Professional Expertise

Jeff Cowan joined Savills Studley in 1996, following more than eight years as one of the top performing brokers at Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Services.

As a senior managing director, Jeff specializes in strategic planning, long-term real estate evaluation, and the incorporation of these studies into long-term real estate transactions. He has led numerous Core Delivery Teams in implementing real estate plans that have resulted in lease renegotiation, relocation, fair market renewal negotiation, subleasing, expansion, and facility downsizing.

In recent years Jeff’s clients includes companies such as BLT Communications and Chernin Entertainment.

Working closely with BLT Communications, Jeff assisted them in assessing their requirements, which included prestigious offices; competitive rates; creative build-out; a large trading room and significant power requirements. Following an established and proven process, Jeff evaluated relocation options which resulted in significant tenant improvement allowances, the ability to take more space, the opportunity to sublease a portion for controlled growth, and lease rates approximately 20 percent below market.

Jeff’s experience with creative transactions enabled him to assist Chernin Entertainment in relocating to a creative environment near all of the major tech companies. During the discovery phase of the project it was determined that very limited product was available for lease. With that in mind, Jeff, with Savills Studley’s Core Delivery Team, focused on a creative solution. The outcome was a lease with below market economic terms and significant concessions at a completely renovated property in one of the hottest office markets in Southern California.

Activities & Achievements

Jeff has built a formidable tenant representation practice and has completed over 350 transactions totaling well over three million square feet. He continues to provide best-in-class tenant representation for his clients.


Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Transaction Volume

3 million SF

Broker License


Corporate License



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