Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 8, 2014

University Budget Constraints Create Opportunities for Student Housing REITs

Meliker, Ryan
Ryan Meliker is a Senior Analyst on MLV & Co.’s REIT research team and has over seven years’ experience as a publishing REIT analyst. Prior to joining MLV & Co., Mr. Meliker was the lead Lodging REIT Analyst with Morgan Stanley. In his five years with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Meliker worked on teams that covered all property sectors within the equity REIT industry. In addition to his experience on Wall Street, Mr. Meliker spent several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ hospitality consulting practice, where his experience focused on real estate transaction advisory work, primarily in the lodging industry. Mr. Meliker also spent two years with HVS International as a hotel appraiser and has five years of hospitality operations experience. Mr. Meliker received his B.S. from Colgate University and an MBA from Michigan State University with a dual concentration of finance and hospitality business. Mr. Meliker serves on the alumni advisory council to The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, is a regular guest lecturer at New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, and was the emerging alumnus of the year 2010 of The School of Hospitality Business at MSU. Profile
TWST: Please start by telling our readers a little bit about your firm and your coverage universe.

Mr. Meliker: MLV & Company is a boutique investment bank. We got started by a