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Edwin M. Stanton – Co-Founder, Director & CEO
Mr. Stanton is the co-founder and CEO of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. a Maryland REIT and also serves on its Board of Directors. Mr. Stanton is also the co-founder, President and CEO of the REIT’s Manager; Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Stanton is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the Company’s corporate, investment and capitalization strategies. Mr. Stanton is focused on the overall growth and direction of the Company and is directly responsible for the Company’s real estate practice.
For nearly 20 years, Mr. Stanton has participated in the evaluation, acquisition, disposition and/or financing of more than $800 million of commercial and residential real estate. Since 2005, Mr. Stanton has founded and been a Managing Principal of numerous private equity real estate investment and management companies.
Prior to forming the REIT and Holmwood, Mr. Stanton was a co-founder of US Federal Properties Trust, a privately held government real estate development and investment company where he was responsible for sourcing and investing in single tenant government leased properties. He was responsible for the sourcing and negotiation of more than $250 million of federal government-leased assets. Prior to forming US Federal Properties Trust, Mr. Stanton was the co-founder and Managing Principal of SRS Investments, LLC a private equity real estate investment firm where he was responsible for the overall direction of the Company. His focus on investment strategy, capital structuring and value-add real estate investments resulted in significant returns and capital appreciation for his business partners and equity investors.
Mr. Stanton holds a BA degree from Rollins College and an MBA degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Robert R. Kaplan, Jr. – Co-Founder & President
Mr. Kaplan, Jr. is the co-founder and President of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. a Maryland REIT. He is also the co-founder and Vice President of the REIT’s Manager, Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Kaplan, Jr. is directly responsible for the creation and structuring the Company’s equity offerings, capital structuring and corporate legal matters. Mr. Kaplan, Jr. overseas and manages the marketing for the Company’s security offerings to the independent broker dealer community.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Kaplan Jr.’s legal expertise has focused on real estate securities and finance, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, securities compliance, private offerings, tax, and strategic partnerships / joint-ventures.
Mr. Kaplan, Jr. is a founder and Managing Partner of Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC, a Richmond, VA, headquartered law firm that practices in the areas of development and real estate investment, capital markets, litigation, and business representation. Mr. Kaplan, Jr. has been the primary counsel in over $2 billion in securities offerings and real estate financings.
Mr. Kaplan, Jr. holds AB and JD degrees from the College of William & Mary.
Jason D. Post, CPA, CFE – Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
Mr. Post, CPA, CFE, is the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller for HC Government Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland REIT. Mr. Post is directly responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, capital structuring, and portfolio investment performance. He brings extensive experience as a principal financial officer of public companies, and a consultant providing accounting, SEC financial reporting services, tax and litigation services. Notably, Mr. Post has been deeply involved in efforts to prepare companies for public status using the Regulation A exemption, a path being taken by the Company.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Post was the Principal Financial Officer of As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTV), a direct marketing company. Before that he operated Jason D. Post CPA, PA, a consulting firm offering financial and controller services for pre-IPO and listed companies.
Previously, he was CFO of Amacore Group (OTCCQB: ACGI), a marketer of health, life and dental insurance plans, and Zurvita (OTCQB: ZRVT), a distributor of health and wellness products. Post began his career in a series of roles of increasing responsibility at accounting firms Deloitte & Touche, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, Cavanaugh & Company, and Arthur Andersen LLP.
He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of South Florida.
Philip Kurlander, MD – Co-Founder & Director
Dr. Kurlander is the co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. a Maryland REIT. He is also the co-founder and Treasurer of the REIT’s Manager; Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC where he shares in the responsibility for the overall direction of the Company and serves on the internal investment committee.
Dr. Kurlander has been a serial entrepreneur for the past 20 years having served critical roles in numerous start-up ventures and early-growth companies across a spectrum of industries from real estate to manufacturing. Dr. Kurlander currently has investments in, and sits on the Boards of; Addison McKee, ShelterLogic, and North American Propane. ShelterLogic and North American Propane were sold in 2012, resulting in substantial gains for their respective investors. Additionally, Dr. Kurlander is a director and founder of a food service industry start-up. He sits on the Advisory Boards of a mezzanine lender and a private equity firm.
