Baird Investment Banking Adds Lindsey Houser, Continues Real Estate Expansion

CHARLOTTE, Dec. 7, 2011
Baird, an employee-owned, international capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm, today announced that it has added investment banker Lindsey Houser as a Director in its Real Estate Investment Banking team. Most recently a Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Investment Banking group, Houser has more than a decade of experience working with public REITs, real estate funds and private real estate companies on both equity and M&A transactions. He is based in Baird’s Charlotte office.

The addition of Houser is the latest example of the firm’s ongoing talent investments in the real estate sector, which recently included Group Head and Managing Director Steven Goldberg and Managing Directors Jim O’Brien and Jeff Rogatz. The Real Estate Investment Banking team now includes 10 banking professionals, complimenting Baird’s four Senior Real Estate Research Analysts who cover more than 60 names in the space.

“We’re happy that Lindsey has decided to join our team and continue his career at Baird,” said Steven Goldberg, Managing Director and Head of Baird’s Real Estate Investment Banking team. “His skills and experience are highly complimentary to the rest of the team. Baird continues to be very active in the real estate sector, and we’re excited about pursuing even more opportunities
as the firm’s real estate franchise has continued to grow in depth and breadth of expertise.”

Bio – Lindsey Houser
Houser worked in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Investment Banking group from 2000-2011. He also spent four years at Stonebridge Associates, a private real estate development firm in Bethesda, Maryland. Houser earned a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and a MBA degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

About Baird Investment Banking
With a team of approximately 200 professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia, Baird’s Investment Banking group provides corporations and financial sponsors with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition and equity financing transactions focused on the middle market. Over the past 10 years, Baird has advised on 735 M&A and financing transactions with a combined value of more than $135 billion. Nearly one third of our M&A transactions in the past five years have involved an international party. Baird has received “Deal of the Year” recognition from The M&A Advisor for six straight years, including four awards in 2010. Baird has also been recognized for four consecutive years by Acquisitions Monthly in Europe, including receiving the “Support Services Adviser Award” for 2011.

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 2,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of $89 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked number 14 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011 – its eighth 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