New York, October 28, 2019 – Mizuho Americas today announced the hiring of Omotayo Okusanya, as Managing Director, senior equity research analyst, who, along with Haendel St. Juste, Managing Director, senior equity research analyst, will lead the coverage team for the REITs sector. With Okusanya, coverage will expand to the major sub-sectors within the REITs universe and will include office, industrial, healthcare, data centers, self-storage, retail, triple net lease and multi-family alongside homebuilders. Okusanya is based in New York and reports to Head of Equity Research, Susan Gilbertson.
“Real estate is an important sector globally with relationships across our firm.” said Gilbertson. “Omotayo’s industry relationships stretch back nearly twenty years with both corporate and institutional buyside clients. His experience analyzing REIT companies across economic cycles, and in both the equity and debt markets, will greatly enhance the insights we seek to deliver on a daily basis.”
Okusanya joins Mizuho from Jefferies where he initiated the REIT equity research franchise and built it to nearly 60 covered companies. He has received citations for excellence from Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team and Forbes Magazine’s Best Brokerage Analysts, among others. Omotayo has also served as senior REIT analyst at UBS Investment Bank, in Strategic Planning roles at Bertelsmann, and in Audit at PWC LLP.
Okusanya holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Rutgers University in Accounting and Computer Science.
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.
Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2018, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.
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