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New York real estate veteran joins Savills Studley at Tysons

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Ken Biberaj courtesy Savills Studley

Savills Studley has hired a veteran of New York real estate to serve as the managing director of itsTysons office.

The company, a commercial real estate firm specializing in tenant representation, announced that it has hired Ken Biberaj, a broker and former chairman of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Biberaj joins Savills Studley after 12 years at Morgan Barrington Associates of NY Inc. As executive vice president, he brokered retail leases and investment sales transactions, negotiated strategic partnerships and advised businesses across New York City on real estate expansion needs. Notably, Biberaj oversaw the restoration and 2006 reopening of the iconic Russian Tea Room, which his family owns and operates.

At Savills Studley, Biberaj will focus on advising tenants and buyers, in addition to helping clients identify and leverage strategic partnerships and portfolio opportunities.

Biberaj said his goal would to be “to act as a bridge between New York and the Washington, D.C., metro area.”

Before working at Morgan, Biberaj was the policy research director in Florida for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. In 2014, he was appointed to serve as the chairman of the board for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, where he advocated on behalf of more than 100,000 small- and medium-sized businesses.

Biberaj grew up in Fairfax County and attended Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria. He received his bachelor of arts degree from American University in D.C., a law degree from New York Law School and his master in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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