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buyers
sellers

If you have a portfolio of properties you're moving, or if you have just a single spot, large FEC or small boutique, we'll connect you with potential buyers in your area.

 

Partners

No business is an island – we know that better than anyone. We're always looking for complementary services to offer our clients.

 

Expertise:
Bowling is our business. For the past 30 years, buying, selling and valuing bowling centers has been our only business. No other company provides these services exclusively, and our track record proves we are the very best at what we do. Since 1983, we have sold over 120 centers and valued more than 150 centers throughout the Western United States.

Brokerage:
We handle corporate sales involving multiple centers and individual center sales which often are life-changing events for both the seller and the buyer. No one matches buyers and sellers as well as we do. For sellers, we know how to analyze and market a center, prepare a professional presentation, maximize exposure to likely buyers, find the right buyer, obtain the right price, structure the best terms and even soften the tax bite. For buyers, we make sure purchasing that center is the right move at the right time. We often assist the purchaser in securing financing, obtaining liquor license transfers and avoiding potential pitfalls unique to this business. Because we have handled so many transactions, we know how to overcome obstacles and objections and get deals closed.

Valuation:
With our extensive knowledge of the industry and the world’s largest data base of bowling center sales, we can accurately predict what buyers in the real world will pay for a particular center. We have valued more bowling centers than anyone in the country. Our valuations are widely accepted by banks, institutional lenders, major investors and even the IRS.

Experience:
The professionals at Mischel & Company have over 50 years of experience in the bowling industry. Each owned and operated centers before becoming a broker. We know and understand this business.

Market Expertise:
Our brokers concentrate in and serve the Western United States including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and  Wyoming. With that focus, we are fully familiar with all of the major industry players in each area, local economic conditions and trends within the industry specific to that area. Thus we are fully in tune with local markets, enabling us to serve our clients that much more effectively.

Integrity:
Our team has earned a reputation for competence, honesty and professionalism. We tell it like it is. That’s why over the years hundreds of satisfied clients have entrusted us to handle some of their most important transactions.


ABOUT MISCHEL & COMPANY

KEN MISCHEL 

​1959 to 1991

Worked in the family bowling business then purchased, operated, renovated and sold several operating bowling centers and lodging businesses in Colorado and New Mexico.  Directed all phases of the operation of these properties.

1983 to Present Owner, Mischel & Company, Western United States affiliate of Hansell & Associates, Bowling and Entertainment Center’s only full service brokers, appraisers and financial advisers.

-Consulting, valuations andsales projects for over 200 individual bowling proprietors, multi-unit operators and investors throughout the Western United States.

​-Retained by financial institutions in twenty-four states for brokerage, valuations and consulting.
Management, management through foreclosure proceedings and receivership for troubled centers.

-Qualified as an Expert Witness on a variety of bowling industry financial, operational matters and valuations.

​QUALIFICATIONS
Ownership/Management........................................... Bowling Centers
Ownership/Management........................................... Motel – Hotel Properties / Food & Beverage
Real Estate Broker.................................................... Since 1983
Past President (2 terms)............................................ CSBPA
National Director (3 terms)......................................... BPAA
Bowling Commissioner (2 terms)............................... Colorado State Games

MARTIN MISCHEL

​2003 to 2007

General manager and co-owner of a 32 lane bowling center in Denver, Colorado.  Directed all phases of the operation including an $800,000 remodel of the facility.

1997 to Present

Vice President, Mischel & Company, Western United States affiliate of Hansell & Associates, Bowling and Entertainment Center’s only full service brokers, appraisers and financial advisers.

-Consulting, valuations and sales projects for over 200 individual bowling proprietors, multi-unit operators and investors throughout the Western United States.

-Retained by financial institutions in twenty-four states for brokerage, valuations and consulting.

