Nicholas Zarnin

Nicholas Zarnin

Managing Director
Savills Studley - New York
+1 212 326 1019

Industry Specialities

Service Specialities

An experienced corporate real estate advisor adept at devising and implementing creative transactions geared towards saving my clients money.

Professional Expertise

Nick is exceptionally skilled in working with and successfully representing tenants from all business sectors with their corporate real estate needs.  Being involved in every aspect of a real estate transaction from needs analysis and site selection to lease negotiations and move-in, Nick is thorough and detail oriented. Nick prides himself in only representing tenants, and regularly “thinking outside the box” to devise creative real estate strategies aligned with his clients’ short- and long-term business goals.  Prior to joining Savills Studley, Nick worked at The Lansco Corporation where he developed a strong knowledge of the New York City commercial real estate market and learned how to provide client services that always exceed expectations.  

In his time with Savills Studley, Nick has represented a number of clients (more often than not, multiple times speaking to the high level of service Nick’s clients enjoy while working with him), including Heritage Auctions (multiple transactions), 5WPR, Cannon (multiple transactions), Jones Knowles Ritchie (multiple transactions), Vector Media, Blackboard Inc., Erno Laszlo, Lee Hecht Harrison, York Capital Management (multiple transactions), Holwell Shuster & Goldberg (multiple transactions), Motley Rice, Bridgepoint Advisors, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (multiple transactions), Munich America Reassurance Corporation and Butler Snow.

Prior to Nick’s involvement in the commercial real estate industry, he worked for his family’s plumbing and heating business in New York City.  He spent many hours on construction sites learning the intricacies of mechanical systems in major commercial buildings and attended the Mechanics Institute in New York City, where he studied New York City Plumbing Code, plan reading and estimating.  Through these experiences, Nick acquired a broad-based knowledge about New York City’s construction industry, and is able to apply that knowledge to transactions on which he works.

Activities & Achievements

Nick is actively involved in fundraising for breast cancer research by participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walks in Central Park and Westchester County.  He is also an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).


Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at The University of Rhode Island.

Transaction Volume

1.2 million SF


Meet Nicholas' Team

Craig L. Lemle
Senior Managing Director


Roi Shleifer
Senior Managing Director


Keith DeCoster
Director, Research Operations


Roy Abernathy
Senior Managing Director


Colm Ralph
Corporate Managing Director


L. Stanton Towne
Executive Vice President, Director, General Counsel


Heidi Learner
Chief Economist


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