Richard joined Savills Studley to strengthen its development advisory practice. Working alongside brokerage teams company-wide, Richard provides consulting capabilities in land use, entitlement procedures, feasibility analysis, financial engineering, and public-private partnerships. His extensive background in the development and municipal arenas provides him with a keen understanding of the development process and how to strategically navigate through its complexities.
Richard has more than 20 year of experience in real estate development and consulting. 10 years were spent holding state and city appointed government offices, including serving as project manager for the Grand Central Terminal Redevelopment, executive director/CEO of Harlem CDC and deputy borough president of the Bronx. In addition, he has held numerous positions in the private and non-profit sectors, managing commercial projects and initiatives throughout New York City.
While at Savills Studley, Richard has advised numerous clients in site searches and dispositions of real estate, including the United States Postal Service, the City University of New York, the National Urban League, the National Jazz Museum of Harlem, numerous commercial clients.
Richard’s expertise is often leveraged for complicated transactions that have complex deal structures.
Richard is a trustee of the Skyscraper Museum and Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, as well as an active participant in a number of other philanthropic and civic activities.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University.