(Philadelphia, PA) – Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc. (Metro), one of the nation’s leading full-service, independent retail real-estate firms, is pleased to announce that Jim Savard has been tapped as Executive Vice President of Leasing. In his new role, Jim will provide leadership and oversight to the company’s growing Landlord business line, Landlord Agents and Landlord clients nationwide.
Savard brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including commercial transactions, advisory, strategic planning, development, acquisition and disposition services for corporate clients, institutional landlords and real estate developers. His experience includes retail, mixed-use, office, research and development, distribution, warehouse, multifamily and hospitality projects with over 22 million square feet of transactions.
“We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned and well-respected industry leader like Jim to our growing team,” said Tom Londres, President and CEO at Metro Commercial. “We are confident that Jim’s skills and industry expertise will aide in leading Metro’s expansion in the Landlord sector of the business.”
Savard joins Metro from Core Realty, where he served as Executive Vice President of transactions and development. Prior to that, Savard served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for O’Neill Properties. In addition, he led the Tenant Representation Group at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Philadelphia office and started his career in commercial real estate with The Galbreath Company.
“I joined Metro because of their longstanding reputation as the region’s leading retail real estate firm,” said Jim Savard, Executive Vice President of Leasing. “My goal is to grow Metro’s leasing portfolio by leveraging the team’s strength, leasing performance, market knowledge and thought leadership. My wide variety of experience and expertise will allow me to enhance Metro’s retail platform with creative leasing solutions that will increase property values for our clients and their investors.”
About Metro Commercial
For nearly three decades, Metro Commercial has set the standard as one of the leading, full-service independent retail real-estate firms in the nation. Metro Commercial specializes in tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, property management and development services. We currently represent over 100 national retailers, serve as the exclusive leasing agent for more than 300 properties and manage over 6.5 million square feet of retail space. Fueled by local expertise and national capabilities, our team delivers the results our clients expect. For more information, visit www.metrocommercial.com.
# # #