HFF Offices and Investment Sales Brokers Recognized as CoStar 2016 Power Brokers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HFF is proud to have all 23 of its U.S. offices and a total of 71 brokers recognized as 2016 Power Broker winners by CoStar, the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry.

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, CoStar 2016 Power Broker Awards are given to both firms and individuals with the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales in their corresponding markets throughout the year. For property sales, awards are presented based on highest sales dollars, while leases are upon square footage. CoStar has recognized more than 250,000 industry leaders for their success in the commercial real estate market.

Three offices, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Phoenix, were added to CoStar's Top Sales Firm list for 2016. HFF Phoenix opened in July 2016, making it the newest HFF office in the United States. Led by HFF Senior Managing Director and Office Head Jeremy Womack, HFF Phoenix has hit the ground running, already making its mark in the city, which is known for its pro-business mindset and for being a destination for lifestyle seekers. According to Mr. Womack, companies continue to relocate to the Phoenix metro in an effort to provide a workplace that enjoys a low cost of living and numerous cultural and outdoor activities. 

“The Phoenix office of HFF continues the westward expansion of the company into a market that we believe is poised to outperform its competitive set in the coming years,” Mr. Womack said. “The Phoenix real estate community has embraced HFF’s trusted advisor approach to transactions and has responded to our presence by awarding several significant assignments to us in the short time that we’ve had an office open here. The Phoenix market is one of the largest MSAs in the country, and now with our presence, we can connect local real estate opportunities to national and international capital providers in an extremely effective manner.”

In 2016, Los Angeles saw an increase in sales of many property types, including retail, office, multi-housing, industrial and hotel properties. In addition to the CoStar honors, Real Estate Alert recognized HFF Los Angeles as the No. 1 Top Broker of Multi-Family Properties for the first half of 2016 and the No. 3 Top Office Brokers in Los Angeles for 2016.

"Our Investment Sales teams saw significant gains in market share," said Senior Managing Director Paul Brindley, co-head of HFF's Los Angeles office. "We attribute this to our team members who practice the business according to our Guiding Principles and who put the best team on the field for each assignment and the client’s interest first.”

According to HFF Senior Managing Director John Merrill, who is co-head of HFF's Indianapolis office, the Indianapolis market also experienced an increase in sales in all property type, most notably in the office sector.

"Last year, Indianapolis saw a 20 percent increase in office sales, which were focused in the CBD and the North Central Suburban markets," Mr. Merrill said. "Investor interest in multi-family and industrial property types also remained very robust, as fundamentals remained strong."

CoStar's 1,600-plus researchers operate the largest independently-researched database of commercial real estate properties. CoStar's database features more than 4.3 million commercial properties and transactions. Overall, the total square footage of gross building area tracked and maintained surpasses 95 billion square feet.

Office and Investment Sales Award Winners

The following HFF offices and individual brokers were named to the 2016 Power Broker list:

HFF Atlanta

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF Austin

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Casey Wenzel, Kelsey Roop, Matt Pohl, Robert Wooten, Sean Sorrell

HFF Boston

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Alan Suzuki, Ben Sayles, Coleman Benedict, Denny Meikleham

HFF Carolinas

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Ryan Clutter, Scot Humphrey, Jeff Glenn

HFF Chicago

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Jaime Fink, Jeff Bramson, Mark Katz, Marty O'Connell, Matthew Lawton, Sean Fogarty, Wickliffe Kirby

HFF Dallas

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Andrew Levy, Barry Brown, Bill Miller, Chad Lavender, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Malone, Roberto Casas, Ryan Maconachy, Todd Savage

HFF Denver

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Jeffrey Haag, Jordan Robbins, Jules Sherwood

HFF Houston

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Christopher Curry, Todd Marix, Todd Stewart

HFF Indianapolis

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF Los Angeles

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Andrew Harper, Blake Rogers, Bryan Ley

HFF Miami

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Danny Finkle, Hermen Rodriguez, Ika Ojala, Jaret Turkell, Jorge Portela, Luis Castillo, Manuel de Zárraga, Nat Scarmazzi, Tracy Goo

HFF New York

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF New Jersey

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Jose Cruz, Kevin O’Hearn, Michael Oliver, Steve Simonelli

HFF Orange County

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Gallagher, Sean Deasy

HFF Orlando

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF Philadelphia

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF Phoenix

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Broker: CJ Osbrink

HFF Pittsburgh

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Claudia Steeb, John Pelusi, Mark Popovich

HFF Portland

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Carrie Kahn, Ira Virden, Nick Kassab, Nicholas Kucha

HFF San Diego

  • Top Sales Firm

HFF San Francisco

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Broker: Michael Leggett

HFF Tampa

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Matt Mitchell, Zach Nolan

HFF Washington, D.C.

  • Top Sales Firm
  • Top Sales Brokers: Andrew Weir, Brian Crivella, Dek Potts, James Meisel, Matt Nicholson, Stephen Conley, Walter Coker

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