CBRE Beefs Up Baltimore Office With Two Former Savills Execs

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CBRE (CBRE) has added veteran real estate gurus George Santos and Ryan Miller as senior vice presidents with the firm’s advisory and transaction services group in Baltimore.

In their roles, both will focus on occupier leasing, representing local and national companies in corporate real estate transactions.

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“Our main goal is to acclimate quickly and deploy CBRE’s robust platform on behalf of our clients and friends,” Santos told Commercial Observer. “Our primary responsibility is to pursue business development, specifically representing clients throughout the region and around the globe with their commercial real estate needs.”

The duo come from Savills, where they were instrumental in opening the firm’s Baltimore office. Over the past eight years, the pair have worked with clients in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties in transactions totaling millions of square feet across a range of industries, including government contracting, health care, technology and professional services. 

“In addition to leveraging the new resources CBRE has to offer, we aim to collaborate with our new Baltimore colleagues with different specialties, secure national and global portfolio clients and meet like-minded colleagues around the country in markets we transact and chase business in,” Miller told CO.

Santos has been in the industry for more than 35 years, with stints at Colliers and Manekin before Savills, which he joined in 2016. Miller started with Savills in 2015 as senior managing director. He is currently on the University of Maryland-College Park, Robert H Smith School of Business Young Alumni Council and board of directors.

Some recent noteworthy deals include the sale of ENI’s previous headquarters at 5851 Ammendale Road for $8.6 million and the company’s purchase of its new headquarters at 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive for $21.15 million.

“Their extensive experience and local market knowledge combined with the power of our global platform will bring continued success and growth to our business,” Kyle Schoppmann, CBRE’s mid-Atlantic president, said in a prepared statement. “Their addition to our team reflects CBRE’s commitment to the continued strengthening of our market-leading presence in Baltimore and the surrounding region.”

Keith Loria can be reached at Kloria@commercialobserver.com.