Thomas Nicholas Trkla is the founding member and majority owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yesway. Mr. Trkla directs all aspects of Brookwood’s businesses including managing Brookwood’s operations, formulating and implementing Brookwood’s investment and disposition strategies, and evaluating, structuring and capitalizing the company’s real estate and private corporate investments. Prior to founding Brookwood, Mr. Trkla 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 that, at the time, was one of the largest privately-held real estate investment firms in the United States. Before Winthrop, Mr. Trkla 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. Mr. Trkla is 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 (PANE) and a member of the Urban Land Institute where he currently serves on the Small Scale Development Council – Gold Flight. Mr. Trkla is a frequent speaker on trends in the United States’ commercial real estate markets and on core, value-add and opportunistic investment strategies. In the past several years, he has spoken at the Urban Land Institute spring and fall meetings, the 2012 National Family Office Private Forum, the 2012 U.S./Ireland Legal Symposium, the 2010 Andes Investment Summit in Bogota, Colombia, the National Conference of State Tax Judges, the New York State Society of CPAs and the 2010 and 2011 Real Estate Symposia presented by Northern Trust and RSM McGladrey. Mr. Trkla is a 1981 graduate of Princeton University and in 1984 received a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2004, Mr. Trkla completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
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