David Gialanella

David Gialanella

Vice Chairman, Chief Integration Officer
Savills Studley - New York
+1 212 328 3971

Industry Specialities

Service Specialities

Retail Real Estate Advisor and Transaction Specialist

Professional Expertise

David Gialanella has over 30 years of experience in the real estate services business. He began his real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) where he spent 20 years supporting its business in numerous different roles, including head of Global Services where he oversaw a variety of functions, including Research, Marketing, Corporate Communications and IT. Mr. Gialanella led the initiative to elevate the Cushman & Wakefield brand internationally and established the firm’s first overseas venture. He also led the firm’s retail business in the Americas. Mr. Gialanella was a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Board of Directors, Global Management Committee and Joint Initiative Board with its European partner.

Following his tenure with C&W, Mr. Gialanella spent seven years at CBRE where he was a member of the New York region management team and had responsibility for managing the New York Retail function. He also served as the operations person for the Americas Brokerage Group, oversaw CBRE’s New Jersey operation and ran CBRE’s Global Transaction Management group for several years. After leaving CBRE, Mr. Gialanella joined DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) to run the firm’s Northeast region where he oversaw the Eastern Region Tenant Representation business following the firm’s merger with Cassidy Turley.

Now, at Savills Studley, Mr. Gialanella works closely with the company’s retail leadership teams in North America, EMEA and APAC to expand the Savills brand worldwide. The Retail Team has expertise in all aspects of real estate strategy development, ranging from location and demographic analysis to complex financial structuring. The Savills Studley approach ensures each retail tenant’s real estate transactions are fully aligned with their business needs and brand positioning goals.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gialanella spent a year at Studley in a brokerage support role. Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Gialanella held various roles in the management consulting business in NY and Washington, DC.

Activities & Achievements

Mr. Gialanellais an active supporter of nursing education. Through the New Jersey League for Nursing, he sponsors several scholarships annually to support nursing students in need of financial support.


Mr. Gialanella has a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Seton Hall University. He also has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Catholic University’s College of Architecture and an MBA in Finance from Manhattan College.


Meet David's Team

Susan Kurland
Executive Vice President and Co-Head, Global Retail Services Group


Victoria Oliva
Managing Director


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