ATLANTA – HFF announced today that Jeffrey Harris has joined the firm as a managing director in its Atlanta office to focus on debt placement and equity transactions.

Mr. Harris has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and most recently held the position of executive vice president and regional investment director of the eastern U.S. for Post Properties.  In this role he was responsible for all acquisitions, dispositions and new development within the Eastern United States.  Prior to Post Properties, Mr. Harris worked for Grubb Properties, Inc., The St. Joe Company and East West Partners.  He is an active member of Urban Land Institute and the National Multifamily Housing Council, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University.

“Jeff has an impressive track record in the commercial real estate industry with extensive experience and relationships on the development side.  HFF is pleased to have someone of his caliber join and strengthen our team,” said Mark Sixour, co-office head of HFF’s Atlanta office.

HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).  HFF operates out of 21 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.  For more information please visit www.hfflp.comor follow HFF on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hff.