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Capital Markets CIO: Life Blood Provider, Not Bridge Builder

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Technology insights by HFF Chief Information Officer Jeff Roberts. Many people compare the role of chief information officer (CIO) to that of a bridge builder – connecting the separate worlds of technology and business. Analogies can be useful in giving us a mental model to overlay onto a complex concept, in this case yielding a basic view of how to approach an extremely challenging executive role. Unfortunately, the “CIO as bridge builder” analogy falls short in many ways, particularly in a capital markets context. Of course IT, or information technology, groups need to deliver technology solutions to our organizations, but those solutions shouldn’t be conceived or evaluated in a separate “world” and then brought across a “bridge” to the business. IT departments should strive to create stable, scalable architectures; to develop innovative systems and reporting platforms; and to... [Read More]

Jumpstart Your CRE Career with an Internship

Monday, August 22, 2016

By HFF Summer Intern Luke Wilder “And he thinks he’s going to get it for a four cap! I mean c’mon this isn’t 2011.” Everyone in the room smiled or chuckled, laughing at a joke that went so far over my head that I would have broken my neck trying to see it go by. That was me sitting in on my first meeting on my first day as a new analyst intern in HFF’s Boston office. Meanwhile, I was still trying to get a grasp on what a “four cap” is and why I could never tie a tie the right length on my first try. I laughed along with everyone else, just .25 seconds later and with no real comprehension of why I was laughing other than to play it cool. As what is probably the... [Read More]

HFF Orange County Named Best Place to Work

Saturday, August 01, 2015

HFF, a leading commercial real estate intermediary in Orange County, has earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Orange County Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Orange County for the fourth consecutive year. Ranked 15th this year among large companies (>250 employees), HFF Orange County has displayed a culture of excellence and continuously participated in community service events across the greater Orange County area. To be considered as one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County, businesses must: Be publicly or privately held Be a for-profit, not-for-profit or government entity Have a facility in Orange County Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in Orange County ... [Read More]


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