Steadfast Cos. hired Richard Gann as chief marketing officer for Steadfast Capital Markets Group (SCMG), its securities and financial services division.

In this newly created position, Gann will oversee all strategic marketing functions to assist in the overall positioning and growth of the Steadfast Income REIT, which is the firm’s $1.65 billion public, non-traded real estate investment trust and  future alternative investment programs.

In the past five years, Gann has overseen sales and marketing initiatives for six non-traded REITs and various private placement offerings while working in vice president roles for KBS Capital Markets Group and Grubb & Ellis Co.

“It is rare to find someone with Rick’s unique qualifications,” said Phil Meserve, president and CEO of SCMG. “We are excited that he has chosen Steadfast as the platform to leverage his varied expertise in marketing, real estate, securities, public speaking, training and continuing education for the benefit of our broker-dealer and financial representative partners.”

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