Richard Plonsker


Professional Expertise

Richard Plonsker is Senior Managing Director in Savills Chicago office, where he brings over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and consultant to corporations, professional partnerships, nonprofit organizations and institutions who require creative solutions and strategic execution to achieve their advisory and transaction based real estate objectives in markets across the US and around the world. Included among his clients are IBM Corporation, CF Industries, ITW Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Sidley & Austin, Medline Industries, Motorola Mobility, Google, University of Chicago, Bissell Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, RR Donnelley, US Foods Corporation, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ford & Harrison, Alzheimer’s Association, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Rotella Capital Management, MacLean Fogg, Culligan International, PricewaterhouseCoopers and many others.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

Rich has been involved extensively in charitable and civic activities. He is a longtime supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes, Corporate Chairman 2000 and 2001; JDRF 2018 and 2019 Chicago Real Estate Games, Chairman; Research Chair, 2002-2004; Board Member and Executive Committee Member). He sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a Board Member of the City of Lake Forest, Illinois’ Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a multi-year finalist and 2016 winner of the NAIOP Office Transaction of the Year and has been named a finalist in multiple years for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards Transaction of the Year Award.

Direct Number

+1 312 595 2954




Office Number

+1 312 595 2900


  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 


  • Medline Industries 
  • Bissell Corporation 
  • Sidley Austin 
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 


  • Corporate
  • Legal 
  • Nonprofits & Associations
  • Education  

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