Savills Studley names managing director of Columbus office

Darin Manning, an expert in industrial and office brokerage, investment and development, has joined Savills Studley as a senior managing director in Columbus, Ohio.

A 25-year industry veteran who was born and raised in Columbus, Manning is charged with expanding the firm’s presence in the region. He has partnered with Savills Studley on local transactions for nearly a decade in his former role as managing director of the Atlas Group, a Columbus-based commercial real estate brokerage and consulting company.

Manning will initially focus on recruiting office, industrial and capital markets professionals and servicing and expanding client relationships in the region.

Manning’s commercial real estate experience encompasses sourcing/origination, underwriting, acquisitions, dispositions, development, entitlement services, incentive negotiation, finance, leasing and property asset management. He has negotiated transactions on behalf of such organizations as, Best Buy, GE Lighting, Levi Strauss and Procter & Gamble.

His career also included positions at Prologis, a global Fortune 500 REIT, where he was responsible for development and acquisition activities in the Midwest, and the Covington Group, a private equity real estate investment firm based in Dallas.

Manning is active in numerous industry associations including the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals, Warehouse Education Research Council, CoreNet Global, Urban Land Institute and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.