Baird Adds Adam Lefkowitz to Real Estate Investment Banking

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13, 2012

Baird, an employee-owned, international capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm, today announced that it has added Adam M. Lefkowitz as a Director to the firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking team. 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. (NASDAQ: FBRC). 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 (NYSE: MAR). 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.

About Baird Investment Banking
Recognized as the 2011 “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor, Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 200 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition and equity financing transactions. Since 2007, Baird has advised on more than 230 M&A transactions representing $43 billion in transaction value and has served as lead or co-manager on 250 equity offerings raising more than $76 billion. Baird has received “Deal of the Year” recognitions from The M&A Advisor for seven years running, demonstrating commitment to attaining great outcomes for clients.

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 more than $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
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Baird Public Relations