Macquarie Capital Deepens Real Estate Industry Expertise
*Rob Lester joins Macquarie Capital’s real estate group
*Adds expertise to the firm’s capabilities in private capital raising,
private and public M&A, and recapitalizations
NEW YORK -- November 4, 2013
Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie
Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY) today announced that Rob Lester has
joined its real estate group as a Managing Director based in New York. Rob
brings to Macquarie his extensive real estate expertise, particularly in
private capital markets, and will be responsible for originating and executing
real estate transactions.
“The addition of Rob is a significant expansion of our global real estate
group and representative of our ongoing efforts to increase our presence in
the Americas,” said Nick Butcher, Head of North American Infrastructure, US
Real Estate and US Resources for Macquarie Capital. “Rob’s excellent
experience and industry relationships will contribute significantly to our
global real estate practice which has raised $40 billion in private equity
commitments since 2003.”
Macquarie Capital’s real estate group is a recognized industry leader in
providing private capital solutions to clients, including capital raisings,
recapitalizations, M&A, and restructurings. Mr. Lester will partner with
Macquarie veteran Eric C. Wurtzebach to jointly lead the group’s efforts in
the Americas. “Real estate operators today have a critical need for
intelligent, tailored private capital market solutions and Rob’s expertise and
relationships will enhance our global platform,” added Mr. Butcher.
Mr. Lester joins from Blackstone, where he spent nearly 10 years, most
recently as a Managing Principal in the firm's Park Hill Real Estate Group.
Previously, he worked in investment banking groups at Deutsche Banc Alex.
Brown and BNP Paribas. Mr. Lester received his MBA from Pepperdine University
and his BS in Economics from the University of California, Riverside.
About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial,
advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business
focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to
clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail
clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie
operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs
approximately 13,600 people and has assets under management of over US$339
billion (as of March 31, 2013).
Macquarie Capital provides advisory, capital raising and principal investing
to corporate, financial sponsor and government clients involved in M&A, debt
and equity fund raising, corporate restructuring, project finance and Public
Private Partnerships. In the US, Macquarie Capital has continued to expand its
client offerings, creating deep specialist sector expertise through targeted
acquisitions and key hires, and building a comprehensive advisory and capital
Macquarie Capital is a global leader of real estate private capital placement.
Macquarie has an unmatched track record working with some of the world's
largest and most sophisticated investors on unique opportunities. Macquarie
has closed $40 billion in equity commitments since 2003, more than $11 billion
of transactions completed from 2012 to date involving approximately $6 billion
in equity commitments secured.
For more information, visit www.macquarie.com/us and
Stephen Yan, +1 212-231-1310
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