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FranchiseU! Episode 56: Morgan Merrill and Sarah Shanks (SRS Real Estate Partners)

July 25, 2023
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In this episode of FranchiseU!, Kathy sits down with Morgan Merrill and Sarah Shanks from SRS Real Estate Partners. Merrill and Shanks talk about options that franchisees can leverage to create capital to expand their businesses.

Merrill is a licensed CPA, a KY real estate broker and a University of Louisville College of Business graduate. She currently specializes in restaurant investment sales nationwide and is a Finance Officer on the Board of Directors for Friends School of Louisville. She is mother to Alexandria and Baby Boy coming in October, 2023.

Shanks is a CPA that started her career in tax at Deloitte. She moved to Yum! Brands’ Tax Department and then to KFC specifically to work directly with franchisees. Shanks left KFC to pursue brokerage (real estate mostly) with SRS to help franchisees in a way she could not inside of the franchisor. Shanks has been with SRS for 5 years, in partnership with Morgan Merrill.

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