Dina M. Zavislak

Dina M. Zavislak

Executive Managing Director
Savills Studley - Phoenix
+1 602 783 1604

Industry Specialities

Service Specialities

Professional Expertise

Dina M. Zavislak is an Executive Managing Director based in Savills Studley’s Phoenix office. Dina and co-Executive Managing Director Charles Daggett lead a national team within Savills Studley’s Occupier Services Group, which has been recognized as a leading provider in the Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services field. Dina has worked in the commercial real estate industry for more than 22 years, and has been instrumental in developing national account teams that routinely outperform the market by proactively analyzing market trends and capitalizing on opportunities to demonstrate value.

Before joining Savills Studley in 2016, Dina was a Managing Principal at Mohr Partners and was instrumental in leading the firm’s Phoenix office since its opening in 1995. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Dina was a member of the top producing team in the Southwest Region for Grubb and Ellis.

Dina and her team routinely manage hundreds of transactions for portfolio clients with transaction volumes exceeding $1.4 billion in value over the past several years. Her experience includes representing Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 firms in developing strategies to reduce and contain total occupancy costs including benchmarking portfolios and establishing key performance indicators to measure performance and trends, lease and sale negotiations globally, leveraged renegotiations and demonstrating cost avoidance in contractual obligations, corporate headquarters transactions, build-to-suits, dispositions, economic incentive negotiations and demographic analysis, regional operating center consolidation studies, along with multi‐faceted domestic and international transactions.

Over the past fifteen years, Dina and her team have also developed expertise in representing architectural, engineering and consulting (“AEC”) firms. Developing an expertise in the engineering industry has allowed Dina and her team to assess peer metrics for existing clients as well as those who are seeking guidance in analyzing existing vacancy factors and implementing strategies to reduce vacancy costs and hedge against rising costs in the portfolio. A partial list of AEC clients includes CDM Smith, Kimley-Horn, Carollo Engineers, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Haley and Aldrich, NV5, Antea Group, and Moffatt and Nichol.

Activities & Achievements

Dina was presented the Mohr Partners Top Producer of the Year Award in 2015 along with her partner, Charles Daggett, and was a founding member of the Industrial Asset Management Council, having previously served as a co‐chair of the Leadership Committee and co‐chair of the Board Certificate Industrial Real Estate (“BCIR”) task force. In addition, Dina has been an active member in the Valley participating in numerous community service events such as raising money for the Salvation Army , United Blood Services Blood Drive, and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Dina also continues her contributions back to the community by providing assistance for Chrysalis, a domestic violence shelter for women and children.

Education

Dina earned her Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing from Arizona State University.

Transaction Volume

19 million SF

 

Meet Dina's Team

Charles Daggett
Executive Managing Director

 

Dustin McFarland
Senior Portfolio Account Manager

 

Jenny Aust Turner
Portfolio Account Manager

 

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