HFF Announces Record Transaction Volume of $100 Billion During 2018

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DALLAS—HFF, Inc. announced the year-end unaudited 2018 transaction volume of HFF’s  operating partnerships (which consist of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. and HFF Real Estate Limited (collectively, “HFF”), HFF Securities, L.P. and HFF Securities Limited (collectively, “HFFS”), reaching a record.

The Company reported record results for its transaction volume, which it estimates at approximately $100 billion on 2,583 transactions across the Company’s debt placement, investment advisory, equity placement and loan sales capital markets platforms.

HFF’s 2018 annual transaction volume represents a gain of approximately 3.8% over the $96 billion transaction volume closed in 2017. HFF closed approximately 2,583 transactions in 2018, which represents an increase of 225 transactions, or 9.5%, from the 2017 figure of 2,358.

HFF’s debt placement volume in 2018 is estimated to be approximately $54.5 billion compared to $51.7 billion in 2017, which represents an approximate 5.3% increase.

HFF’s combined investment advisory, equity placement, and loan sales volume is estimated to be approximately $45.2 billion compared to $44.3 billion in 2017, which represents an approximate 2.0% increase over 2017.

HFF’s commercial loan servicing portfolio balance is estimated to be approximately $81.2 billion on 3,368 loans serviced as of December 31, 2018, which represents an approximate 16.2% increase from the year-end 2017 portfolio balance of $69.8 billion on 3,066 loans serviced.

“The above results are a testament to the outstanding individuals who comprise the HFF Team,” said Mark D. Gibson, the Company’s chief executive officer. “Their remarkable work ethic, extraordinary proficiency in and knowledge of the real estate capital markets industry and unwavering dedication to be the very best in their chosen profession are why some of the largest owners of commercial real estate assets in the world turn to HFF for their transaction needs.”