Savills Studley is pleased to announce that Richard Plonsker has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director in its Chicago office. Plonsker joins Savills Studley with 30 years of tenant representation and strategic consulting experience, having completed transactions on behalf of many corporations, professional firms, institutions, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities, for the acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and land assets in 35 domestic and a number of international markets.
Following his affiliations 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, Rich joined Binswanger in 2005 to lead the overall operation and strategic direction of its offices in the Chicago region. There he built the company’s corporate real estate consulting and brokerage business, concentrating on its tenant and buyer representation practice in Chicago and throughout the US.
“I’ve known the Savills Studley brand and team throughout my career. I’ve admired its track record and ability to earn clients through a conflict-free tenant representation model, serving as an advocate and true partner to each and every company represented through its platform,” Plonsker said. “I feel privileged to join Savills Studley and to have its exceptional resources available to achieve the objectives of my clients.”
Plonsker’s track record – responsible for over 10 million square feet of transactions – and proven ability to advise sophisticated clients with complicated objectives, has earned him an outstanding client roster including such well-known companies and professional firms as Danaher Corporation, Motorola, IBM Corporation, US Foods Corporation, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, CF Industries, Abbott Laboratories, and Cravath, Swaine, & Moore and others.
“Rich’s reputation of excellence in the commercial real estate industry, in-depth knowledge of the Chicago market and impressive negotiating skills provide a solid foundation for success and help reinforce Savills Studley’s tenant representation platform,” said Eric Feinberg, Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Chicago office. “We are excited to add his strengths in client service and strategic consulting to our team.”