Rick Drescher

Managing Director, Critical Facilities Group


Transaction Volume

  • 25MW/2M SF


  • Critical Facilities Group
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Entertainment
  • Insurance Services

Professional Expertise

As a leader of the firm’s Critical Facilities Group, Rick has established a reputation for unparalleled technical expertise and creative solutions at the intersection of real estate and technology analytics. With more than 18 years of hands-on IT experience in the financial services, technology, and global telecommunications industries, Rick has extensive knowledge of enterprise IT systems including server, network, storage, and virtualization architecture. He has leveraged this expertise to successfully design, plan and execute the fit-out and migration of more than 30 data centers and trading floors totaling more than 1M SF and 300,000 pieces of IT equipment.

Rick has implemented solutions for clients across North America, Europe and Asia, providing him first-hand knowledge of best practices and experience that is unmatched. As a founding partner of the firm’s Critical Facilities Group, Rick leverages his in-depth knowledge of information technology to provide strategic planning and advisory services pertaining to data centers and other technology-intensive real estate transactions with an emphasis on cost saving strategies and efficient power utilization.

Rick’s unique combination of skills combined with Savills Studley’s conflict-free model has made him a sought-after advisor to many leading Fortune 1000 corporations. His client work at Savills Studley has spanned industries including financial services, technology, healthcare, insurance and entertainment. Previous clients include Verisk Analytics, Securitas, Pacific Life, and The Clearing House.

Prior to joining the firm, Rick worked as a network engineer where he was responsible for building enterprise network infrastructure, data centers and trading floors for distinguished firms such as Bank of New York, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Bank of Tokyo.

Activities & Achievements

Rick volunteers with the New York Theater Experiment, helping the nonprofit with its business operation.


Rick studied computer science at William Paterson University. Additionally, Rick has received the following professional certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Rick Drescher