Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today that Owen Bouton has joined the firm as Director.  He will focus on originating loans for clients located in the Southeast region of the country. He will operate out of the Charleston and Atlanta offices and will report to John Beam, Managing Director at Hunt Real Estate Capital.

“Owen has more than 13 years of experience in real estate finance.  He joins the firm as a member of our Proprietary Lending Group and will primarily service clients using our balance sheet products,” noted Beam. “He will also offer agency executions to clients in the Southeast.”

Prior to joining Hunt Real Estate Capital, Bouton worked as a loan originator at LStar Capital (a subsidiary of Lone Star Funds) and has held prior origination stints at CIBC and JPMorgan.  He received his BA in Sociology from Wake Forest University and his MBA with a Real Estate concentration from Georgia State University.

“We are actively working to build our Proprietary lending platform to complement our robust traditional agency and small balance executions,” added Beam.  “Beefing up our staff and extending our product offerings enables us to better serve the expanding needs of developers and investors. We are confident Owen will play a pivotal role in helping us reach our Proprietary growth goals.”

Bouton is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He was a recipient of a grant from John H. Cowart RE Scholarship and RE Investment Advisory Council Scholarship in 2004.