Matthew Barlow is one of the firm’s leading brokers. Leveraging his engineering and financial background, he provides his clients with a consultative approach to developing strategic plans and financial models that enable them to make fiscally and operationally responsible commercial real estate decisions. Matt also works with his clients to attain municipal incentives.
The creation of “city strategic plans” is a specialty of Matt’s, including work for Time Warner’s 5 million sf NY portfolio (in 1996-2004 and 2010-2014), Ralph Lauren’s 2 million sf tri-state portfolio, Tiffany & Co’s 1.5 million sf tri-state portfolio, and Accenture’s 3 million sf national portfolio.
Some of Matt’s more notable transactional accomplishments include: in 2015 , Time, Inc.’s 700,000 square foot early lease termination at 1271 Avenue of the Americas and Kirkland & Ellis’ 400,000 square foot renewal and expansion at 601 Lexington Avenue; in 2014, Time Warner’s build-to-suit at Hudson Yards for 1.5M square feet, Time Inc.’s 700,000 square feet relocation to 225 Liberty Street, and a 400,000 square foot lease restructure for John Wiley & Sons’ in Hoboken, NJ; in 2013, Jones Day’s 330,000 square foot relocation to 250 Vesey Street; in 2012, Washington, DC’s largest private sector lease of 420,000 square feet for Covington & Burling; in 2010, Tiffany & Co.’s landmark headquarters relocation and expansion to 405,000 square feet at 200 Fifth Avenue; 2009 Ralph Lauren’s 230,000 square foot headquarters renewal at 650 Madison Avenue; in 2004, the 525,000-square-foot relocation of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP to One World Financial Center; Ann Taylor’s 300,000-square-foot headquarters relocation to Times Square Tower; the relocation of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from lower Manhattan to Midtown; in 2001, Jones Day’s build-to-suit for 324,000 square feet; Midtown New York’s largest transaction in 2000, the 1.1-million-square-foot build to-suit world headquarters for Time Warner at Columbus Circle; and Manhattan’s largest lease transaction ever, completed in 1999, a 1,750,000-square-foot restructure and extension of Time Inc.’s corporate headquarters lease at 1271 Avenue of the Americas.
Matt regularly conducts training seminars for Savills Studley professionals on a wide range of topics including finance, portfolio advisory and value engineering. He also serves on Savills Studley’s National Law Firm Task Force.
Matt is involved in the New York Chapter of the Bouniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, raises funds for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and chairs Savills Studley’s Charitable Foundation Board.
Matt graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and finance.
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