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Cresa Corporate Office
200 State Street
13th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617.758.6000 tel
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Jim Leslie
Chief Executive Officer
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972.250.1037 tel
Judi Hilton
Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance & Administration
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617.758.6052 tel
Edward Fothergill
Chief Financial Officer
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617.758.6000 tel
Karen Galvin
Senior Vice President, Marketing
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617.758.6024 tel
Margaret Wigglesworth
Senior Vice President, Operations
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617.758.6060 tel
David Nuss
Senior Vice President, Information Technology
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617.758.6058 tel

Corporate Office

  • North America

    Office Market

    Supply
    139.4 million
    Vacancy
    Absorption
    11.2%
    Avg. Lease Rate
    69 million SF
  • North America

    Industrial Market

    Supply
    139.4 million
    Vacancy
    Absorption
    7.5%
    Avg. Lease Rate
    173 million SF

Cresa is North America’s largest tenant representation firm and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013.  The firm is a private partnership and is functionally organized like a large scale professional services consulting, accounting, or law firm. We have 160 partners amongst our over 800 employees. Each office operates independently and the managing entity, Cresa Corporate, is a Delaware LLC owned by offices of Cresa.

The leadership team, led by CEO Jim Leslie, provides support and services to Cresa’s offices in the area of administration and governance, service and practice group operations, marketing, IT, and corporate services.  The corporate staff is located throughout the enterprise, mainly in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

With 58 offices in North America we offer clients a wide array of tenant-focused integrated services, including transaction management, project management, portfolio solutions, location planning, lease administration, capital markets, facilities services, and mission critical solutions.

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Jenelle Bonazzoli Operations Associate 617-758-6011
John Chase Marketing Manager 617.758.6053
Meggan Flaherty Director, Professional Development 617.758.6073
Edward Fothergill Chief Financial Officer 617.758.6000
Karen Galvin Senior Vice President, Marketing 617.758.6024
Gene Glekel Director, Information Technology
William Goade Managing Principal 617.758.6001
Elizabeth Harding Member Services Director 617.758.6044
Judi Hilton Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance & Administration 617.758.6052
Jim Leslie Chief Executive Officer 972.250.1037
David Nuss Senior Vice President, Information Technology 617.758.6058
Nancy Ryan Controller 617.758.6019
Sarah Wager Operations Manager 617.758.6041
Margaret Wigglesworth Senior Vice President, Operations 617.758.6060
Jim Winter National Director, Industrial Services 617.758.6080

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Brady Corporation International  110,000 

