Monday, March 27, 2017

HFF hires Roland S. Merchant, Jr. as a senior managing director in New York office

Roland S. Merchant Jr.
NEW YORK, NY –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced Roland S. Merchant, Jr. has joined its New York office as a senior managing director concentrating on investment sales and structured transactions.

Mr. Merchant has more than 20 years of experience in finance, sales and real estate investment banking and joins HFF from Eastdil Secured LLC.

  He has been involved in over $20 billion of investment sales, joint venture equity, debt placement and loan sale transactions for major public and private institutional real estate investors throughout the United States.

 Prior to Eastdil, Mr. Merchant was an investment banking associate in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman and Wakefield and the Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Merchant holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, where he was awarded the Robert A. Toigo Fellowship and a Bachelor of Arts from Dillard University. 

 He is a licensed securities representative, a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York and a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Real Estate Roundtable (RER) President’s Council and Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). 

Andrew Scandalios

Philanthropically, Mr. Merchant is the board chairman for the Robert Toigo Foundation Alumni Endowment Board and vice-chairman on the board of trustees for the City Parks Foundation of New York.

“HFF is thrilled to have Roland join our firm and strengthen our New York investment sales team,” said Andrew Scandalios, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s New York office. 

 “Roland has a wealth of experience, deep relationships and thorough real estate knowledge, which will be of great value to HFF’s existing and future clients.”

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

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Specialist
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, Texas 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 |

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