Makes strategic hires to support distribution platform, including Rima Batal, Yoshiko Nakamura and Alexander Sadighi
Hodes Weill & Associates (Hodes Weill), a global advisory firm focused on the real estate investment and funds management industry, is pleased to announce that Matt Hershey has become a Partner of the firm. In this role, Matt will continue to work with institutional investors across the range of Hodes Weill’s offerings and transactions. In addition, he will assume responsibility for overseeing the firm’s global team of institutional coverage and distribution professionals, as the Global Head of Distribution.
Hershey joined Hodes Weill in 2012 and has been instrumental in advancing the firm’s core initiatives. He has focused on the institutional real estate and real assets investment management industry over the course of his 25-year career, providing him with significant experience spanning major and emerging property types and real asset sectors including infrastructure, timber and agricultural. Hershey maintains close relationships with many of the world’s leading global institutions including pension and sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, family offices, and endowments and foundations.
"Matt has made an enormous contribution since joining the company nine years ago. He is an industry leader and speaks with deep market knowledge, reflecting his years of success working with institutional investors and fund managers," said David Hodes, Managing Partner at Hodes Weill. "We value Matt’s experience and insights and have full confidence that he will continue to play an instrumental role in advancing our strategic priorities and our clients’ growth initiatives as the head of our global distribution team."
Susan Swanezy, Partner at Hodes Weill, added, "Matt is a proven talent who leads by example and consistently achieves exceptional results. By joining the partnership, this formalizes the important role Matt plays at the company, and acknowledges the significant contributions he has made to the firm. With our recently expanded institutional global coverage team, we are even better positioned to deliver results for our clients."
In conjunction with Hershey’s promotion, Hodes Weill also announced a series of senior-level additions to its global distribution team. Rima Batal joined the firm in London as a Vice President, with primary responsibility for institutional investor coverage in the Middle East and Europe. Previously, Batal was a Vice President and Head of Business Development for GAK Capital. Yoshiko Nakamura joined as a Vice President, responsible for covering Japanese institutional investors. Previously, Nakamura was a senior manager at AMP Capital Investors in Tokyo where she was responsible for capital raising for infrastructure and real estate funds. Alexander Sadighi joined as a Vice President in New York, with responsibility for coverage of institutional investors and consultants in North America. Previously, he was responsible for investor relations, business development and market research at Dune Real Estate Partners, where he chaired and helped launch the firm's ESG working group.
Hershey stated, "We have just completed our strongest year since the founding of the firm in 2009 and as we turn into 2021 we have significant momentum. This is due in large part to the strength of our global team of distribution professionals, including our recent hires. Our team maintains a vast network of relationships with global institutions and we are well-positioned to expand our industry-leading position across the globe."
During the last year, Hodes Weill advised on 16 institutional capital raising assignments totaling $5.6 billion, of which the firm was directly responsible for raising $2.3 billion. In addition, Hodes Weill advised on three M&A transactions on behalf of real estate fund management platforms.
About Hodes Weill & Associates:
Hodes Weill & Associates is a leading, global advisory firm focused on the real estate investment and funds management industry.* The firm has offices in New York, Denver, Hong Kong and London. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analysis. Clients include investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market. For more information, please contact or visit www.hodesweill.com
*All U.S. regulated capital market and securities advisory services are provided by Hodes Weill Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and internationally, by non-U.S. Hodes Weill affiliates.
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