HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. Receives $24 Million Investment from Hale Partnership Capital Management, LLC and Related Entities


 GSA Social Security Administration Building, 5850 Lake Herbert Drive, Norfolk, Virginia

SARASOTA, FL and CHARLOTTE, NC -- HC Government Realty Trust Inc. (“HCGRT”), today announced that it has received an investment of $24 million in combined debt, preferred equity and common equity from Charlotte-based Hale Partnership Capital Management LLC and related entities. HCGRT currently owns and operates a portfolio of 16 single-tenant properties leased 100% to United States of America for occupancy by federal agencies including the FBI, DEA, DOT, USDA, VA and Social Security Administration (SSA).

As part of the transaction, Steve Hale, Founder of Hale Partnership, was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Jacqlyn Piscetelli was appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.  Robert R. Kaplan, Jr., will stay on as President of HCGRT.   In addition to the management changes, Brad Garner, Matthew Hultquist, Steve Hale, and Jeff Stewart have joined HCGRT’s Board of Directors

Hale made the following statement about today’s announcement:

“Our firm and investment partners are delighted to invest $24 million into HC Government Realty Trust and its high-quality portfolio of properties, which are long-term leased with stable cash flows.  We are excited to lead the next phase of growth for this platform.”

Rob Kaplan, President of HC Government Realty Trust, made the following statement about today’s announcement:

“We are delighted that Hale Partnership has chosen to invest in our company and the portfolio we have built and operated over the last 2+ years.  We especially look forward to this new collaboration with the talented team at Hale Partnership. Our vision in founding HC Government Realty Trust was to generate significant shareholder value by building a diverse portfolio of single-tenant properties leased to the United States of America. Hale Partnership’s investment should accelerate the growth of the platform decidedly.”

The transaction was approved by HCGRT’s Board of Directors on March 13, 2019, and closed on March 19, 2019.


Hale Contact: IR@hcgovtrust.com

About HC Government Realty Trust, Inc.

HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. was formed in 2016 with the purpose of acquiring and operating GSA properties, which are full-faith credit obligations of the U.S. Government. GSA-leased real estate asset classes typically possess a highly stable tenant base, long-term lease structures and low risk of tenant turnover. The Company’s initial portfolio consists of U.S. Government tenant agencies, including a number of the U.S. Government’s largest and most essential agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Transportation. For more information, please visit our corporate website at www.hcgovtrust.com.

About Hale Partnership Capital Management, LLC

Hale Partnership Capital Management, LLC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, please visit the corporate website at http://halepartnership.com. 

About this Press Release

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, including without limitation the common stock. Any such offer is made exclusively through the Company’s final offering circular dated December 18, 2017, as the same may be amended or supplemented (the “Final Offering Circular”). The Final Offering Circular is available at: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=hc+gove&match=contains&action=getcompany.

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