Capital Connect NY 18: Deal flow — how the M&A sausage gets made

“Investors are getting increasingly sophisticated in this space,” said JMP Securities managing director, Ryan Abbe onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Capital Connect. “They’ve now seen enough companies come through their offices pitching them on what …

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms …

How to merge your real estate brokerage without regrets

The merger-and-acquisition path is littered with casualties. Ryan Abbe, managing director of San Francisco-based M&A adviser and real estate investment banking group JMP Securities, says that’s because the little guys can “die in these big organizations,” and giants often find it difficult to embrace smaller firms …