Carlo Piras, restaurant and bar specialist, former owner of Cafe Americano, is part of Sarasota Signature Real Estate, a boutique real estate brokerage company focusing on Southwest Florida. With 30+ years experience of owning, operating and managing restaurants both in the United States and Italy, Carlo is well respected and understands the ins and outs of the industry. Selling and buying a business is one of the biggest decisions of one’s life. Business owners can feel at ease that all transactions will be smooth, transparent and confidential. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, Carlo has vast connections to overseas buyers and is well versed in the process of obtaining E2 Investment Visas.


Maria Zarkha is passionate, driven and has more than two decades of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. She began her career in St. Paul, MN. While attending the University of Minnesota she started managing a local restaurant. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science Maria moved from Minnesota to Dominica and Florida and her expertise expanded to managing apartments, hotels, restaurants and bars. She continues consulting from small independent restaurants to large high volume restaurants producing over 10 million in annual revenues.

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