Joseph Learner

Vice Chairman, Director, Midwest Region Lead at Savills Studley, Inc.

Joseph Learner

Joseph Learner

Vice Chairman, Director, Midwest Region Lead at Savills Studley, Inc.

Biography

28 years at Savills Studley providing strategic and cost savings real estate advisory services on behalf of large and mid-cap organizations.

Professional Expertise

Joe joined the firm in 1989 and is a member of Savills Studley’s board of directors and its seven-person executive committee. As a manager of the Chicago office since 1997, Joe provides leadership and strategic vision that has helped the office become one of the largest tenant representation practices in the Midwest. Prior to joining Savills Studley, Joe served as a real estate consultant at the former Arthur Andersen, developing strategies to optimize clients’ cash flow and GAAP accounting treatment.

In Chicago, Joe leads a team of professionals consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading tenant advisors. To date, Joe’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 Accenture, Exelon Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Companies and UnitedHealth Group and legal clients such as Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden Arps, Jones Day, Vedder Price and Sheppard Mullin.

Joe specializes in structuring complex real estate transactions for major public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, service firms, and private organizations where cash flow, stock price, partner distributions, accounting implications, and optimal lease negotiations are critical. He has also helped numerous clients achieve cost savings through the analysis of real estate financing structures for leases and capital improvements.

Activities & Achievements

Joe is the first-ever six-time recipient of the Greater Chicago Food Depository's prestigious Commercial Real Estate Award for "Office Broker of the Year," which he won in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2003 and 1995. He has also twice been selected as one of the country's leading real estate advisors by Commercial Property News and was identified as one of the "40 Under 40" business leaders to watch by Crain's Chicago Business in 2003.

Joe is a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Education

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

University of Chicago

Master of Business Administration, Finance and Corporate Strategy

Transaction Volume

30 million SF

Case Studies

Corn Products

Sargent & Lundy

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Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Savills Group Chief Financial Officer United Kingdom at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Vice Chairman, Director, Co-Head Capital Markets Savills Studley at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Director, General Counsel New York at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Executive Director at Goodman Theater

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Artistic Director at Goodman Theater

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Resident Director at Goodman Theater

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Vice Chairman, Co-Head Chicago Region at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Designated Broker, Director at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Director & Branch Manager at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Vice Chairman, Director, Midwest Region Lead at Savills Studley, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

MBA in Finance & Corporate Strategy

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Career History
Vice Chairman, Director, Midwest Region Lead
1989 - Current

The company was founded in 1954 by Julien J. Studley, and from its foundation represented only tenants. n 1963 the company began producing and publishing a survey of New York City's available office space, which took the place of the informal exchange of anecdotes that had hitherto served commercial real estate agents to understand the local market. Called The Studley Report, the monthly publication allowed, for the first time in New York, to understand the state of the market clearly, which allowed them to make better decisions about how much the commercial real estate they were seeking was actually worth. The company changed its name to Studley, Inc. in 2003.

Real Estate Consultant
Prior

Arthur Andersen LLP used to provide accounting services. It was also into consulting services for clients that operate businesses throughout the United States and around the world. Arthur Andersen was founded in 1913 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The company was founded in 1954 by Julien J. Studley, and from its foundation represented only tenants. n 1963 the company began producing and publishing a survey of New York City's available office space, which took the place of the informal exchange of anecdotes that had hitherto served commercial real estate agents to understand the local market. Called The Studley Report, the monthly publication allowed, for the first time in New York, to understand the state of the market clearly, which allowed them to make better decisions about how much the commercial real estate they were seeking was actually worth. The company changed its name to Studley, Inc. in 2003.

Vice President, Board of Trustees
Current

Goodman Theater operates as a not-for-profit theater for artists, productions, and educational programs. It provides classic and contemporary works. It also offers theater and room rental services, fellowship, and ticket booking. The company was founded in July 1922 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2003
Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
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