PITTSBURGH-HFF reports that its unaudited transaction volume for 2012 will likely exceed $41 billion.

The volume recorded by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. and HFF Securities, L.P. covers more than 1,300 transactions across the firm’s capital market platforms and includes debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, structured finance and loan sales.

The firm’s 2012 annual transaction volume represents nearly a 16.5% gain over the $35.6 billion volume closed in 2011. HFF officials attribute the increase in business to improving capital markets conditions and its increased market share.

HFF’s commercial loan servicing portfolio balance totaled approximately $31.3 billion on more than 2,200 loans serviced as of December 31, 2012, which represents a more than 15% increase from the previous year’s balance of $27.2 billion. See company announcement on Business Wire.