About Me



Welcome to my website!   I have been specializing in business opportunity transactions exclusively since 1994 working with both Buyers and Sellers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. For my first 24 years as a business broker, I was with Chase Business Group located in Walnut Creek. Over the years, Chase Business Group went through multiple ownership and name changes and in 2017 the owner retired and the business was closed at which time I joined Matt Sadati and Liberty Business Advisors of San Francisco, Inc. which has recently merged with Century 21 Commercial. The recent merger has greatly expanded the market reach by creating an expansive referral network that now includes over 40 residential resale offices and 1,800 active agents.


I have developed many contacts with other professionals in several different fields including Attorneys, CPA’s, SBA Loan Agents, Realtor's, Commercial Real Estate Brokers, Escrow Officers, Alcohol & Beverage Control Officers, and Health Departments all of which may play an important role for a smooth transition in the purchase or sale of a business. 


It seems like not that long ago the entire state of California had “shelter in place” orders in effect, calls for mandated bar & restaurant closures with the exception of restaurants remaining open for takeout or delivery only. Because of this, business sales had dropped. In 2021 things were slowly picking up. In 2022 and 2023 even with the marketplace facing economic uncertainty - businesses were selling. Buyers are looking for opportunities that have survived the last 2-3 years and show steady cash flow with strong earnings. 


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns about buying or selling a business.


All consultations are free and confidential.


I look forward to working with you.

Contact Information


John L. Irvine 
Liberty Business Advisors of San Francisco, Inc.

675 Ygnacio Valley Road #B201

Walnut Creek, CA., 94596
Agent - CalBRE#00988287

E-Mail: JohnLIrvine@cs.com
Direct: 925-945-8175

  eFax: 216-763-8175


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