Tony Barraco, an experienced restaurant, retail and entertainment real estate professional, is an Assistant Vice President with the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Weitzman, one of the largest retail-focused commercial real estate services firms based in Texas. In this position, he focuses on restaurant and retail leasing and sales in the D-FW market, working with independent operators as well as regional and national firms. He also handles retail project leasing for a portfolio of D-FW retail projects. Before joining Weitzman, he previously worked as the general manager for Toyota Music Factory, a major mixed-use project in the Las Colinas market in Irving that incorporates 300,000 square feet of entertainment- and restaurant-focused.
Barraco also has extensive restaurant, entertainment, construction and facilities management experience with leading firms including Chuck E. Cheese/Peter Piper Pizza, where he was responsible for 183 U.S. locations, and Cinemark USA, where he worked as director of restaurant development. His experience in the restaurant industry, which includes ownership and management of Prego Pasta House and Prego Pizza Express, provides him with a skillset that benefits his restaurant clients for second-generation and white-box space leasing. Barraco began his retail real estate career as a leasing agent with Hopkins-Shafer Retail Development.
Barraco is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors.
Barraco received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.