Thomas Nicholas Trkla is the founding member, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yesway. Tom directs all aspects of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s businesses, including managing operations, shaping and setting the company’s culture, values and principles, assembling and leading the senior management team, formulating and implementing investment and disposition strategies, and evaluating, structuring, and capitalizing the company’s commercial real estate and private company investments. Tom is a member of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s Executive and Investment Committees.
Prior to founding Brookwood, Tom was a senior executive with Winthrop Securities Co., Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winthrop Financial Associates, a Boston-based real estate investment and management firm. Before Winthrop, Tom was a Vice President at The Boston Company Real Estate Counsel, Inc., one of the first real estate investment advisors to large public and private tax-exempt pension plan sponsors in the United States.
Tom currently serves as an Advisory Committee member of the Massachusetts Campaign for Children, a non-profit statewide child advocacy organization, a Director of the Princeton Association of New England, a member of the Advisory Council for the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Tom is a graduate of Princeton University and received a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2004, Tom completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.