Savills has launched its new Detroit office, and brought in Gregory Bockart, Jr. as executive managing director and Peter McGrath as associate director. Bockart and McGrath will continue their specialties in cross-border solutions, tenant representation and disposition and investment sales.
“Detroit has experienced an exciting transformation that has reimagined downtown and shifted market dynamics over the past 10 years,” said Savills EVP George Kohl, who oversees Midwest operations. “Bringing on exceptional talent like Greg and Peter reflects the firm’s commitment to delivering local expertise globally, and deepens our investment in Midwest business hubs.”
Both Bockart and McGrath join Savills from Colliers International. “Savills has had a tremendous client presence in the Detroit Market for years, and we are excited to be part of their growth strategy,” said Bockart. “The firm has acquired several top brokerages, teams and individual consultants to complement its specialty in occupant solutions.”
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.