Louis Wolfowitz

Louis Wolfowitz

Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group
Savills Studley - New York
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Professional Expertise

Louis Wolfowitz is a Senior Managing Director in Savills Studley’s Capital Markets Group. Louis brings over 30 years of experience in advising and raising capital for clients across all enterprises. Within the commercial real estate space, he has represented REITs and operating companies, developers, institutional investors, private equity, and family offices. He has represented large and mid-size industrial, consumer products, food, financial services, health care and media corporations; government and public transportation authorities; and not-for-profit entities.

Prior to joining Savills Studley in 2017, Louis was the head of Cushman & Wakefield's Corporate Finance & Investment Banking Group, where he led a specialized practice providing real estate advisory and transaction execution services to corporate and institutional occupiers of real estate. Over his 13-year C&W career, he completed over $10 billion of transactions, encompassing over 40 million square feet of commercial real estate.

Louis was a member of the C&W team that played an instrumental role in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in New York City. His efforts were recognized by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), which bestowed its highest honor, the 2011 Henry Hart Rice award, for creating two public-private partnerships to attract world-class tenants to the World Trade Center. He was also a member of the C&W team that received REBNY's 2009 Edward S. Gordon award for the sale and leaseback financing of a condominium interest in the New York Times Building. He was a three-time recipient of C&W's Top Producer award.

Prior to C&W, Louis spent six years as a Senior Vice President of GE Capital, a division of the General Electric Corporation, where he led GE’s $6.1 billion acquisition of Security Capital Group. Also while with GE, he established that company's first direct investment program in REITs, investing over $1 billion.

Louis began his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co., and helped establish the modern REIT industry, completing six initial public offerings, including those for Kimco Realty Corporation and Vornado Realty Trust. Over the course of more than a decade on Wall Street, he completed numerous public securities offerings, private placements, asset sales and merger and acquisition assignments on behalf of REITs and other real estate operating companies.

Education

Louis received his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Vassar College, and his Master of Business Administration (Finance) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Activities & Achievements

Louis is a FINRA-registered general and municipal securities principal, and a New York State licensed real estate broker.

Transaction Value

40 million SF

Meet the Team

Woody Heller
Vice Chairman, Director, Co-Head Capital Markets

 

Michael Rotchford
Vice Chairman, Co-Head Capital Markets

 

Robert Elms
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group

 

David Heller
Managing Director, Capital Markets Group

 

David Krantz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group

 

Paul Leibowitz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group

 

Mark Todrys
Director, Capital Markets Group

 

Emilee Brown
Analyst, Capital Markets Group

 

Sarah Icke
Associate, Capital Markets Group

 

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