D.A. Davidson beefs up real estate research team with two hires

Investment firm D.A. Davidson has named Paula Poskon and Barry Oxford to lead the firm’s new real estate research team. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson, Poskon was a real estate analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co. while Oxford was an analyst for Discern. Poskon’s appointment will begin on September 2 while Oxford already began on July 28.


PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–D.A. Davidson, an employee-owned full-service investment firm based in the Northwest, today announced the hire of seasoned research analysts Paula Poskon and Barry Oxford to lead the firm’s new real estate research team. The hiring of Poskon as senior vice president and Oxford as vice president, along with the recent addition of senior real estate investment bankers Keith Getter and Kyle Kaylor, underscores D.A. Davidson’s strategic commitment to build a best-in-class real estate team. Poskon, who starts on Sept. 2, and Oxford, who started on Jul. 28, will work from the firm’s new New York City office and report directly to John Rogers, head of institutional research for D.A. Davidson.

“With the addition of Paula and Barry, D.A. Davidson now has a strong and experienced REIT research team to complement the recent new hires in real estate investment banking,” said Doug Woodcock, president of D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group. “Davidson is committed to building a leading real estate practice that provides excellent research for our retail and institutional clients along with exceptional advisory and capital raising capabilities.”

“We are pleased to bring Paula and Barry on board as senior research analysts to initiate and grow our real estate coverage and expand the firm’s New York office,” said Rogers. “Both have extensive knowledge and experience in the real estate space, and their fundamental analytical skills make them ideal professionals to build our real estate team.”

Oxford comes to Davidson with more than 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector, most recently as an analyst for Discern Inc. covering the office and industrial sectors. He previously was a senior portfolio manager in the global real estate securities group at AIMS Financial Group and at Colonial First State. Prior to his work as a portfolio manager, Oxford was a real estate analyst for UBS, Invesco Realty Advisors and Alex. Brown & Sons. He received his MBA from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business, and graduated from Denison University with bachelor’s degrees in economics and English.

Poskon has nearly 15 years of experience as an analyst, with nearly 10 years in the real estate sector. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson, Poskon was a real estate analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co. Previously, she was a research associate on the food and beverage team for Lehman Brothers. Poskon received her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in accounting.

Poskon and Oxford join an award-winning team of 14 institutional research analysts at D.A. Davidson who cover more than 250 public companies across five sectors. The firm’s research is supported by professional sales and trading, including market making.

About D.A. Davidson & Co.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is a full-service investment firm with operations throughout the country. D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group provides services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research teams offer award-winning research and are supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings, and advises companies on mergers and acquisitions.

The Equity Capital Markets Group is based in Portland, Ore., and operates from offices in Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Great Falls, Mont.; Minneapolis; New York; Orange County, Calif.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.

D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, a 79 year-old, employee-owned regional financial services holding company. With almost 1,400 employees working in 24 states, D.A. Davidson Companies is responsible for more than $45 billion in client assets under management and administration.