​-Management, management through foreclosure proceedings and receivership for troubled centers.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ownership/Management........................................... Bowling Centers
Real Estate Broker.................................................... Since 1998
Alameda Business Improvement District …………....Board of Directors
Colorado Bowling Proprietors Association………......Treasurer/Secretary/Vice Chairman
Southern California Bowling Centers ………………..Corporate Sponsor

Completed Bowling Center Brokerage, Valuation and/or Consulting Projects For:


​*AMF BOWLING WORLDWIDE - Mechanicsville, VA
*Brunswick Corporation – Skokie, IL
Davis, Graham and Stubbs – Denver, CO
*American Rec. Centers - Rancho Cordova, CA
First National Bank - Sioux Falls, SD
Valley Federal Savings Bank - Roswell, NM
Cardinal Federal Savings - Cleveland, OH
First National Bank - Bozeman, MT
Halle Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO
Proposed Center - Winter Park, CO
Proposed Center - Lafayette, CO
Earl, Baird and Williams - Phoenix, AZ
*Orchard Mesa Lanes - Grand Junction, CO
Freeway Bowl - Grand Junction, CO
Sun West Bank - El Paso, TX
Skylanes - El Paso, TX
Peach Bowl - Montrose, CO
Desert Bowl - Kingman, AZ
The Gardens - Turlock, CA
Crown Bowl - Long Beach, CA
*Ideal Lanes - Canon City, CO
Sky-Hi Lanes - Monte Vista, CO
First Interstate Bank - Idaho Falls, ID
Bowl-ero - Idaho Falls, ID
Evanston Lanes - Evanston, WY
Lucky Lanes - San Pablo, CA
Olympic Rec Center - Coffeyville, KS
*Green Valley Lanes - Green Valley, AZ
Valley National Bank - Phoenix, AZ
*Sun Lanes - Las Cruces, NM
Bowl Aurora - Aurora, CO
Payson Bowl - Payson, AZ
Saguaro Hills Lanes & Lounge - Cave Creek, AZ
Snow Bowl II - Steamboat Springs, CO
American National Bank - Laramie, WY
Eastridge Bowling Palace - Amarillo, TX
Laramie Lanes - Laramie, WY
Country Lanes (Receiver) - Northglenn, CO
Norwest Banks of Colorado - Denver, CO
Clayton Valley Bowl - Concord, CA
Newport Federal - Newport Beach, CA
Proposed Center - Blair, NE
Beacon Bowl - Barstow, CA
300 Bowl - Conroe, TX
Valle Vista Lanes - Vallejo, CA
City of Arvada - Arvada, CO
Holme, Roberts & Owen - Denver, CO
Colorado National Bank - Longmont, CO
Perl Mack Bowl - Denver, CO
Cedar Lanes - Borger, TX
Norwest Bank of North Dakota - Fargo, ND
Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance - Fargo, ND
WSGP Realty - Irvine, CA
Caluwaert, Panegasser, Hancock & Schousen - Oak Brook, IL
Vantage Bowling Centers - Tucson, AZ
Wagner's 66-1/2 Lanes - Eau Claire, WI
BG Centers - Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM
W.P. Dickey and Company - West Los Angeles, CA
*FDIC - Rosemont, IL
Sleeping Giant Lanes -Helena, MT
American Federal Bank - Dallas, TX
Town and Country Bowl - Reno, NV
Stockmen's Bank - Kingman, AZ
New Horizon Savings - San Raphael, CA
Sunny Lanes - Del City, OK
Valley Bowl - Security, CO
