With more than 20 years experience in federal leasing and government acquisition of real estate, Neil is a key member of Savills Studley’s federal government real estate acquisition and advisory practice responsible for assisting the General Service Administration with its 176 million square feet portfolio of leased space nationwide, and other federal agencies such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Department of Veterans Affairs. His primary focus is on complex lease procurements, usually for consolidated headquarters sites for large federal agencies. Neil's specialties include strategic acquisition planning, and design, procurement law and regulations, protest avoidance, and lease documentation.
In 2007-2008, Neil and his team represented the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) with its lease of approximately 521,000-square-feet at Two Constitution Square and a similar amount of space at Liberty Square, both in Washington, DC. The leases were the largest federal leases in the region since 2003 when the U.S. Department of Transportation relocated its headquarters to the Southeast waterfront, in a transaction also negotiated by Savills Studley’s federal government real estate acquisition team.
Prior to joining the firm, Neil practiced law as a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton for fourteen years in its real estate group. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and former Assistant Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Neil has also clerked for the Honorable Robert F. Peckham in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Neil received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Commerce and Finance.