Cresa Blog

  • 11/18/2014DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION ON THE RISE – FINALLY.
    By: Paul Galbraith, Cresa Milwaukee The Milwaukee region’s industrial market is impressively strong right now, and unlike me, it is in the best shape that it’s been in more than 10 years. There have been 17 consecutive quarters of positive absorption. The industrial sector absorbed 3.35 MSF feet of space so far this year. The [...] Read More
  • 11/13/2014South Florida Real Estate Market is Back!
    Five years ago Miami was the poster child for bloody overdeveloped real estate markets where vacancies, foreclosure and bankruptcy were the main topic of discussion.  Fast forward to today and every asset class has completely recovered with the industrial sector leading the way. The South Florida industrial market, led by the Miami Airport markets, is [...] Read More
  • 11/4/2014OC Industrial Base Looks for New Strategies
    No one will deny that the Orange County industrial market is tight, boasting a 4.1 percent vacancy. If you are an industrial user looking for 100,000 square feet or more, your options are extremely limited, as supply and demand are not working in your favor in terms of rental rates and landlord concessions. According to [...] Read More
  • 10/13/2014Where to Brew from Here? The challenges & variables that affect expanding craft breweries in the US.
    By: Justin Walseth, Cresa San Diego Small and independent American craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the US economy in 2012. By volumes, the largest distributions came from California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania & Colorado. On a national level, craft beer sales grew by 13.9% in 2013, and above the 10% average since 2007. Interest [...] Read More
  • 10/10/2014How to Select a Project Manager and Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line
    By: Robin Weckesser As corporate America deals with the changing dynamics in the economy and at the workplace, an age-old truism still exists:  Following human resources, real estate represents a company’s largest investment.  Looking at ways to cut costs, companies often turn to experienced real estate service providers to help them negotiate favorable lease terms.  [...] Read More
  • 10/1/2014Infrastructure You Can Depend On
    By Jason Shepard, Managing Principal, Cresa MCS   Mission critical systems are those that are essential to the survival of a business or organization. Mission critical facilities are those that house the operations of those mission critical systems. The sites upon which mission critical facilities are built should have robust infrastructure to support the long-term [...] Read More
  • 8/25/2014Electric Cars Find Success in Atlanta
    In a surprise trend, electric cars are taking Atlanta by storm. Thanks in part to tax incentives and these vehicles’ suitability for commuter traffic, Atlanta recently surpassed Seattle to become the second-biggest market for electric vehicles, just after San Francisco. Of the top 14 cities for electric cars, Atlanta is the only city that is [...] Read More
  • 8/18/2014Baltimore City, Harford County Enterprise Zone Focus areas Expanded
    By: Scott R. Wingrat, Senior Vice President, Cresa Baltimore The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (MBDED) recently approved the expansion of two Enterprise Zone Focus areas. Eastern Baltimore City will have two new zones while Harford County’s Edgewood/Joppa Enterprise Zone are now re-redesigned and expanded. According to the MBDED, “The Baltimore City Enterprise [...] Read More
  • 8/5/2014North American Tenant’s Guide
    By Jim Leslie, CEO The North American Tenant’s Guide is now available on our Tenant’s Guide page.  There you will also find guides for individual markets. Job growth in the 2nd quarter of 2014 averaged nearly 275,000 new jobs per month, making it one of the strongest quarters since the recovery began. As a result of the [...] Read More
  • 7/8/2014California Tax Benefits Extended to Manufacturers Starting July 1, 2014
    By Justin Walseth, Vice President The new AB 93 passed into law earlier this year offers sales and use tax exemptions for manufacturers in California. For companies making investments in CAPEX ranging from machinery to computer software, as of July 1, 2014, the state offers a 4.175% sales and use tax reduction for purchases up [...] Read More
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Industrial Blog

  • 11/18/2014DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION ON THE RISE – FINALLY.
    By: Paul Galbraith, Cresa Milwaukee The Milwaukee region’s industrial market is impressively strong right now, and unlike me, it is in the best shape that it’s been in more than 10 years. There have been 17 consecutive quarters of positive absorption. The industrial sector absorbed 3.35 MSF feet of space so far this year. The [...] Read More
  • 11/13/2014South Florida Real Estate Market is Back!
    Five years ago Miami was the poster child for bloody overdeveloped real estate markets where vacancies, foreclosure and bankruptcy were the main topic of discussion.  Fast forward to today and every asset class has completely recovered with the industrial sector leading the way. The South Florida industrial market, led by the Miami Airport markets, is [...] Read More
  • 11/4/2014OC Industrial Base Looks for New Strategies
    No one will deny that the Orange County industrial market is tight, boasting a 4.1 percent vacancy. If you are an industrial user looking for 100,000 square feet or more, your options are extremely limited, as supply and demand are not working in your favor in terms of rental rates and landlord concessions. According to [...] Read More
  • 10/13/2014Where to Brew from Here? The challenges & variables that affect expanding craft breweries in the US.
    By: Justin Walseth, Cresa San Diego Small and independent American craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the US economy in 2012. By volumes, the largest distributions came from California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania & Colorado. On a national level, craft beer sales grew by 13.9% in 2013, and above the 10% average since 2007. Interest [...] Read More
  • 8/25/2014Electric Cars Find Success in Atlanta
    In a surprise trend, electric cars are taking Atlanta by storm. Thanks in part to tax incentives and these vehicles’ suitability for commuter traffic, Atlanta recently surpassed Seattle to become the second-biggest market for electric vehicles, just after San Francisco. Of the top 14 cities for electric cars, Atlanta is the only city that is [...] Read More
  • 8/18/2014Baltimore City, Harford County Enterprise Zone Focus areas Expanded
    By: Scott R. Wingrat, Senior Vice President, Cresa Baltimore The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (MBDED) recently approved the expansion of two Enterprise Zone Focus areas. Eastern Baltimore City will have two new zones while Harford County’s Edgewood/Joppa Enterprise Zone are now re-redesigned and expanded. According to the MBDED, “The Baltimore City Enterprise [...] Read More
  • 7/8/2014California Tax Benefits Extended to Manufacturers Starting July 1, 2014
    By Justin Walseth, Vice President The new AB 93 passed into law earlier this year offers sales and use tax exemptions for manufacturers in California. For companies making investments in CAPEX ranging from machinery to computer software, as of July 1, 2014, the state offers a 4.175% sales and use tax reduction for purchases up [...] Read More
  • 6/30/2014Atlanta’s Southside Rises Again!
    Recent deals at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem are bringing Atlanta’s Southside to the forefront of recent economic development. The immense potential in Atlanta’s south side is finally being unlocked, thanks to prospective and finalized deals at two closed army bases in East Point and Forest Park. In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Atlanta Mayor [...] Read More
  • 6/23/2014Port of Savannah Deepening Gets the Green Light
    On Tuesday, June 10, President Obama finally signed the bill authorizing one of Georgia’s most important economic development projects, the long-awaiteddeepening of the Savannah Harbor. The signing into law of the $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 means that construction can begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) this fall, thanks to a [...] Read More
  • 6/2/2014Space Control: Direct Landlord Leases v. 3pl Operating Agreements
    By Brad Metzger, Managing Principal, Cresa Chicago During the initial portfolio assessment of one of our Fortune 300 Consumer Products Company clients, we discovered there was very little floor area or real estate costs associated with the distribution of its products.  After further investigation we determined that over 4M sf of leased space was managed [...] Read More
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Project Management Blog

