Savills Studley has promoted John Goodman, Joe Learner and Robert Sevim to the role of vice chairman in the Chicago office.
Goodman joined Savills Studley in 1985 and served as a co-branch manager of the firm’s Chicago office for 25 years. He also served on the firm’s board of directors for 15 years, including seven years on the board’s executive committee. An expert on the downtown Chicago office market, Goodman has managed more than 25 million square feet of transactions valued at more than $25 billion throughout the United States.
Learner joined the firm in 1989 and is a member of Savills Studley’s board of directors and seven-person executive committee. In Chicago, Learner leads a team of professionals consistently ranked among the country’s leading tenant advisors. To date, Learner’s team has managed more than 30 million square feet of national transactions with a total value in excess of $25 billion for corporate clients such as WEC Energy, Exelon Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Companies and UnitedHealth Group and legal clients such as Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden Arps and Vedder Price.
Sevim joined the firm in 2005 and went on a meteoric rise to become the firm’s youngest Executive Managing Director in 2010. He has executed more than 20 million square feet of transactions valued at more than $15 billion. With a client roster including News Corporation, The Big Ten Conference, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group and Exelon, he has developed a reputation for solving the complex real estate challenges of organizations spanning many geographies and property types.