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Jim Papas
Business Sales Specialist

Extensive Hospitality Experience
Jim Papas has been in the hospitality industry since 1990, with an Accounting Certificate from Preston College under his belt. In 2017, Jim took an opportunity to explore the business brokerage industry by joining LINK, ending his over 27-year career of owning and managing numerous successful cafes and restaurants. 

His exit from the industry is not all bad news for him. Over the past five years, he has utilised his expertise in sales and marketing, product development, finance and operations management in helping his clients achieve their business goals.

As evidenced by his extensive personal network of vendors and purchasers, Jim's communication skills are nothing short of outstanding. As a result of his strong managerial capabilities, he has also become a vital member of LINK Melbourne's sales team.

Unmatched Negotiation Skills
After spending his entire life as a business owner and broker in hospitality, Jim has acquired an unrivalled wealth of experience in the industry. His straightforward nature has helped him build solid relationships with his colleagues and provide satisfactory client outcomes.

Jim's best deals have been made possible largely due to his exceptional communication skills. One of the first businesses he sold was a car wash, which was purchased for its full asking price only six weeks after negotiations began. This drive to excellence has never left Jim – as only recently he sold a mechanical workshop again for the full asking price!

Jim has sold many businesses successfully in his career with LINK, formerly Klemms, and while the process isn't always easy, he never gives up until he achieves a favourable deal for everyone involved.

Jim is the embodiment of “never giving up”! 

All work AND play 
Apart from Jim's hectic job as a business broker, he doesn't let his career prevent him from spending time with his loved ones when he has the chance.


  • Small Hospitality Businesses (Café, Restaurant, Pastry Shop, etc.)
  • Mechanical Shops/Workshops



Jim successfully found a buyer for our cafe after 5 days of it being listed. It was hard work going through the process with a tough buyer but he was very patient and got it to happen. He was a pleasure to work with and very understanding of issues that we had. We used Klemms when we bought the business as well and when we sold our previous business. Ross was also fantastic during the purchase and for support during the sale as well. I would highly recommend Klemms to anyone.
Adrian and Justine Salanitri
We have been looking for a business for a few years and we couldn't have asked for a better broker to deal with. Jim was very professional and went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smooth even taking calls at any time of the day, the big ifference was that he wasnt pushy and we didn't feel pressured! Highly recommend if you're buying or selling to have a chat with Jim.
Albert Salem
Mr Jim Papas, In a time when people don't often express their gratitude for the good things that happens to them. I honestly can say from my deepest heart, that I am sincerely grateful and thankful that I as a purchaser had your full support, while going through the purchasing process.
Richard Chalhoub
Thanks to the on going hard work of our agent Jim Papas, we were able to get the sale result we wanted. A total professional from start to finish. I would strongly suggest anyone looking to sell through Klemms speak to Jim Papas first. His dedicated approach to his client's needs are always at the highest level. Thank you for your help and wonderful result.
Steve Peroulios
Jim Pappas made the whole process of purchasing a business so easy. His professional, down to earth manner and patience made the whole experience enjoyable. He stuck with us for over a year helping my wife and I find the most appropriate business as per our requirements. I can't thank him enough and highly recommend his services to anyone thinking of buying a business. Truly a great experience.
Ioannis Dimas

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