Hamilton, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
Hand & Stone, the fastest growing massage and facial spa in the country, is proud to announce franchise real estate veteran Kris Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Real Estate.
In the past year, Smith has negotiated and finalized 55 leases for franchisees and has played the lead role in overseeing the construction and market development process for the opening of 52 new Hand & Stone locations. Prior to joining Hand & Stone in 2012 as Director of Real Estate, Smith served as Vice President of Brand Services for Saladworks, a 100-plus unit chain of fast casual salad restaurants. He has also worked for several franchise systems throughout his extensive 25-year career, including Domino's Pizza and Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.
“Kris has played a pivotal role in our growth and has been instrumental in our ability to open new spas,” said Todd Leff, President and CEO of Hand & Stone. “With more than 100 locations currently in development, we will be relying on Kris’s experience and drive to get locations open on time and on budget. The franchisees he has worked with have a deep respect for his ability to manage the entire process from the leasing through completion of construction.”
About Hand & Stone
Hand & Stone is a 160-plus unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to bring massage and facial services to the masses. Launched in 2004 by a passionate physical therapist, John Marco and now led by franchise veteran Todd Leff, Hand & Stone now has locations in 21 states and Canada. For more information on Hand & Stone, visit http://www.handandstone.com.