Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc. (NYSE: BRG), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that offers a preferred stock and warrants offering, has hired Kevin Helwig to serve as managing director, product specialist.
The company noted that Helwig will act as a conduit, integrating the REIT’s executive management and operational team with the Bluerock Capital Markets distribution and national accounts teams to further develop strategic partnerships with independent broker-dealers, open new distribution channels, and expand Bluerock Residential’s awareness, sales and distribution platform nationally.
“Kevin has a great industry reputation and is a proven, valuable resource. He is widely known for his ability to provide timely economic and educational assistance to advisors to enhance client seminars and portfolio construction,” said Jeffrey Schwaber, CEO of Bluerock Capital Markets.
Helwig has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the span of his career, he has provided financial advice to clients on REITs, 1031 exchanges, real estate private placement offerings, mutual funds, and annuities.
Prior to joining Bluerock, he served as a regional vice president at Preferred Capital Securities where he was responsible for Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Southern Nevada. He has also served as a regional sales director at Highland Capital Management, as well as a national sales manager and managing director at VII Peaks Co-Optivist Income BDC II.
Helwig holds a degree in economics from the University of Arizona and FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT focuses on acquiring a diversified portfolio of Class A institutional-quality multifamily properties. As of September 30, 2018, the company’s portfolio consisted of interests in 43 properties, 32 consolidated operating properties and 11 through preferred equity and mezzanine loan investments. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT’s preferred stock and warrants offering is distributed to retail investors via independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors
Bluerock is a national alternative investment management firm with more than $5 billion of assets under management. The company’s offering platform includes an institutional closed-end real estate interval fund Total Income+ Real Estate Fund, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT’s preferred stock and warrants offering, and Bluerock Value Exchange’s 1031-exchange programs.