Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has expanded its investment advisory team with the addition of managing director Jason Schmidt in its Denver office.
Mr. Schmidt is a 20-plus year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and joins HFF from JLL Capital Markets Group where he was an executive vice president responsible for the disposition of office, retail and industrial buildings in the region. He has a wide range of experience in the industry and has held positions at Signature Equities, Pace Properties, Cushman Wakefield and Cassidy Turley. Mr. Schmidt is on the Colorado State Board for the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and has been recognized as a “Heavy Hitter” by the Denver Business Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from Drake University, and a Master of Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.
Mr. Schmidt will have a dual focus on both office and retail investment advisory transactions. In the office sector, he will co-lead HFF Denver’s private client/middle market investment advisory team with managing director Larry Thiel, who joined the firm in late November. Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Thiel will work with HFF director Nate Perry to pursue private client office transactions in the Rocky Mountain region.
Additionally, Mr. Schmidt will work with Thiel and HFF director Chad Murray to lead HFF’s retail investment advisory practice in the Rocky Mountain region.
“Jason and Larry are two very well-known and respected veterans of the Denver commercial real estate industry and we are very excited to bring them together at HFF to form a dedicated team focused on the private client space in the Denver area as well as institutional retail sales,” said Mark Katz, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Denver office. “HFF is very focused on increasing our market share in both of these spaces and we now have the team to do that.”
“Jason and I have a longstanding history, attending high school together and training athletically at the collegiate level,” Thiel added. “We have continued our friendship while working alongside each other in the Denver commercial real estate industry over the years. I’m honored to now partner with him professionally and start a new chapter as one team at HFF.”