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First Capital recruits Johnson as CFO

First Capital Real Estate Trust Incorporated has hired Stephen M. Johnson as chief financial officer. Previously, Johnson worked at DRW Holdings LLC where he served as head of equity volatility trading Asia.


NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — First Capital Real Estate Trust Incorporated (“First Capital”), a Maryland public non-traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”), today announced that Stephen M. Johnson has joined First Capital as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the finance function, including capital market activities, financial reporting, accounting, tax and internal audit.

“We are thrilled to add Stephen to our executive team,” said Suneet Singal, Chief Executive Officer of First Capital. “Stephen is a highly accomplished executive with significant financial expertise, including as a Chief Financial Officer. We are excited about his ability to help advance our business objectives and drive our performance.”

Mr. Johnson joins First Capital from DRW Holdings LLC (“DRW”), a multi-strategy proprietary trading firm, where he served as Head of Equity Volatility Trading Asia. Mr. Johnson brings to First Capital more than 15 years of finance and investment management experience. Prior to joining DRW, Mr. Johnson served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Ronin Trading LLC, a proprietary derivative trading firm, from February 2014 until March 2015 and at Marquette Partners L.P., a proprietary derivative trading firm, between January 2012 and February 2014. From April 2007 to January 2013, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner at Hun Management LLC, a proprietary derivative trading firm. Mr. Johnson received a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. He holds FINRA Series 24, 7, and 63 Licenses and is a CFA Level II Candidate.

About First Capital
First Capital Real Estate Trust Incorporated is a public non-traded REIT based in New York City and founded in 2012. First Capital’s portfolio consists of various assets including land development, multifamily development, gas station development, hotels and medical offices.