Terri Sokoloff

(412) 369-1555

We put people behind Bars.....and into Restaurants!

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Specialty Bar & Restaurant Brokers


Specialty Group was founded in 1986. We have over 85 years experience in the bar and restaurant industry. We are licensed in PA. Our mission is to help people realize their dream of owning their own restaurant or bar business.

We have everything under one roof that you will need to get in the business. And when your ready to exit, we can help.

Specialty Group offers Financing, Bar & Restaurant Business & Real Estate Brokerage, Liquor License Brokerage and Liquor License Transfer Service. Specialty Group also handles all facets of liquor licensing for Pennsylvania exclusively.

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Specialty Group was created with one goal in mind: to offer individuals the opportunity to open a bar or restaurant successfully. We offer the most comprehensive services, the most knowledgeable staff, and the most credible reputation available. With over 85 years of combined experience, you will feel confident with our ability to help make your dream a reality. Our Broker is licensed real estate professional in PA as well as our agents. At Specialty Group, we take great pride in providing superior service.

Specialty's fully licensed, credentialed brokers and salespeople will assess your particular needs and guide you through the entire process. Because we have a combined specialization in commercial real estate and business brokerage, we know how to put deals together by eliminating closing delays to ensure that your transaction goes smoothly. If you're buying, we encourage you to register a buyer profile with us, since many listings are pre-sold before they reach the market. We only show you qualified business opportunities and listings that meet your criteria. We help you with every step, by using our extensive network of resources to coordinate business and site selection, as well as lease negotiation, property acquisition, financing, and PLCB documentation.

We can also represent you as a buyer, and offer buyer brokerage services, for opportunities outside of our exclusive inventory.

If you're selling, we can locate the right buyer, point out your options, and determine if the selling price represents the true worth of your business. We offer third party business evaluations and real estate appraisals if needed. At Specialty, we recognize that your Business is unique and we will take the time to understand your operation from the front of the house to the back. We will effectively develop and implement a selling strategy, in conjunction with creating a business summary booklet introducing your project to the marketplace confidentially. We interview buyers, arrange financing, license transfers, insurance and keep you informed throughout the sales process to closing. Our database has thousands of potential buyers from local, regional, and national contacts who want to close a deal.


Terri Ann Sokoloff, CBI, CRB, GRI is the President of Specialty Bar & Restaurant Brokers.

She brings enormous expertise to the clients of Specialty Group, offering more than 17 years of experience in the industry. She is a licensed real estate broker, a certified real estate brokerage manager (CRB) and a certified business intermediary (CBI).

In addition to being active in professional organizations such as Commercial Real Estate Women, Women President's Organization, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Advisory Committee of PA Culinary, Terri has also authored numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has appeared as an expert on a variety of regional and national media broadcasts.

Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP Organization, included Terri in the Top 40 Under 40 for making a positive impact in the Pittsburgh Region.

She was also awarded Pittsburgh Business Times Fast-Tracker Award in 2005. The award honors 50 business professionals under the age of 45 who are making a difference in their business life and their community.

She was featured in the June/July 2004 issue of the national publication Real Estate Business, and in the article Broker to the Taverns and was a Speaker at the 2005 PA Restaurant Show.

She has also received "FAST TRACKERS" award from Pittsburgh Business Times

and Commercial Real Estate Women's, "Creative Deal of the Year" Award in 2005. March 2006,

Terri was awarded as one of the 2006 Pennsylvania's Top 50 Women in Business!

Please call or email us for a confidential consultation. We look forward to talking to you!

IBBA, Commercial Real Estate Women, PA Restaurant Association & Board Member, PA Culinary Institue-Advisory Board Members, PA Association of Realtors, PA Notaries Association, Past Member Womens President Association, Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

Areas Served

  • Allegheny County, PA
  • Beaver County, PA
  • Butler County, PA
  • Washington County, PA
  • Westmoreland County, PA


  • Graduate Realtor Institute Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager Certified Business Intermediary Board of Directors PA Restaurant Association Board of Directors Pittsburgh Purveyors Association Advisory Committee Culinary Academy International Business Brokers National Restaurant Association Commercial Real Estate Women Realtor Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh

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