EZ retail rescue

I have 30 years of experience as

a retail broker, a retail stores and restaurant owner.

My insider tips and tricks and deep knowledge has helped save retailers across the country from closing their doors and saved both opening & existing retailers tens of thousands of $$.


EZ Retail Rescue believes that
every small business can benefit from our expertise to reach their full potential.


Join hundreds of satisfied clients
and learn what sets EZ Retail Rescue apart from other industry consultants.
Get to know me by viewing the video below or skip down to the "About me" section!

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Our Rent Relief Services

Want To Generate More Income?

- Current & Future Tenant Evaluations -
- Negotiation Services -

Business Team

New / Existing Site
Location Evaluation

Whether you are looking to open a new business or expanding your existing business, we will give you an expert analysis on your location of interest.

Our 1 - 10 rating system is based on "asking rent", improvements, competition, demographics and more.
We'll give you all the pertinent data so you can make your site selection confidently.


Signing a Contract

New Lease / Renewal Negotiation

Signing a retail store / restaurant lease is one of the most important decision an entrepreneur will make.
Long and convoluted leases can be intimidating. 
Additional burdensome expenses are often added to leases and end up lowering your business' profitability.

You will have on your side a 30-year retail industry expert to evaluate, research, review, and then prepare a proposal and negotiate with the Landlord, so you are ensured to get the best terms to set your business up for Success & Profitability!

"You haven't come this far, 
just to quit before you reach the top..."

Garrett Bauman (Yours Truly  ;-} )

What people say...

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Dave L., Real Estate Broker

I've seen Garrett negotiate dozens of leases with some of the largest most intimidating and hard-to-deal-with landlords.
His commitment to his clients and his  knowledge and skills have regularly delivered fantastic deals and leases for his clients.

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Abdel B., Store Owner

Mr Bauman was patient and kind with us. He explained what he was doing and why, to get our approval. We could feel he took his knowledge of what it is to be a small business owner and retailer and applied it to giving us amazing advice. Among other things, he got the Landlord to agree to a sizeable tenant improvement allowance that we never imagined to even ask, less get!

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Janet C., Store Owner

We really had our minds set on opening a store in the retail center near our house. After reviewing that site, Garrett showed us that traffic there and location were subpar. He identified another store location 2.6 miles further, with better exposure and more traffic. We followed Garrett's recommendation and have no doubt this was the right choice. 

About me

My parents were in the restaurant/casino business. Growing up I worked every job in the restaurant industry. However, I did not want to live under my parents forever and joined the Marine Corps. Following 2 tours overseas and duty at the FBI Academy at Quantico Marine Base, I returned home to again, work in the family business.

After getting burnt out in the restaurant industry, I spent 10 years in commercial real estate. I represented shopping center owners as well as some of the largest retailers in the country. 

In 1997, I resigned after my wife was diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer and given only 2 months to live. We turned it into 2 years, during which time we traveled the world seeking out alternative therapies. Our bond and hopes grew stronger than ever but in the end we had to say our good byes and she left for heaven.

Upon my return to the work place, I decided to take all that I learned representing some of the countries top retailers and opened my own retail business in 2002. What started as a hobby on Ebay turned into 5 very popular brick and mortar stores. Unfortunately, after 12 amazing years, the clothing industry shifted. It was hard to compete with the internet giants and margins dwindled. Eventually, I sold my East Coast Store but had to close my doors out West.

After a couple years relaxing, I went back to work for a store development company where I handled training, design and lease negotiations for over 100 stores throughout the country.

After 6 years in this position, my entrepreneurial spirit took over again. Seeing the devastation Covid caused to the retail industry, I felt that my skills could make a tremendous difference helping struggling business owners. So I resigned in April 2021 and I am now offering my  services to you.

My unparalleled experiences are now available to help other small businesses, retail stores and restaurants. I also offer my services to new store owners who need an expert in their corner for site selection and lease negotiations.  Both of which can be the difference between success and failure when opening a new business.

I am also a cancer survivor (5 years cancer-free).  I know how precious life is and how difficult it can be. Opening a business is one of the biggest decisions we can make in life and know that, excitement can get the best of you. Many small business owners will overlook critical decisions in an effort to expedite the opening of their businesses. I truly care about my clients and will make sure that this does not happen.

I promise you my services will always have your best interest in mind and I promise to provide you with savings that will dwarf any of my service fees. 


I am excited to meet you and look forward to working with you!

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