Dr. Kurlander is a practicing Anesthesiologist in the State of New York. He has previously served as Chief Resident in Anesthesiology at New York’s highly-regarded Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Following Columbia, he joined the faculty of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine after which he joined a private practice. He became the Managing Partner of his anesthesiology group and during his seven-year tenure quadrupled the size and profitability of the practice.
Dr. Kurlander holds a BS degree from SUNY Albany summa cum laude and an MD degree from Albany Medical College.
Robert R. Kaplan – Co-Founder & Director
Mr. Kaplan is the co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. a Maryland REIT. He is also the co-founder and Secretary of the REIT’s Manager; Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC where he shares in the responsibility of capital formation and structuring and corporate legal matters and serves on the internal investment committee.
Mr. Kaplan has over 40 years of experience as an attorney, investment banker, and entrepreneur and is a member of Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC.
Mr. Kaplan was a co-founder of Carter Kaplan, an investment bank now part of RBC Wealth Management. He also co-founded Columbia Naples Capital, a leveraged buy-out sponsor that made over $25 million in equity investments, and North American Propane, Inc., an operating business in the New England and Mid-Atlantic energy markets that was sold in 2012 to a large industry participant.
Mr. Kaplan holds AB and JD degrees from the College of William & Mary.
William R. Fields – Independent Director
Mr. Fields serves as an independent member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee.
Previously, Mr. Fields served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Factory 2-U Stores Inc., from November 2002 to 2003. Mr. Fields has over 30 years retail and consumer goods industry experience with Graphic Packaging, with approximately 20 of those years at the executive level. He has also provided planning and oversight for various operational support divisions, including marketing and human relations. Mr. Fields served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of APEC (China) Asset Management Ltd. from 1999 to October 2002. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Company from 1997 to 1999 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Entertainment Group, a division of Viacom Inc., from 1996 to 1997. Previously Mr. Fields held numerous positions with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which he joined in 1971. He left Wal-Mart in March 1996 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores Division, and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Mr. Fields held various senior executive positions within the organization, including Assistant to Wal-Mart Founder, Sam Walton; Senior Vice President of Distribution and Transportation; and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart, Inc.
Mr. Fields currently serves as Chairman of Intersource Co. Ltd. He also currently serves as a director of Lexmark International Inc., Graphic Packaging Corp, The ADX Company CreditMinders.com, Aegis Capital Advisors LLC, Hot-Can plc, Bonus Stores Inc., The University of Texas Pan-American Foundation, The Joint Corp., Cortiva Group, Inc., and SupplyScience, Inc. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of Celeritas Management Inc. and EON Reality, Inc.
Mr. Fields has bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from the University of Arkansas.
W. Leo Kiely III – Independent Director
Mr. Kiely serves in an advisory role for Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC the Manager of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Kiely retired as Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture combining the U.S. and Puerto Rico operations of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company, in July 2011, a position he had held since July 2009. From February 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Kiely served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company. From March 1993 to March 2005 he held a variety of executive positions at Coors Brewing Company, including Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Coors Brewing Company, he held executive positions with Frito-Lay, Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., and Ventura Coastal Corporation, a division of Seven Up Inc. He serves as a director of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation. He previously served as a director of Medpro Safety Products, Inc. from 2009 to March 2014 and is currently on the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Innovation Committees for Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco and cigarette corporations.
Mr. Kiely has a B.A. from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is currently on the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Innovation Committees for Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco and cigarette corporations.
Scott Musil – Independent Director, Audit Chair
Scott Musil, CPA serves as an independent member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
Mr. Musil has more than 20 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. a NYSE listed REIT. Mr. Musil leads all aspects of the Company’s finance function including capital markets, treasury, financial planning and reporting, tax, risk management, investor relations and internal audit. He is also a member of the executive committee responsible for developing and executing the Company’s strategic plan.
Mr. Musil previously held the roles of Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary with the Company. Prior to joining First Industrial, Mr. Musil served in various capacities with Arthur Andersen & Company specializing in the real estate and finance industries.
Mr. Musil holds a B.S. accounting from DePaul University and a MBA degree from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.