bob leane photo with cbi logoLook for the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to identify individuals who have met our highest standards for education, ethics and professionalism.

The IBBA is the world’s largest professional community of business intermediary specialists. When it comes time to sell or buy a business, choose to work with an experienced IBBA Member who will guide you through every step of the process.


My specialty is in the valuation – marketing – negotiation – and sale of Florida Businesses. My process involves confidentially working with business owners, while they continue to focus on running their business. I have been involved in the sale of “DME’s” (Durable medical equipment) -Detoxes-Assisted Living Facility-Ace Hardware-Build your own boat e-commerce company- Roofing Co.-Insurance Agency, and the list goes on. With 30 years of practical business experience & ownership, I can help both buyer & seller come to a fair deal.

I like to consider myself a true “Main Street Broker”, who understands what it takes to own and operate a small business. I have also previously sold: Pet grooming, Florist, Grocery stores, Daycare centers, Music academy, Tanning Salon, Hair & Nail salon, Golf store, Medical Chair rehabilitation, Laundromat, as well as a long list of Florida restaurants & bars. So, when it comes to the purchase or sale of a Florida businesses, I am the guy to turn to.


Acquisition Experts: 2007 to Present, Licensed business broker, specializing but not limited to the sale of all Florida businesses & commercial real-estate. Restaurants, Medical Supply, Ace Hardware – e-commerce-Grocery-laundromat-Pet Grooming-Florist, etc. During this period, I obtained the prestigious designation of a CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) www.ibba.org . Successfully selling many small businesses, from Vero Beach thru Palm Beach. From $50,000 to Millions.

Pinnacle Hospitality: 1997 to 2007, Technology sales to the Hospitality industry, POS – Surveillance – Liquor Management. Signed numerous accounts, and was directly responsible for acquiring R.J. Gator’s – Duffy’s – Mulligan’s – Chris Hurricane Grill.

Leone’s Pasta Grille: 1996 to 1997 Chef / Owner of this upscale casual Italian restaurant. Built the restaurant from ground up, purchased all equipment & inventory, then ran the day-to-day business.

Affordable Hood & Vent Cleaning Co.: 1991 to 1995, Owner / Operator of this commercial cleaning company. Specializing in restaurant cleaning, specifically the exhaust system & cooking equipment. I then sold the business thru a broker. I then regained possession of the business after the new owner defaulted on payments. Re-built the business again then sold it direct for full price.

Country Club Management: 1985 to 1991, Worked in several of South Florida’s private clubs. Maintained positions in the food & beverage department as Director of Food and Beverage & Club Manager. Responsible for food & labor budgets, menu design, & training.

Education and Credentials

Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate – State of Florida
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
Million Dollar Award Winner, Business Brokers of Florida
Member, International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
Business Certificate from IRCC
Sandler’s Sales Institute
Club Managers Association of America