HFF Transaction Volume Increases Over 16%

HFF Inc. said the 2012 transaction volume of all of its operating partnerships exceeds $41 billion on more than 1,300 transactions across its capital market platforms.

This includes debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, structured finance and loan sales by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP and HFF Securities LP. But the numbers do not include transaction volume related to HFF Securities advisory and consulting assignments.

The 2012 activity is a 16.5% increase over the $35.6 billion of activity in 2011, which HFF sees as a sign of improving capital markets conditions for the types of transactions its units do, as well as increased market share.

Debt placement volume was $23 billion, up from $18.7 billion, or 23%, in 2011.

Among its rivals in the commercial space, Walker & Dunlop recently reported 2012 volume of $7.1 billion ($9.5 billion when the full year activity of CWCapital is included).

HFF’s servicing portfolio is $31.3 billion, with over 2,200 loans serviced. This is up 15% from yearend 2011’s $27.2 billion.