Savills Studley’s Joe Learner and Robert Sevim Named Chicago Office Brokers of the Year
Learner and Sevim mark two new milestones as winners of the industry’s most prestigious Commercial Real Estate Awards honor on behalf of The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago, IL (March 10, 2015)  

Savills Studley is pleased to announce that Executive Vice Presidents, Joe Learner and Robert Sevim, received the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s (GCFD) Broker of the Year Award during its 27th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

With a combined 40 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, Learner and Sevim have worked together for over a decade. In 2014 alone, the duo completed approximately 1.5 million square feet of projects including the largest downtown office headquarters lease as well as two full building leases in two distinct suburban submarkets.

Learner and Sevim also received this honor for their work in 2011. This year Learner reached a milestone by becoming the first-ever four-time Broker of the Year winner. In addition, as the recipient of the Build-to-Suit of the Year Award the past two consecutive years, Sevim becomes the first person ever to win an award at the event four straight years.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen for this esteemed industry award among such an elite group of real estate professionals in our market,” said Learner, who is a member of Savills Studley’s Board of Directors and is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the firm. “In the past 12 years, members of our Chicago office have been awarded this prestigious honor a remarkable six times, and ten times in the event’s 27 year history – a true testament to our steadfast client advocacy and dedication to innovative tenant transactions.”

The 27th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner brought together more than 1,850 of Chicago’s top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, interior contractors and design professionals to both celebrate the outstanding achievements in all facets of the industry and to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The partnership is designed to help build a better Chicago. The event raised over $1,100,000 which will provide approximately 3.3 million meals for the hungry in Chicago.

“We are truly honored to receive this award,” added Sevim, who was named Co-Head of Savills Studley’s Chicago region in November. “It is most important, however, to thank the Greater Chicago Food Depository for their extraordinary support and phenomenal contribution to the Chicago community as well as congratulate all of the well deserving finalists and winners.”

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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