Dogtopia Appoints New Vice President of Real Estate
Dogtopia— the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding, training and spa facilities— has appointed Jesse Stiles as Vice President of Real Estate. Stiles brings with him more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and franchise development.
Stiles will add depth to Dogtopia’s franchise development system and provide franchisee support. To accelerate the on-boarding process, Stiles will work directly with new franchisees to facilitate store openings and compress opening timelines. In addition, since Dogtopia underwent a major brand reinvention in 2015, all existing locations will be remodeled to reflect the updated store design. Stiles will play a large role in streamlining the rebranding process for existing locations. Further, Stiles will manage Dogtopia’s existing relationship with Cushman & Wakefield.
Neil Gill, CEO of Dogtopia, stated, “As we continue expanding nationally, the success of new units is crucial to our brand’s development. Jesse has the expertise to get Dogtopia into the right sites and will have an instant impact on helping our franchisees seek out and negotiate the best possible real estate.”
With a focus on building the brand’s presence in every major metropolitan market, the company plans to open more than 100 locations by 2017 and reach 400 stores by 2021.