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Day in the Life of: Will Silverman

The head of Hodges Ward Elliott’s new investment sales division on transcendental meditation, reading Proust and $1B-plus in deals
By Mark Maurer | May 06, 2016 04:45PM

Will Silverman

Will Silverman

From the May issue: Will Silverman — a former top broker at Savills Studley — jumped to Hodges Ward Elliott in June 2015 to launch the Atlanta-based firm’s New York investment sales division. While HWE has predominately been focused on hotel sales, Silverman, a managing director at the company, is quickly turning the firm into a player on NYC’s broader investment sales scene.

In March, he brokered the $140 million purchase of 38 Bronx rental buildings by Harbor Group International and York Equities. And HWE is on pace to exceed $1 billion in non-hotel investment sales deals in New York for 2016, Silverman said. The 37-year-old Queens native, who started his career as a Wall Street analyst at JPMorgan, brokered nearly $6 billion in building sales over his nearly 12 years at Studley. [more]