HC Government Realty Trust Inc., a Regulation A real estate investment trust that invests in federally-leased properties, has appointed James Manouse as its new senior director of national accounts. Manouse will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships with broker-dealers and growing the sales and distribution platform for the company nationally.
Manouse brings more than 20 years of capital markets experience to his role. Prior to joining the company, he served as the chief distribution officer for Lodging Opportunity Fund REIT where he was responsible for developing their product distribution, national marketing strategy and the development and management of their product sales team. Manouse has also served as the executive vice president of operations and sales at Hartman Income REIT and director of business development at Hanson McClain Strategic Advisors.
Manouse serves on the government affairs/political advocacy committee for the Institute of Portfolio Alternatives (formerly the Investment Program Association) and on the regulatory affairs committee for the Alternative and Direct Investment Securities Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses.
HC Government Realty Trust was formed in 2016 and oversees a portfolio of 13 properties occupied by federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Social Security Administration, and the Department of Transportation. The company is externally managed and advised by Holmwood Capital Advisors LLC and raised $6.1 million in investor equity as of December 31, 2017, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.