HC Government Realty Trust President Rob Kaplan, Jr. to Join Expert Panel at the 13th Annual Western Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium

Session will address Regulatory and Tax Reform Update and the Anticipated Impact on Retail Alternative Investments

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. (“HCGRT” or “the Company”), today announced that its President, Robert (Rob) Kaplan, Jr., will be a featured panelist at the upcoming 13th Annual Western Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium being held at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California on December 6-7, 2017.

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Mr. Kaplan will join other industry thought-leaders in an insightful discussion on December 6th at 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) focused on the topic of “Regulatory & Tax Reform Update & the Anticipated Impact on Retail Alternative Investments.” Among the key issues and questions to be addressed:

  • The DOL fiduciary rule, its implementation and impact
  • Deregulation: What to expect and when?
  • With a new SEC Chairman what enforcement action to expect?
  • BDCs: What’s the latest on bills to modernize rules governing this product? Will they be granted exemptive relief?
  • NASAA: The latest on concentration limits and the potential impact. What other change is coming?
  • FINRA: Examination priorities; 1031 compliance
  • Tax reform: What is the latest and what is the potential impact on 1031 exchanges and DST deals in particular? How will a drop in tax rates affect Non-Traded REITs and other pass-through entities?

In addition to Mr. Kaplan, the distinguished speakers will include Kirk Montgomery, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of CNL Credit Platform; Michael Komenda, Counsel to Cole Capital; Carl Riley of Greenberg Traurig, LLP; and C. Coy Garrison, Special Counsel, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The session will be moderated by Anya Coverman, Director of Government Affairs & General Counsel at the Investment Program Association.

This year’s Western Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium is expected bring together industry leaders to review the continued dynamic evolution and new opportunities that are opening up for the marketplace. The development of the product offering and distribution sides; implications for product sponsors, IBDs/RIAs and retail investors; and stakeholders’ preparations for change and leveraging of opportunities that emerge are just some of the crucial issues that will be explored. For more information about the conference, please visit www.imn.org/real-estate/conference/Western-Non-Traded-REIT-Retail-Alternative-Investment-Symposium-17/.  

About Robert Kaplan, Jr.
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 of 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. He is also the founder and co-managing partner of Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank PLC, where he spearheads the firm’s practice area on the JOBS Act and Regulation A. Mr. Kaplan, Jr. has worked with Congress on Title IV since its inception, and with the Securities and Exchange Commission on rules for implementation, including testifying before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Regulation A’s impact on the lower middle market and the alternatives industry. He is the co-author of “Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors,” published by Apress.

About HC Government Realty Trust, Inc.
HC Government Realty Trust, Inc. was formed in 2016 for the purpose of acquiring and operating federally-leased properties, the leases for which are full-faith and credit obligations of the United States. Federally-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 portfolio of leased facilities is occupied by U.S. Government agencies, including a number of the 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.

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