Piper Sandler Co., an investment bank, has added Peter Fish and Mark Stierman as managing directors to its real estate investment banking team within the financial services group.

Fish joins the firm’s Atlanta office and will focus on financial advisory and equity capital raising transactions for real estate operators. Previously, Fish was a managing director at Raymond James in the investment banking group focused on real estate private placements. Prior to Raymond James, Fish was a private equity placement agent and head of the real estate group at Fortress Group Inc. He has spent much of his career in real estate private equity investments and investment banking, and has advised, executed or invested in real estate private equity offerings totaling more than $15 billion in value.

Stierman joins the New York office and will be focusing on advisory and capital-raising assignments for private real estate operators and real estate fund sponsors. Stierman worked at Robert A. Stanger & Co. for nearly 28 years, most recently as an executive managing director. While at Stanger, Stierman conducted financial advisory work on mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations.

“We are excited to welcome Peter and Mark as we expand our team’s pre-IPO and M&A capabilities,” comments Tom Howland, managing director and head of real estate investment banking. “Their combined 50-plus years of experience in real estate will contribute significantly to building a more robust advisory practice.”