D.A. Davidson & Co. Launches Significant Real Estate Investment Banking Effort
Davidson Hires Two Industry Veterans and Opens Baltimore Office
COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, has hired two industry veterans, Keith Getter and Kyle Kaylor, to launch the firm’s real estate investment banking team. Getter, managing director and real estate group head, will open an office for the firm in Baltimore, where the real estate effort will be headquartered. Kaylor, a director, will be based out of the firm’s Southern California office.
“I am very excited to be back in investment banking and to be part of a great team at D.A. Davidson”
“Keith and Kyle are notable and well-respected investment bankers and are significant additions to our team,” said Rory McKinney, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “Keith has more than 27 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry as a lender, investment banker and entrepreneur. His experience, character and client-focused approach make him an ideal fit to establish and grow our real estate business. As a seasoned veteran, he has led nearly 200 separate public, private equity and debt transactions totaling more than $25 billion.”
“D.A. Davidson has identified real estate as a key area of effort for our firm,” said Monte Giese, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “With one of the nation’s largest regional retail distribution networks, a significant institutional equities platform, and our new investment banking team, we expect to be able to provide top-level service for our clients, whether they require private financing, public offerings, or advisory services.”
Getter’s background includes helping build Legg Mason’s real estate investment banking franchise as the real estate group head until 2005. After Stifel Nicolaus’ acquisition of Legg Mason’s capital markets unit in 2005, Getter continued to serve as real estate group head as well as co-head of investment banking. Most recently, Getter served as a managing partner of capital markets and new business development at Strategic Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm. Getter graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and from Washington University with a Master of Business Administration in finance.
“I am very excited to be back in investment banking and to be part of a great team at D.A. Davidson,” said Getter. “The firm is making a major commitment to build a leading real estate platform and take advantage of opportunities in the market. I am looking forward to working again with Kyle and building a successful real estate group.”
Kaylor has more than 10 years of commercial real estate and investment banking experience, having worked for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc., Morgan Keegan & Co., Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Banc of America Securities, and Legg Mason. Prior to his work in investment banking, Kaylor spent more than eight years as a United States naval officer flying the EA-6B ‘Prowler’ aircraft. Kaylor graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and from the University of Maryland with a Master of Business Administration in finance and accounting.
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 is based in Portland, Ore., and operates from offices in Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Great Falls, Mont.; Minneapolis; New York; Orange County, Calif.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, a 79 year-old, employee-owned regional financial services holding company. With 1,400 employees working in 24 states, D.A. Davidson Companies is responsible for more than $45 billion in client assets under management and administration.