Yesway, a convenience store operator founded by Brookwood Financial Partners in 2015, has named Thomas Brown as chief real estate officer.

Brown will be responsible for directing all real estate-related activities for the firm, including identifying potential site and convenience store acquisitions and overseeing the firm’s store remodel, raze and rebuild and new-to-market construction initiatives. He has served at the helm of Yesway’s campaign to grow its portfolio through the completion of new stores and raze-and-rebuild projects across its geographic footprint. Prior to joining Brookwood in 1994, Brown was a vice president of Winthrop Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winthrop Financial Associates. As director of national real estate operations, he was responsible for the management of 30 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties representing over $3 billion of real estate.