Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 23, 2010

Momentum Picks Up For Hotel And Apartment Reits – Rod Petrik – Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Petrik, Rod
Rod Petrik, Analyst, joined the research team at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc., in connection with the company's acquisition of Legg Mason's Capital Markets Group in December 2005. Mr. Petrik's experience includes public and private debt and equity capital markets transactions, property development and acquisitions, permanent mortgage lending, workouts, real estate dispositions, and strategic and financial advisory assignments. Mr. Petrik has served as Manager of Legg Mason's direct investment group and as Director of Legg Mason Realty Capital, Inc. Before joining Legg Mason, he was an Acquisition and Marketing Associate with PaineWebber Properties, Inc. Mr. Petrik is a Director of two public real estate limited partnerships, one investing in shopping centers and the other in a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate. Mr. Petrik is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council. He has a B.A. and an MBA in finance from Loyola College in Baltimore. Profile
TWST: Please give us a quick snapshot of your current coverage universe.

Mr. Petrik: We're in the real estate group, and we follow "heads and beds," primarily apartments and lodging. We also