Richard Plonsker

Senior Managing Director


Transaction Volume

  • 15 million SF


  • Law Firm Practice Group
  • Education Practice Group
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Corporate Services

Professional Expertise

Richard Plonsker is a Senior Managing Director in Savills Studley’s Chicago office, where he brings over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and consultant representing clients in a wide range of strategic assignments including lease, purchase, sale leaseback, acquisition and disposition of real estate assets. His clients include corporations, professional firms, institutions and not-for-profit organizations who require creative solutions and strategic execution of their real estate objectives both domestic and international.

Rich previously served in executive brokerage positions with the real estate firms of Cushman & Wakefield and U.S. Equities Realty in Chicago, where he specialized in representing tenants and buyers in their search and negotiations for space facilities. In 2005, he joined Binswanger where he led the overall operation and strategic direction of its offices in the Chicago region, and was responsible for building and transacting the company’s corporate real estate consulting and brokerage practice with a concentration on its tenant and buyer representation.

Activities & Achievements

Rich has served on a number of charitable and civic boards including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he was on the Executive Committee as Chair of the Research Committee, and twice as Chairman of the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. In 2013, Rich was appointed as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Lake Forest, Illinois. Rich is a two time finalist for NAIOP Transaction of the Year, and winner in 2016 of Suburban Broker Transaction of the Year.


Richard earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Richard Plonsker