As executive vice president, Brent is responsible for leading the business development team, enhancing hotel brand relationships and sourcing real estate investment opportunities for Peachtree Hotel Group (“Peachtree”) and all its affiliates – Stonehill, Stonehill PACE and Peachtree Hospitality Management. As part of Peachtree’s executive leadership team, Brent has participated in more than $3.0 billion of real estate transactions across the enterprise since joining the company in 2012.
Brent has close to 30 years of hospitality experience, having launched hotel brands and completing complex real estate transactions with the largest hotel operators and real estate developers in the U.S.
Brent was recruited to Peachtree to lead an aggressive growth strategy to expand the company’s footprint into the Western U.S. and to strengthen relationships with premium-branded hotels such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Starwood.
Prior to joining Peachtree, he was vice president of franchise development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he was instrumental in launching lifestyle-branded Aloft and Element hotels. Brent also led the expansion of Westin, Sheraton, Luxury Collection, Le Meridien and Four Points brands along the West coast.
Before that, he was vice president of franchise development for La Quinta Companies, where he established a record-setting franchise program and launched the Baymont Inn & Suites franchise program.
Brent holds a business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.