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Ragavan Bala

Barclays PLC

New York, NY, USA


Ragavan Bala is the Head of Real Estate M&A at Barclays.  Based in New York, Mr. Bala is responsible for strategic advisory origination and execution for real estate, hospitality and gaming clients.  He has over 18 years of experience as an M&A professional, and has focused on Real Estate for over 10 years.

Mr. Bala joined Barclays in 2014 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Mergers & Acquisitions Goup in New York where he was responsible for Real Estate M&A. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co and McKinsey & Co.

Mr. Bala’s notable real estate advisory transactions include the sale of Equity Office Properties to Blackstone, Simon’s acquisition of Mills, merger of Colonial with Mid-America, WP Carey’s acquisitions of CPA 15 and CPA 16, merger of American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) with American Realty Capital Trust III and American Realty Capital Trust IV’s merger with ARCP, sale of American Residential Properties to American Homes 4 Rent,  Realty Income’s acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust, MPG Office Trust’s sale to Brookfield, SL Green’s acquisition of Reckson,  Scientific Games’ acquisition of WMS Industries, Penn National Gaming’s separation of its properties into a REIT, Annaly’s acquisition of CreXus, Parkway’s acquisition of Thomas Properties, Kite Realty’s acquisition of Inland Diversified, Simon Property’s spin-off of Washington Prime, and Commonwealth REIT’s defense against the consent  solicitation to replace the Board.

Mr. Bala graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor Applied Science from the Wharton School /School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ragavan Bala is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview of the REIT Landscape - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Overview of the REIT Landscape - Overview of the REIT Landscape, Friday, January 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Overview of the REIT Landscape - Overview of the REIT Landscape, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Overview of the REIT Landscape - Overview of the REIT Landscape, Friday, January 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Thursday, January 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Columbus, OH
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Boston, MA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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