HFF hires Tom Brook and Andrew Laing as directors in its London office
LONDON, ENGLAND – March 13, 2017 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has hired Tom Brook and Andrew Laing as directors in its London office. Mr. Brook and Mr. Laing will focus on the acquisition, disposal, funding and strategic consultancy of commercial property with a focus on the Central London market, working with Jamie Pope and John Starkie, who will be joining HFF from 1 May.
Mr. Brook joins HFF from CBRE Limited where he was a director in the Central London Capital Markets team. With 10 years of market experience Tom has completed some of London’s leading investment transactions, including the recent disposals of the Thomas More Square Estate, 20 Moorgate, a 50 percent stake in Aviva Life Fund’s Central London Portfolio and the forward sale of One and Two Southbank Place.
Mr. Laing joins HFF from Eastdil Secured where he was a vice president and member of the European equity team, recently completing the disposals of two of London’s most iconic office towers, 122 Leadenhall Street and CityPoint Tower. Prior thereto, he was an associate director on CBRE’s Central London Capital Markets team during which he advised on the forward funding of One Bartholomew Close and joint venture disposal of Watermark Place.
“We are very excited about the progress we’ve made in assembling a leading London investment team, to work alongside our debt, corporate finance and investment banking teams in our London office,” said Michael Kavanau, senior managing director and co-head of HFF London. “As in all markets we enter, we seek to strategically build out all of our business lines and property types with associates that embody the corporate culture of HFF and are best-in-class in their specialties. Tom and Andrew are a perfect fit and we are so pleased they are part of the HFF team.”
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.