Carolyn BlairManaging Director at RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group
Carolyn Blair started with a predecessor to RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group in 1983 and is responsible for RBC’s Canadian Real Estate Group. RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group is the largest real estate investment banking group in Canada and has offices in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, New York and London to provide debt, equity, brokerage and advisory services to public and private real estate clients. Carolyn’s professional practice is focused on REITs, having launched the REIT industry in Canada with the first public equity issue for a Canadian REIT in 1993. RBC Capital Markets has led or co-led approximately 40% of all Canadian REIT IPOs, been active on most completed REIT mergers, and has a leading market share in distributing and trading REIT securities in Canada. Carolyn’s practice also includes corporate sale/leasebacks and private placements of equity into private real estate funds or corporations.