NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hodes Weill & Associates (Hodes Weill), a global real estate advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Smotrich as an Advisory Board Member.
Mr. Smotrich most recently served as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Barclays, where he led the research team responsible for covering the real estate investment trust (REIT) and real estate securities industries. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr. Smotrich led the REIT research business at Bear Stearns, moving his team to Lehman Brothers in 2008, shortly before its acquisition by Barclays.
Mr. Smotrich began his real estate career at Chemical Bank, where he worked in lending and investment banking, and ran a workout/restructuring team. Following Chemical Bank, he transitioned into sell-side research as a senior equity analyst at Merrill Lynch.
“Ross is an exceptional addition to our Advisory board,” said Doug Weill, Managing Partner at Hodes Weill. "He is well regarded across the industry for his expertise in public equity, corporate strategy, industry fundamentals and capital markets – which, combined with his significant transaction experience and the depth of his insights, will be invaluable as we seek to grow our business in the years to come.”
Mr. Smotrich was ranked in Institutional Investor’s All-America research poll nine times, and was twice named in The Wall Street Journal All-Star Analysts Survey. Among the most experienced REIT analysts on the Street, he was an influential participant in the growth and evolution of the publicly traded real estate securities industry.
“I’m honored to be joining Hodes Weill’s Advisory Board and look forward to drawing on my expertise to enhance the firm’s global network of relationships and role as a trusted advisor in the real estate investment management industry,” said Mr. Smotrich.
Mr. Smotrich is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and serves on its MBA Real Estate Advisory Board. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (Multifamily Council), NAREIT (Real Estate Investment Advisory Council), Columbia’s Real Estate Circle and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude in history and economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds an MBA in finance and real estate from Columbia University.
About Hodes Weill & Associates:
Hodes Weill & Associates ("Hodes Weill") is a leading, global advisory firm focused on the real estate investment and funds management industry.* The firm has offices in New York, Denver, Hong Kong and London. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analyses. Clients include investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market.
*All U.S. regulated capital market and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and internationally, by non-U.S. Hodes Weill affiliates.