HFF hires Jeff Bucaro as director

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced that Jeff Bucaro has joined its Chicago office as a director focused on debt and equity placement for hotel transactions in the greater Chicago area.

Bucaro has more than 25 years of financial services experience, and most recently was an executive vice president of business development at Aries Capital.

During his career, he has held positions at the former First National Bank of Chicago and ABN-AMRO North America while evaluating more than $4 billion in financing opportunities across all property types, with more than $1 billion in closings.

Bucaro earned his MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business with a concentration in commercial real estate finance and investment, and achieved a certificate in hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.  He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, the Chicago Real Estate Council and the Real Estate Investment Association.