Friday, April 4, 2008

Former Bear Stearns Research Analyst Launches REITology on StreetBrains Platform

This week, StreetBrains announced the launch of REITology through an exclusive partnership with Amy Lauren Young, formerly of Bear Stearns’ II ranked real estate team. REITology offers insights focused on the global real estate sector with a primary focus on companies with retail exposure.

REITology marks the 10th independent research provider to join the StreetBrains Actionable Information eXchange (AIX).

Former Bear Stearns Research Analyst Launches
REITology on StreetBrains Platform

New York, NY, April 2, 2008 - StreetBrains, LLC, the Actionable Information eXchange (AIX), today announced that they have partnered with Amy Lauren Young, formerly of Bear Stearns, to launch REITology, a research product that will cover the $14 trillion global commercial real estate sector, with a focus on companies with retail exposure. REITology is the 10th independent research provider (IRP) to join StreetBrains’ AIX.

REITology will provide written research as well as expert hours through the StreetBrains AIX. From company reports, retailing perspectives and international trends, to sector overviews and thought pieces, REITology’s insights will be delivered through written reports as well as through webinars and client-only panel discussions. Each REITology license will also include 40 hours of expert access in which customers may speak directly with REITology senior analyst, Amy Lauren Young.

During the pre-launch phase, REITology hosted two webinar events for clients and prospects. The first covered “The Reality of Retail REITs: What Consumers Aren't Consuming” and the second, held after Ms. Young returned from the world’s largest real estate conference, MIPIM, in Cannes, France, discussed “U.S. versus International Real Estate: Where are the Recession-Proof Investments?” Qualified institutional investors may click here to be granted a free trial, as well as access to the REITology webinars.

Prior to launching REITology, Amy Lauren Young spent nearly 6 years covering real estate at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. where her real estate research team was ranked 3rd in its category by Institutional Investor in October 2007. Ms. Young previously spent 3 years at Deutsche Bank (formerly Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown Inc.); and two years at Lehman Brothers covering Conglomerates. Prior to the sell-side, Amy worked on the buy-side for four years in Denver, Colorado at Wells Fargo.

Additionally, after eight years of studying Mandarin Chinese, Amy studied abroad in East Asia, spending six months in Hong Kong and China. Amy is also involved in the Young Executive Board of Camp Interactive, a non-profit organization. She is a sustainer of the New York Junior League, and also an Apollo Circle member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"REITology offers a unique perspective on the international retail real estate market by factoring in investor psychology into its valuation model," says Lawrence Margolis, Managing Director of StreetBrains. "Their research fits into the StreetBrains platform by delivering information and perspectives that are actionable and offer clients an edge."

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StreetBrains LLC, the Actionable Information eXchange (AIX), provides limited distribution research and expert access to qualified institutional investors. Launched in May 2007, StreetBrains partners with unique independent research providers (IRPs) to bring exclusive analysis to hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, mutual fund managers and family offices via our proprietary research HUB. StreetBrains is not a broker/dealer, and operates free of any trading or investment banking conflict of interests and follows the Investment Protection Principles. To view StreetBrains' current AIX partners, please visit