DA Davidson & Co has hired two industry veterans, Keith Getter and Kyle Kaylor, to launch the firm’s real estate investment banking team.
Getter, managing director and real estate group head, will open an office for the firm in Baltimore, where the real estate effort will be headquartered.
Kaylor, a director, will be based out of the firm’s Southern California office.
“Keith and Kyle are notable and well-respected investment bankers and are significant additions to our team,” says Rory McKinney, co-head of investment banking at DA Davidson. “Keith has more than 27 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry as a lender, investment banker and entrepreneur. His experience, character and client-focused approach make him an ideal fit to establish and grow our real estate business. As a seasoned veteran, he has led nearly 200 separate public, private equity and debt transactions totalling more than USD25 billion.”
Getter’s background includes helping build Legg Mason’s real estate investment banking franchise as the real estate group head until 2005. After Stifel Nicolaus’ acquisition of Legg Mason’s capital markets unit in 2005, Getter continued to serve as real estate group head as well as co-head of investment banking. Most recently, Getter served as a managing partner of capital markets and new business development at Strategic Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm.
Kaylor has more than 10 years of commercial real estate and investment banking experience, having worked for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Morgan Keegan & Co, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co, Banc of America Securities, and Legg Mason. Prior to his work in investment banking, Kaylor spent more than eight years as a US naval officer flying the EA-6B ‘Prowler’ aircraft.