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WE DID! Because we own and operate restaurants so our experience is first hand. And now there is a "New Normal" presenting new opportunities and your business efforts may need to be re-evaluated and perhaps, redirected.


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How Can We Help You?



- Expose your business to unique markets

- Placing value on your business

- Evaluating a potential purchase

- What to look for when buying or selling

- Assignment of Lease

- New Lease Negotiations



- This is the best time to be a new tenant

- Understanding Lease Options/Renewals

- Negotiating Leasehold Improvements

- Sale & Lease Assignment Process

- Limit Your Liability



- Business plan guidance

- Investors, partners & lenders always need a business plan. You do too!

- Concept & Menu Development

- Design & Construction Guidance

- Operational Guidance & Financial Accounting

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Claude La Monaca, Principal

     After graduating from the University of Alberta with an MBA, Claude gained foundational experience in construction and real estate before opening his first restaurant in Calgary.

     He became very successful developing and operating a diverse group of restaurants and retail locations despite the numerous recessionary and inflationary periods in both Calgary and Edmonton.

     A well known member of the Calgary business community, Claude has served on many boards and advisory committees and along the way has built up a network of professionals and service providers necessary to support diverse client needs.

     This has enabled him to provide quality guidance and consulting services to a variety of boards and businesses in the Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver market areas.

Positions and Appointments:

Glencoe Golf & Country Club, President (2010-2011)

Glencoe Downtown Club, President (2009-2010)

University of Calgary Faculty of Management, Management Advisory Council (1991-1994)

Faculty of Management, Subcommittee on Entrepreneurship, Committee Member (1991-1994)

Saddledome Foundation, Board of Directors (1995-1998)

City of Calgary Parks Foundation, Board of Governors (1995-1997)

Member, Calgary Real Estate Association


Cell: (403) 620-2099

The Real Estate Company Ltd. 

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Rick Man, Senior Associate

Mr. Rick Man is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Management, Faculty of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary and has been a long time and valuable associate of CJ La Monaca & Associates.

He also is a well rounded business man, especially known in the Asian community in Calgary and Edmonton. Through his first hand experience he brings knowledge in the fields of hospitality, real estate and mortgage brokerage.

Rick is very active in Chinese Canadian relations and a respected volunteer in the Calgary Community and an accredited Tai Chi & Qigong Instructor having won Silver and Gold Medals at the Bejing International Tai Chi Competition. 

Notable Positions and Appointments:

Alberta Chinese Community Congress - President

National Congress of Chinese Canadians-National Co-Chair Alberta Region

Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese-Committee Member

Dat Coon Club of Calgary - Vice President


Cell: (403) 850-6868

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Proven Results

This combination of well rounded business experience, together with extensive knowledge of concept design, development and real estate, has been met with much success:

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  • Schanks Sports Grill

  • Jia Jia Asian Market

  • Gaucho's Brazillian Barbecue

  • Cibo's Italian Street Food

  • Claudio's Italian Bistro

  • Bandito's Tex Mex

  • Carlos O'Grady's

  • Coconut Joes

  • Singapore Sam's 

  • Treasures of China

  • Harleywood Diner

  • King's Horse Pub 

  • King's Head Pub

  • Fox 'n Firkin Pub

  • Yucatan Taco Stand

  • Sea Horse Seafood Restaurant

  • New Dynasty Restaurant

  • Family Pizza

  • Greedy Donut

  • Satsuki Japanese

  • Chopstix

  • Panda Sushi

  • Jung Korean BBQ

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  • British Importers Men's Wear

  • Vassari Men's Wear

  • Kannabist Merchants

  • Just 4 Eyes

  • Bloom Wellness Center

  • Dechosen African Market

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For a Complimentary
Introductory Consultation

Contact us directly or fill out the form below. 

Claude La Monaca
Licensed Associate

(403) 620-2099

The Real Estate Company Ltd. 

Rick Man

Unlicensed Associate

(403) 850-6868

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On the Phone
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Do you advise startups?

Yes! Any and all aspects. Location, licensing, concept, menu design and construction guidance.

Can you help with Business Plans? Start-up or Re-brand.

Definitely, because everybody needs a Business Plan. Especially your Partner(s) Investors and Lenders.

Do I need a Restaurant Makeover? At what cost?

An initial discussion and consultation will determine the scope of work that is worthy of consideration and at what cost.

Can you provide bookkeeping and accounting services?

Yes, we can provide referals to independent & experienced accounting service providers and other professionals and can recommend those most suited to your requirements.

Can you help re-engineer our menu?

Always. Menus need to react to changing times and ensure maximum utilization of ingredients for greater efficiencies.

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