FFFALLS CHURCH, VA – CORFAC INTERNATIONAL 2013 President Bill Hawkins, SIOR, announced that Dublin-based HWBC has joined CORFAC as its new commercial real estate affiliate in Ireland.

One of Ireland’s leading independent commercial real estate services firms, HWBC serves landlords and tenants in office, commercial business, industrial, retail and investment property sectors. While principally focused in Dublin, the firm has agency and management teams that represent tenants and owners nationwide. HWBC also has a property management department with a portfolio of assets owned by pension funds, financial institutions, property companies and private investors.

“We are pleased to add another like-minded and high quality company to our growing roster of international affiliates. Similarly to the way CORFAC firms operate, HWBC emphasizes client service and long-term relationships – they are a great fit for CORFAC,” said Hawkins, 2013 CORFAC president and a principal of Chas Hawkins Co. Inc./CORFAC International based in Nashville, TN.

In April of this year London-based Farebrother/CORFAC International joined CORFAC as its new UK affiliate, complementing international coverage in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia and throughout North America.

HWBC employs a team of 28 property professionals and over the last 12 months has advised on deals worth over €100m. Managing Director Jonathan Hillyer commented: “In a time of growing international investment interest in the Irish market an alliance with a powerful global network like CORFAC makes strategic sense. We are optimistic we can leverage the network to help CORFAC firms benefit from the compelling investment opportunities in Ireland as the market here emerges from the economic downturn.”

Hillyer has already made plans to attend CORFAC’s Fall Summit, 9-12 September in Washington, DC. The conference features panel sessions with developers, guest speakers on the future of the commercial real estate industry, best practices workshops and networking.

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail real estate leasing and investment sales, multifamily property acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services.  In association with FIABCI (the International Real Estate Federation) and global affiliates, CORFAC International offers commercial real estate services with market reach in 65 countries worldwide. In recent years, CORFAC firms have averaged over 9600 completed transactions annually totaling more than 513 million square feet worth an excess of $5.95 billion for their customers. For more information on the CORFAC network, contact 703.532.6160 or visit www.corfac.com.

About HWBC

HWBC is Ireland’s leading independent property firm. Our team of 28 property professionals has over 300 years of expertise in the industry with a track record of delivering solutions for clients that focus on delivering long-term value. We pride ourselves on ensuring clients receive senior director support throughout any project we are engaged on. HWBC offers a full range of property services and over the last 12 months we have advised on deals worth over €100m. For more information on our achievements and client portfolio please visit www.hwbc.ie.