Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces that it has expanded its Pacific Northwest presence by officially opening an office in Seattle with an immediate focus on debt, equity placement and investment advisory services. The opening of the Seattle operation represents HFF's 25th office location. Senior managing director Thomas Wilson, who is a member of HFF's debt placement group and was formerly in HFF's Portland office, will handle the day-to-day operations of the Seattle office in conjunction with senior managing director Ira Virden, who is a member of HFF's investment advisory multi-housing group in its Portland office. The pair will jointly lead the firm's Pacific Northwest platform in Portland and Seattle. Executive managing directors Jody Thornton and Matthew Lawton will help oversee the Pacific Northwest expansion from their respective offices in Dallas and Chicago. The Seattle office will also include managing director Evan Kovac and directors Dave Otis and Christopher Ross on the investment advisory team and Scott Gilson on the debt placement team, who are all supported by a team of real estate analysts. HFF will seek to add transaction professionals to the Seattle office who specialize in the firm's other capital markets platform service offerings as well as property specialties, where appropriate. "HFF has been very active in the Seattle market for more than 20 years and strongly believes in the city's economic strength and growth prospects into the future. The culture at HFF is the cornerstone of our company and is one of the primary reasons for our success. Tom and Ira are bringing HFF's trusted advisor style of business to Seattle and will be looking to identify and recruit local candidates who possess these same skills and fundamental character traits," said Lawton. About HFF HFF and its affiliates operate out of 25 offices and are a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the global commercial real estate industry. HFF, together with its affiliates, offers clients a fully integrated capital markets platform, including debt placement, investment advisory, equity placement, funds marketing, M&A and corporate advisory, loan sales and loan servicing. HFF, HFF Real Estate Limited, HFF Securities L.P. and HFF Securities Limited are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). For more information, please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.