Nicole Aguiar

Vice President of Programs


Nicole is an Associate in the Chicago office of HFF with nearly five years of experience in commercial real estate within both the accounting and finance fields. Since joining the firm in December 2014, she has been primarily responsible for the marketing and financial analysis of debt and equity placement for all property types throughout North America. Nicole specializes in the representation of both institutional, public, and private real estate owners in the financing (both debt and equity) of investment properties. She has been directly involved in the placement of over $900 million in real estate financing.┬áNicole’s financing experience includes all major property types including hospitality, multi-housing, student-housing, retail, office, medical office, industrial, and mixed-use. Her product knowledge is similarly widespread having been involved in transactions including first mortgages, mezzanine debt, and supplemental debt. Most recently, Nicole has turned her focus to the investment sales and capital markets transactions of hospitality assets.

She is an alumnus of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance with a Spanish minor. She originally from the Chicago suburbs.

Favorite Aspects of REFF:
Exposure to a wealth of knowledge via a multitude of different specialties and focuses within the real estate industry in a welcoming and educational forum unlike any other.

REFF Responsibilities:
As the VP of Programs, Nicole is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating monthly events and panels.