- Law Firm Practice Group
Royce has over 25 years of tenant representation experience with a focus on strategic real estate planning for national law firms and technology companies. He established Savills Studley’s Orange County operation in 1987 and serves as managing principal for that office. Over his career, Royce has represented tenants in more than 11 million square feet of transactions with a consideration totaling over $1.2 billion.
Royce is an authority in tenant-landlord negotiations, representing large corporate space users such as Pacific Life, Panasonic Avionics Corp., Gateway, Autobytel, Emulex, Quest Software, and Western Digital. Some of his recent notable corporate headquarters assignments include: Western Digital, one of Orange County’s largest public companies, which engaged Royce to secure a 470,000-square-foot headquarters lease; Quest Software, an applications software solutions company, which utilized his expertise to consolidate their 165,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and to negotiate dozens of sales and engineering offices around the world; Emulex, a global storage device company, which has leveraged Royce’s skills throughout the country, including securing its 245,000-square-foot corporate headquarters; and Pacific Life, the life insurance giant that tapped Royce to lead the firm's Orange County team in negotiating its 245,000-square-foot build-to-suit building in Aliso Viejo. Royce also led a team that secured a 415,000-square-foot corporate headquarters campus for Panasonic Avionics.
Royce’s credibility with real estate media and organizations has established him as an expert resource in Orange County. He often serves on industry panels and is a frequently quoted in regional and national dailies, business journals and real estate trade publications.
Royce is among the select group of partners who purchased the firm from its founder in 2002.
Activities & Achievements
Royce is a member of the board of directors of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, UC Irvine Graduate School of Management Real Estate Advisory Council, and the Corona del Mar Foundation.
In 2004, Royce led a team of Savills Studley brokers in founding the Savills Studley Southern California Community Involvement Committee. This task force selects various charities in the Southern California region for dedicated volunteerism and financial philanthropic gifts. In 2005, Royce received Savills Studley’s first ever Community Involvement Award for his commitment to community service.
Royce received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from UCLA.