Zrihen is based in New York, reporting to Matthew Niemann, Head of the group.
In this new role, Zrihen will focus on continuing to build Houlihan Lokey’s Real Estate investment banking group and advising clients in the commercial real estate sector on their corporate finance, M&A and other capital markets needs.
'Clients today have a critical need for intelligent, tailored, strategic solutions, and Phil brings to Houlihan Lokey an outstanding breadth of experience in the commercial real estate sector', said Niemann. 'He has worked on nearly every imaginable situation, from complex M&A and capital markets mandates to restructuring and strategic advisory assignments, not only in the US, but in Europe, Asia and South America. This range of expertise will complement our existing depth and serve our clients well', he added.
'I am excited to be joining Houlihan Lokey and helping to build on the success of the firm's Real Estate investment banking group', said Zrihen. 'The firm's ongoing commitment to providing independent and differentiated strategic advice is a compelling proposition for clients in the constantly evolving real estate sector, as well as an ideal fit for my background'.
Zrihen joins from Rothschild Inc., where he spent eight years, most recently as a managing director overseeing the firm’s North American hotel/leisure and broader real estate practice.
Prior to Rothschild, he was with Lehman Brothers in New York and London as well as Scotia Capital in Canada. He holds a B.Comm. from McGill University as well as an MBA from The Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario.