Paula J. Poskon, age 55, is the founder of STOV Advisory Services LLC (“STOV”), which offers professional consulting and advisory services to company executives and institutional investors in the areas of real estate, capital markets, investor relations, and diversity and inclusion. She has been STOV’s President since July 2016. Throughout the past decade, Ms. Poskon specialized in real estate investment trusts (REITs). Ms. Poskon served as Senior Vice President/Senior Real Estate Research Analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co., Inc. (“D.A. Davidson”), an employee-owned full-service investment firm, from September 2014 until May 2015.
She was hired by D.A. Davidson to co-lead the launch of its real estate capital markets platform. Prior to that, Ms. Poskon was a Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst in Real Estate at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, from October 2005 until July 2014. She was named No. 3 on The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” among real estate analysts for 2009 and No. 2 among real estate analysts for stock-picking in 2011 by StarMine. From August 2000 until September 2005, Ms. Poskon was an Equity Research Associate, Asset Management Associate and Investment Banking Associate at Lehman Brothers, a global financial services firm.
She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in Strategic Management. Ms. Poskon is a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences.