Minerva Realty Consultants, LLC is an advisory firm that provides independent credit rating and capital structure analysis for clients contemplating accessing the public markets and litigation support. Minerva’s disciplined process guides listed and non-listed real estate firms through the rating process and enables small to mid-cap private companies to explore IPOs by mapping out the optimal approach to going public.
Based in New York City, Minerva is led by Merrie Frankel, a seasoned real estate capital markets, REIT, tax and legal executive. Minerva possesses global resources and reach unmatched in the industry. We believe that independence matters. Our only agenda is to help you get the results that you desire.
CORE VALUES YOU CAN COUNT ON
Minerva Realty Consultants is well-regarded in the industry for a reason – we do what we say we are going to do….
realistic expectations, transparent process, and ability to execute.
Our work ethic is methodical and pragmatic. Streamlined processes that can’t be matched.
Decades of work inside rating agencies have given us intimate knowledge of their analytical frameworks and processes. We have sat in your seat and understand
the true value of an effective and efficient, time-saving process. Put these two perspectives together, and you get a sense of Minerva’s uniqueness.
MERRIE S. FRANKEL
Merrie brings almost 40 years of investment banking, tax, and legal experience to her projects, including 18 years working as a REIT analyst at a rating agency. She has worked with over 70 REITs/REOCs throughout her career.
Agree Realty Corporation – Director, Audit Committee Member and
Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate – Adjunct Professor
KEY PAST POSITIONS INCLUDE
Moody’s Investors Service – VP/Senior Credit Officer – REIT Analyst
Argo Funds – Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Ernst & Young – Senior Manager
Cushman & Wakefield – Director
JP Morgan Securities, Inc. – Officer
Salomon Brothers Inc. – Tax Attorney and Real Estate Investment Banker
AFFILIATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Urban Land Institute – Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) – Current ULI-New York WLI Steering Committee; Past WLI National Executive Committee; Past ULI Trustee and Chair of ULI New York
NY Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) – Treasurer of WX Charitable Fund; Past Secretary of WX Inc.
Financial Women’s Association of NY (FWA) – Past Chair of Nominating Committee; Past Co-Chair of the Directors/Corporate Governance Committee; Past Secretary, Executive Committee/Board Member
Martha Graham Dance Company – Board Member
Real Estate New York – One of 50 “Women of Influence” for 2008
NAREIT and Real Estate Media – Editorial Advisory Board Member
Frequent Conference Speaker; Interviewed by Wall Street Journal, NPR, etc.; Journal and Book Submissions
Hofstra University Schools of Law and Business – J.D./M.B.A.
University of Pennsylvania – B.A. in English with Various Honors