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FBR Announces Bryan A. Maher Has Joined Equity Research With Focus on REITs

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) (FBR), a leading investment bank serving the middle market, announced that Bryan A. Maher has joined its Equity Research group. Mr. Maher will be based in the firm's New York office, as a member of its Financials and Real Estate team, with a specific focus on property REITs.

FBR's REIT coverage will span commercial mortgage, farmland, healthcare, homebuilding, lodging, multifamily, residential mortgage, single family rental, and triple-net – with more expansion to come.

"Since our founding, FBR has been an important player in the real estate sector and our team has been at the forefront of identifying key trends and opportunities. The addition of Bryan to our team will expand our coverage across a wider breadth of REIT property types and enhance the value we deliver to our institutional clients," said FBR's Director of Research and Senior Managing Director, David Hilal. "Bryan is an outstanding analyst who has built a substantial following over nearly two decades. We are excited to add him to our platform."

Mr. Maher brings nearly 20 years of experience in equity research. Most recently, he held a similar position at Brean Murray and has also worked at DB Alex Brown, Credit Lyonnais and RBC. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Clemson and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

FBR & Co. (Nasdaq:FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiaries FBR Capital Markets & Co. and MLV & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; healthcare; industrials; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.fbr.com.

CONTACT: Media: Shannon Hawkins at 703.469.1190 or shawkins@fbr.com Investors: Linda E. Eddy at 703.312.9715 or leddy@fbr.com

Source:FBR & Co.