Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Debt placement team joins HFF Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – HFF announced that the team of Walter Coker and Brian Crivella has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  The two producers will be a part of HFF’s debt placement group and will focus on debt and equity transactions in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Coker and Mr. Crivella were previously co-heads of Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman’s Washington, D.C. debt and equity platform and have arranged more than $6.5 billion of debt and equity transactions in their combined tenures there.  Recent financing assignments include work on behalf of Clark Enterprises, Comstock, The JBG Companies, Archstone and Shooshan Companies. 

Mr. Coker, who joins HFF as a managing director, has more than 12 years of commercial real estate finance experience.  Prior to C&W, he worked as a senior analyst at Spaulding & Slye and prior to that, as an analyst at Walker & Dunlop.  Mr. Coker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University and is a licensed real estate salesperson in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Crivella joins HFF as a director and has more than six years of commercial real estate finance experience.  While completing his degree at the University of Richmond, he interned at Legg Mason Private Client Group and Matrix Capital Markets Group.  He also worked as a financial analyst at Jones Lang LaSalle prior to joining C&W.  Mr. Crivella is a licensed real estate salesperson in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

“With the addition of respected brokers such as Walter and Brian, plus their former colleague Susan Carras who joined the firm in May, HFF’s debt placement team is well positioned to serve our client’s growing needs in this ever changing capital markets environment both locally and nationally,” said Steven Conley (top  right photo), executive managing director of HFF’s Washington, D.C. office.

Stephen Conley, HFF Executive Managing Director, (202) 533-2500 sconley@hfflp.com                                   
Susan Carras, HFF Senior Managing Director, (202) 533-2500 scarras@hfflp.com                                                               
Kristen Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing, (713) 852-3500,

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