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Savills Expands Global Retail Services Platform to D.C.

Firm hires veteran retail broker Rory Cameron as senior managing director 

WASHINGTON (May 30, 2019) – Savills today announced the arrival of Rory Cameron as a senior managing director based in D.C. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s Global Retail Services platform and providing customized real estate solutions for retail clients in the Mid-Atlantic region and throughout the country.

“Over the last five years we have made significant investments in expanding our service offerings,” said David Lipson, director and vice chairman. “Rory is joining a global team of talented retail specialists who work together across more than 70 countries around the world. His expertise in delivering value for his impressive roster of clients strengthens our portfolio and greatly benefits existing clients, in addition to creating new opportunities for the firm.”

Prior to Savills, Cameron spent the last 11 years as director of leasing at McCaffery Inc., a Chicago-based commercial real estate company specializing in mixed-use developments. During his tenure with the firm, Cameron completed several significant transactions in the D.C. region, including the sale of 2825 Wilson Boulevard to Chase Bank, where he secured a record-breaking price of $2,000 per square foot, as well as new leases for Walgreen’s D.C. flagship location at 7th and H Street and Wawa, Inc. at 1222 Wisconsin Avenue. He also leased a variety of large mixed-use developments in Washington, as well as in Pittsburgh and Chicago, including F1RST, Lincoln Common and the Produce Terminal. Before that, Cameron worked at Credit Suisse in short-term fixed income trading. In total, he has completed approximately one million square feet of transactions over the course of his career.

“Today’s retail users are increasingly seeking strategic guidance on how to optimize spaces and assets for enhanced performance and productivity throughout the real estate cycle,” Cameron said. “Recommending the best strategies begins with understanding precisely what they are facing today, and where they want to be tomorrow. Joining a global powerhouse like Savills gives me the resources I need to deliver smarter, better solutions for my clients.”

Cameron’s arrival comes on the heels of the company’s recent name change and rebranding, a move that further aligned the North American arm of the business with its global parent company, Savills plc. The expansion of Retail Services at Savills is part of the brand’s continued growth in the U.S. and Canada. The firm currently has retail teams across North America, including New York, Los Angeles and now Washington.

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