Michael Rotchford

Michael Rotchford

Vice Chairman, Co-Head Capital Markets
Savills Studley - New York
+1 212 326 1030

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Professional Expertise

Michael is currently a Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Savills Studley’s Capital Markets Group. Previously he was an Executive Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield and President of Cushman & Wakefield Securities, Inc. responsible for the firm's investment banking activities. In his position, Michael uses structured financial products, involving tax, capital and accounting strategies, to assist corporations, institutions and other real estate owners in maximizing real estate value.

Michael has completed financing and sale assignments for numerous corporate and institutional clients. Michael was awarded the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2011 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for acting as financial advisor to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on the World Trade Center redevelopment. He was also awarded the 2009 Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for the most ingenious real estate financing transaction in New York. Michael completed over $40 billion in assignments while at C&W.

Prior to joining C&W, Michael was a partner in The Saratoga Group, an investment-banking boutique that specialized in structured financing for corporate and real estate clients. While at The Saratoga Group, Michael completed over $3 billion in advisory assignments and structured transactions.

Prior to The Saratoga Group, Michael served as a Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. He managed the commercial mortgage placement group, structuring and placing real estate financings on behalf of clients. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael served in investment banking positions at Dean Witter Reynolds and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.

Activities & Achievements

Michael is currently a member of Real Estate Board of New York. Michael is a former board member of American Real Estate Investment Corporation, and Agree Realty Corporation serving on its executive committee. Michael was an independent member of a limited liability company holding more than $2 billion in real estate assets sponsored by General Electric Capital Corporation.


Michael received a BS in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a registered securities principal and a licensed real estate broker.


Meet the Team

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


David Heller
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


David Krantz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


Paul Leibowitz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


Robert Elms
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


Mark Todrys
Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


Louis Wolfowitz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group


Emilee Brown
Associate, Capital Markets Group


Sarah Icke
Director, Capital Markets Group


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