Matthew Cohen


Professional Expertise

Matthew joined Savills in 2017 as Managing Director. Acting as a trusted advisor and dedicated broker representative, Matthew develops strategies and uncovers creative leverage in order to reveal real estate cost savings well in advance of existing timetables on behalf of his clients. In addition, Matthew’s counsel on workplace strategy and efficiency helps to enhance business culture via the design and build aspects of an office environment. An expert negotiator, Matthew prides himself on delivering the best lease economics at any given building at any point in time. His transactions have repeatedly set record low water marks (in terms of occupier costs), when compared to other timely transactions at a particular building.

Prior to joining Savills, Matthew worked in the Strategic Advisory Group at The John Buck Company, a world-class real estate organization that specializes in commercial development. Before that, Matthew grew his real estate career with The Staubach Company; also a national, conflict free, tenant representation focused real estate services firm.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

Matthew has been a longtime supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has served on the local junior board for 2 years and volunteers regularly for their annual fundraising events, including acting as co-chairman of the JDRF Real Estate Games’ inaugural event in Chicago (2018).

Matthew is also the Founder and Managing Principal of a local, multifamily real estate investment firm know as Clayton Isthmus LLC.

Direct Number

+1 312 595 2957




Office Number

+1 312 595 2900


  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science, Finance, cum laude 


  • AEP - American Electric Power 
  • CEDA 
  • Wilson Elser 
  • Kelley Drye 
  • InterPark Corporation 


  • Financial Services
  • Legal 
  • Nonprofits & Associations

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