Katrina Kostic Samen


Katrina founded KKS Strategy in 2004, and was acquired by Savills in 2019. Katrina led the KKS Savills team until September 2023, and now takes on her new role in the firm’s North America business as Vice Chair and Head of Savills Workplace studio, based in the firm’s New York office.

Her experience over three decades of commercial development and workplace design enables Katrina to provide expertise across all aspects of architecture and interior design projects. She challenges boundaries and perceptions, connects ‘inside-out’ design philosophies, and combines strategy and design to maximise real estate potential for both occupiers and developers.

Katrina is a regular speaker on best practice for workplace design, development criteria and occupier strategy, and has had many articles published.

Katrina’s belief in pushing boundaries, striving for excellence, and expanding the professional body for commercial offices is represented in her fundamental principle: Be Creative, Add Value, Have Fun!

Caroline Ponitfex

Director, Head of Workplace & Design

Caroline Pontifex is Head of Workplace & Design at KKS Savills.