Dealership Sold

Coachella Valley Volkswagen

Indio, California
Coachella Valley Volkswagen

Performance Brokerage Services, North America’s highest volume dealership brokerage firm, is pleased to announce the sale of Coachella Valley Volkswagen in Indio, California from Nouri/Shaver Automotive Group to PATH Auto Group.

Coachella Valley Volkswagen was acquired by Nouri/Shaver Automotive Group in 2016. The dealership group is led by Co-Owners Bob Nouri and Pete Shaver, and CEO Armina Mgerian. The group currently operates 16 franchised dealerships in California and Oregon. In 2022, Nouri/Shaver Automotive Group generated over $2 billion in revenue and currently employs over 2,000 individuals.

Bob Nouri commented, “How do I spell commitment, humanity, integrity, and reliability? Jason Stopnitzky of Performance Brokerage Services. Very rarely do I meet people that go to the extremes that Jason does to take care of their clients. He is a real gem! Jason is someone that I can call at any time and he always answers my call. Jason today is no longer just my broker, rather part of my family, and someone I trust wholeheartedly. Jason, thanks for who you are and what you do and the difference you’ve made in our lives. My partners Pete Shaver, Armina Mgerian and I are in debt to you.”

Over the last 5 years, Performance Brokerage Services has advised on the sale of over 300 dealerships, making it the highest volume dealership brokerage firm in North America. In 2022, the company consummated 92 transactions, marking a record-breaking year. This transaction was exclusively facilitated by Jason Stopnitzky, Co-Founder of Performance Brokerage Services.

Stopnitzky commented, “It was a privilege to assist Bob Nouri with the sale of Coachella Valley Volkswagen. This is now the fifth transaction I’ve completed for the Nouri/Shaver Automotive Group, and each time has gone just as smoothly as the last. Bob Nouri, Pete Shaver, and Armina Mgerian are always an absolute pleasure to work with and conduct business with the utmost integrity. Helping Phil Alalouf and Todd Hewitt make their first acquisition under the newly formed PATH Auto Group was an exciting moment for me. Phil and Todd have worked incredibly hard towards this milestone and deserve all the success in the world. Phil started his career with Volkswagen over 30 years ago, so it’s wonderful to see things come full circle with his acquisition of a Volkswagen dealership. Also, the location doesn’t get much better than sunny Southern California! I have no doubt PATH Auto Group will be successful under Phil and Todd’s leadership and look forward to watching them grow.”

PATH Auto Group was recently established in March of 2023 by Phil Alalouf and Todd Hewitt. Alalouf is a self-made automotive industry professional with over 30 years of experience. Alalouf began his career as a Finance Manager for Volkswagen of Canada in 1990, and most recently worked as Managing Partner for Foundation Automotive Corporation before establishing PATH Auto Group. Coachella Valley Volkswagen is PATH Auto Group’s first acquisition, and the group already has promising plans for expansion underway.

Following the sale, Alalouf commented, “When you sit at an intersection in life with a dream you hope to come true, you want Jason Stopnitzky of Performance Brokerage Services by your side for the journey. I was at such a junction in early December of 2022 when Jason and I first connected. Jason created a confidential space, listened, and shortly after, presented me with a franchise opportunity. Jason’s level of commitment throughout every complex stage as well as his generosity of time and knowledge in critical periods were invaluable. He was tenacious, dependable, and stayed focused throughout the process. This was my first acquisition and Jason made it happen in California, where the process is challenging. Volkswagen is the brand I started my career with over 30 years ago, and now my dreams are realized. I could not have done this without the level of professionalism Jason demonstrated from the moment we met to the day of closing. The word “NO” was never an option to Jason, and we felt encouraged every step of the way. I am very grateful for all that Jason and his team have done for me and my family!”

The dealership will remain at its current location at 79050 Varner Road in Indio, California.

Bob Nouri was represented by Monica Hoenshell, Partner at Calvert Law in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Phil Alalouf was represented by Les Chayo of Chayo Law in Beverly Hills, California.

Seller:Nouri/Shaver Auto Group
Buyer:PATH Auto Group

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