Savills North America names James Repking as general counsel

Repking replaces outgoing general counsel Stanton Towne, who retires after 14 years

Savills North America names James Repking as general counsel
James Repking, general counsel, Savills North America

Savills has named James Repking as general counsel for North America. The global real estate advisory firm has more than 40 offices and 900 employees across Canada and the United States, with its North American headquarters located in New York.

Formerly associate general counsel, Repking will succeed retiring general counsel and executive vice president L. Stanton Towne. In his new role, Repking will work closely with the firm's CEO and its president, providing strategic planning advice and guidance regarding all legal matters and services for Savills.

"With significant in-house and private practice experience, James has established himself as an invaluable member of our internal legal team," said Mitchell E. Rudin, chairman and CEO at Savills. "In a short time, James has demonstrated his ability to advance our strategic priorities and thoughtfully navigate complex issues. We are proud to have a professional of his caliber in the role and join the firm's leadership group."

Repking joined Savills in 2021, bringing 20 years of legal experience, including a deep knowledge of corporate and commercial law and the real estate brokerage industry. Before Savills, he spent 10 years at CBRE as senior counsel. Prior to that, Repking spent nearly eight years as an associate with the national real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson and another three years with the multinational law firm Latham & Watkins.

Outgoing general counsel Towne joined the company in 2008.

"I've enjoyed working with the firm's management and my colleagues in the legal department and am glad to be leaving Savills North America in capable and experienced hands," said Towne.

Commenting on Towne’s retirement, Savills president David Lipson said: “Stan cemented his legacy at Savills long ago, and the foundation he built within our legal team will benefit this firm for years to come. His expertise and diligence have helped guide us through business acquisitions and growth initiatives."

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