As a senior managing director in HFF's Portland, Oregon office, Ira Virden brings more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate and finance experience to the company. He specializes in the recapitalization, investment sale, and raising of joint venture equity for institutional multi-housing clients around the country. Ira Virden was hired by HFF in January of 2012, after working as a senior associate at Apartment Realty Advisors.
Most of Mr. Virden's work has been transacting high-profile investment sales, and he holds the Licensed Real Estate Salesperson designation in both Washington and Oregon. He has handled high profile transactions in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, which also includes submarkets like Beaverton, Oregon and Hillsboro, Oregon. Furthermore, he has handled a multi-city recapitalization covering various states.
Before beginning his career in finance and real estate, Ira Virden studied economics at the University of Oregon. He graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree. Mr. Virden is also currently a member of the Urban Land Institute's Young Leader Program.