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Alex Greene

Alex Greene



Combines brokerage with financial analysis

Handles some of Savills Chicago's largest portfolio accounts

Selected to be a member of Savills Academy

Alex Greene brings a multi-faceted outlook to her role as assistant director in the Chicago office of Savills. In her position, she straddles brokerage work and financial analysis for her clients that allows them to see the big picture of their real estate strategy. 

Greene began at Savills in 2012 after being recruited by vice chairman Lisa Davidson. She was originally hired as a financial analyst, but Davidson’s team quickly realized she also had a knack for brokerage. Over the years, she has built her client base to include some of the office’s largest portfolio accounts including Ryan Specialty Group, AllianceBernstein, RT Specialty, Baker Daniels, and Lewis Roca. 

Last year Greene was tapped as a future leader of the company and selected to be a member of Savills Academy, a two-year talent development program led by the senior leadership. The purpose of the program is for participants to hone their business development and presentation skills and train brokers on how to better assemble appropriate team members to increase their business and revenue.  

“Alex is one of the most versatile team members we have in Chicago,” said Davidson. “I view her as my right-hand woman as I trust her to do almost anything related to finance and brokerage. She can do everything from run complicated analyses to managing transactions for national portfolio accounts or simply meet a client for lunch to chat through their real estate goals. “

These are just a few reasons we chose Greene as one of the Chicago/Midwest 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.


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Savills’ Greene

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and 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. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).