PRESS RELEASE: HFF Hires Southern California Industrial Investment Sales Team

IRVINE, CA – HFF announced today that the investment sales team of Brett Tremaine and Ryan Martin has joined the firm’s Orange County office and Anthony J. Brent has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office.  The team will focus on industrial capital markets transactions primarily in the western United States.

The team has an average of 20 years of experience across brokerage, advisory and operations, and most recently were founders of BlackRidge Real Estate Group.  Previous roles include positions at Cushman and Wakefield, Lee & Associates, Panattoni Development Company, LLC and Majestic Realty Co. 

Brett Tremaine, who joins HFF as a senior managing director in its Orange County office, has more than 26 years of experience spanning the industry from his experience as a top intermediary to national development roles throughout North America.  He specializes in investment sales, land development transactions and equity placement throughout the primary markets of the western United States.  During the course of his career, he has closed more than $2.3 billion in transactions.  Brett is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University.

Anthony J. Brent joins HFF as a senior managing director in its Los Angeles office and has more than 25 years of advisory experience in Southern California industrial properties.  Anthony was one of the initial shareholders of Lee & Associates San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles offices where he was recognized for successfully transacting large building and land transactions throughout the Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire markets in excess of $2.0 billion.  Prior to BlackRidge, he also operated a private real estate fund that acquired real estate opportunities and provided capital to developers.  He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and attended the University of Arizona.

Ryan Martin joins HFF as a managing director with more than 16 years of development, investment and brokerage advisory experience.  Ryan has invested, developed, represented and managed more than 12 million square feet of real estate transactions throughout the United States.  Prior to founding BlackRidge, Ryan was a development partner with Majestic Realty Co. and began his career as an industrial advisor with Cushman & Wakefield.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University.

In addition, Tom Simmons has joined the firm’s Orange County office from BlackRidge.  Tom, an associate director/analyst for the group, has more than 11 years of experience in transaction and asset management along with financial and investment analysis.  He has managed various platforms of capital over multiple acquisition and development opportunities both during his time with BlackRidge and also other private operators.  Tom holds a Masters of Business Administration from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“HFF continues to strategically grow its West Coast investment sales team with a goal of purposefully building-out the full platform of services and property specializations in each location,” said Kevin Mackenzie, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices.  “The team’s unique personal backgrounds and experience in the industrial markets from advisory, development, acquisition and capital markets transactions is highly regarded in the industrial space.  HFF is very excited to have them on board as a key component to the national investment sales platform.”

HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).  HFF operates out of 21 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.  For more information please visit www.hfflp.comor follow HFF on Twitter at    

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P., acting by and through Holliday GP Corp., a real estate broker licensed with the California Department of Real Estate, License Number 01385740.

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