Art Van Furniture Hires New VP of Real Estate and Construction

John Wyatt has been named vice president, real estate and construction of Art Van Furniture, one of the largest mattress and furniture retail stores in the Midwest. The announcement was made by Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.

Wyatt, whose award-winning retail real estate and construction career spans over 25 years, will be responsible for leading Art Van Furniture’s real estate, construction, property management, new business development and franchising groups.

Wyatt has worked with a wide variety of iconic retail brands, including Eddie Bauer, Nike, Starbucks, Bob Evans, Brinker Restaurants and Michaels. He was also responsible for the design and construction of Niketown flagship stores around the world in such major cities as London, Berlin, Toronto and Melbourne. In 2012 and 2013, Wyatt received the Design of the Year Award from the Retail Design Institute, Chain Store Age and Global Shop for a new Aaron Brothers stores prototype.

“I am very excited to be joining Art Van Furniture at such a critical time,” said Wyatt. “Our growth and expansion plans are very challenging and I know that we will be very successful as we continue to grow.”

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About Art Van Furniture: Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio and in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a full service e-commerce website, plus 40 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan.