Tenant Advisory

Our tight-knit team has an extensive relationship base with the industry’s most coveted restaurants and retailers. These connections have been forged and fortified by our command of markets, full-service skill set, and notable resume of success. Main + Main associates are peerless in their knowledge of retail markets, economic trends and consumer tastes. We connect retail and real estate. We connect people.  

Kyle Kavanaugh has been pairing retailers and restaurants with real estate since 1987. Early in his career he was an agent with Lee and Associates in San Diego and was employed as an in house Corporate Real Estate Manager for Blockbuster Entertainment Group. In that residence, he oversaw site selection in Southern California.

In 1994, Kyle founded Main+Main Inc. to expand his scope and to manifest his philosophy that partnership, coupled with industry knowledge, begets success… and success attracts top professionals. On that notion, he cultivated a team of leading agents in dynamic markets and set out to systematically extend the reach of retail real estate programs throughout North America. Examining Main+Main’s client base reflects that he has succeeded in that effort.

Today, Main+Main has gathered some of the highest-performing associates in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Orange County. It boasts an exclusive client list of 40+ established and nascent brands, predominantly in the Retail and Food & Beverage category. As the founding partner, Kyle is the primary guidance of the group and assists many of its clients with real estate expansion and development.



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Peter Moersch is a recognized expert in leasing, tenant representation and management. He brings a complete set of retail real estate skills to the position. He arrived at Main + Main Inc. after serving in a national capacity as the SVP of Leasing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners where he oversaw the repositioning of nearly 30 Million square feet of regional centers. Prior to that, in his role as the Vice President of Leasing for the Irvine Company’s 39-center neighborhood and community center portfolio, Peter managed a team of senior Leasing Directors responsible for the implementation of the company’s leasing and merchandising strategies and was able to achieve consistent growth across 5 million square feet of retail properties of sales, occupancy and rent. Prior to joining the Irvine Company, he spent 18 years with CBRE. He had a wealth of experience in retail project development, acquisition, planning, governmental approvals and marketing. He has utilized these skills working with clients such as Regency Centers, DDR, and Lewis Retail and has represented top retailers including Target Stores and Century Theaters. Mr. Moersch is a graduate of University of Southern California, loves live music and is an avid skier when snow permits.

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John Rootlieb is true blue in every sense: a Laguna Beach native, a bodysurfer, a career Broker.

Armed with an interest in international culinary discovery and his UCLA degree, John joined the sales team at Fox Sports Net West in 1999. The spike in sales revenue under his purview, along with new-client acquisitions, garnered attention. By 2001, he was tapped to be Sports Marketing Manager at Professional Sports Publications. But, it wasn’t his calling. In 2003, John moved to Main + Main.

From the beginning, John took to Commercial Real Estate like a dolphin to water. Today he is a prolific and highly effective Partner, expanding developing enterprises throughout Southern California, Hawaii, and Nevada. To bookend his expertise in marketing and retail expansion, John joined the Summerlin Mall Landlord-Rep Team, assisting in leasing 1.6 million square feet of retail space. He is a shining star within Chick-Fil-A, helping the company expand throughout Southern California.

John is definitely a team player. But on most teams, he is the star.

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Jeff Straka is a seasoned retail real estate professional with 28 years of experience in both corporate and brokerage roles.

Prior to landing at Main + Main, Jeff was Founding Partner of Golden State Retail Group Inc., the Southern California based tenant representation firm that partnered with a number of best in class retailers, restaurants and fitness concepts, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Total Wine & More, The Vitamin Shoppe, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Blaze Pizza, and Orangetheory Fitness, just to name a few.

Jeff also had previous successful brokerage roles with SRS Real Estate Partners and Retail Select Services, both in Southern California.

Jeff’s successful tenant advisory and representation career is clearly attributed to his strong background in corporate retail real estate, where he held key in-house positions with a number of high growth national retailers. These included The Vitamin Shoppe, Starbucks Coffee, and Kinko’s.

“With a skill set in creating and executing development strategies, along with understanding the unique challenges in the retail development and growth space, Jeff has proven to be an invaluable partner to his clients and will certainly be to us.” -Kyle Kavanaugh, Founder & CEO of Main + Main, Inc.

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Debra Hoppe joined Main + Main in the early Spring of 2020 bringing significant business experience and an extensive record of accomplishments to the team. As a focused and highly driven professional with a strong skillset in corporate strategy, she is well versed in project management, contract negotiations, and commercial marketing.

For over 10 years, Debra has been a successful retail business owner/operator who was integrally involved in business development, staff management and media marketing.  Currently working with new concept restaurateurs and specialty retailers in the Southern California market, she continues to expand her industry expertise and market knowledge.

Tyson Youngs is a native San Diegan who joined our Main + Main team in 2018. After earning his political science degree, co-founding the Real Estate Club, playing Division 1 baseball, running track at College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and a short stint in New York City, he decided to return to his home in San Diego. Since joining Main + Main, Tyson has focused his energy on becoming an expert in restaurant leasing on both the Landlord and Tenant side of transactions. While guiding new to market retailers and creating restaurant expansion plans is his bread and butter, he also has experience in acquisitions – – locating and brokering deals for developers and national hospitality groups. His innate ability to communicate effectively, coupled with an intimate understanding of his hometown and it’s locals makes him a tremendous asset to his clients and the team!



Mike Clark has a unique pedigree: 20 years of Commercial Real Estate experience. While BRE ultimately became Cushman & Wakefield, Mike remained sharpening his niche. Today, he is one of a rarified group of top retail producers in the San Diego market specializing in new-to-market clients retailers, corporate strategy, and retail/restaurant expansions. And his knack for identifying and maximizing off-market opportunities is unparalleled.

Mike has achieved impressive goals for clients like Carl’s Jr., Habit Burger, Buca di Beppo, and Urbane Cafe, as well as retailers, developers and landlords. And the accolades have followed: he was Costar Power Broker in 2009, 2010, and 2012; San Diego ICSC Chair from 2008-2011 with 11 years active committee involvement; and a member of the Leadership Development Group.

His move to Main + Main in 2016 heralds a growth opportunity for Mike, even at his level.

Steady yet ready. It’s a surf thing.

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Ashley Knox joined Main + Main Inc. in 2010 with extensive experience as a leasing agent for a large, Southern California landlord and as Advertising Sales Director for a retail real estate trade magazine. She has a deep knowledge base of the Southern California markets and is an expert at the creation and execution of ambitious expansion and rollout strategies. Ashley represents major tenants throughout California, a few of which include Soul Cycle, Snooze, Nekter Juice bar (closing deals on their first 25 locations), and Equinox.

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Operations and Marketing Manager


Maysa Quy joined Main + Main in the summer of 2019 with firm roots in the hospitality, nightlife, music, and wellness fields. She studied marketing at San Jose State University and has since traveled all over the globe searching for the best local finds and unique experiences. With a diverse and creative background, Maysa is able to utilize her skills and passion to provide valuable insight to her clients and our team. Maysa thrives on discovering emerging concepts and new development opportunities.