James Graff

Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate
St. Petersburg

James Graff has 15 years of investment and merchant banking experience, 13 of which have been with the Real Estate Investment Banking group covering REITs, lodging companies and home builders. He has managed more than 150 equity transactions that raised over $25 billion in various forms of capital in the public and private markets, and he has represented clients in numerous M&A transactions worth in excess of $5 billion. Prior to joining Real Estate Investment Banking, Mr. Graff worked at Raymond James Capital, a middle-market merchant banking fund, and at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch investment banking, where he assisted clients in executing several mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements in the technology, metals, and mining and logistics industries. He graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in finance and a minor in economics.