Thursday, May 5, 2011

CHICAGO, IL – HFF announced today that Patrick Sullivan (top right photo) has joined the firm as a managing director in its Chicago office.  Mr. Sullivan will formally launch the industrial investment sales/capital markets platform in HFF’s Chicago office.

Mr. Sullivan joins HFF from Converse Capital, LLC, a firm he created in 2006 to provide marketing and disposition services to owners of commercial real estate. 

During his 26-year career, Mr. Sullivan has closed industrial investment transactions totaling more than 34 million square feet with an aggregate value in excess of $1.2 billion.

  Prior to his role as principal at Converse Capital, LLC, he worked at Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois and Grubb & Ellis Company.  Mr. Sullivan holds a business administration degree from Illinois State University and is a member of NAIOP and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

"As our national industrial platform continues its selective growth process, we are very excited about the top-tier talent that Pat brings to HFF.  Drawing from his extensive experience in the Chicago market and throughout the Midwest, Pat will play a critically important role on HFF's national industrial investment team,” said Randy Baird (lower left photo), head of HFF’s national industrial group.

 “With the creation of a dedicated industrial team in the Chicago office, HFF can now deliver a higher level of service to our industrial clients for both their investment sale and capital markets needs,” added Matthew Lawton, executive managing director in HFF’s Chicago office.

Matthew D. Lawton, HFF Executive Managing Director, (312) 528-3650,
Kristen M. Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing, (713) 852-3500,

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