Savills Studley Announces Pacific Nothwest Expansion, Taps Top Tenant Rep Brokers to Lead New Seattle Office
NEW YORK (December 13, 2016) – Savills Studley, the leading commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation, today announced it expanded its U.S. presence to include an office in the Seattle metropolitan area. The move creates a foothold for Savills Studley in the Pacific Northwest, and positions the company to meet the real estate needs of the region’s many commercial tenants.
Eric Blohm and Eric Leland, formerly of Mohr Partners, Inc., joined Savills Studley as Senior Managing Directors to oversee the firm’s Seattle operations and bring a combined 50 years of experience representing tenants. Seattle already serves as the West Coast hub for the company’s Worldwide Occupier Services platform, led by Senior Managing Director Jose Oncina.
“As tenants become more sophisticated and the globalization of companies continues to require additional service capabilities, it became evident that our clients would be better served by a firm with a strong, integrated global platform,” said Blohm. “Savills Studley’s commitment to exclusively representing tenants, and its comprehensive platform for office, industrial and retail clients reinforced our confidence in the decision to join the company.”
Savills Studley is also pleased to announce the addition of Managing Director Marcelo Garces, Assistant Directors Steve Perkins and Ian Ducharme and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Kasper to its Seattle office. These professionals join Savills Studley from Mohr Partners, where they worked under Blohm and Leland.
Since March, 2015, Savills Studley has made a number of strategic acquisitions and key hires as part of its mission to deliver a globally integrated tenant representation platform to organizations across all primary business markets in North America.
“Seattle has long-been a city of innovation, leading the way in advancements in technology, aerospace, medicine, education and logistics. Savills Studley’s culture of unconventional thinking and our ability to execute fresh solutions to complex occupancy issues is well matched to Seattle’s thriving business culture,” said Michael Colacino, president of Savills Studley. “We are at the forefront of how companies use space and in the delivery of smart real estate strategies that transform engagement, operations and performance.”
The firm’s Seattle office is backed by Savills Studley’s extensive worldwide resources, including a global network of specialized experts, industry-leading market research, advanced portfolio analytics, workforce optimization and services delivery expertise.
The new team has worked with many of the region’s prestigious companies, including HTC, Micron Technologies, DaVita, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington Federal, Inc. and Expeditors International of Washington. Their reputation for precise financial and market analytics, lease negotiations and transaction execution are well known in the region’s corporate real estate community. Blohm and Leland’s focus is on strategic real estate planning and deal structuring involving the development, construction, and investment of commercial real estate assets for commercial real estate tenants.
Savills Studley’s office is located currently in downtown Bellevue, WA at 600 108th Ave NE, Suite 330 and intends to relocate to a location in Downtown Seattle in Q1 2017.
About Savills Studley
Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 29 offices in the U.S. and Canada and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.
The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 30,000 professionals and over 700 locations around the world. Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).
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