NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that 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). 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.”
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (“HFF”), HFF Securities L.P. and HFF Securities Limited (collectively, “HFFS”) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). HFF operates out of 24 offices and is 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 sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. For more information please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.