Ex-RBC Capital managing director Stahl joins Perella Weinberg

The former co-head of US real estate investment banking at RBC Capital Markets has joined the New York-based financial services firm after a brief tenure at Miller Buckfire.

Perella Weinberg has hired Kevin Stahl as a managing director in its advisory group, where he will be responsible for capital raising and advising real estate clients. He will be based in the firm’s New York office.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin to the firm as we continue expanding our advisory coverage,” said Peter Weinberg, a founding partner of the firm, in a statement. “Kevin has a long track record of providing high-quality advice to clients in the real estate sector and his extensive industry knowledge in M&A, private capital and financial advisory will be extremely beneficial to our clients.”

The firm declined to provide specifics on plans to expand its real estate presence, but said through a spokeswoman that it “has advised clients on real estate-related transactions in the past; however, with Kevin’s addition we are enhancing and expanding our coverage and execution capabilities with a dedicated real estate specialist.”

Stahl most recently served as managing director at New York-based investment banking firm Miller Buckfire, which he joined in September 2010 and where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, private capital raising and initial public offering advisory for companies.

Previously, the 17-year industry veteran was a managing director and co-head of US real estate investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, where he oversaw all aspects of the business, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and public and private equity and debt financings for real estate companies. Prior to RBC Capital, Stahl served as managing director in GE Real Estate’s North America Equity division, where he led the business development and M&A team and was responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing large corporate, portfolio and joint venture real estate transactions.

Before GE, he worked as an investment banker at both Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, and as an acquisitions professional for a private equity real estate fund.