WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT JO
“Location, location, location! Finding the right location is key, but finding the right location that also complements your business is where true success lies.
The ability to pair a restaurant’s theme to its location is what sets Jo apart.
She understands what you need, listens to what you say and is candid and straightforward because she actually wants to see your business succeed. With Jo it’s not just about the lease it’s about helping each other succeed in a world where everyone seems out to get one over on each other!
With Jo’s expertise, we have been able to flourish where others could not. We are forever grateful to Jo and consider her as family!
—Daryn K. Ogino, Owner/Partner, Pint and Jigger
“Meeting Jo was the absolute turning point for us. From the very start, her tremendous insight and connections in the restaurant industry proved to be an essential key in our pursuit of a home for Pint and Jigger. That was just the beginning. Jo continues to assist and advise us, and she always has our best interests in mind. She has become a part of our P+J family.”
—Hideo Simon, Managing Partner, Pint and Jigger
ISLAND OLIVE OIL
“Working with Jo has been a real pleasure. She went out of her way to help us with our first store and her help and direction has been way beyond anything we ever could have expected. Jo is a true partner in the process – it’s like she’s a member of our own team. Not only did Jo find us both of our locations, she has continued to be involved with our decisions and regularly helps us with our marketing and branding efforts. She has been a tremendous asset to our growing business. If you’re a business trying to get started in Hawaii, we can’t recommend MoJo highly enough.”
—Dana Bergman, Owner, Island Olive Oil, Honolulu
HOLOHOLO BAR AND GRILL
“We recommend Jo to EVERYONE because when we wanted to open our restaurant, she listened to what we had to say and heard what our dreams and goals were.
She didn’t just find us a fabulous location, she helped us with everything from business planning to media. And now that we’ve been open for a while, she still is part of our team and continues to help our restaurant grow.
We can’t imagine finding anyone more skilled in the restaurant industry – especially for new restaurants.”
–Jill Owens, Chef/Owner, HoloHolo Bar and Grill
“Jo McGarry isn’t just a restaurant consultant and commercial broker. When we solicited her help, it was as if she became a responsible partner in our venture. From real estate negotiations, to menu testing, to staff training, to marketing, Jo has been a coach and co-laborer at every step. After our restaurant launched with great success, her contributions didn’t stop. Her wisdom, her enthusiasm and her business network have made all the difference.”
Jordan Seng, CEO, SEED Restaurant
“I am a landlord, a real estate investor and a tenant and Jo McGarry has helped me in every aspect of my business. From a multi million dollar sale to renewing leases and negotiating terms, her expertise is second to none. And people like dealing with her so our contract negotiations are smooth – and save us money. Which is important to me.”
Glenn Tamura, President, Tamura’s Enterprises