With more than 25 years of experience in federal leasing and government acquisition of real estate, Neil Levy is a key member of Savills federal government real estate acquisition and advisory practice group. In his role, Neil is responsible for assisting the General Service Administration with its 176 million square-foot portfolio of leased space nationwide, along with other federal agencies such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Department of Veterans Affairs. His primary focus is on complex lease procurements, usually for consolidated headquarters sites for large federal agencies. His specialties include strategic acquisition planning and design, procurement law and regulations, protest avoidance and lease documentation.
From 2007-2008, Neil and his team represented the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) with its lease of approximately 521,000 square feet at Two Constitution Square and a similar amount of space at Liberty Square – both in Washington, DC. The leases were the largest federal leases in the region since 2003 when the U.S. Department of Transportation relocated its headquarters to the Southeast waterfront in a transaction also negotiated by Savills federal government real estate acquisition team. In addition to experience advising these federal agencies, Neil has been trusted with a top secret security clearance.
Prior to joining the firm, Neil practiced law as a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton for 14 years in its real estate group. He is a former assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and former assistant counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Neil has also clerked for the Honorable Robert F. Peckham in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Over the course of his career, Neil has been recognized for his professional ability within the industry. Along with earning the prestigious ‘Best Transaction of the Year in Washington’ several times, Neil was proclaimed a CoStar ‘Power Broker’ multiple times as well.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Economics
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude
- US Department of Transportation
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- US Department of Justice
- One World Trade Center