By Joshua Burd
HFF has hired a commercial real estate veteran to bolster its debt and equity team in New Jersey.
In a news release, the firm announced the hiring of Greg Nalbandian as a senior managing director in its Florham Park office. He joins the firm with more than 23 years of experience in the industry, having most recently served as a senior vice president and managing director with NorthMarq Capital LLC.
During his 12 years with NorthMarq, Nalbandian was responsible for leading the New Jersey regional office and was consistently a top producer nationally, working on a variety of debt and equity placements, the news release said. In his new role, he will focus on similar transactions in New Jersey and the tristate area.
“Greg is a seasoned and well-respected professional with a wealth of experience across many facets of the real estate industry,” Jon Mikula, senior managing director and co-head of HFF’s New Jersey office, said in a prepared statement. “He has experience working the entire capital stack from first mortgage debt placements to more complicated structured finance transactions involving equity or preferred equity/mezzanine financing, recapitalizations and repositionings.
“We are excited to have him join the HFF team.”
Prior to NorthMarq, Nalbandian was a principal at the Schonbraun McCann Group LLC, a leading real estate-dedicated advisory firm in New Jersey. He began his commercial real estate career with O’Connor Capital Partners, a real estate private equity fund headquartered in New York City.
Nalbandian is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP, the news release said. He graduated from New York University with a master’s in real estate and from the University of Michigan with B.A.
“I am very excited to join the premier real estate firm in New Jersey with such a deep bench of talent and resources,” Nalbandian said. “I look forward to playing a key role in furthering HFF’s already dominant position in the marketplace and providing our clients with phenomenal execution.”