Savills Studley Expands Capital Markets Practice with Senior Hires

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Based in DC, new team adds structured finance expertise to national practice

Savills Studley, the leading commercial real estate services firm, announces the addition of Patricia Earnest, Stephanie Lynch, and Lindsay Stroud to the firm’s Capital Markets group. Earnest, Lynch, and Stroud are joining Savills Studley as Senior Managing Directors of the newly formed Structured Finance Group and will be based out of the Washington, DC, office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patricia, Lindsay and Stephanie to the Savills Studley team,” said Executive Vice President and Co-Regional Manager Bill Quinby. “There is tremendous opportunity in capital markets and their breadth of experience and expertise will be instrumental as we continue to expand this practice in the U.S.”

Earnest, Lynch, and Stroud come to Savills Studley from PRC Real Estate Investment Banking. Earnest has executed over $4.1 billion in transaction volume representing institutional and entrepreneurial owners in their capitalization and acquisition/disposition of over 18 million square feet of investment grade real estate including mixed use, multifamily, retail and commercial office properties. Earnest specializes in providing innovative capital strategies and exceptional executions in capitalizing development projects and existing assets across all product types. Her capital relationships include domestic and international pension funds and advisors, hedge funds, domestic and foreign banks and family offices.

Lynch brings 14 years of experience sourcing domestic and international institutional debt and equity for complex transactions collateralized by multifamily, office, industrial, and hotel property types. She has structured and executed over $2.5 billion of debt and equity transactions on behalf of institutional and entrepreneurial owners, as well as advised domestic and multinational bank holding companies and foreign sovereign wealth funds on $2.5 billion of U.S. loan sales, debt restructurings and fund investment decisions.

Stroud’s primary focus is on arranging senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity for a wide variety of transactions. Utilizing a wide range of capital sources including pension funds, endowment funds, sovereign wealth funds, offshore and domestic banks, and mezzanine debt funds, Stroud has completed transactions totaling over $3.75 billion in the past 10 years.

Savills Studley is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world. Savills is a recognized global leader in real estate capital markets. To support the growth of the Capital Markets business in the U.S., Savills appointed Borja Sierra as Head of US Capital Markets for Savills Studley. Formerly CEO of Savills European business, Sierra will be based in New York, with a mandate to grow the firm’s US Capital Markets business in conjunction with existing Savills Studley teams.

About Savills Studley

Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries. The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 25 offices in the U.S. and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world. Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).

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