Investment Team of Cruz, O’Hearn Joins HFF New Jersey
- Mar 17, 2010
March 17, 2010
By Allison Landa, News Editor
With 32 years of commercial real estate experience between them, Jose Cruz and Kevin O’Hearn bring a bulwark of industry knowledge to Holliday Fenoglio Fowler New Jersey. The two join HFF from Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey investment sales group.
Cruz joins HFF as a senior managing director; he was previously an executive director of C&W’s investment sales group. Since 1997 he has been involved in more than $13 billion worth of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land scales, including the $135 million, 1.3 million square-foot Starwood retail portfolio, the $115 Rockpoint Allegiance office portfolio, and the $120 million sale of Mariner’s Waterfront in Edgewater. Before moving to the investment sales side, Cruz was the northeast area manager for the Research Services Department within C&W and previously worked as a real estate analyst with PaineWebber, UBS, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Columbia University.
O’Hearn joins HFF as a director. With more than 19 years of experience in the industry, he served as director of the Capital Markets Group and Client Solutions Group at C&W and has been involved in the sale of nearly 300 properties consisting of 85 million square feet. He previously was a member of Insignia/ESG’s Capital Advisors Group and graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, as well as from Seton Hall with a Masters Degree in Financial Planning.
“Adding Jose and Kevin to HFF’s team solidifies our position as the premier commercial real estate intermediary in this market,” HFF New Jersey senior managing director Jon Mikula said while announcing the news.
HFF operates out of 17 offices nationwide and is a provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry, offering a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, advisory services, structured finance, private equity, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. In 2008, HFF production volume totaled in excess of $19.2 billion in 630 transactions. The firm was founded in Boston in 1974 and trades on the NYSE under the symbol HF.