D.A. Davidson & Co. Hires Peter Suazo as Managing Director

Firm Expands Real Estate Practice with Experienced Banker

COSTA MESA, Calif.--()--D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, has hired Peter Suazo to join the firm’s real estate investment banking team in Baltimore as managing director.

“Peter is a highly respected investment banker and strong addition to our team,” said Rory McKinney, head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “As an established banker, he has been involved in raising roughly $41 billion of capital for public REITs and private real estate companies. His client-focused approach, combined with his experience and reputation, make him an ideal fit as we continue to grow our real estate banking practice.”

Suazo joins Keith Getter, managing director and real estate group leader, in the firm’s Baltimore office, which Getter opened in 2014.

“I’m pleased to be part of the high-caliber team and growing investment banking group at D.A. Davidson,” Suazo said. “It’s an ideal time to establish a stronger real estate platform in order to take advantage of market opportunities. I look forward to working alongside Keith as we continue to build a successful real estate group.”

Suazo has extensive investment banking experience with a focus on assisting public and private real estate operating companies in evaluating strategic alternatives such as equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and asset and portfolio sales. He joins D.A. Davidson after working most recently as a principal with FIDES Capital Partners. Previously, Suazo was with BB&T Capital Markets, and he also has held senior investment banking roles with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Lehman Brothers and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company. He earned a master’s of science from the MIT Sloan School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

About D.A. Davidson & Co.

D.A. Davidson & Co. is a full-service investment firm with operations throughout the country. D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group provides capital markets services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research teams offer award-winning research and are supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings, and advises companies on mergers and acquisitions.

The Equity Capital Markets Group operates from offices in Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Great Falls, Mont.; Minneapolis; New York; Orange County, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.

D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, an 81-year-old, employee-owned regional financial services holding company. With about 1,350 employees working in 23 states, D.A. Davidson Companies is responsible for more than $47 billion in client assets under management and administration. More information at www.dadavidson.com or Twitter: @DADavidsonCo

Contacts

D.A. Davidson
Jacquie Burchard, 406-791-7465
Cell: 406-868-1392
jburchard@dadco.com
or
Prosek for D.A. Davidson
Robin Pertusi, 212-279-3115 x254
rpertusi@prosek.com

Release Summary

D.A. Davidson & Co has hired Peter Suazo, an investment banker with extensive experience, to join the firm and expand its real estate practice. He works with veteran banker Keith Getter in Baltimore.

Contacts

D.A. Davidson
Jacquie Burchard, 406-791-7465
Cell: 406-868-1392
jburchard@dadco.com
or
Prosek for D.A. Davidson
Robin Pertusi, 212-279-3115 x254
rpertusi@prosek.com