Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) is expanding its western U.S. presence by opening an office in Phoenix with a focus on debt and equity placement as well as investment sales serving Arizona and the greater southwest region.

The opening of this office will represent HFF’s 23rd location in the U.S.

Day-to-day operations of the Phoenix office, which is expected to open in late summer 2016, will be led by senior managing director Jeremy Womack, who will relocate from HFF’s Austin office to launch the new Phoenix operation.

Scott Galloway, an executive managing director and member of HFF’s executive committee, along with Kevin MacKenzie, a senior managing director, co-head of the West Coast region, and a member of HFF’s executive committee, will oversee the office opening and expansion.

CJ Osbrink, from HFF’s Orange County office, who specializes in investment sales, will also relocate to the new Phoenix location.  HFF will seek to add additional transaction professionals to the Phoenix office who specialize in the firm’s capital markets platform service offerings as well as property specialties, where appropriate.

“HFF has been active in the local Phoenix market for more than 20 years and strongly believes in the city’s economic strength and growth prospects into the foreseeable future.  The culture at HFF is the cornerstone of our company and is one of the primary reasons for our success.  Jeremy and CJ are bringing HFF’s trusted advisor style of business to Phoenix and will be looking to identify and recruit local candidates who possess these same skills and fundamental character traits,” said MacKenzie.

“Jeremy has been an integral force in the growth and success of HFF’s Austin office and we are very pleased that he is planting the HFF flag in Phoenix.    We are confident in Jeremy’s ability to successfully grow our market share in Phoenix and establish HFF as one of the top commercial real estate and capital markets intermediaries in the market,” noted Galloway.

“Launching the Phoenix office of HFF is an honor and an exceptional opportunity to bring HFF’s integrated capital markets platform to the marketplace.  HFF’s platform, with access to global capital, will serve the Phoenix market well and benefit the local community with the enhanced level of best-in-class service that HFF is known to provide.  HFF aligns its interests completely with its clients and provides a truly customer-centric execution.  A local presence will better serve our current Phoenix clients as well as our regional and national clients that rely on HFF for transactional advice and execution in Arizona,” added Womack.