John Wilson Steps Into Role With Decades Of Rent-To-Own, Real Estate Experience

Buddy’s Home Furnishings, a retailer specializing in sales and rental ownership of furniture, electronics, appliances and home accessories, has promoted John Wilson to Director of Real Estate. In this role, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing the company’s real estate operations, supporting its franchise owners and providing strategic vision for future storefront growth.

Wilson is licensed in residential real estate and has spent a majority of his two-decade rent-to-own career in operations. In 2021, he joined Buddy’s as a franchise consultant before his promotion to this new role.

“John’s expertise in real estate and operations make him a natural fit for this role,” said Michael Bennett, CEO at Buddy’s. “As a franchise consultant, he developed strong relationships and trust with our franchise owners. He understands their triumphs and trials related to real estate, which will make him an invaluable resource as we continue to grow our footprint.”

After joining the Buddy’s team, Wilson quickly discovered what differentiates Buddy’s from other rent-to-own franchisors. “Buddy’s is better because of the way we care for our people,” he said. “Whether it’s our team members, customers, suppliers or anyone else that touches the business, we’re committed to caring for those relationships and that ultimately elevates our business. I’m honored to step into this position and serve our people in a new capacity.”

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