Creative and tireless Tenant advocate with significant experience in transaction execution as well as oversight and strategy implementation for regional, national and international real estate portfolios.

Professional Expertise

As a Managing Director in Savills Studley's Philadelphia office, Jay is responsible for transaction management, strategic consulting, new business development and financial analytics for clients on both a regional and national basis. Jay focuses on both office and industrial product while specializing in new leases, renewals, restructures and acquisitions and dispositions of real estate.

Since joining the firm, Jay has completed transactions for a vast array of office and industrial space users in the healthcare, non-profit, pharmaceutical, law, design and engineering, food production and general business services sectors. Jay’s experience across a variety of business segments has promoted the innovation of cutting edge strategies and analytical tools which are then customized for each assignment to aid his clients in identifying and executing the most appropriate real estate strategy for their short and long term business needs.

Jay began his career as a leasing representative for Liberty Property Trust where he was responsible for leasing Liberty’s two million square foot South Florida portfolio. Jay has since leveraged that experience and understanding of what makes landlord’s tick, recognizing their drivers and weak spots, and identifying their capital needs and overall financial strength to pinpoint weakness, identify problem situations and in turn capture value for his clients.

Activities & Achievements

Jay is an active member of both the Union League of Philadelphia and CoreNet Global’s Philadelphia Chapter where he is a member of the Community Reinvestment Committee. In addition, Jay is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) as well as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).


Jay received both a Master of Business Administration in management as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Loyola University, Maryland.

Transaction Volume

3 million SF


Meet John's Team

H. Hetherington Smith
Senior Vice President, Branch Manager


Catherine A. Pullen
Corporate Managing Director


Patrick McGrath
Senior Managing Director, International Desk


Timothy B. Monahan
Senior Managing Director


Andrea Borrelli
Senior Workplace Strategist


John Leskow
Assistant Director


Jess Johnson
Senior Managing Director, Occupier Services


Kim Esposito
Senior Managing Director


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