Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson

Executive Vice President, Director
Savills Studley - Chicago
+1 312 595 2943

Industry Specialities

Service Specialities


Professional Expertise

Lisa Davidson joined Savills Studley (formerly Studley) in 1997 and has almost thirty years of experience acting as an advocate on behalf of commercial tenants in downtown Chicago. Lisa has been continually recognized as one of Savills Studley’s top performers nationwide, executing more than 20 million square feet of transactions throughout her career. She was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2018.

Recognized as an expert in reducing real estate costs for corporate space users, Lisa has a diverse client portfolio that includes technology firms, nonprofit organizations, legal practices, professional services firms, and major corporations. Most notably, Lisa has developed an exceptional practice in the area of early lease restructuring that has helped numerous firms achieve favorable rental rates, incentives, and concessions.

In 2002 and 2007, Lisa and team were awarded Crain’s Greater Chicago Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Award for “Office Broker of the Year.” Lisa is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association (COLBA) executive board, and Corenet and CREW. She also serves on the Leadership Council of Women Tech Founders and is a Chicago Scholar’s Mentor.

Activities & Achievements

Lisa was inducted into Midwest Real Estate’s Hall of Fame and received the NAIOP office investment sale of the year award for 2016. She was a finalist for Service Provider of the Year at the 2015 Real Awards sponsored by Corenet. She was recognized in Real Estate MidAmerica magazine as a “40 Under 40” to watch, named to YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders, and profiled in the Illinois Real Estate Journal. In 2008, Lisa was a finalist for the Crystal Apple Award and a recipient of the 5th Annual Commercial Forum Gold Award for Leasing Office Tenant Representative.

Lisa supports the Lurie Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Francis W. Parker School.


Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies and Economics

CoreNet Global

Master of Corporate Real Estate

Transaction Volume

Over 20 million SF


Meet Lisa's Team

Patrick Brady
Associate Director


Alex Greene
Financial Analyst


Richard B. Dale
Senior Managing Director, Project Management Services


Renae Bradshaw, MCR
Corporate Managing Director


Dawn Dalson
Workplace Strategist


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