Savills Studley Hires New Minneapolis EVP

Ann Marie Woessner-Collins will be responsible for assisting the firm's clients in finding the best locations for the lowest operating and talent costs. 
Ann Marie Woessner-Collins, Executive Vice President & Head of Minneapolis office, Savills Studley

Savills Studley has hired Ann Marie Woessner-Collins as its new executive vice president & head of its Minneapolis office. She will be responsible for assisting the firm’s clients in finding the best locations for the lowest operating and talent costs. 

“Municipalities and state governments now face immense pressure to develop talent, add jobs and attract companies. Our practice capitalizes on strategic location and economic opportunities to help clients reduce upfront capital, along with ongoing operating expenses and taxes,” said Woessner-Collins, in a prepared statement. “I look forward to supporting our clients in creatively selecting the location of their operations to best maximize value.”

Wide range of skills 

Woessner-Collins brings close to 30 years of experience to her new role, with skills such as site selection, negotiation and implementation, business and tax incentives, and structuring and implementing large-sum tax incentive packages. Her expertise includes food and beverage, aerospace, e-commerce, financial, energy, automotive, technology, medical devises and insurance. Her team will support clients in identifying opportunities for cost savings through people optimization, creative logistics and tax strategies that leverage location. 

Prior to joining Savills Studley, she was ranking within the top 5 percent of all brokers for 10 years in a row at JLL and The Staubach Co. There, Woessner-Collins founded and led the company’s Site Selection, Business and Economics Incentive team in North America. Before that, she was a partner in KPMG’s State and Local Tax practice, as well as the director of Purchasing, Energy and Economic Incentives at Frito-Lay. 

Woessner-Collins received an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science and Psychology from Texas A&M University.

In September, Savills Studley made another change in leadership. The firm appointed Mitchell Rudin as president for its New York offices. He is succeeding Michael Colacino, who will step down from his role after 27 years with the firm, with plans to create his own proptech company.