Robert Sevim

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

Robert Sevim

Robert Sevim

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

Biography

Professional Expertise

In his real estate career, Robert Sevim has executed over 20 million square feet of transactions valued at more than $10 billion. With an exceptional client roster including News Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, The Big Ten Conference, Aetna and Exelon, Robert has developed a reputation for solving the complex real estate challenges of organizations spanning many geographies and property types. He is a dedicated advisor to a broad spectrum of business types, where sophisticated business acumen is highly valued and critical to project success. Robert specializes in the development and implementation of strategic plans that align his clients’ real estate with their overall organizational objectives and financial goals.

Robert was named Executive Vice President and Co-Head of the Chicago office in 2014, taking over the management of the operations, recruitment, training & development, research and marketing initiatives, in addition to his professional broker responsibilities. He was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2017.

Activities & Achievements

In 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012, Robert and his partner, Joe Learner, were named Crain’s “Chicago Office Broker of the Year”. They were finalists in 2008 and 2007. In 2017 the pair was named to Crain’s list of “Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago.” In 2017 and 2016 Robert was listed among Crain’s “Who’s Who in Chicago Business”. In 2014 and 2013, he received coveted accolades for his representation of The Big Ten Conference, including NAIOP’s “Office Development of the Year” and Crain’s “Chicago Build to Suit Project of the Year,” becoming the only person to win in that same category for two consecutive years. In 2007, Robert was selected by the National Real Estate Journal as one of the country’s most distinguished real estate professionals under the age of 35.

Robert has been included in Crain's Chicago Who's Who in Chicago Business in each of the last three years, and was named to the inaugural Crain's Chicago Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers list in 2017. In 2007, Robert was selected by the National Real Estate Journal as one of the country’s most distinguished real estate professionals under the age of 35.

Robert is Chair of the Board for the Lycée Francais of Chicago and is a member of the Real Estate Steering Committee for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which he chaired in 2010. Additionally, Robert sits on the Board of Advisors for Northwestern University’s Men’s Tennis Team, on which he competed as a varsity player during his collegiate career. He continues to play competitively.

Robert grew up in South Africa and Europe. He is fluent in French, Italian and Afrikaans.

Education

Northwestern University

Master of Business Administration in Finance

Transaction Volume

20 million SF

Case Studies

R-T Specialty

The Big Ten Conference

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1612

Number of Boards

4

Interests

Tennis

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Head of Occupier Services, Director at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Savills North America at Savills PLC

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

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Vice Chairman & Director at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Director at Savills Studley, Inc.

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

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Group Chief Financial Officer at Savills PLC

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President at TheSquareFoot, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Director at Savills Studley, Inc.

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Vice Chairman, Co-Head Chicago Region at Savills Studley, Inc.
Education
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LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

BA

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

MBA with Concentration in Finance

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, Co-Head Chicago Region
2014 - 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.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

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.

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Private school, serving pre-K through 12th grade students.

Chair, Real Estate Committee
2010

Greater Chicago Food Depository operates as a nonprofit food distribution and food center providing food for hungry people. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to adults and children in Cook County every year. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Tenure Unconfirmed

The French-American Chamber of Commerce is the most important private organization of its kind. For more than a century, the FACC has actively promoted strong economic and commercial relations between the United States and France and helped its broad and diverse network of member companies to develop their business on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The FACC boasts 20 Chapters in all major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. FACC staff welcomes the opportunity to facilitate targeted connections between member companies in New York and the staff of other Chambers.

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2019

Private school, serving pre-K through 12th grade students.

$5,000 - $10K
2018

Private school, serving pre-K through 12th grade students.

$1,500 +
2017

Private school, serving pre-K through 12th grade students.

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