Tuesday, March 22, 2016

HFF hires Jeff Bucaro as director in its Chicago office

Jeff Bucaro
 CHICAGO, IL, March 22, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that Jeff Bucaro has joined its Chicago office as a director focused on debt and equity placement for hotel transactions in the greater Chicago area. 

Mr. Bucaro has more than 25 years of financial services experience, and most recently was an executive vice president of business development at Aries Capital. 

During his career, he has held positions at the former First National Bank of Chicago and ABN-AMRO North America while evaluating more than $4 billion in financing opportunities across all property types, with more than $1 billion in closings. 

Mr. Bucaro earned his MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business with a concentration in commercial real estate finance and investment, and achieved a certificate in hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. 

Mike Kavanau
He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, the Chicago Real Estate Council and the Real Estate Investment Association. 

“We are excited to have Jeff come aboard and bring his more than 25 years of banking and commercial real estate experience in the Chicago area to our team,” said Mike Kavanau, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Chicago office.

 “HFF has a very vibrant hospitality practice nationally with more than $4.5 billion in 2015 volume, and has been involved in significant Chicago transactions including the JW Marriott, the Radisson Blu and the Thompson Hotel.  Jeff’s addition and focus in this space will help take HFF to the next level.”

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kristen M. Murphy
HFF | One Post Office Square, Suite 3500 | Boston, MA 02109
Main: 617-338-0990 | Direct: 617-848-1572 | Cell: 617-543-4873 | www.hfflp.com

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