Allen Bowl - Allen, TX
Richland Bowl - Richland Hills, TX
Merle Hay Lanes - Des Moines, IA
Midland Park Lanes - Midland, TX
*Inca Lanes - Yuma, AZ
Nations Bank - Cleburne, TX
Moore Bowl - Moore, OK
Windsor Lanes - Oklahoma City, OK
Coopers & Lybrand - Denver, CO
Bonnett Resources - Dallas, TX
Petro Point Bowl  - Lake Charles, LA
First Interstate Bank of Denver - Denver, CO
Alma Bowl - San Jose, CA
Midland Loan Services, L.P. - Kansas City, MO
Conejo Village Bowl - Thousand Oaks, CA
Columbia Bowl - Duarte, CA
Proposed Center - Pagosa Springs, CO
Million Dollar Lanes - Williston, ND
Enumclaw Lanes - Enumclaw, WA
Elitch Lanes - Denver, CO
United States Army - Ft. Hood, TX
Pleasure Center - Truth or Consequences, NM
Three Flags Over Norman - Norman, OK
Pearland Bowling Center - Pearland, TX
Active West - Los Angeles, CA
First National Bank of Cortez - Cortez, CO
West Lanes Recreation Centers - San Dimas, CA
Tracy Federal Bank, F.S.B., - Concord, CA
Cherry Bowl - Sunnyvale, CA
Cedar Lanes - Claremore, OK
Sherwood Lanes - San Angelo, TX
Aztec Bowl - San Diego, CA
Castro Village Bowl - Castro Valley, CA
Montclaire Bowl - Edwardsville, IL
San Marcos Lanes - Santa Barbara, CA
Matrix Capital Bank – Denver, CO
River Valley Lanes - Bullhead City, AZ
Bowlerland - Van Nuys, CA
Sharpstown Bowl - Houston, TX
Gateway Lanes - Elkhorn, NE
Sparetime Lanes, Wonder Bowl - San Antonio, TX
Diamond Bowl - Houston, TX
Ponderosa Bowl - San Antonio, TX
Spare Time Lanes - Arlington, TX
Covina Bowl - Covina, CA
West Covina Lanes - West Covina, CA
Lakeside Sportsclub - Tucson, AZ
Cabrillo Lanes - San Jose, CA
Roxbury Lanes - Seattle, WA
Holiday Bowl - Lawton, OK
Woodhaven Lanes - Woodland, CA
Textron Financial Corporation - Atlanta, GA
Westminster Lanes - Westminster, CA
Concourse Bowl - Fresno, CA
Imperial Lanes - Seattle, WA
Orchard Bowl - Chico, CA
Sheridan Lanes - Tulsa, OK
Ritz Classic Bowl - Salt Lake City, UT
*Emerald Bowl – Houston, TX
Pleasant Hill Lanes - Pleasant Hill, CA
Valley View Lanes - Garden Grove, CA
Hilltop Lanes - Corpus Christi, TX
Sonesta Lanes - Thornton, CO
Sports Bowl - Northglenn, CO
Starlite Bowl - Reno, NV
William E. Myrick & Associates - Denver, CO
Showplace Lanes - Austin, TX
Showplace Lanes - Euless, TX
Showplace Lanes - Garland, TX
Hemet Bowl - Hemet, CA
Boulevard Bowl - Petaluma, CA
B&D Bowl – Albany, OR
Valley Bowl – Madera, CA
Hilltop Lanes – Ogden, UT
Vancouver Timber Lanes – Vancouver, WA
Rose Bowl – Tulsa, OK
West Houston Bowl – Houston, TX
Bowlero Lanes – El Paso, TX
*Sunset Bowl – Pueblo, CO
Valley Bowl – Mission, TX
Havasu Lanes - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Country Club Lanes - Sacramento, CA
Thunderbird Bowl – Wichita, KS
Sourdough Bowl – Anchorage, AK
Fun Lanes – Rio Rancho, NM
Camillia Bowl – McClellan AFB, CA
Heritage Lanes – Oklahoma City, OK
Lamar Lanes – Lamar, CO
Freeway Bowling Lanes – El Paso, TX
Vectra Bank – Denver, CO
