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About Us

Opportunity

Strategic Government Properties LLC (SGP) identifies, purchases, and manages newly-built single tenant mission-critical government buildings that are fully leased to government agencies.

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Experience

The Principals of the company have extensive experience with all elements of ownership including acquisition, finance, management, leasing, and disposition of government occupied real estate. Over the past ten years, the company's Principals have acquired 22 government tenanted assets totaling over two million square feet in 14 states. To date, 14 of those properties were successfully sold, and the others are performing at or above projections.

Management


 

David Chazen

David Chazen

Partner

David is the Cofounder and Managing Partner of Strategic Government Properties. David's is responsible for the day to day management of the company, as well deal sourcing and analysis, strategic development, and managing client relationships. Before founding SGP, David had extensive experience working with institutional and high net worth investors in a variety of asset classes, and David began his career at Goldman, Sachs working with private and institutional clients. During his career David also started, built, and sold several companies in the consumer products and marketing sector.

Mr. Chazen is a director of the Chazen Institute of Global Business at Columbia Business School. He serves on the board and Advancement Committee of High Jump, an educational not-for-profit based in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Young Presidents Organization, Aspen Chapter, and serves as membership chair. He serves on the Board of Theatre Aspen and is a member of the Socrates Society of the Aspen Institute. Mr. Chazen received his B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1986. He has run 26 New York City Marathons and counting.

Chuck Cowan

Jon Center, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Government Properties, Jon's responsibilities include oversight and ownership of the financial records for the organization and its underlying real estate holdings, coordination of bank activities, reporting of key operational and financial results, and development of monthly financial statements prepared in accordance with relevant accounting standards to analyze performance, to report to investors, and to identify opportunities for optimizing investment performance.

Prior to joining SGP, Jon was Controller at private equity backed FoodChainID, following 11+ years in EY's (Ernst & Young) assurance practice, including as a Senior Manager within its Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction practice. Jon earned both his BS in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Jon loves spending time with his wife, son, daughter, and dog, has an unhealthy obsession with golf and loves traveling to experience and learn about different cultures. Philanthropically, he serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors of Resilience, an organization focused on empowering and supporting survivors of domestic violence.

 

Chuck Cowan

Chuck Cowan, RPA

Director of Property Mgt.

As Director of Property Management, Chuck oversees the property managers and their teams. He works closely with individual tenants as well as the GSA to serve their specialized needs, monitor lease administration, budgets, financial performance, and capital projects. Chuck also works with our acquisitions team to help assess potential properties.

Prior to Strategic Government Properties, Chuck served as Property Manager for Imperial Realty, managing a portfolio of 21 mixed-use commercial properties. Before that, Chuck spent five years as the Director of Property Management for Empire Today, and ten years as the Director of Property Management at Gexpro. Chuck managed industrial/commercial portfolios, was responsible for site acquisition, leasing analysis, buildout, relocation management, budgeting, and daily operations. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Roosevelt University, and earned his Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).