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Warren M. Heller

Savills Inc


Woody Heller is vice chairman and co-head of the Capital Markets Group of Savills Studley in New York. With over 37 years of experience in the real estate business, he is responsible for investment sales activity in the New York market, where he focuses on office, residential, and specialty retail buildings, and development sites. Some of his more notable sales include: Citigroup Center at 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, The Madison Belvedere apartment building at 10 East 29th Street, the Rhinelander Mansion leased to Polo Ralph Lauren at 72nd Street and Madison, and the Drake Hotel development site at 432 Park Avenue. The other markets in which he has been active include Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and markets in New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Separate from the outright sale of properties, he has also structured participating and/or convertible mortgages, equity joint ventures, the sale of partial interests, equity recapitalizations and note sales, the most notable of which was the sale of the notes and mortgage encumbering the Chrysler Building. During his tenure, Woody has closed in excess of $12 billion of asset and note sale transactions comprising in excess of 48 million square feet.


Prior to joining the firm, Woody worked for CBRE, Insignia/ESG and Jones Lang LaSalle.




In 2013, Woody was the recipient of the REBNY Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award. In 2007, he was awarded the Real Estate Board’s ‘Most Ingenious Deal of the Year’ for the sale of the New York Law School Development Site in Tribeca, a transaction that closed in 2006. Woody also received this distinction in 2004 for the sale of McGraw Hill’s 45% C-Corp Interest in 1221 Avenue of the Americas.


Woody also serves as a governor of The Real Estate Board of New York and chairs its sales brokers committee. He is a member of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association and is a fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Woody was on the Manhattan Community Board for five years and served on its new development and landmark committees. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at Columbia’s Real Estate Program and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Graduate Real Estate Program.


Committees: Commercial Brokerage Sales Brokers Committee , Board of Governors , Commercial Brokerage Committee Chairmen , Arbitration Board

AWARDS: 2013 The Louis Smadbeck Memorial Broker Recognition Award , 2006 The Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award