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HFF Sets Record $100B Transaction Volume During 2018

Dallas-based HFF, Inc. reported record results for its 2018 transaction volume, which it estimates at roughly $100 billion on 2,583 transactions across its debt placement, investment advisory, equity placement and loan sales capital markets platforms. HFF’s 2018 annual unaudited transaction volume represents a gain of approximately 3.8% over the $96 billion transaction volume closed in 2017.

The number of closed transactions in 2018 rose by 225, or 9.5%, from the 2017’s figure.

Debt placement volume hit $54.5 billion in 2018, a 5.3% increase over 2017. Its combined investment advisory, equity placement, and loan sales volume was roughly $45.2 billion, a 2% increase over 2017. HFF’s commercial loan servicing portfolio balance rose to $81.2 billion on 3,368 loans serviced as of December 31, 2018, which represents a 16.2% increase from the year-end 2017 portfolio balance.

HFF’s operating partnerships consist of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P., HFF Real Estate Limited, HFF Securities, L.P. and HFF Securities Limited.

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