Ms. Schugart is the CEO of the Core Fund, REIT & BDC Group and currently serves as the President and CEO of Hines Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., a public, non-listed REIT which invested primarily in U.S. office; Hines Global REIT, Inc. and Hines Global REIT II, public non-listed REITs which invest in real estate in the U.S. and internationally; Hines U.S. Core Office Fund L.P. a private institutional fund which invested in “core” quality U.S. office properties; and HMS Income Fund, Inc., a public non-listed Business Development Company which invests in debt and equity securities of middle and lower middle market companies. She is a member of the firm’s Executive and Strategy Committees. She has leadership and management responsibilities over a team of professionals directly responsible for business strategy, product development, capital raising, portfolio management, acquisitions, asset management, disposition, investor relations, finance, legal and accounting. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer and prior to that as the Chief Financial Officer of several of these entities. She has been a director of Hines Securities, Inc., Hines’ Registered Broker Dealer, since its inception in 2003 and she has been actively involved in the leadership and management as it pertains to the raising of retail capital for Hines’ non-listed REITs and Business Development Company.
Schugart received a BBA from Southwest Texas State University.