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Menlo Group has completed more child care property transactions than any other commercial real estate firm in the Phoenix area. We have the tools to walk you through the process of leasing, buying, selling or investing in child care real estate. Our experienced team carefully considers market conditions and your child care business to create real estate strategies to help you reach your goals.

Get the Book: Childcare Center Success

Are you ready to maximize profits and minimize mistakes?

Author and child care real estate expert Grafton Milne shares proven strategies on how you can succeed in the child care industry. In this book, you'll learn:

> Simple plans to improve your business, marketing, and operations
> How successful child care centers find and keep top teachers and staff
> How to find the right location for your center
> What top-performing child care centers do to make their business as good as their child care

"Grafton Milne's passion for early childhood education, quality child care, and attention to detail when selecting a site location, helps ensure quality will be top of mind throughout the design process. His book will be a tremendous resource to anyone in the Child Care Industry."
- Andrea Dunlap, Lakeshore Learning Materials

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    Recent Child Care Transactions


    • Andrea Dunlap
      Grafton Milne's passion for early childhood education, quality childcare, and attention to detail when selecting a site location, helps ensure quality will be top of mind throughout the design process. His book will be a tremendous resource to anyone in the Childcare Industry.
      Andrea Dunlap
      Lakeshore Learning Materials
    • Lynette Bole
      I can’t believe how smooth my transition went! Every step was followed closely. Grafton was always available to answer questions and give me the right places to find my answers. Grafton is amazing and professional! I would highly recommend Menlo Group! Thank you all for making my dream of owning the perfect childcare center come true!
      Lynette Bole
      Sweet Pea Preschool
    • Premier Learning Academy Preschool
      The Menlo Group made our first commercial transaction a top notch experience! We had such a great experience, and despite the SBA being a slow moving beast, our agents made it a seamless purchase. We are so glad to have Menlo as part of our team - can't wait to partner up for the next location!!!
      Premier Learning Academy Preschool
    • Kenneth Eller
      If you are looking for assistance with commercial real estate, then the Menlo Group is your best choice. They have in-house specialists with extensive knowledge and experience with a variety of industries such as childcare, medical/dental, and others. They have an extensive network of professionals that can assist you with project planning, design, and cost estimates to assist you with your property selection decision. You will be impressed with their professionalism and excellent customer service.
      Kenneth Eller
    • Barbie Prinster, Executive Director
      Grafton, being a commercial real estate expert, knows and understands the nuances of the child care industry and can guide owners and directors through the complicated real estate process. I know when I'm referring potential or current owners his way, they will be well taken care of.
      Barbie Prinster, Executive Director
      Arizona Early Childhood Education Association
    • Terry Kelman
      I have worked with many national and local real estate brokers/firms over the years. I have found Grafton Milne and the Menlo Group team to be proactive, responsive and consistent in working hard and in my best interest. I would recommend their services without hesitation.
      Terry Kelman