Joe Latina

Office Phone: 302.622.3512


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Joe is a principal with Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties and has been working in the commercial real estate industry since 1989. 

Qualifications & Experience

Throughout his distinguished career, Joe has achieved extraordinary success as a real estate broker and consultant in the food and beverage sector. Born into a family restaurant business, he is the region’s leading restaurant and bar broker and site location specialist.  He focuses on sales and leasing of restaurants, bars, retail and other commercial properties. Joe has successfully represented a wide variety of businesses from sandwich shops to fine dining restaurants, neighborhood grills, nightclubs and liquor stores and also assists clients in obtaining liquor licenses and business licenses. He assists independent operators and national companies in site selection, business valuation, leasing and real estate acquisitions. Joe also has extensive knowledge in the real estate development and investment sector having assisted many in the evaluation, buying and selling of income-producing investment real estate and development land.

During his career at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties, he has consistently been an elite producer, named several times to the “Dozens” National Sales Award, which includes the top 5% of producing brokers nationwide.  He has been awarded Delaware Today Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Award for Customer Service every year consecutively since 2010.

Community Involvement

In 2017, Joe was elected Secretary of CORFAC International. He is also an active participant in CORFAC International’s Retail Services Group.

Joe lives in Wilmington with his wife and sons. He has been a little league baseball, basketball  and football coach since 2003 and served on the Saint Edmond’s Academy school Board from 2008-2012.  A graduate of Salesianum High School, he attended the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing. He also studied real estate and finance at Widener University.


Community Involvement

Baseball Coach – Fox Point Little League 2003, Travel Baseball (Gildea’s Raiders) 2008-2010, Brandywine Little League 2004- 2014.
Football Coach – New Castle County Football League 2004-2006,
Immaculate Heart of Mary (2007-2008, CYM Basketball coach, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Representative Clients / Top Transactions:

McDonald’s Restaurants, Wendy's Restaurants, IHOP Restaurants, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Zoup!, Primo Hoagies, Dunkin Donuts, Moro Restaurant, Cantwell’s Tavern, Ulysses Gastropub, El Diablo Burritos, Kitty Knight House, The Granary, Famous Taverns, 16 Mile Taproom, Two Stones Pub, 2SP Brewery, UniFirst, CRX Railroad

  • $100,000,000+ in transactions
  • 250+ Restaurant/Bar transactions
  • 125+ Investment Sales


I want to thank you for all your work on this project, especially the work you did that should have been performed by others. Your professionalism and timeliness would make me recommend you without hesitation. - Dr. Michael B. Vincent, Opthalmologist

We wanted to take the time to thank you for a job well done! We couldn't have done this without you and so many people will benefit from the restart of the property. You were always available any time day or night and we worked together well for our mutual best interest... -Ernie & Barbara Laletas, John Frangakis, Christine Laletas Frangakis

I wanted to take a moment and thank you [and Mary Ann Heesters] for your efforts. As I mentioned, my father and I had been in the market for over a year (for a bar/nightclub) and were beginning to become discouraged at our chances of finding a suitable venue for our vision. Within hours of a phone call to your office we had several opportunities to choose from. Your professionalism and unbiased opinions really made our dealings with each other a pleasant experience. Your diligence and persistence to get a fair deal done on our behalf is greatly appreciated. As my father stated this is just the beginning to bigger and better things and we plan on using your services exclusively when it is time to vind our next opportunity. -Ryan Robinson, Principal/Partner with LaCor LLC