International commercial real estate services firm Studley has tapped CB Richard Ellis executive I. Keith Ellis (55) to join the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office.
A 21-year CBRE veteran, Mr. Ellis, executive managing director, will move his tenant-representation practice to Studley, the only global real estate advisory firm which focuses on occupiers rather than property owners.
“Keith and I have known each other for many years,” shared Studley Chairman & CEO Mitchell S. Steir, who started his real estate career at the same brokerage firm as Mr. Ellis. “Keith is a perfect fit Studley, having spent his career solving complex real estate challenges for his clients. He will be an asset to Studley’s New York office, as well as to the company as whole.”
Mr. Ellis has represented corporations worldwide on approximately six million square feet of transactions. His expertise in creative problem solving, strategy development, pre-acquisition due diligence, complex transaction management and portfolio analysis has enabled him to deliver measurable results that support his clients’ operational and financial needs.
He has represented companies from a wide spectrum of industries including communications, advertising, media, banking, finance and fashion.
Mr. Ellis won the most coveted award in New York’s real estate industry, REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award, for a 300,000+ SF deal on behalf of advertising giant Foote Cone & Belding. He was awarded the NAIOP Leasing Deal of the Year for The Interpublic Group of Companies.
He has also worked on the corporate side as a divisional president at Levi Strauss & Co.
Mr. Ellis is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College and attended New York University’s Real Estate Institute.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at www.studley.com.