DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that Mr. Mark V. Petersen has joined Behringer Harvard as Head of Distribution – Retail. His responsibilities include developing and directing retail distribution strategies for Behringer Harvard's existing and expanding product portfolio including sales of alternative and direct investments.
"We're pleased to welcome Mark to Behringer Harvard," said Mr. Frank Muller, Executive Vice President and Head of Distribution for Behringer Harvard. "He brings to this role deep experience in retail distribution, extensive relationships with industry-leading broker-dealers, and product development expertise that will be valuable to us as we continue to grow and expand our alternative investments platform."
With more than 25 years of experience in marketing a wide range of securities offerings, Mr. Petersen is well-known and highly regarded in the independent broker-dealer community. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Market Development in the funds management group of CNL Financial Group (CNL). He helped launch CNL's business development company (BDC) product after being instrumental in the successful BDC launch at Franklin Square Capital Partners, where he served from 2008 to 2010 as Executive Vice President of Marketing.
During a 15-year tenure at CNL from 1990 to 2005, Mr. Petersen honed his distribution expertise in various senior management positions with responsibility for retail and institutional securities sales and the management of national accounts. Mr. Petersen also had prior tenures at Equus in Houston and VMS Realty in Chicago. He has an MBA in finance from Baylor University; a BA in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington; and FINRA Series 7, 22, 24 and 63 registrations.
About Behringer Harvard
Behringer Harvard creates and manages global institutional-quality investment programs for individual and institutional investors through its real estate investment trusts, joint ventures and proprietary program structures. The company also offers strategic advisory, asset management and capital market solutions. Programs sponsored and managed by the Behringer Harvard group of companies have attracted equity of more than $5 billion and investments into more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, contact our U.S. headquarters toll-free at 866.655.3600 or our European headquarters at 011 49 40 34 9999 90, or visit us online at behringerharvard.com.
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