Serving as vice chairman at the Savills Atlanta office, Andy Lechter brings more than 30 years of experience dedicated exclusively to representing tenants. To date, Andy has negotiated more than 10 million square feet of transactions valued at over $5 billion including traditional leases, lease restructures and build-to-suits. His specialties include complex real estate agreements, strategic planning and solution implementation.
Andy's record of success executing corporate real estate transactions makes him one of the most sought after and respected tenant representatives in the Southeast. His career has been devoted solely to representing tenants and helping them turn real estate into a strategic advantage. By using a hands-on approach designed to identify numerous areas of leverage for clients, Andy has developed a strong reputation for securing millions of dollars in occupancy cost savings and lease enhancements in a wide variety of lease and ownership structures.
Since joining the firm in 1997, Andy has consistently been recognized as one of the firm's top-producing brokers nationwide. He is among the select group of partners who purchased the firm from its founder in 2002.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
In addition to working closely with his clients as a trusted advisor, Andy takes an active role mentoring his colleagues in Savills Atlanta office. He serves on the board of Junior Achievement, is actively involved with AIPAC, and serves on the finance committee of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Andy has been recognized as a ‘Top Broker’ by both Real Estate Forum and Commercial Property News, and is regularly quoted in business and trade publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Real Estate Forum and American Lawyer. His observations on leadership are cited in The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook, a practical guide by business author Charles H. Green about how to create enduring client relationships. Andy has also authored several articles and is a frequent speaker on commercial real estate and occupancy cost topics. He is also a regular guest speaker at law firm consortium events, continuing legal education seminars and general business meetings.
Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude
- Beaumont Healthcare
- Carlton Fields
- Resurgent Capital Services
- Butler Snow
- Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Fortune 500 Companies
- Financial Services
- Professional Services