A seasoned research team augments the firm's investment-banking capability. Chris Pike is currently the director of investment research at American Realty Capital. His responsibilities include equity and property research on the non-listed REITs and publicly listed REITs. He joined ARC in August 2011. Previously Mr. Pike was an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Wachovia. Additionally, he was a member of the real estate investment banking team at Goldman Sachs, focused on the origination and distribution of CMBS securities.
Chris works closely with Alan Calderon , Co-Head of the Due Diligence whose responsibilities include performing due diligence on the firm's registered offerings. Prior to assuming his current role in June 2011, Mr. Calderon was the Director of Investment Research at American Realty Capital where his responsibilities included writing in-depth research reports and performing financial analysis on all of the non-traded REIT offerings currently effective. In addition, he performed financial analysis on the closed non-traded REIT programs. Prior to joining American Realty Capital, Mr. Calderon conducted equity research on the publicly traded REITs since 2000, including three years on the #2 ranked Institutional Investor Morgan Stanley sell-side equity research team, specializing in the retail REITs.
The investment-banking department also recently added Ryan Tooley , as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining ARC in May 2012, Mr. Tooley was an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice at Dechert LLP in New York, where he represented public and private companies, financial institutions, private equity funds, and hedge funds in financings, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and a full range of general corporate matters. He previously worked at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and New York.
Also working closely with the investment-banking team will be Nick Radesca , who recently joined American Realty Capital as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer. Nick came from Solar Senior Capital Ltd. most recently where he served as the chief financial officer of publicly traded business development companies. Mr. Radesca was also the chief accounting officer at iStar Financial Inc., a publicly traded, diversified commercial real estate investment trust, where his responsibilities encompassed all aspects of accounting, tax, and SEC reporting. Mr. Radesca has previously held senior accounting and financial reporting roles at Fannie Mae, Del Monte Foods Company, Providian Financial and Bank of America."As a leading sponsor and wholesaler of institutional quality alternative investment programs, our best practices dictate we understand the capital markets environment so as to maximize shareholder value," noted Michael Weil, Chief Executive Officer of RCS. "Assembling top investment banking talent not only gives us a direct and informed point of view on the most attractive strategic alternatives, but also provides us the ability to design investment products with a view toward optimal exit strategies." About American Realty CapitalAmerican Realty Capital is a full-service real estate advisory firm founded in 2006 that sponsors real estate investment programs and provides advisory services to retail and institutional investors. ARC is an active sponsor and manager of public and private real estate investments, a business development company and other investment solutions. Collectively, ARC's senior team of seasoned professionals has acquired and managed over $10 billion of real estate, as well as $5 billion of corporate sale-leasebacks as of 2012. About Realty Capital SecuritiesRealty Capital Securities, LLC was founded by Nicholas S. Schorsch, William M. Kahane and Michael Weil in February 2008. RCS is led by Michael Weil, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Louisa Quarto, President, John Grady, Chief Operating and Compliance Officer, Alex MacGillvray, Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager, and Richard Arnitz, Executive Director. RCS is the managing broker-dealer for various non-traded REITs and business development corporations sponsored and managed by American Realty Capital, as well as non-traded REITS managed by other sponsors. SOURCE American Realty Capital