Shay Coker joined Savills in June 2016 as a Brazil and Latin American cross- border specialist assisting North American clients with their real estate strategy and transactions throughout the Americas. Shay works out of Savills Miami office and is an integral part of the nationwide Industrial Services Group (ISG) as an industrial expert. He also advises Latin American companies in the US with a focus in the South Florida region.
Prior to joining Savills Miami office, Shay spent 14 years in Brazil and gained over two decades of business experience in Latin America. Before leaving the US, Shay worked for Dell’s Latin America division in Austin, Texas. In Brazil, he then opened his own company importing dental products and later became an investor/operator in Mail Boxes Etc. In 2010, he started his real estate career with JLL as an industrial real estate coordinator for three years, followed by a stint with AOS Studley as the head of their industrial real estate services. Shay also served as a business development manager for an industrial developer in São Pãulo, Brazil.
Shay’s experience throughout the US and Latin America makes him an invaluable asset for all commercial real estate pursuits, both domestically and internationally. His client-first mentality makes him a pleasure to work with and his background with industrial real estate makes him an expert in his field.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Shay is a member of the marketing committee with the International Executive Resources Group (IERG), as well as an active member of the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF) and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF). He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics
- Thunderbird School of Global Management, Masters in International Management
- Proctor & Gamble
- Iron Mountain
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)
- Professional Services