The team will be located in the firm's New York City office andwill report to Jonathan Geanakos and John Schoenfeld, co-heads ofthe real estate, lodging and leisure group. While at JP Morgan,Gordon and his team were primarily responsible for middle marketinvestment sales and debt and equity real estate activity fornon-public companies.

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Geanakos tells GlobeSt.com that the company has worked withGordon and his team for many years, pointing to an example whenHoulihan co-advised JP Morgan as its client in two sale-leasebacktransactions totaling nearly $800 million. "Gary and his colleaguespossess unique expertise in both property and entity level realestate M&A, and a myriad of corporate finance assignmentsinvolving large, complex transactions."

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Geanakos continues that "since they've been involved ininvestment sales, corporate real estate monetization, raising jointventure equity, and placing debt they perfectly combine with ourexisting real estate group professionals to expand our band widthand accelerate Houlihan's objective of creating a diversifiedglobal real estate investment banking platform specificallytargeting the middle market."

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Geanakos tells GlobeSt.com that "the new team members will workon a variety of assignments. They will expand our coveragecapabilities both in the US and Europe and allow us to expand ourorigination and execution capabilities. In addition, as furtherdistress occurs in the real estate sector, our ability to expandour existing efforts in the restructuring sector with HoulihanLokey's globally recognized and market leading FinancialRestructuring Group, will expand our footprint and hopefully leadto further market share expansion."

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Gordon joins Houlihan from JP Morgan where he was a managingdirector overseeing the real estate advisory group within realestate and lodging investment banking. He and his team wererecently responsible for a number of marquee transactions includingthe sale of 650 Madison Ave. and 75 Wall St. in New York, as wellas the sale of Newscorp's 23 acre mixed-use development site inBoston's financial district. He has also advised the Port Authorityof New York on strategic options for the World Trade Center. Overthe course of his career at JP Morgan, Gordon has advised ontransactions in excess of $20 billion.

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Kenyon, also from JP Morgan, was vice president of the group andhas been involved in the execution of $12 billion of public andprivate real estate advisory assignments. Gillan was most recentlya vice president at JP Morgan and has more than 20 years ofexperience in real estate in which he has advised on more than $5billion in real estate transactions and portfolios. Mehta joinsfrom JP Morgan where she was an associate with the group.

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Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of GlobeSt.com and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses GlobeSt.com, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for GlobeSt.com. Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, FashionLedge.com, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including MSNBC.com and Museums New York magazine.