He joins from CBRE where he was a member of the institutional group for four years. Prior to that, Briner was in the capital markets team at Cushman & Wakefield.
Briner has closed more than $24 billion in dispositions and recapitalisations nationally.
Kevin MacKenzie, senior managing director for the West Coast, said: “Andrew is a phenomenal addition to HFF. Partnering with our current team, Andrew will strengthen and help lead HFF’s industrial presence in Southern California, bringing a best-in-class industrial advisory practice to our clients throughout the Western region.”
He added: “Due to our clients increasing demand and appetite for industrial product, we are pleased to add an industry professional such as Andrew to our growing team, locally and nationally.”