Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Walter Saad and Cathy Nabours

AUSTIN, TX,  July 6, 2016 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has expanded its Austin office with the addition of Walter Saad and Cathy Nabours, who have joined the firm as managing directors.

 The team, formerly of CBRE, will focus on capital markets transactions across all property types in Central Texas.

Walter Saad has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been involved in the disposition of more than 7.8 million square feet of property sales totaling more than $970 million in volume. 

Sean Sorrell
He was most recently a first vice president of the CBRE Investment Properties team in Austin and has also held posts at Insignia/ESG, overseeing the Central Region Acquisitions team.

 Mr. Saad is a CPA in Texas and is an active member of The Real Estate Council of Austin, International Council of Shopping Centers and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. 

Cathy Nabours was most recently a first vice president in the Austin CBRE Investment Properties Group where she closed more than 130 properties valued at more than $760 million. 

She is affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers and sits on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Council of Austin.  

Philanthropically, she is a founding member of The Fifty Young Leaders Board, which is in support of the new teaching hospital at Seton University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.  Ms. Nabours is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

 In addition, the team will be supported by Laura Fincher, who joins HFF as a production coordinator.

“Walter and Cathy are two of the preeminent commercial transaction professionals in the Austin marketplace. We are thrilled they have decided to come on board with HFF,” said Sean Sorrell, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Austin office.

Doug Opalka
  “HFF has grown its Austin presence consistently since 2011, increasing head count and market share, and the addition of Walter, Cathy and Laura will undoubtedly continue that momentum.”

“HFF’s success nationally, in Texas, and here in Austin, is based on a really simple formula: we put our client’s interests first, we have a culture built on collaboration and teamwork, and we very simply hire the absolute best practitioners across our business lines in each market. 

“Walter and Cathy fit this model seamlessly and we are excited to combine their talents with our platform.  This will make the excellent service we provide to our clients in Central Texas even better,” added Doug Opalka, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Austin office.

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

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

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