Johanna Rodriguez joined Savills as a senior managing director focused on the occupant experience. Her goal is to deliver creative, innovative spatial solutions that benefit the human experience for employees within their work environment. Acknowledging how the human element impacts business success, Johanna’s main goal is to maximize employee engagement and help foster a culture that encourages people connect to their work, through space. Her understanding approach allows her to explore her clients’ short- and long-term business objectives in order to develop office concepts them to thrive in the present and future.
Whether these cultural and work flow improvements come from re-aligning space allocation or end user involvement, Johanna provides a thorough analysis and set of recommendations for what a client has, what they need and what is most important. This is applicable to a range of real estate transitions including relocations, expansions, project delivery process mapping, build-to-suits, long-range strategic planning, occupancy planning, programming and portfolio strategies, with the process tailored to the need.
Prior to joining Savills in 2018, Johanna worked at Gensler for seven years in the consulting studio helping clients with workplace, occupancy strategy and strategic planning. Most recently, she helped Red Hat create a global platform to roll out their new workplace strategy in over 1.6 million square feet. Her ability to translate and standardize their company culture and goals across the world was a challenge she comfortably accepted. During her career, Johanna has worked on the portfolios of major governmental departments, influential technology companies and financial institutions around the world.
A greater human experience brings with it a more positive brand, better working environment, in which people want to work and ultimately a more successful business. As director of the firm’s Eastern U.S. occupant experience, Johanna strives to accomplish all of this with every client she engages.
University of Colorado Boulder, BBA
- The Catholic University of America, Master of Architecture
- Red Hat, Inc.
- U.S. Department of Defense - Pentagon
- Peace Corps
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)
- Financial Services