Savills strengthens Worldwide Occupier Services UK offering with strategic US move

01 June 2017

International real estate advisor Savills has strengthened its UK Worldwide Occupier Services (WOS) team with the arrival of director John Harte, who has moved from the firm’s tenant rep team in New York.

Based at Savills Margaret Street headquarters in London, John will continue to service US corporate tenants from the UK, whilst also using his extensive expertise that spans over 15 years to drive cross border linkage between Savills occupier teams across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

With a consulting background and masters degree in Real Estate Development and Investment from NYU, coupled with experience in equity underwriting, high end residential, and an internship on the Budgetary Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels, John brings a unique skill to the role. Since joining Savills Studley in 2010, he has focussed on strategic planning, analysis and client relations advising on over 1 million sq ft of deals in New York involving tenants such as: Time Inc.; JCFlowers; OpenTable; Clinton Global Initiative; LPS Partners; HelloFresh and KLS Advisors. Notably, in 2015 John represented law firm, Eltman, Eltman & Cooper, in a complex early restructure and relocation that resulted in securing an award of $5.6 million in municipal  incentives for the tenant.

Jeremy Bates, head of occupier services at Savills, comments: “John’s relocation underlines the growing strength of our WOS team. To have his insight and expertise on board in the UK will be an incredibly valuable asset to our already successful existing team and will also augment our cross border capability in terms of advising corporate occupiers.”

John Harte adds: “Understanding the mindset and goals of a US corporate occupier is fundamental to advising on their real estate needs. I enjoy what I do and it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to expand my skills within Savills established, best in class occupier services platform.”

 
 

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Key Contacts

Jeremy Bates

Jeremy Bates

Director
Regional Offices

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7409 8813

 

John Harte

John Harte

Associate Director

Savills Studley - New York

+1 212 326 1069