Roland S. Merchant, Jr. is a Director at Eastdil Secured, LLC, a wholly owned Real Estate Investment Bank of Wells Fargo.  Mr. Merchant has over 20 years of experience in finance, sales and real estate investment banking.  He has been involved in over $12 billion of investment sales, debt placement and loan sales transactions for clients including AIG, Blackrock, Brodsky Organization, Equity Residential, MetLife, Related and TIAA-CREF.  Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Mr. Merchant was an investment banking associate in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman and Wakefield and the Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch. 

Mr. Merchant holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was awarded the Robert A. Toigo Fellowship and a BA from Dillard University.  Mr. Merchant is a Licensed Securities Representative (Series 7 & 63), a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York and a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Real Estate Roundtable (RER) President’s Council.