Kelly Givens

Kelly Givens

Vice Chairman, Corporate Services Group, Director
Savills Studley - Orange County
+1 949 660 3553

Industry Specialities

Service Specialities

My professional skillsets in architecture, construction and development enables me to focus on complex infrastructure type industries such as Life sciences, data centers, hospitals and technology and to define how their workforce demands can be predicted and accommodated.

Professional Expertise

As Senior Transactional Consultant, Kelly’s primary responsibility is to assess all workspace and facility requirements (occupier space demands) and to uncover, explore and analyze the costs, timing and feasibility of all potential, existing and to-be-built occupancy solutions. Kelly’s unmatched experience in facility design and construction yields substantial value to clients throughout the scope of an assignment.

Active in the real estate and construction industry since 1980, Kelly has experience as project architect, construction manager, asset manager, contractor and developer. He has designed, built and managed a broad range of product types including corporate headquarters, telecommunications and broadcasting facilities, data centers and research and development facilities. Mr. Givens has been directly involved in the design and procurement of more than $3 Billion of construction and development services over the past five years. His active involvement in controlling the design process and his direct relations with subcontractors and material fabricators materially reduces the capital cost required to deliver a project. His approach of designing projects to a specified unit cost profile with pre established cost indexes, subsequently tied to contract performance, has enabled Kelly to forecast extremely accurate capital cost expenditures well in advance of the project delivery date.

Kelly has been the lead professional and cost engineer on some of the largest commercial Real Estate Transactions in the country and is arguably one of the most experienced real estate professional in the country when it comes to the delivery of new construction.

Activities & Achievements

Having held many positions and professional credentials in architecture, Asset Management, and construction, Kelly offers a unique perspective on managing the development and facilities planning process for his clients.


Kelly received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. His credentials include registration and license as an Architect, AIA, General Building Contractor and Certified Property Manager (CPM).

Transaction Volume

30 million SF

Broker License


Corporate License



Meet Kelly's Team

David Gordon
Vice Chairman, Director

Since 1984, David has been committed to providing high quality tenant representation. As such, David has steadily been promoted within the firm’s senior management team and currently sits on Savills Studley’s board of directors. As a founder of the Corporate Services Group (“CSG”), David has successfully led CSG in developing and managing relationships with some of the firm’s largest and most notable accounts, and he is consistently recognized for his outstanding dedication to client service. David’s primary areas of expertise are transaction management of large, complex transactions and strategic planning for portfolios with multiple facility requirements. His vast experience and industry knowledge allows him to seamlessly integrate CSG’s many disciplines into one customizable service offering.

+1 310 444 1060


David J. Providenti
Vice Chairman, Director

David Providenti joined Savills Studley in March of 2003. As a member of the Corporate Services Group, David is responsible for the delivery of strategic and financial services to Savills Studley’s national corporate and professional services clients. Such services include the planning, financial modeling and engineering, structuring and implementation of all phases of the transaction process. David brings considerable value to the project team through his ability to property understand, evaluate and analyze the various types of ownership groups / landlords and their expected return on a particular transaction.

+1 212 326 1094


Ian Zilla
Senior Managing Director

Ian joined Studley (now Savills Studley) in 2005 as a member of the Corporate Services Group (“CSG”), a team that bridges the worlds of commercial real estate, corporate finance and management consulting. His prior background in computer science, technology and finance compliments his team’s quantitative strategic planning approach and financial consulting services, particularly as it relates to clients’ mission critical facilities and complex headquarters transactions.

+1 212 326 1038


Rick Drescher
Managing Director, Critical Facilities Group

Rick has established a reputation for unparalleled technical expertise and creative solutions at the intersection of real estate and technology analytics. With more than 18 years of hands-on IT experience in the financial services, technology, and global telecommunications industries, Rick has extensive knowledge of enterprise IT systems including server, network, storage, and virtualization architecture. He has leveraged this expertise to successfully design, plan and execute the fit-out and migration of more than 30 data centers and trading floors totaling more than 1M SF and 300,000 pieces of IT equipment.

+1 212 326 1001

Liron Nelik

Liron Nelik
Senior Managing Director – Corporate Services Group

Liron works within the Corporate Services Group, which supports national corporate clients including International Paper and SunGard Availability Services. Each of these clients has diverse needs with assignments around the country, including: renewals, consolidations, dispositions, relocations, and expansions. Liron supports the Corporate Service Group in consulting engagements that often include strategic services such as demographic analysis, mapping research, risk mitigation, and financial modeling.

+1 310 444 1033


Alex Blue
Senior Managing Director – Corporate Services Group

Alex joined Savills Studley in January of 2005. He spent four years in the New York office before relocating to Los Angeles in 2009. As a principal within Savills Studley’s Corporate Services Group, Alex is responsible for delivering strategic consulting and brokerage services that bridge corporate finance and commercial real estate.


+1 310 444 1043

Corey Davidson

Corey Davidson
Executive Managing Director

Corey Davidson joined Savills in 2001. As a principal with Savills Corporate Services Group (CSG), he is responsible for developing and delivering strategic consulting and brokerage services that bridge corporate finance and commercial real estate for companies with facilities in multiple markets.

+1 310 444 1036


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