Office Overview

Established in 1986 as an adjunct of the Washington DC office, the Philadelphia office was opened to service two large Philadelphia accounts: CoreStates Bank and Pepper Hamilton & Sheetz law firm. Within 2 years, a permanent office had been established servicing several other large corporate and law firm clients. As the premier tenant representation firm in Philadelphia, Savills Studley consistently holds a 25-35% market share and has consistently represented some of the larger tenants in the market year in and year out both downtown and in the suburbs.

In 1996, Hether Smith was appointed Branch Manager, and she is joined by 16 other brokers and a very capable research and administration group. Working with a deep bench of experienced brokers, the Philadelphia office provides a full range of real estate consulting services including space and land acquisition and disposition, build-go-suit development and financing, sale-leaseback analysis, lease management services, supply and demand analysis, portfolio analysis, employee attrition analysis, corporate relocation and state and municipal incentives.


Community Involvement

  • Select Greater Philadelphia Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
  • Wharton School Zell Lurie Real Estate Institute
  • Eastern Technology Counci
  • CCIM
  • CoreNet Global
  • Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Lawyer Assessment
  • NJ Lawyer's Fund
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Tri State Realtors
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Virtua Hospital
  • Caron Foundation
  • Ravitz Family Foundation
  • Red Cross of Philadelphia
  • GirlSportWorks, Inc.
  • Family Services of Burlington County
  • The Arden Theatre
  • Curtain Call Productions
  • 1812 Productions
  • Philadanco
  • Women’s Campaign International

Latest news, research & highlights


Retail Roundup

Take a look at what the store of the future will encompass and the innovative, new features you can expect to find.


2017 Effective Rent Index Reports are Now Available

Focusing on the true cost of occupancy, SERI reports offer data that reflects data such as concessions and operating-expense information.


Savills Studley Adds Briggs and Jamail to Austin Office

Experienced Austin Brokers Join Fast Growing Tenant Representation Team


Home Franchise Concepts Relocates and Expands OC Headquarters

Savills Studley represents company in 38,094-square-foot lease; Cushman & Wakefield represents building ownership


Strength of the Manhattan Market

Two pieces were published this week that highlighted views on the strength of Manhattan market (in the Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal) and I would like to share a few thoughts of my own.


Explore Savills Tech Cities

Savills identified the world's top cities for tech companies based on infrastructure, business environment, talent pool and lifestyle.