HFF Boston Appoints New Senior Director

Kerry Hawkins has 18 years of experience in commercial real estate. At HFF, Hawkins will specialize in the repositioning and marketing of underperforming office assets.

Kerry Hawkins, senior director at HFF BostonHolliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P. (HFF) has hired Kerry Hawkins as senior director for its Boston office. With 18 years of experience in commercial real estate, Hawkins will be focusing on office investment advisory transactions in her new role.

In her previous position as first vice president at CBRE, Hawkins focused mainly on the repositioning and marketing of underperforming assets, representing landlords and tenants in the sale and leasing of office properties. Prior to joining CBRE, Hawkins was a senior associate for three years at the Trammel Crow Co. 

Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and is an active member of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA); Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Boston, where she serves on the Charity Golf Committee; and NAIOP, where she is chair of the 2018 Gala and a former bus tour chair.

Throughout her career, Hawkins has earned several awards, including:

  • Women of FIRE Award (Banker and Tradesman) 2017
  • CREW Professional Service Award 2016
  • NAIOP National Developing Leader Award
  • Boston SF Woman of the Year 2010
  • Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award

 “We are excited to have (Hawkins) join our investment advisory platform in Boston; she is a highly regarded, motivated individual and will complement our existing team at HFF well,” said Coleman Benedict, senior managing director & co-head of HFF’s Boston office, in prepared remarks. “Her deep relationships with many of the largest landlords and tenants in the Boston area, coupled with her extensive knowledge of the market, will be a value-add for HFF’s current and potential future clients.” 

In October last year, HFF’s Boston team arranged the refinancing of three Boston-area hotels for Distinctive Hospitality Group, totaling 623 keys.

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