Richard joined Savills in 2008 to strengthen its development advisory practice and works with brokerage teams company-wide. Along with tenant representation services, Richard provides consulting capabilities in land use, entitlement procedures,feasibility analysis, financial engineering and public-private partnerships. His extensive background in the development and municipal arenas provide him with a keen understanding of the development process and how to strategically navigate through its complexities.
Richard has more than 25 years of experience in real estate development and consulting. Of these years, 10 were spent holding state and city-appointed government offices including serving as project manager for the Grand Central Terminal redevelopment, executive director/CEO of Harlem CDC and deputy borough president of the Bronx. In addition, he has held numerous positions in the private and nonprofit sectors, managing commercial projects and initiatives throughout New York City.
While at Savills, Richard has advised numerous clients in site searches, leasing, purchases and dispositions of real estate including the United States Postal Service, City University of New York, National Urban League, National Jazz Museum of Harlem and numerous commercial clients.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Richard is a trustee of the Skyscraper Museum, CSS, BRC and Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, as well as an active participant in a number of other philanthropic and civic activities.
Wesleyan University, College of Social Studies and Theater, Bachelor of Arts
- Columbia University, Master of Science, Real Estate Development
- United States Postal Service
- City University of New York
- National Urban League
- National Jazz Museum of Harlem
- Nonprofits and Associations