were always available to answer questions, and truly are experts in their field. We were able to negotiate fair terms and found the perfect location for my company’s unique business needs.”

Once Upon a Child

Anna Ewing

“Chris Ray is a very knowledgeable retail real estate broker. He is aggressive and diligently works to negotiate favorable lease terms. As a tenant broker he always has the best interest of the tenant in mind. I confidently recommend him.”

Kalologie 360 Spa

Bill Brennan

“As Kalologie expands nationally we value the continued support of Mike Leonard, Geoff Lang and the Catalyst Commercial team. They’ve put in the time to learn the Kalologie brand inside and out, and now know what makes a good site specifically for us. I highly recommend Mike and his team!”

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Bob Kozura – COO

“Chris and Mike at Catalyst Commercial Group are the gold standard by which all our other brokers are measured.”

Cold Stone Creamery

Gregory C. Ferrell- Conehead Investments, Inc.
“One of our most loyal and successful partnerships has been with Mike Leonard and his team at Catalyst Commercial Group. Their spirit of partnership and belief that the franchisee is the main priority has enabled us to secure quality locations throughout our territories for fifteen years running.”

“Our Company has been fortunate to service our franchisees for the past eight years. During that time we have opened over 200 stores while using a team of experienced and knowledgeable partners. One of our most loyal and successful partnerships has been with Catalyst Commercial Group. Their spirit of partnership and belief that the franchisee is the main priority has enabled us to secure quality locations through out our territories for eight years running. The tireless work provided by the company’s Brokers, in particular Mike Leonard, has been a major contributing factor in Cold Stone Creamery now being the preferred ice cream tenant by some of the largest developers in both Southern California and Nevada. Conehead Investments, Inc. and Cold Stone Creamery are thankful for the excellent support we have received over the years from both Mike Leonard and the entire CCG team. We are certain we will continue to work together and prosper due to their efforts.”

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Bonnie Gatine- Senior Director of Real Estate


You impress me, once again, with your knowledge of the market, history and level of detail.  I love working with brokers who know what happened when, how, the parties involved and how to get the information we need.

Thank you so much for your work with our team.”

Art Delph – Menchies Franchisee


I want to thank-you for all your help throughout this process. You have been outstanding to work with and I welcome the opportunity to work with you again.”

Plato’s Closet

Aimee- Plato’s Closet Franchisee


I would like to thank you so much for all of your help in the process of finding our location. You have made the process so much easier.

Thank you again!”