HFF is one of the largest commercial mortgage banking intermediary firms in the nation serving lenders through debt placements as well as loan servicing. HFF’s role in arranging debt placements often begins with assisting in the development of a financial strategy for the client. Once a strategy is in place, the Company aims to find the best structure in the market utilizing its many valuable and longstanding lender relationships. Typical debt placements include the funding of:
- Fixed-rate loans
- Floating and adjustable-rate loans
- Interim and bridge loans
- Construction/permanent loans
- Credit-tenant lease transactions
- Tax-exempt loans
HFF has been actively involved in Advisory Councils for numerous portfolio lenders. Additionally, HFF is also a strategic advisor/consultant for other life insurance companies.
HFF is highly skilled at providing loan servicing for institutional real estate investors and other portfolio lenders. With a foundation of knowledge built from the due diligence, underwriting and origination of the loan, the Company provides personalized attention and a seamless transition from origination to servicing. HFF’s loan servicing is fundamental to keeping the borrower/lender relationship going past each closing. HFF is more of a portfolio manager than simply a collector. In addition to performing traditional loan servicing tasks such as collecting loan payments and paying real estate taxes and insurance premiums, portfolio managers also provide local market intelligence, analyze leases, coordinate assumptions and loan modifications, perform property inspections, prepare collateral reviews, provide ongoing feedback to lenders and coordinate numerous other functions critical to the smooth administration of a loan.