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Steve Hentschel has enjoyed a 27-year career as a real estate investment banker and has completed over $78 billion of transactions. Prior to starting Hentschel & Company in May 2013, Steve Hentschel founded the real estate investment banking group at Gleacher & Company in 2009 and built it into a practice that was the #1-ranked REIT M&A advisor by transaction value in the United States league tables(1) in 2012, advising on 5 transactions with a value of $29.5 billion.  Since inception Hentschel & Company has been ranked in the top 10 REIT M&A advisors and completed engagements involving $18 billion of assets.

Mr. Hentschel previously spent 10 years at Lehman Brothers from 1996 to 2006 as a senior member of its Global Real Estate Group and 3 years at Wachovia Securities from 2006 to 2009 as head of the New York Real Estate Investment Banking office. From 1990 to 1996 Mr. Hentschel worked at Prudential Securities in CMBS and residential mortgage and asset-backed securitization businesses and also advised the Resolution Trust Corp.

As part of a diverse career in real estate Mr. Hentschel has advised on M&A, raised private capital, bookrun IPOs, raised public capital, written fairness opinions and made principal investments that include the landmark take-private of Gables Residential for $3 billion that initiated the REIT go-private wave of 2005 – 2007.  His property sector experience includes multifamily, office, malls, retail, triple net lease, manufactured home community, single family rental, industrial, timeshare, self-storage, student housing, specialty finance and mortgage REITs.

Mr. Hentschel is Series 7, 24 and 63 registered with FINRA.

Mr. Hentschel earned an engineering degree from Princeton University in 1989.  At Princeton Mr. Hentschel was captain of the tennis team and the team was Ivy League champion in 1988.  Mr. Hentschel achieved an individual NCAA ranking of #16.

Mr. Hentschel played a year of professional tennis following graduation from college and has reached the quarterfinals of the USTA National Men's 40 Indoor Championships and the USTA National Men's 40 Grass Court Championships.

Mr. Hentschel is married and has four children. The Hentschels live in Rye, NY.

(1) Source: Bloomberg L.P. Transaction rankings based on REITs, real estate C-Corps, lodging companies, portfolios and single asset transactions announced between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 where target, seller or buyer was based in the United States. Excludes gaming companies and mortgage REITs.

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