SRS Real Estate Partners hired Kevin Holland as managing principal with the investment properties group in the Houston office. Holland is an established investment sales professional who will strengthen SRS’ capital markets presence in the central region, and complement the investment sales teams across the nation. Holland joins SRS with more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as principal of EDGE Realty Capital Markets. Responsible for launching the investment sales platform for EDGE in 2016, Holland developed a niche for disposing of retail assets in tertiary markets for REITs and institutional owners. He also implemented a mentorship program in order to cross-train employees on the company’s service lines, allowing for career development of many individuals and expansion of company revenue. Prior to that, Holland worked with CBRE, specializing in the disposition of retail properties for private and institutional clients in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as on a national basis for several portfolios. Holland became adept at assessing retail and industrial properties through various roles on the principal side. He worked with Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst, and Weingarten Realty Investors as an acquisitions analyst, before becoming the director of acquisitions for Equity One, Inc. Those positions eventually led to Holland starting his own company, Rising Sun Resources, LLC, which allowed him to use his years of experience to evaluate commercial mortgage-backed securities for one of the largest global investment management firms in the world. Over his career, he has been directly involved in over $3.5 billion in transactions in more than 50 markets in 18 states.