The deep experience and skilled team at Sower Commercial serves the interests of various investment funds.  With experience in developing over 200 projects in 40 states, the Sower team is focused on investment fund success.

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Sower Team Members

Jared Hollinger - Principal

As CEO and Sr. Managing Partner of Sower Investment Partners, Jared has over two decades of experience guiding real estate investments of all types. Jared has successfully navigated the real estate economy with holdings in single-family, multi-family, agriculture, commercial, retail, and tax liens. His investment strategies also include venture capital and debt investments.

This experience has been facilitated by a belief in strong systems, processes and partners, coupled with solid industry insight and work ethic. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Jared has found value in real estate related assets, fully realizing that proper planning leads to penultimate outcomes. Over the course of his career, Jared has been involved with the purchase and disposition of over 5,000 properties of various asset classes.

He attended the university of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Construction Management. He currently serves on several non-profit venture capital boards and serves as a Director for Westgate Bank. Jared and his wife, Kim, reside in Springfield, Nebraska, with their four children and are actively involved at Mercy High School and St. Columbkille Catholic Parish.

Darren Hicks - Principal

In addition to actively managing ACCESS, Darren leads the development and investment team as Managing Member, and Project Developer on behalf of several affiliated partnerships. Darren is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sower Capital Management, LLC a sponsor of real estate equity funds, and MONTAGE Builders, LLC, a Midwest-focused general contracting firm. Darren’s ability to identify, seize, and maximize opportunities, and his intense passion for his work, guide the high-performing teams he is known for building.

Darren began his career in commercial real estate at the Dial Companies as an investment analyst in 2004. Darren would soon go on to lead the development of large format retail and hospitality projects throughout the Midwest prior to forming ACCESS in 2009. Since then, he has led over 300 projects ranging from national programmatic retail expansions to $100M mixed-use developments in urban infill locations.

Darren is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute. He is a 2004 Graduate of The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, where he majored in Business Economics. Darren and his wife Katie enjoy raising their three children close to family and support numerous philanthropic organizations.

Kirk Hanson - Principal

Kirk, as a Co-Founder and Managing Broker of ACCESS, has been instrumental in leading the brokerage and management team for several affiliated partnerships. He is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Sower Capital Management, LLC, a sponsor of real estate equity funds, and MONTAGE Builders, LLC, a Midwest-focused general contracting firm. His ability to foster long-term relationships with real estate industry professionals at all levels is a testament to his passion and skill. These relationships, spanning multiple companies, have been pivotal in creating a successful deal-making environment for all projects within the ACCESS business.

Kirk began his career in commercial real estate at the Dial Companies as a property manager in 2005 and transitioned to being a commercial broker with a focus on retail development. Kirk would soon lead the leasing of large-format retail projects throughout the Midwest before forming ACCESS in 2009. Since then, he has assisted retailers, users, and other commercial clients with over 1 billion dollars of deal transaction volume.

Kirk is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). He has held a real estate license in Nebraska since 2001 and is a licensed real estate broker in other states, including Iowa, Missouri, and North Dakota. He graduated from The University of Nebraska Lincoln’s College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2004.

Curtis Leick - Managing Director

Curtis Leick, is Managing Director at Sower Capital Management. He has a decade of commercial real estate experience through commercial banking and investment analysis. Curtis was the lead underwriter for a $400M loan portfolio for a Midwest community bank. Curtis currently oversees approximately $100M in assets under management primarily dedicated to development and retail assets.

As Managing Director, Curtis is responsible for portfolio management of all SCM commercial real estate assets and provides investment committee recommendations for acquisitions, dispositions, and new venture structures. His operational responsibilities include maintaining banking relationships, transactional lead on all acquisitions and dispositions, along with financial reporting of SCM funds and syndications.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics and a minor in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also a CFA Level Three Candidate.

Teddy Murphy - Senior Associate

Teddy is a Senior Associate responsible for investment analysis and fundraising. As an expert in pro forma financial modeling, he helps lead the underwriting and due diligence efforts of new ventures and opportunities.

With four years of experience in the financial services industry, Teddy has helped navigate through several fundraises and recapitalizations and has demonstrated expertise in financial and investment analysis. Teddy holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Beyond his professional endeavors, Teddy enjoys lifting weights and golfing, when the Nebraska weather allows.


Our real estate partners are the cornerstone of our success, serving as the bedrock upon which our ventures thrive. Their expertise, network, and unwavering commitment play an instrumental role in navigating the intricate landscape of property acquisition, development and management. 


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