Savills appoints CEO to work in continental Europe (UK/EU)

International real estate advisor Savills has announced the appointment of Borja Sierra as CEO for its business in continental Europe to work with existing European Chairman, Simon Hope.

Borja Sierra

Borja Sierra.

Borja Sierra joined Savills in 1998 and was responsible for its Spanish business for 10 years including leading the Spanish capital markets team. He moved to Savills New York in 2008 to undertake the role of Executive Managing Director in charge of cross-border investment, and was also responsible for the coordination of its US client base in dealing with Savills offices in Europe, Asia and Australia. Borja will be based in London but the majority of his time will be spent in Continental Europe working alongside the Country Heads on building their businesses and growing client relationships.

Jeremy Helsby, CEO of Savills plc, says: "Following a two-year period in which we have restructured our European business, we have made good progress this year and are now in a position for growth. Borja's role will be to grow our European business as we expand in our core geographies and widen our service offering."

Simon Hope, Chairman of Europe, comments: "I am delighted that Borja has returned from the US to focus on this area of the business which he is hugely familiar with from his previous head of country role. We will continue to drive the business forward, bettering our client offering and securing greater market share in Continental Europe."

Borja Sierra, CEO of Europe, adds: "I look forward to taking on this important role and using my European and international experience to take our business into a further level of excellence. I see, in particular, the UK and Asia as being the key drivers of real estate market demand worldwide, which puts us in a uniquely strong position to capitalise on our relationships as top advisor to investors and occupiers in Europe. There is a single strategy across Savills in all regions, and that is to be the best advisor to our clients everywhere."

Source: Savills

Related News