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March 1, 2012

Global Finance Magazine Names Raymond James Best Real Estate Investment Banking Practice

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James recently was named best real estate investment banking practice in the world on Global Finance magazine’s “World’s Best Investment Banks 2012” list.

Since January 2011, the Real Estate group has raised more than $11 billion in equity and debt capital for its clients. Key deals include:

  • Raised more than $400 million as book runner for three offerings for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • Book runner on two offerings for DuPont Fabros totaling more than $200 million
  • Manager on four equity offerings for Healthcare REIT raising more than $3.4 billion in the aggregate

“The Real Estate Investment Banking group had a tremendous year in 2011,” said Vick Seth, Managing Director and head of the Real Estate Investment Banking team. “This award reflects the hard work done by everyone on our team, and recognizes the great talent of our bankers. I’m very proud of the deals we completed for our clients last year and I look forward to growing that success in 2012.”

“We offer our primarily small- and mid-cap real estate clients the experience and expertise of a global platform while delivering our services with a great deal of personal touch and attention,” said Brad Butcher, Managing Director. “We view ourselves as long-term partners with our clients and provide service that reflects that approach. To see that philosophy rewarded is a great achievement.”

Winning investment banks were selected by Global Finance editors with input from industry experts. Criteria used to select the winners included market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation. Deals announced or completed in 2011 were considered.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd. have approximately 5,400 financial advisors serving 2 million accounts in 2,400 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $281 billion, of which approximately $37 billion are managed by the firm’s asset management subsidiaries.