(Beverly, MA) – June 7, 2017 – Brookwood Securities Partners, LLC (“Brookwood”), the broker-dealer affiliate of Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, a leading real estate investment and asset management company, today announced that Brad Root has joined the firm as a Managing Director.
Mr. Root’s primary responsibility is to raise capital for Brookwood’s various fund, separate account, and co-investment offerings from high net worth individuals, family offices, wealth managers, and select institutional investors. “Brad brings a tremendous amount of client relations and capital raising experience to Brookwood, having spent the better part of the last two decades cultivating relationships with sophisticated investors across a variety of investment and fundraising platforms,” stated Greg Papazian, Brookwood’s Managing Director and Director of Retail Sales. “He has a proven track record of developing tactical, long-term business relationships and we are excited to welcome him back to our firm.” Mr. Root was one of Brookwood’s original employees when the firm was formed in May of 1993.
The expansion of Brookwood’s retail sales practice mirrors the firm’s growth over the last several years. Since re-entering the market in 2010, Brookwood has acquired 8,401,327 square feet of real estate worth over $1,200,000,000 and has expanded its staff to 109 employees located in 24 offices across the United States. Brookwood has also recently launched BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Yesway, a new gas station and convenience store chain with locations in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma and with expansions underway in the Midwest.
Prior to rejoining Brookwood, Mr. Root was the Chief Operating Officer of the Newton Institute and Center for Serving Leadership where he was responsible for business development. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at the Anglican Church in North America where he played a key role in the founding of the international headquarters for the unification of 1,000 Anglican congregations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Root was responsible for all fundraising and capital formation and also served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Root is a graduate of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.
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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 $906 million of equity to acquire a portfolio of 185 commercial real estate properties, seven operating companies, and 73 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