Lefkowitz will help support the team’s efforts to increase its private placement activity broadly across the sector, as well as deal flow on behalf of public and private leisure and hospitality companies. He will work in Baird’s McLean, Virginia office.
Prior to joining Baird, Lefkowitz was a Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Investment Banking group with FBR & Co. During his five years at FBR, Lefkowitz completed numerous advisory and capital raising transactions for public and private companies with a particularly strong focus on the lodging and gaming industries. Prior to his experience at FBR, Lefkowitz was the Director of Capital Planning for The Mills Corporation, a formerly publicly traded real estate investment trust that developed, owned, and operated major super-regional shopping malls. Lefkowitz began his career in the lodging sector working for Marriott International. He received a bachelor of science degree in Finance and International Business from Penn State University and a master of business administration from Virginia Tech.
'We are very pleased that Adam has decided to continue his career at Baird', said Steve Goldberg, head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Baird. 'Baird has made significant investments in talent in the Real Estate space. Adam is yet another example of those investments. The additional expertise has helped us achieve great momentum in the sector, and we’re confident that Adam’s addition to the team will only enhance that momentum'.
In addition to Lefkowitz, Baird added Lindsey Houser, Director, in December and Managing Directors Jim O’Brien and Jeff Rogatz last October to its Real Estate Investment Banking team. The team has had an active 2012. Since the beginning of the year the team has underwritten approximately $1.5 billion in public equity offerings and advised on the sale or recapitalization of over $1 billion in real estate transactions.