*Broomfield Family Fun Center – Broomfield, CO
Wilson Road Bowl – Humble, TX
*Comerica Bank – Dallas, TX
Surf Bowl – Oceanside, CA
Cabezon Band of Mission Indians – Indio, CA
Fantasy Lanes – Indio, CA
Cloverleaf Family Bowl – Fremont, CA
Kent Bowl – Kent, WA
Riverside Lanes – Laughlin, NV
*Saddleback Lanes – Mission Viejo, CA
Proposed Center – Elk Grove, CA
Killeen Bowlerama – Killeen, TX
Cowtown Bowling Center – Fort Worth, TX
Starlite Lanes – Flagstaff, AZ
Bowling City – Amarillo, TX
Bear Creek Lanes – Colorado Springs, CO
*Albany Bowl – Albany, CA
Pacific Coast Investment Company – Seattle, WA
Valley Lanes – Beaverton, OR
Berman & Rabin, P.A. – Kansas City, MO
The Grove – San Diego, CA
Lufkin Lanes, Lufkin, TX
Ponca Bowl – Ponca City, OK
*Beal Bank – Dallas, TX
Proposed Center – Prineville, OR
Action Lanes - El Monte, CA
Proposed Center – Frisco, TX
Capital Pacific Bank – Portland, OR
Molalla Bowl – Molalla, OR
*Silverstrike Lanes – Gardnerville, NV
Knotty Pine Lanes – Pollock Pines, CA
Town & Country Lanes – Altus, OK
Harvest Park Bowl – Brentwood, CA
Don Carter West – Dallas, TX
Shapiro, Buchman, Provine, Patton LLP –Walnut Creek,CA
*Tri City Bowl – Avondale, AZ
Kyrene Lanes – Chandler, AZ
Bowl-A-Drome – Twin Falls, ID
*Showtime Family Lanes – Grants Pass, OR
Rodeo Bowl & Entertainment Center – Ellensburg, WA
Pinz – Palmer Lake, CO
Harrington, Foxx, Dubrow & Canter – Orange, CA
Bandera Bowl – San Antonio, TX
The Bowling Barn – Big Bear Lake, CA
Glenfair Lanes – Glendale, AZ
Bowlium – Montclaire, CA
Rose Bowl – Portland, OR
Jackson & Wallace, LLP – Las Vegas, NV
Robin Hood Lanes – Edmond, WA
Holiday Lanes – Lakewood, CO
Westy’s Garden Lanes – Garden City, ID
*Mira Mesa Lanes – San Diego, CA
Law Firm of Edwin Chau – Alhambra, CA
Pacific Avenue Bowl – Stockton, CA
Oak Tree Lanes – Diamond Bar, CA
Gage Bowl – Huntington Park, CA
Hard Rock Lanes – Garden City, KS
Revolutions – Barstow, CA
Double Decker Lanes – Rohnert Park, CA
Genovese, Forman & Burford – Sacramento, CA
Macquarie Leisure Trust – Sydney, AUS
New Yorba Linda Bowl - Yorba Linda, CA
Armadilla II –  Houston, TX
Empire Bowl – Redlands, CA
Village Bowl – Wichita Falls, TX
Chisholm Trail Lanes – Duncan, OK
Mohave State Bank – Kingman, AZ
Cal Bowl – Lakewood, CA
Hollywood Bowl – Portland, OR
Columbia River Bank – Klamath Falls, OR
Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama – Rowlett, TX
Pinz Bowling Center – Studio City, CA
*Kearny Mesa Bowl – San Diego, CA
Proposed Center – Alhambra, CA
CLMG Corp – Plano, TX
*Sabal Financial Group – Newport Beach, CA
Centennial Bank – Centennial, CO
Diamond Lanes – Odessa, TX
*Epicenter – Klamath Falls, OR
Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond – Goleta, CA
Pinz N Pockets - Lake Elisnore, CA
Pacific Lanes - Tacoma, WA
Hudson Bowl - Hudson, FL
Strikes-Rocklin - Rocklin, CA
Excel Investment Properties - Studio City, CA
Ft. Rucker Army Base - Ft. Rucker, AL