Managing Director – Capital Markets
Ed McGovern joined Security Properties in 2009 and is the Managing Director of Capital Markets. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. McGovern is responsible for raising private equity and debt from high net worth investors, institutions, and family offices to be invested alongside our partners and our own capital. To date, he has raised over $300 million of private capital to aid in the financing of more than 120 Security Properties assets worth over $3 billion. In addition, Mr. McGovern is involved in managing the firm’s branding and public relations strategy and is responsible for interactions with the media.
Mr. McGovern has over 20 years of finance and real estate experience involving high rise commercial development and real estate private equity. His career has involved both investment and disposition roles in office, hotel, retail, and multifamily real estate for both ground-up development and acquisition/rehab projects.
Prior to joining Security Properties in 2009, Mr. McGovern held real estate development and investment roles with Schnitzer Northwest and Bentall Kennedy, as well as positions in investment banking. He has been responsible for the development and leasing of over two million square feet of commercial real estate in the Pacific Northwest and the development of hotels throughout the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Science in History from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Columbia University and a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He currently serves as a Board Member and was a former Adjunct Professor for the University of Washington Department of Real Estate MSRE program. He has also been involved with the Puget Sound Regional and National Corporate Board of Directors for NAIOP.