Members of HFF’s Global Capital team will attend the 13th Annual Global Market Property Conference hosted by Canadian Real Estate Forums on November 27, 2018, in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. HFF is also hosting the event’s networking luncheon as one of the event sponsors.
The conference theme is “International Opportunities and Challenges Explored: Elevated Knowledge for an Unpredictable Global Real Estate Market.” According to Canadian Real Estate Forums promotional materials, the event, which offers a full day of educational panels and speakers, aims to be an “intimate and informative opportunity for strategic information and networking on investment, capital flow and development in tier-one countries, growing economies and emerging markets around the world.”
Additionally, Mr. Stephens will moderate the closing roundtable, which will discuss key considerations when working with partners and co-investors and touch on things like LP rights, capital, governance, liquidity, fees and more. Below, Mr. Stevens answers some questions about the state of the global commercial real estate market.
Managing Director Graham Stephens is a member of HFF’s Global Capital Team and has 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance. Working out of the firm's New York office, he focuses primarily on large investment advisory transactions with an emphasis on office and retail properties. Throughout his career, Mr. Stephens has participated in the completion of more than $16 billion in real estate transactions.
Mr. Stephens joined the firm in March 2016. He is a member of Urban Land Institute’s New York District Council Advisory Board and is civically involved on the board of the Books for Kids organization, the GLT and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Since 2012, HFF has closed more than $80 billion of gross real estate value in over 700 transactions involving cross border capital across our debt, investment advisory, and equity placement lines of business. HFF’s Global Capital Team was established in 2006 and includes 17 dedicated professionals who are focused on accessing overseas capital for both our U.S. and U.K./Europe business. These select HFF senior management professionals develop and maintain close relationships with investment decision makers worldwide. With this approach, HFF sends dedicated team members to all regions of the world engaging, informing and educating global investors face to face about the opportunities within the major markets of the U.S. and U.K./Europe. HFF has representatives traveling internationally 52 weeks a year, oftentimes with large institutional clients of the firm.