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HFF expands West Coast hotel investment sales team with the addition of James Escarzega

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 7, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has expanded its West Coast hotel investment sales team with the addition of James Escarzega in its San Francisco office.  Escarzega joins HFF as a managing director focused on hotel investment sales throughout the Bay Area and the West Coast.  He will also be a part of HFF’s national hotel group led by Daniel Peek.

Prior to joining HFF, Escarzega was a managing director in Cushman and Wakefield’s Global Hospitality Group.  During his three-plus year tenure with the firm, he was involved in more than $2 billion of hospitality investment sale and financing assignments throughout the United States.  Prior to Cushman, Escarzega was a senior vice president and senior consultant with Pinnacle Advisory Group/Pinnacle Realty Investments.  He began his career in hospitality through the management training program at The Waldorf Astoria in New York after graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1995.  Escarzega is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and is an active member of The Guardsman, a San Francisco philanthropic organization.

“James has extensive experience in the lodging transaction and capital markets sector, as well as a deep understanding of the lodging markets and products as a result of working on the operator side of the industry,” said Michael Leggett, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s San Francisco office and West Coast team.  “His unique skill set and deep relationships will help to strengthen HFF’s hospitality capabilities in the Bay Area and beyond.”

About HFF
HFF and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).  HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.  For more information please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.