Revolution’s Rise of the Rest effort gets new real estate focus with fresh hires

D.C.-based venture firm Revolution has hired two veteran real estate investors in an effort to launch a new Rise of the Rest real estate initiative focused on property investments and development opportunities in emerging startup ecosystems. 

The new hires, Starling Cousley and Clint Myers, both worked for real estate investor and developer Hines Interests Limited Partnership. Cousley served as managing director and fund manager for Hines, and before that as vice president and fund manager with Parkway Properties Inc. Myers was formerly the senior managing director and chief strategy officer for Hines, and before that was the head of Americas research and strategy at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

The pair will relocate to D.C. and will report to managing partner and “Hillbilly Elegy” best-selling author J.D. Vance, who heads Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

The new real estate initiative will in part explore tech-friendly development opportunities across the country as…

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