NEWPORT BEACH, CA – January 19, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has expanded its West Coast leadership team with the appointment of Michael Leggett and Kevin MacKenzie as co-heads of the West Coast region.
Leggett and MacKenzie will oversee the firm’s five West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon. Since first quarter 2013, HFF has added 34 transaction professionals and appointed four new office heads on the West Coast; including the most recent promotion of Nick Kucha and Tom Wilson to co-head the Portland office. The new transaction professionals span various disciplines including retail, office, hotel, multi-housing and industrial investment sales as well as debt placement. These key hires have come through recruiting and organic growth and are complemented by strong additions made in the support functions.
“The change in our leadership on the West Coast is in keeping with our corporate mission, which is to identify leaders of our business and to put them in positions, which appropriately match their skills, aligning interests to significantly grow our presence in a given market and/or business line,” said Jody Thornton, president of HFF Inc. “The appointment of Michael and Kevin was a natural progression for these two talented individuals who have demonstrated significant leadership through their roles as office heads and throughout the firm nationally. We anticipate continued leadership opportunities as we explore potential HFF locations in both the Seattle and Phoenix areas.”
“2015 was a record year for HFF in the West Coast region, increasing volume and market share significantly over 2014. Since 2010 HFF has grown its West Coast volume over five times, while more than doubling headcount; a testament to the success of our mission to grow our presence in this region and the caliber of our associates who have contributed to this success,” added Thornton.
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.