Joe Learner

Executive Vice President, Director

Contact

Transaction Volume

  • 30 million SF

Specialties

  • Office
  • Law Firm Practice Group
  • Education Practice Group
  • Energy/Utilities Practice Group

Professional Expertise

Joe joined the firm in 1989 and is now a member of Savills Studley’s board of directors and its seven-person executive committee. As a manager of the Chicago office since 1997, Joe provides leadership and strategic vision that has helped the office become one of the largest tenant representation practices in the Midwest. Prior to joining Savills Studley, Joe served as a real estate consultant at the former Arthur Andersen, developing strategies to optimize clients’ cash flow and GAAP accounting treatment.

In Chicago, Joe leads a team of professionals consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading tenant advisors. To date, Joe’s team has managed more than 30 million square feet of national transactions with a total value in excess of $25 billion for corporate clients such as Accenture, Exelon Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Compaies and UnitedHealth Group and legal clients such as Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden Arps, Jones Day, Vedder Price and Sheppard Mullin.

Joe specializes in structuring complex real estate transactions for major public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, service firms, and private organizations where cash flow, stock price, partner distributions, accounting implications, and optimal lease negotiations are critical. He has also helped numerous clients achieve cost savings through the analysis of real estate financing structures for leases and capital improvements.

Activities & Achievements

Joe is the first-ever four-time recipients of the Greater Chicago Food Depository's prestigious Commercial Real Estate Award for "Office Broker of the Year," which he won in 2015, 2012, 2003 and 1995. He has also twice been selected as one of the country's leading real estate advisors by Commercial Property News and was identified as one of the "40 Under 40" business leaders to watch by Crain's Chicago Business in 2003.

Joe is also on the Board of Trustees of The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Education

Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics at the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance and corporate strategy at the University of Chicago.

Joe Learner

Case Studies

Sargent & Lundy

Chicago, IL ... MORE

Corn Products

Westchester... MORE