Financial Services >> Analyst Interviews >> August 23, 2010
With Growth In Back Seat, Look For Higher Reit Dividends – David Harris – Gleacher & Company, Inc.
David Harris is the Senior REIT Analyst at Gleacher & Company, Inc. He joined Gleacher in March 2010. Mr. Harris has 30 years' involvement in real estate and capital markets. Extending over four property cycles, his experience spans buy- and sell-side roles in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere in the world. He has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1995. As Senior REIT Analyst for Lehman Brothers, Mr. Harris was involved in a number of the sector's largest initial public offerings over the last decade. His work included a focus on corporate business models and the impact of broader influences on the sector. Mr. Harris has been frequently quoted in the The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other business publications, and he has authored numerous articles published by third parties. Prior to working in the U.S., he co-founded a company that invested in German property and was subsequently listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. As a Sell-Side Analyst in the early 1990s, he was one of the pioneers of Pan-European public property company research. Mr. Harris holds a B.Sc. from De Montfort University, U.K., and became an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1981. Profile
TWST: Gleacher initiated coverage of the REIT industry earlier this summer. Tell us what prompted the firm to do so and give us a snapshot of your current coverage universe.