David Lipson, one of Savills North America’s longest-tenured leaders, has been named its next president. He will initially split his time between Savills North American headquarters in New York City and the firm’s Washington, D.C. offices.
“David’s genuine and selfless concern for the wellbeing of his colleagues and the success of this company truly exemplifies the concept of servant leadership,” said Mitchell E. Rudin, chairman and CEO of Savills North America. “He is the ideal professional for this role and sharing the duty of leading Savills with a trusted partner such as David is a privilege.”
Lipson, who joined the company in 1989, assumed the role on April 1. His priorities will include managing operations and accelerating the firm’s innovation and growth strategies across the region.
“I am honored to serve as Savills next president during this exciting stage in the company’s evolution,” Lipson said. “We are designing the future of real estate advisory, something evident in our corporate stewardship, acquisitions, and investments. I look forward to building on these achievements alongside Mitchell Rudin and our management team.”
Lipson has co-managed Savills Mid-Atlantic region since 2004 and served on the North American board and executive committee since 2014. He played an integral role in the company’s most significant milestones and strategic initiatives, including the acquisitions of Macro Consultants in 2020 and Vertical Integration in 2015.