Denver, Colorado — May 14, 2013

The Zall Company is pleased to announce that it will serve as master broker for the Running Specialty Group. The Running Specialty Group (RSG) is a new retail roll-out between Gart Capital Partners and Finish Line. Gart Capital Partners made a $10 million strategic investment in Finish Line’s Running Specialty Group with “the goal of creating the nation’s single largest operator within the growing specialty running business.” Finish Line remains majority owner of the Running Specialty Group, but Gart runs all day-to-day operations including merchandising and future acquisitions.

RSG currently operates 19 specialty running shops in seven states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company banner and is on pace to add an additional 16 stores nationally in 2013. RSG also operates a high-end website called that allows consumers to purchase shoes online, locate the closest store and view articles on running techniques and injury prevention.

Stuart Zall, president of The Zall Company said “The Running Specialty Group is right on target for the growing demographic of serious and aspirational runners as well as active lifestyle participants. It has a lot more meaning when you are buying a pair of running shoes from someone who just ran a marathon in under three hours in the same pair of shoes.”

About The Zall Company
For over 20 years, The Zall Company, an international real estate firm based in Colorado, has assisted retailers to find and negotiate positions in regional malls, high street retail, neighborhood shopping districts and lifestyle centers around the world. The company’s current assignments include projects in Cherry Creek (Denver, CO), Brentwood, California, and China. With offices in Dallas, Boca Raton and Denver, The Zall Company represents major landlords by attracting tenants through identifying retail opportunities in all of the shopping center categories, and has a reputation for negotiating beneficial relationships for landlords and tenants. For additional information, visit or contact 303-804-5656 and Follow The Zall Company on Twitter at “like” The Zall Company on Facebook at

About Gart Capital Partners
Gart Capital Partners is an equity investment partnership that has a proven track record of successfully executing specialty retail rollups, including a 12-year joint venture with Vail Resorts, Inc. that involved more than 150 ski-related shops generating $200 million in annual sales.

About The Finish Line, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has 638 stores in malls across the U.S. and employs more than 11,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style.

Media Contact: Stacey Glenn, The Zall Company,, 303.804.5656

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