ViaWest Group has announced the hiring of Danny Swancey as director of real estate. Swancey has more than eight years of real estate asset and property management experience for the publicly traded REITs, Pacific Office Properties and Parkway Properties. Throughout his career he has managed, acquired and sold more than $700 million of office, hospitality, industrial and retail assets. He will lead the asset management, leasing, and property management functions for ViaWest Properties, the company's property division.Swancey holds an MBA from Yale and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from The United States Military Academy at West Point, during which time he interned at the United States Senate. Swancey served as an officer in the U.S. Army for five years, stationed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Central America. He is an active member of NAIOP and serves in a variety of capacities with numerous local philanthropic and volunteer organizations.