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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.
Elizabeth L. Watson, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Watson, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer for HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. a Maryland REIT. She is also the CFO and a Principal of the REIT’s Manager; Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC. Mrs. Watson is directly responsible for the oversight and management of the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, capital structuring, and portfolio investment performance.
Mrs. Watson brings over 35 years of financial and operations management experience from both domestic and international arenas. She has structured more than $2 billion of debt and $1.4 billion of equity from U.S., European and Middle Eastern markets.
Mrs. Watson was a key principal/executive and Chief Financial Officer of four successive private equity funds investing in government leased real estate, spanning a period of more than 20 years. She has executed multiple exit strategies including an IPO, merger, and sale of assets, yielding investors high risk-adjusted returns. Prior to this, Mrs. Watson held positions with Legg Mason Wood Walker, Prime Retail, The Rouse Company and Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mrs. Watson holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from University of Maryland, a MS degree in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and an IEMBA degree and Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. Ms. Watson is a licensed CPA.
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, Compensation Chair
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.
John F. O’Reilly – Independent Director, Nominating & Governance Chair
Mr. O’Reilly serves as an independent member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee.
Mr. O’Reilly is currently Chairman & CEO of the full service law firm, O’Reilly Law Group. Mr. O’Reilly’s over 40 years of experience as an attorney includes a broad range of businesses, business transactions and business litigation including numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits. His accounting and business background are an asset to litigation clients as well as in business transactions and in resolving business issues.
In addition, Mr. O’Reilly’s experience with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young, as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, as Chairman/CEO of a New York Stock Exchange company and as a member of numerous boards of directors uniquely qualifies Mr. O’Reilly to address the multitude of legal issues that arise in the business world.
Vince Gennaro – Advisor to the Manager
Mr. Gennaro serves in an advisory role for Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC the Manager of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Gennaro is the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball and a consultant to Major League Baseball teams. He is also the Director of the Graduate Sports Management program at Columbia University, where he is also on the faculty.
Mr. Gennaro enjoyed a 20-year career at PepsiCo where he served as President of Pepsi’s Fountain Beverage Division, and was general manager of a billion-dollar bottling business, in addition to holding senior positions in marketing, sales and operations. An entrepreneurial startup endeavor early in Vince’s career complements his success with a blue chip Fortune 50 company. At the age of 27, he raised capital, led the purchase of a franchise in the Women’s Pro Basketball League – the forerunner of today’s WNBA – and served as its President and General Manager.
Vince’s innovative analysis of the business of baseball has been the subject of articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CNN Money. He has also written for Yahoo! Sports, and The Wall Street Journal, and is a frequent guest commentator in the media on sports business topics, appearing on MLB Network, the YES Network, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV. Vince serves on the Advisory Board of The Perfect Game Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
Mr. Gennaro holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
Del Wilber – Advisor to the Manager
Mr. Wilber has more than three decades of experience as a senior executive with experience in marketing, brand building and sales management authority with both major multinational corporations and smaller entrepreneurial organizations.
Most recently, Mr. Wilber created The Perfect Game Foundation which is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit designed to help those who aspire to a business career in sports. Prior to that he built Celeritas Management in August 2008 with private equity funding and served as its President as Celeritas acquired the Spanish Beisbol Network and ANC Sports.
Mr. Wilber was also the President of MVPGROUP, a marketing agency he co-owned with The Martin Agency/Interpublic Group of Companies. Before that he owned DelWilber+Associates, an international sports and entertainment business he sold to the Family Channel in 1996. Previous experience also includes roles at Procter & Gamble, Wilson Sporting Goods and Spalding where he served as Vice President Worldwide Tennis and consulting work with such companies as Frito Lay, Chrysler, Mazda, Audi, Olympus, Molson, Dr Pepper/7 Up, Coca Cola and IBM.
Mr. Wilber serves in an advisory role for Holmwood Capital Advisors, LLC the Manager of HC Government Realty Trust, Inc.
Mr. Wilber holds a B.S. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.