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Gregory S. Wright

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

New York, NY, USA


Gregory S. Wright joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in April 2005 after spending 12 years at Citigroup.

Mr. Wright has over 23 years of investment banking experience and is currently the relationship manager for 25 public companies with a combined total market capitalization of approximately $400 billion. 

Mr. Wright has expertise in executing transactions for office, industrial, apartment, strip shopping center, mall, life science, data center, student housing, self storage, triple net lease and manufactured housing real estate clients.

Mr. Wright has extensive experience in originating and executing strategic advisory assignments as well as debt and equity transactions in the capital markets for public companies.

Prior to working at Citigroup, Mr. Wright was a financial analyst at Trammell Crow Company in Washington D.C. from 1987-1991.

Mr. Wright received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1987 and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1993 
SELECTED EXPERIENCE
  • Maguire Properties – $798 million IPO
  • Sale of EOP to Blackstone for $39 billion (Largest REIT M&A transaction)
  • Purchase of Reckson by SL Green for $6.2 billion
  • Purchase of GMH by American Campus Communities for $1.4 billion
  • American Campus Communities – two equity follow-on offerings in 2012 for a total of $1.3 billion and one equity follow-on offering in 2016 for $740 million
  • Douglas Emmett – $1.6 billion IPO (Second largest REIT IPO)
  • Vornado – $742 million equity follow-on offering
  • EOP – $1.5 billion convertible notes offering
  • Sale of BofA / Barclay’s interest in Archstone for an implied price of $16.5 billion
  • Purchase of CPA 15 by W.P. Carey for $2.6 billion, immediately following the acquirer’s REIT conversion
  • Purchase of CPA 16 by W.P. Carey for $4.0 billion
  • Purchase of ARCT by Realty Income for $3.0 billion
  • Purchase of Thomas Properties Group by Parkway Properties for $1.2 billion
  • Paramount Group, Inc. – $2.6 billion IPO (Largest REIT IPO)
  • Purchase of Inland Diversified Real Estate by Kite Realty for $2.1 billion
  • Advised Forest City on its REIT conversion
  • Forest City – $841 million equity follow-on offering
  • Sale of Industrial Income Trust to GLP for $4.6 billion
  • Purchase of Telx by Digital Realty for $1.9 billion
    • $1.9 billion bridge facility
    • $714 million equity follow-on offering
    • $950 million unsecured notes offering
    • $250 million preferred stock offering
  • Digital Realty -  $1.4 billion equity following offering
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equity - $775 million equity follow-on offering
Gregory S. Wright is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Disruptors in the Global Market as a Catalyst for REIT M&A and Restructurings: Fact or Fiction; Public-to-Private Deals and Other Transactions - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Monday, January 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Disruptors in the Global Market as a Catalyst for REIT M&A and Restructurings: Fact or Fiction; Public-to-Private Deals and Other Transactions - Disruptors in the Global Market as a Catalyst for REIT M&A and Restructurings: Fact or Fiction; Public-to-Private Deals and Other Transactions, Monday, January 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Disruptors in the Global Market as a Catalyst for REIT M&A and Restructurings: Fact or Fiction; Public-to-Private Deals and Other Transactions - Disruptors in the Global Market as a Catalyst for REIT M&A and Restructurings: Fact or Fiction; Public-to-Private Deals and Other Transactions, Monday, January 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
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