NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MLV & Co. announced today that Paul Morgan has joined the firm's equity research team as a managing director and senior equity analyst from Morgan Stanley. Mr. Morgan will work out of the San Francisco Bay Area and focus his stock coverage on Retail and Healthcare REITs. Working closely with Ryan Meliker, MLV's senior analyst covering Lodging and Apartment REITs, and Jon Petersen, MLV's Commercial REIT analyst, Paul will help spearhead MLV's continued growth in the REIT sector.
"Successfully recruiting a highly respected analyst like Paul reinforces MLV's commitment to building and maintaining a comprehensive REIT research platform," said Patrice McNicoll, CEO and founding partner of MLV & Co. "Paul's deep knowledge of the REIT landscape, market insight and industry relationships will complement the skills already present on our REIT research team."
"Since working with Paul at Morgan Stanley it has been my goal to get him on our MLV team," Ryan Meliker, senior REIT analyst and director of Research at MLV, added. "His expertise across not only his focused subsectors of retail and healthcare, but across the broader REIT spectrum will add tremendous value to our clients. With Paul and Jon Petersen on board, MLV has the right experience, skills and analysts in place to build a top-tier broad-based REIT research platform."
Mr. Morgan commented, "I'm excited to join a team of creative and talented REIT analysts at a firm committed to driving its impressive growth in the REIT sector and beyond. MLV's unique and efficient approach to the capital markets, coupled with a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit among its professionals, positions the firm for strong growth in the years to come. I look forward to working with Ryan and Jon to deliver a full-service REIT platform that provides thoughtful, relevant, and impactful research to our clients."
Mr. Morgan has fourteen years of experience as a senior analyst covering REITs, including most recently at Morgan Stanley, where he led the U.S. REIT research team for the past five years. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Morgan was managing director and group head of REIT Equity Research at FBR Capital Markets. Paul's experience also includes senior REIT analyst positions at Citigroup, PaineWebber, and Thomas Weisel Partners. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
ABOUT MLV & Co.:
An independent full service investment bank and institutional broker dealer, MLV is focused on providing outstanding service to institutional investors and growing companies in healthcare, real estate, financials, energy & natural resources, and other "capital-intensive" sectors. Since its inception in 2010, MLV has completed more than 175 transactions and raised more than $8 billion on behalf of its clients.
MLV has also been the market leader in ATM transactions since its 'start-up'. From January 2010 through June 30, 2013, MLV has been the lead underwriter on over 100 ATMs totaling nearly $4 billion, surpassing every other investment bank during this period. Prior to forming MLV & Co, MLV principals had originated approximately 65 ATM transactions and raised over $6 billion in equity capital through at-the-market issuance.
MLV is a member of FINRA and the SIPC.
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