BTIG Institutional Equities adds REIT industry specialist

BTIG has appointed Michael Vranich, a REIT specialist, as a managing director in the firm’s Institutional Equities. 

Vranich will be based in the firm’s Dallas office and report to Richard J Blank, Jr, Managing Director and Head of Global Equities, at BTIG.

Vranich has nearly 20 years of REIT trading experience. Prior to BTIG, he managed the Real Estate Trading team at Green Street Advisors for eight years. Earlier in his career, Vranich was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns and ISI Group in New York, where he focused on the real estate sector. He earned an MBA from Washington University in St Louis and a BS in economics from Vanderbilt University.

“We are excited to have Michael join BTIG’s Institutional Equities team and believe that he will enhance our global REIT capabilities and resources,” says Blank. “His extensive REIT expertise, industry experience and proactive approach to customer service will expand our reach and benefit our clients worldwide.”

With a team of dedicated REIT specialists in trading, sales trading, investment banking and research, the firm continues to source transactional ideas and execute trades across apartment, healthcare, industrial, hotel, office, retail and single-family housing REITs. Notably, BTIG’s REIT Research team, which includes analysts James Sullivan, Michael Gorman, Thomas Catherwood and Ryan Gilbert, also offers proprietary financial modelling, quantitative analysis and on-the-ground research uncovering critical data to help investors evaluate the market.