Wilkes Graham named CFO at Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. said Monday that Wilkes Graham would join the Virginia Beach-based company as its chief financial officer on Jan. 19. Graham will oversee corporate finance, accounting, investor relations and capital and financing strategies for the REIT and will report to CEO and Chairman, Jon Wheeler.
Graham will succeed Steven Belote, who will remain with the company as its chief operating officer.
According to Wheeler REIT, Graham has more than 16 years of experience in the real estate and financial services industries. Since 2010 he has worked as director of research and as a senior sell-side equity research analyst with Compass Point Research & Trading LLC, an investment firm focused on the financial services sector based in Washington, D.C.
As the firm’s real estate analyst, Graham’s primary responsibilities have included proprietary financial analysis in which he forecast earnings and predicted the stock performance of more than 30 publicly traded REITs, real estate operating companies and homebuilders.
Before joining Compass Point, Graham was vice president and senior sell-side analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co.