HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP), a provider of commercial real estate and capital-markets services to self-storage and other commercial sectors, has been ranked the No. 1 financial intermediary for the fourth year in a row by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), a publication and website covering the real estate investment market. The annual Top-25 ranking is based on the volume of commercial real estate loans arranged in the previous year.
HFF arranged $26.76 billion in loans in 2012, outpacing Wells Fargos $24.92 billion and CBREs $22.45 billion. The top five also includes Meridian Capital Group ($20.32 billion) and NorthMarq Capital ($9.49 billion).
Other intermediaries making NREIs list that frequently conduct business in the self-storage sector include Jones Lang LaSalle at No. 6 ($8.63 billion), Marcus & Millichap Capital at No. 12 ($2.2 billion) and Cushman & Wakefield at No. 14 ($2.01 billion).
HFF and HFF Securities LP (HFFS) are owned by HFF Inc. HFF operates out of 21 offices nationwide and is a provider of commercial real estate and capital-markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry, including self-storage.