Steve Hoza,

Steve Hoza, Real Estate SpecialistThe right location is a crucial ingredient to a business’s success, and PGP’s very own Steve Hoza has the right combination of science, charisma and artistry required to help entrepreneurs get their hands on great sites for their stores. Steve truly has the “it” factor needed to come out on top in a competitive marketplace where many tenants are bidding on the same, top-quality real estate. If you’re looking for a quality site, Steve’s your guy!

The commercial real estate market is challenging. Period. It takes an experienced professional to find balance both brand and landlord requirements while keeping business owners’ long-term profitability in mind—and without sacrificing quality sites for price per square foot. Steve navigates these choppy waters deftly and helps keep franchisees focused despite potential challenges, staying positive and diligent as he continues to scour the market to secure the perfect location.

Steve brings 23 years of real estate expertise to the PGP team. With a background in site selection, demographic studies and market planning across the US, his role is to help franchisees identify successful, high-volume sites aimed at maximizing franchisee profitability. He also works closely with brokers on a national level to ensure PGP’s family of brands are represented in local markets across the U.S.

Steve is an experienced director of real estate with a demonstrated history in the restaurant and financial service industries. Skilled in negotiation, retail site selection, sales, working with landlords, and dispositions, he’s helped a number of renowned brands achieve and exceed their growth goals.

He had already proven his mettle with brands like Axcess Financial, TMX Finance, Check ‘n Go and TitleMax before landing in his most recent role as Marco’s Pizza’s Director of Real Estate. There, he helped lead Marco’s growth from 167 units to 900+ units. 

When it comes to his work for PGP, Steve is looking to the future. He knows that PGP provides a unique opportunity to work with numerous phenomenal brands and help them grow into a national-level industry powerhouses, and looks forward to applying his wealth of skill and experience to overcoming economic, real estate and financial challenges as he helps brands grow.


  • Having graduated from The Ohio State University, Steve is a proud Buckeye.
  • He has 20+ years of site selection and real estate experience with brands like Marco’s Pizza, Check ‘n Go, TitleMax and more.
  • He helped grow Check 'n Go from 200 units to over 1200 units in the highly competitive consumer finance industry.

You Should Know

  • Steve is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a loyal Buckeye Fan.
  • He and his wife Joelle have been married for 14 years and together parent a terrier named Rudy. As Steve puts it, they’ve been blessed with no children!
  • When he’s not helping PGP brands grow, you’ll likely find Steve working on his golf swing, traveling or spending time with friends.
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