A.J. Klenk is one of the owners of The Goodyear House. GYH has been a vision of AJ’s since 2012, when he fell in love with the NoDa community and the idea of throwing a backyard party with great food, great people and great times. The dream looked like a neighborhood gathering place known for bringing people of all walks of life together to break bread toast to good times.

Prior to ventures into the hospitality industry, A.J. founded and built three successful real estate companies and is currently Managing Partner at Capstone Apartment Partners, a multi-family investment sales brokerage, and Catalyst Capital Partners, a commercial real estate development company, both located in Charlotte, NC.

A.J. is grateful for the many irreplaceable colleagues whom he is lucky enough to work alongside. Without these trusted partners, who are now more like family, no great things would be possible.

A.J. has plans to continue growing his real estate and hospitality businesses, but only where he feels real value can be created and where a positive impact on others can be had.

A Midwestern transplant, A.J. has lived in Charlotte ever since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2007. He enjoys challenges in both life and work, sports, giving back, being outside, world travel, and spending time with his wife, Caitlin, two sons Harrison, Jackson, and the entire extended family.