Savills Studley Strengthens Leadership and Talent Development with Three Executive Appointments

16 January 2019

Savills Studley today announced the arrival of Claudine Larreur as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and Janet Woods as Northeast regional lead, as well as the promotion of Christopher White to the role of Southeast regional lead.

“Savills Studley’s greatest strength is our people,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mitchell S. Steir. “We are committed to elevating our talent development across the firm by enhancing the guidance, mentorship and training of our industry-leading brokers and advisors. Claudine, Janet and Chris bring extensive and diverse experience to their roles, and we are thrilled to have them on our executive team as we continue to invest in our professionals and cement our position as the premier tenant advisory firm.”

Larreur joins Savills Studley from global consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, where she served as CHRO and transformed the firm’s HR function into a strategic business partner and a driving force behind the organization’s success. In her prior experience, which also includes HR roles at LPL Financial and JLL, Larreur demonstrated leadership in setting strategic direction, spearheading multiple complex projects and managing large-scale organizational change. She offers experience across a broad range of HR disciplines, including talent management, learning and development, management systems, HR business partners and benefits.

“There is incredible energy surrounding Savills Studley’s development of its professionals,” said Larreur. “I look forward to working with the firm’s management to advance training, recruiting and diversity efforts to align with the company’s business objectives."

As regional leads, Woods and White will work with Savills Studley’s national leadership to deploy best practices, support interdisciplinary collaboration among service lines, recruit brokers and teams, open new offices and identify acquisition opportunities that will complement the firm’s existing capabilities.

Woods joins Savills Studley from net lease and investment sales firm Stan Johnson Company, where she served as regional managing director for the East Coast, member of the national executive team and leader of the national corporate finance practice. There, Woods grew the company’s presence through strategic operations improvement, business development and talent development. Before that, Woods held management and brokerage roles at DTZ, The Staubach Company and Cassidy Turley. She has over 20 years of brokerage and advisory experience, including work in capital markets, tenant representation and assisting not-for-profits, municipalities and education organizations with their real estate needs.

“Savills Studley’s strong leadership and diversity of subject matter experts gives the firm a unique position to provide holistic and innovative solutions to clients,” said Woods. “I am excited to start a new chapter with the best in the business and advance our efforts in the region.”

White has been promoted from the role of vice chairman and market leader of Savills Studley’s Atlanta office. In his prior role, he grew Savills Studley’s Atlanta office into the region’s premier tenant advisory practice. White has more than 20 years of experience delivering labor and operations strategy, real estate transaction management and corporate services solutions. Earlier in his career, White held brokerage and management roles at Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ and Cassidy Turley.

“As Savills Studley continues to grow and deliver exceptional real estate solutions throughout the Southeast, I look forward to strengthening our talent and resources to best serve the evolving needs of our clients,” said White.

The announcement comes on the heels of a pivotal year for Savills Studley as the firm added heft to its platform with high-profile, strategic recruitment in the C-suite and key service lines including workforce advisory and incentives, workplace strategy, project management, capital markets and client technology solutions.


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