HFF, Inc. provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to users and providers of capital in the commercial real estate industry in the United States. The company offers debt placement services, including construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debt, mezzanine debt, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing, and sale/leaseback financing to the owners of various types of properties, such as office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-housing, self-storage, assisted living, nursing homes, condominium conversions, mixed-use properties, and land. It also provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners; structured finance and private equity alternatives and solutions at various levels of the capital structure comprising mezzanine and equity; and distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services. In addition, the company offers private equity, investment banking, and advisory services, which include equity capital to establish joint ventures relating to identified properties or properties to be acquired by a fund sponsor; private placements of preferred securities; entity-level advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, management buyouts, and recapitalizations and restructurings; and institutional marketing and fund-raising for public and private commercial real estate companies. Further, it assists clients in the sale of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios; and provides commercial loan servicing to life insurance companies, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, CMBS originators, mortgage REITS, and debt funds, as well as to groups that purchase performing and/or non-performing loans, and owners who sell commercial real estate subject to money mortgage purchase. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.