Don Cafero

Don Cafero

Associate Vice President, Retail Services

Current responsibilities

Don Cafero joined JLL in 2017 as an associate to the New York Retail brokerage team. Don focuses primarily on food and beverage tenant representation, as well as high street/restaurant agency leasing, and retail property sales.


Since working at JLL, Don has integrated with retail and capital markets teams to work on both Tenant representation throughout the New York Metro area, and Landlord representation in NYC. Additionally, Don has completed transactions in gateway markets across the country working on behalf of nationally recognized restaurant groups. On the agency side, Don has worked extensively in throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn submarkets, suburban big box retail, and large full-service restaurant leases. Don has also completed numerous sale transactions of both big box shopping centers, as well as pad sites in the CT suburbs.

Notable transactions

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods anchored shopping center sold in Newington/West Hartford, CT, 95,000Ksf, $26.4M (2022)
  • Pink Taco: 7 Times Square, New York Flagship, 10,300 s.f. (2021)
  • Sol Cocina: 220 5th Avenue, First New York Store, 11,200 s.f. (2021)
  • Cote Korean Steakhouse: Michelin-rated New York City restaurant opening their second location in Miami’s Design District; 7,000 s.f. (2019)
  • AG Jeans Upper East Side Flagship: high-street apparel store at 1009 Madison Avenue; 5,500 s.f. (2019)

Education and affiliations

Don majored in Real Estate Finance while attending the University of Miami’s undergraduate school of business. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Representative clients

  • Raising Canes
  • Gracious Hospitality Managament (Cote NYC/Miami)
  • Sol Cocina/Solita
  • Chevy’s
  • Pink Taco
  • Pineapple Club
  • Tous Le Jour
  • Wendy’s
  • Golfzon America
  • Gupshup/Chotto Miya
  • KBP Foods (KFC)
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group 
  • Aqua Restaurant Group
  • Ribalta Restaurant Group
  • IHG Hospitality
  • Digby Management
  • Rubin Musuem of Art
  • Regal Acquisitions
  • Tartaglia Commercial Properties
  • Madison Marquette
  • Assa Properties