Baird Adds Senior Real Estate Analyst David Rodgers

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 23, 2012
Baird, an employee-owned, international capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm, today announced that it has added David Rodgers as the firm’s Senior Analyst in equity research covering Office & Industrial Real Estate. Rodgers’ addition is the latest development in the continued growth of Baird’s Real Estate sector expertise across its Capital Markets platform.

“David’s deep expertise complements Baird’s existing Real Estate coverage. We are confident his addition will further enhance our strong momentum in our Real Estate coverage and in our broader research effort,” said Jon Langenfeld, Director of Equity Research.

With Rodgers’ addition, Baird’s Real Estate sector coverage features nine research professionals including three senior research analysts. In addition to the firm’s broad Real Estate research investment, Baird’s capital markets effort includes six senior investment bankers covering all major property sectors and a dedicated Private Placement and Advisory effort focused on outreach to major real estate capital providers.

David Rodgers, CFA Biography
David Rodgers is Baird’s senior analyst covering Office & Industrial Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Rodgers has followed the REITs for ten years, most recently as the Office & Industrial REIT senior analyst at RBC Capital Markets and prior to that following Multifamily REITs at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Rodgers received a BS in Business from Miami University.

About Baird’s Equity Research Team
Baird’s Equity Research Department consists of over 120 research professionals covering more than 675 companies. Baird analysts have been recognized repeatedly in The Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” survey and in StarMine’s annual top analyst rankings. In 2012, Baird was awarded a No. 1 ranking by Greenwich Associates for U.S. Small- and Mid-Cap Equities for Most Trusted Research, Analyst Service and Sales Quality. The April 2012 Greenwich Associates U.S. Equity Investors-Small/Mid-Cap Funds survey was conducted with 94 U.S. small-cap and mid-cap fund managers. Rankings were based on the top ten research firms in the survey.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,700 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has nearly $94 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 21 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012 – its ninth consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at rwbaird.com.
 
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