Kris Knapstein Joins Savills Studley Dallas Office

15 August 2017

Savills Studley, the leading commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation, is pleased to announce the addition of Kris Knapstein to the firm’s Dallas office. Knapstein has more than 13 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and will serve as a Senior Portfolio Account Manager focused on domestic and global accounts.

“Savills Studley’s distinct brand and global reach is well-known throughout the industry,” said Knapstein. “Having previously worked with several members of the Savills Studley organization for years, I’m excited to join such a talented team and look forward to supporting clients through the firm’s extensive platform of services.”

Knapstein comes to Savills Studley from Cushman & Wakefield, where he began his commercial real estate career in 2004 and gained significant experience working with industrial, office and retail portfolios during his 13 years at the firm. Knapstein has overseen the management of key client relationships, as well as reporting, resource allocation, service line integration and delivery. He has served an extensive roster of clients including 7-Eleven, AZZ, Inc., Benjamin Moore & Co., FastSigns International, The UPS Store, FleetPride, PrimeLending and Western Specialty Contractors.

At Savills Studley, Knapstein will work on a team led by Executive Managing Directors Charles Daggett and Dina Zavislak. Daggett and Zavislak have extensive experience assisting Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 clients with strategic management of global real estate portfolios. Since joining Savills Studley in January 2017, their team has continued to win distinguished assignments and deliver exemplary solutions for existing clients. In just over two quarters since joining the firm, the Daggett- Zavislak team have already executed more than 100 transactions totaling approximately 1.1 million square feet.

“Kris has a proven record of fully integrated portfolio management and outstanding client service for impressive accounts across the country,” said Daggett. “His analytical approach and experience having satisfied a wide range of assignments will greatly benefit our growing portfolio of clients. Kris was a very targeted hire and we are pleased that he has made the decision to join our fast-growing team and account base at Savills Studley.”

Knapstein has been recognized as a CoStar Power Broker and was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2012. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Louis University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Marketing and Public Communications from Webster University. Knapstein received the Webster University Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2013. He has volunteered for multiple philanthropic organizations, including Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity and the ALS Association-St. Louis Regional Chapter, where he served on the Board of Directors and as Golf Tournament Co-Chair. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ALS Association Texas Chapter.

Knapstein is the latest of several recent additions to Savills Studley’s Dallas office that correspond with the area’s record leasing and sales activity over the current cycle.

“Few markets can compare to the job, population and development growth experienced in North Texas over the last decade,” said Savills Studley Executive Managing Director and Dallas Co-Branch Manager Frank McCafferty. “As part of our ongoing goal to provide tenants the best user experience in this key market, we will continue to grow our range of services and team of talented professionals tapped into the Savills Studley international network of resources and experts.”



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