Real estate consultancy Savills opens new Calgary office

19 September 2019 2 min. read
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London-based real estate brokerage and consultancy Savills has opened a new office in Calgary. The move expands the firm’s Canadian footprint into Western Canada.

The Alberta office will launch under the guidance of industry experts Joshua Hamill and Adam Stewart, who both join Savills from real estate services firm Cresa. Hamill will serve as senior managing director and market leader, while Stewart will serve as vice president.

The pair of new hires are experts in occupier advisory, with deep experience across strategic planning, financial analysis, consulting, and tenant representation. Hamill and Stewart will be tasked with growing the Savills brand across the region.

The move marks the global consultancy’s continued investment in the Canadian market, extending its commercial tenant-focused services and solutions into Western Canada. The firm has two other locations in Toronto.

Joshua Hamill and Adam Stewart - Savills

"Alberta is a critical component of the energy sector backbone of North America,” Richard Schuham, vice chairman and central region lead, said. “Josh and Adam are exceptional performers and will provide our clients full continuity of service in the key energy sector markets, connecting Houston, Denver, and Calgary.”

As senior managing director, Hamill will lead the local brokerage and consulting practices while working to grow Savills’ prominence in Calgary and the surrounding region. He brings more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience, having advised businesses and investors across a wide range of industries, and having worked on over 300 transactions.

He previously spent a decade at Cresa, where he was a principal focusing on corporate real estate. Hamill started his career at real estate consultancy CBRE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Calgary.

As vice president in the Calgary office, Stewart will develop customized real estate strategies for the firm’s clientele. He was previously a senior advisor at Cresa, working in the area of commercial real estate leasing, planning, and consulting. Before that, Stewart was VP of strategy at Finance for Good (a social impact bond intermediary), and was an analyst at Hugessen Consulting, focusing on financial analysis. He holds a BComm in finance from the University of Saskatchewan.

"We are extremely proud to launch the Savills platform in western Canada," said Hamill. "The global leading and elite level output Savills delivers is necessary in such a dynamic, sophisticated market. The opportunity to lead the Savills expansion in western Canada and introduce our offering to clients here is beyond exciting."