BEVERLY, Mass., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC ("Brookwood"), a nationally-recognized private equity investment firm, today announced that Jamie Hatch has joined the firm as Vice President of Construction and Maintenance for BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa and Kansas, and with expansions underway across the Midwest. Yesway is expected to employ over 1,000 people by the second quarter of this year with additional stores soon to be under management in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
Mr. Hatch's primary responsibilities will be to lead all aspects of his department while providing expertise and oversight to the firm's remodeling, construction, and facility upkeep projects. He will also assemble and oversee teams of local building contractors across the firm's expanded Midwest region. Mr. Hatch will report to Brian Trout, Yesway's Senior Vice President of Operations, and will work out of the firm's West Des Moines, IA headquarters.
"Our value-add strategy in the convenience store space is founded on our ability to improve and reposition our assets within their respective markets," stated Brian Trout, Yesway's Senior Vice President of Operations. "Jamie brings decades of industry experience and expertise to the table. We are very excited to have someone with his construction management and capital planning background joining the Yesway team."
Prior to joining Yesway, Mr. Hatch was President of Commercial and Home Services in Waukee, IA where he managed all aspects of commercial and residential projects. He also oversaw the remodel of over 100 Kum & Go Convenience stores throughout the Midwest. Prior to this, he was a Project Manager and Estimator with Allied Construction, in Des Moines, IA.
Mr. Hatch is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA.
About Yesway – BW Gas & Convenience, d/b/a Yesway, is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Yesway plans to acquire, improve and rebrand 500 convenience stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years. For more information on Yesway, please visit the company's website at www.yesway.com.
About Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC – Brookwood is a nationally-recognized private equity investment firm that specializes in acquiring and managing value-add commercial real estate and related operating businesses on behalf of a select group of institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals. Since its founding in 1993, Brookwood has raised over $884 million of equity to acquire a portfolio of 185 commercial real estate properties, seven operating companies, and 38 gas stations and convenience stores, which have a realized and unrealized value in excess of $2.4 billion. The portfolio has spanned multiple asset classes, geographical markets and industries across the United States. www.brookwoodfinancial.com
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