July 20, 2020 – Hartman, sponsor of Texas-centric commercial real estate investment programs with more than $750 million in assets under management, announced the promotion of Mark T. Torok to Chief Operating Officer, and he will retain his duties as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new position, he will lead the execution of strategies developed by the executive team and oversee the capital markets and capital raising efforts of Hartman and accounting department. He will continue to manage Hartman’s in-house legal department and will continue to be responsible for all legal matters affecting the company and its affiliates, including the Advisor and the property manager.
“We are proud that Mark has agreed to expand his position in the organization and look forward to his leadership to help us achieve our goals,” said Al Hartman.
Mark added, “I am very happy to be given the opportunity to expand my role to include Chief Operating Officer and assist Hartman in reaching and surpassing its growth goals.”
Prior to joining Hartman more than 5 years ago, Mr. Torok founded The Torok Law Firm P.C., where his practice focused on real estate, securities, private placements and business law. Before starting his own law firm, he served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a property and casualty insurance company, and he has held similar positions with Argonaut Insurance Group and Erie Indemnity Company.
Mark holds the insurance designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and is a member of the Texas Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Gettysburg College and a Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law. Mr. Torok holds series 7, 24 and 63 FINRA licenses.
Hartman has extensive experience acquiring, owning, managing, and leasing commercial office, retail, light industrial and warehouse properties located in Texas. Since 1983, Hartman and its affiliated entities (including founder, Allen R. Hartman) have sponsored 23 programs and acquired interests in more than 90 real assets totaling approximately $750 million as of December 31, 2019. For more information, visit www.hi-reit.com.
Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc.