Mark Patterson, Former Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup
Mark Patterson is currently a real estate consultant and financial advisor.
He is a current board member for three public U.S. REITS: General Growth Properties, UDR, Inc., and Digital Realty Trust.
Mr. Patterson was a Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch. In addition, Mr. Patterson served as the Head of the Global Principal, where he oversaw the real estate principal investing activities of Merrill Lynch from 2005 - 2009.
Mr. Patterson spent 16 years at Citigroup where he was the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking from 1996 - 2005.
Mr. Patterson was with Chemical Realty Trust in New York from 1987-1989, as an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking group and in the Real Estate Group at Arthur Andersen in Houston, Texas from 1982-1985.
During his career, Mr. Patterson has been involved in a wide range of advisory assignments, including over 200 IPOs and financings that have spanned virtually all property types. Many of these transactions are notable because they were some of the largest of their type or represented new financing trends in global real estate finance. Although U.S. based, he has had extensive global experience overseeing both Merrill Lynch’s and Citigroup’s real estate activities worldwide. He continues to advise real estate companies on similar matters today.
Noteworthy recent engagements include:
- Advised the Independent Board Members of Starwood Hotels in their merger with Marriott.
- Advised the Board of a large public real estate company in Europe on its merger with its largest shareholder.
- Advised Paramount Group on structuring and marketing its IPO which was the largest REIT IPO ever at $2.4 billion.
- Acted as Lead Director for the Independent Board Members of General Growth Properties in their deliberations with activist investor Bill Ackman.
Mr. Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is married with two children and lives in Short Hills, New Jersey.
June 3-5, 2019 Harrogate
May 8-9, 2019 Milan , Italy