HFF Hires Student Housing Investment Specialist

by Katie Sloan

Dallas — Troy Manson will help drive the company’s growing interest in the sector.

Troy Manson will work with Brian Kelly on national student housing investment sales for HFF.Dallas — Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has hired Troy Manson as managing director in its Dallas office, where Manson will engage student housing transactions. He will work with Brian Kelly in HFF’s Chicago office to handle student housing sales nationally.

Manson has nine years of experience in student housing investments and operations and has been involved in approximately $1 billion of student housing transactions. His most recent work was at Halyard Ventures, where he was the managing principal and founder. Prior to that, he was a managing director of operations for Inland American Communities/FirstWorthing where he was responsible for a 5,000-bed national portfolio.

“In 2011, HFF closed more than $756 million in investment sales, structured finance and debt financing in the student housing space,” said Matthew Lawton, co-head of HFF’s national multi-housing group in a press release.

“Having producers in both Chicago and Dallas that focus solely on student housing will allow HFF to further penetrate into a marketplace that we believe has tremendous momentum and economic viability,” said Jody Thornton, executive managing director in HFF’s Dallas office.

— Randall Shearin

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