Hartman Income REIT Management Inc. (Hartman) a Texas-based commercial real estate sponsor, has hired Brian Baker as the regional sales director for the U.S. central region. In his new position, Baker will oversee sales across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Baker has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and as an external wholesaler at Hartman, he will focus on raising capital and building new relationships with independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
Prior to joining Hartman’s capital markets group, he served as an associate portfolio manager at Legacy Asset Management where he managed investment portfolios upward of $150 million and consulted clients on developing investment portfolio strategies.
Additionally, Baker held other positions where he gained experience selling alternative investments in broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, and bank channels. According to his LinkedIn page, he previously served as regional vice president at LoCorr Funds, Equinox Fund Management, and Nationwide Financial, among other positions.
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to our capital markets group. Our team has ramped up production significantly in the past six months, and it is a blessing to welcome a new member with such a distinguished background. I look forward to the many new partnerships Brian will forge for the firm,” said Al Hartman, president and chief executive officer.
Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in financial planning and organizational leadership. He also received the chartered alternative investment analyst (CAIA) designation, holds his FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses, and is an accredited asset management specialist (AAMS). Currently, he is working on the certified financial planner (CFP) designation through Northwestern University.
Hartman has experience acquiring, owning, managing, and leasing commercial office, retail, light industrial and warehouse properties located in Texas. Since 1983, Hartman and its affiliated entities (including founder, Allen R. Hartman) have sponsored 29 programs and acquired interests in more than 90 real assets totaling approximately $805 million as of March 31, 2021.