At Savills Studley, Chris focuses on tenant representation and corporate services, specializing in assisting both emerging and established companies. He serves his clients through the development and execution of tailored strategic real estate plans that proactively support organizations’ business initiatives.
Chris is a member of the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation and part of Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with more than 30,000 professionals and over 700 locations around the world.
In June 2016, Savills Studley acquired Cresa Charlotte where Chris was a Senior Vice President and worked in tenant representation and corporate services. Chris was responsible for real estate brokerage services throughout the US and Canada on behalf of XPO Logistics and its subsidiaries.
Prior to Cresa, Chris was a Vice President at Lincoln Harris (the corporate service arm of Lincoln Property Company) from 2007 to 2015 where he was a Transaction Broker for Bank of America’s Corporate Workplace Transactions and Investments Group. Chris was responsible for real estate brokerage services for their eight (8) million square foot Headquarters Portfolio where he managed all office lease renewal, acquisition, and disposition activities. Chris has also been responsible for delivering office real estate brokerage services for the North and South Carolina Region on behalf of Bank of America and its affiliates (Merrill Lynch and former Countrywide). His responsibilities also included championing Bank of America’s process/procedures to increase transaction productivity and quality while aligning with their internal space needs and cost reduction goals. Chris was instrumental in growing the assignment from Client’s Headquarters Portfolio to all of North and South Carolina and ultimately the entire Southeast Region which includes 13 states and Washington DC.
Previously, Chris was a Vice President with Commercial Carolina Corporation (an affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield) from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Swart worked diligently to negotiate transactions on behalf of clients while effectively supporting the clients’ business plan, organizational structure, goals, and objectives.
Activities & Achievements
Chris is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He is also a CCIM Designee, a Six Sigma Greenbelt, a LEED Accredited Professional, a MCR Designee and a SIOR Designee. Chris is also a member of the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors and the National Associations of Realtors.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University.