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Kanji Talks Franchising on Podcast

Kanji Talks Franchising on Podcast

APRO board member Shirin Kanji, President of Impact RTO Holdings, has trailblazed his way to the top as the country’s largest Rent-A-Center franchisee and his achievements haven’t gone unnoticed. Franchise Euphoria, an internationally recognized podcast, featured Kanji on its latest episode, “Developing Emerging Concepts with Shirin Kanji Impact Properties.” Read the full article here

Developing Emerging Concepts with Shirin Kanji of Impact Properties

Developing Emerging Concepts with Shirin Kanji of Impact Properties

Shirin Kanji is responsible for overseeing all of Impact Properties investment related activities and directly oversees the newly formed retail division which includes 75 Rent a Center franchised locations and 2 CARSTAR franchised locations. Mr. Kanji holds a B.S. in Finance and Political Science from NYU Stern School of Business and an M.S. in Real […]

Multi-Brand Machine

Multi-Brand Machine

When we last spoke with Shirin Kanji in early 2016 (see MUF, Q1), his company, Impact RTO Holdings, has just closed a 40-unit deal with Rent-A-Center. It was a pretty big move for the family business, which until that point has primarily been in the hotel space. Three years later, we wanted to now how […]

First Ever RTO World: Resounding Success

First Ever RTO World: Resounding Success

RTO World 2018 officially kicked off early Tuesday morning as attendees made their way to the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 700 attendees and exhibitors shuffled in to pick up their badges, swag bags and plan their schedule for the next few days. Read the full article here

Build or Buy?: 6 Growth-Minded Operators share Their Strategies

Build or Buy?: 6 Growth-Minded Operators share Their Strategies

Shirin Kanji, senior vice president and chief investment officer at Impact Properties, which has diverse hotel, retail, restaurant, and real estate holdings, watches the market closely and knows that finding the perfect deal for a new build location is difficult. “Real estate that is reasonably priced and well located is hard, so building new is […]

Impact RTO Holdings Purchases an Additional 31 Rent-A-Centers

Impact RTO Holdings Purchases an Additional 31 Rent-A-Centers

On March 26th, Impact RTO Holdings, the retail division of Tampa-based holdings company Impact Properties, closed a contract to purchase 31 corporate owned Rent-A-Center stores from Jacksonville, FL to Savanna, GA. With 45 existing locations, Impact RTO was already Rent-A-Center’s largest franchisee even before taking on the new stores. Now the holding company is on track to […]

CARSTAR, IMPACT PROPERTIES JUMPSTART TAMPA SHOP EXPANSION

CARSTAR, IMPACT PROPERTIES JUMPSTART TAMPA SHOP EXPANSION

CARSTAR, one of North America’s largest collision repair franchises with nearly 500 units, will expand its presence to Tampa with one of the largest franchise deals in company history. Through a newly established partnership with Impact Properties, a full service investment, operating and development company, CARSTAR will immediately begin acquiring successful body shops in Tampa and searching for local […]