BTIG Institutional Equities Adds REIT Industry Specialist Michael Vranich
New York – June 16, 2020 – BTIG announced today that Michael Vranich, a REIT specialist, has joined the firm’s Institutional Equities team as a Managing Director. Mr. Vranich will be based in the firm’s Dallas office and report to Richard J. Blank, Jr., Managing Director and Head of Global Equities, at BTIG.
Mr. Vranich has nearly 20 years of REIT trading experience. Prior to BTIG, he managed the Real Estate Trading team at Green Street Advisors for eight years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vranich was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns and ISI Group in New York, where he focused on the real estate sector. He earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS in economics from Vanderbilt University.
“We are excited to have Michael join BTIG’s Institutional Equities team and believe that he will enhance our global REIT capabilities and resources,” commented Mr. Blank. “His extensive REIT expertise, industry experience and proactive approach to customer service will expand our reach and benefit our clients worldwide.”
With a team of dedicated REIT specialists in trading, sales trading, investment banking and research, the firm continues to source transactional ideas and execute trades across apartment, healthcare, industrial, hotel, office, retail and single-family housing REITs. Notably, BTIG’s REIT Research team, which includes analysts James Sullivan, Michael Gorman, Thomas Catherwood and Ryan Gilbert, also offers proprietary financial modeling, quantitative analysis and on-the-ground research uncovering critical data to help investors evaluate the market.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 600 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 18 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.