Below is’s bi-weekly update on the middle markets throughout the North West region. Here’s a look at the latest news, announcements and deals that you may have missed from areas including: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California.


SEATTLE—Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP recently expanded its Pacific Northwest presence by officially opening an office in Seattle with an immediate focus on debt, equity placement and investment advisory services.  The opening of the Seattle operation represents HFF’s 25th office location. Senior managing director Thomas Wilson, who is a member of HFF’s debt placement group and was formerly in HFF’s Portland office, will handle the day-to-day operations of the Seattle office in conjunction with senior managing director Ira Virden, who is a member of HFF’s investment advisory multi-housing group in its Portland office.  The pair will jointly lead the firm’s Pacific Northwest platform in Portland and Seattle.  Executive managing directors Jody Thornton and Matthew Lawton will help oversee the Pacific Northwest expansion from their respective offices in Dallas and Chicago.