Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Real Estate 
  • Corporate Real Estate 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development 
  • Real Estate Financing 
  • Retail Solutions
  • Strategic Planning

Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate

Education

  • York College of Pennsylvania

Peter Lynch specializes in guiding companies through complex real estate restructurings and serves as a trusted advisor to C- suite and board level executives. Prior to joining B. Riley, he was a principal with A&G Real Estate Partners and previously served as a principal and senior managing director with DJM Realty. Throughout his career, he has advised companies such as Vitamin Shoppe, Forever 21, Brookstone, Bebe Stores, Career Education Corporation, Le Cordon Bleu, Pier 1, Borders, Design Within Reach, Mattress Giant, Pacific Sunwear of California, West Marine, and Providence St. Joseph Health.

Lynch has also held executive leadership and operational management roles, including as President, COO and CFO, for publicly traded and venture capital-based specialty retail, big box, outlet and department store companies. He has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) for 25 years and currently serves as Chairman of the YPO's worldwide retail network. Lynch is based in Los Angeles, California.

His experience as President, COO, or CFO, such retailers as Babystyle, Warner Bros Studio Stores Worldwide, Sideout Sport, Baby Guess/ Guess Kids, Stor Furnishings Int'l (sold to Ikea) and Emporium Capwell Dept Store, and Joskes department stores has given Lynch the expertise to handle a variety of challenging assignments for a multitude of retail clients. His operating experience is particularly valuable as the Covid-19 pandemic challenges retail businesses and the real estate strategies to move forward as companies prepare for the new normal.

Lynch is also Chairman of the highly respected Young Presidents Organization Retail Network throughout the world with over 3300 members.

In summary, Lynch is a trusted advisor and the first call when clients seek expert guidance and execution that yields the maximum value and best possible outcome.

B. Riley Real Estate advises companies, financial institutions, investors, family offices and individuals on projects in order to preserve and maximize real estate value. Real estate solutions span acquisitions and sales, lease restructuring, construction dispute services, rent reductions, terminations and renewals; sale-leasebacks and auctions; and capital solutions to support acquisitions and dispositions. B. Riley serves clients across the retail, office, education, industrial, manufacturing, distribution centers, restaurant, grocery store, multi-family housing and health services industries.