For over 40 years, Denise Shay has provided strategic facilities planning for major corporations and public agencies throughout the United States. Now operating out of the firm’s office in West Los Angeles, Denise is a trusted tenant advisor for companies throughout the region and across the country. Her assignments have included visioning, development of facilities strategies, office space needs assessments, and facilities utilization and alternatives analyses.
Throughout the process of visioning sessions with Savills clients, Denise translates business objectives and management concerns into facilities and workplace issues and requirements. Additionally, Denise develops comprehensive space needs programs which itemize all current and projected staff and support facilities, functional relationships and resulting square footage requirements. These qualitative and quantitative tools provide our clients with a roadmap for facilities strategies that are responsive to business plans, reduced occupancy costs, improved workplace effectiveness and enhanced competitive advantage.
Over the course of her prestigious career, Denise has worked with highly regarded clients such as AT&T, Buzzfeed, Citibank, City of Los Angeles, City of New York, Comcast, ICM Partners, Getty Images, Johnson & Johnson, Pacific Life, State of California, National Academny of Arts & Sciences (Grammy Awards), Sundance Institute and Time Inc, as well as many law firms. Before joining the firm, Denise served as director of strategic planning at three of the nation’s leading interior design firms including Mancini Duffy in NYC, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum and Interior Space International, where for six years she served as managing principal.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Denise has been a featured speaker at two International Facilities Management Association World Workplace conferences. She has covered topics including strategic facilities planning for Sempra Energy’s one million square-foot merger and the people/process/place/technology approach to planning increased occupancy and workplace effectiveness at the world headquarters of Hewlett-Packard.
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture and Visual Studies
- City of Los Angeles
- Western Digital
- Lieberman Research Worldwide
- Pacific Life
- Strategic Facilities Planning
- Visioning Sessions
- Space Needs Programming