  • 10/10/2014How to Select a Project Manager and Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line
    By: Robin Weckesser As corporate America deals with the changing dynamics in the economy and at the workplace, an age-old truism still exists:  Following human resources, real estate represents a company’s largest investment.  Looking at ways to cut costs, companies often turn to experienced real estate service providers to help them negotiate favorable lease terms.  [...] Read More
  • 11/27/2013Workplace Lessons and the Office of the Future
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal, Project Management Creative and collaborative workplaces are thriving today, and more companies will be implementing workplace optimization programs in the future. That was the theme of the September 19 Office of the Future event hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and AIA Santa Clara Valley and co-sponsored by Cresa. The event featured Cresa’s Robin [...] Read More
  • 8/22/2013Project Manager Communications Do’s and Don’ts
    By Phillip Infelise, Chairman, PM Leadership Group To be an effective project manager, we must have highly refined communication skills, both verbal and written.  In this context we are not referring to formal stand-up presentations, but the daily communication between you and your clients and project teams.  Historically, we addressed “Communicating through Documents and Deliverables” way [...] Read More
  • 5/29/2013Meeting and Defeating the High Cost of Occupancy
    By Phillip Infelise, Managing Principal Real estate rents are rising again, leaving many users believing they are at the mercy of the market. Of course, rent does make up a large portion of costs to house your organization and management is typically highly sensitive to these costs, but we suggest you take a broader view [...] Read More
  • 5/3/2013In Search of Cool, Creative Space: How Does Your Workplace Shape Up?
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal A hot news item continues to be “the workplace of the future”, and how well it’s working in corporate America today. There are many aspects to this story:  the extent of the mobile workforce, workplace optimization strategies, the changing role of the cubicle, amenities, etc.  Perhaps the most compelling part [...] Read More
  • 3/20/2013Don’t Let Relocation Reluctance Drive Poor Real Estate Decisions
    By Phillip Infelise, Managing Principal Recently one of our advisors was relaying a conversion she had with a small company whose situation dictated that they secure a short-term sublease. Although they were small,they knew they would grow rapidly, but they could not define how fast or by how much. One option was a two year [...] Read More
  • 2/6/2013Your lease is signed, now what?
    By Matt Newstrom, Principal, Project Management The title of this article is a little misleading. While the title implies activities that take place after a lease is signed, we’ll really be looking at issues that are critical to consider during the negotiations leading up to a new lease or renewal. During the transaction cycle of [...] Read More
  • 11/21/2012How to Select a Project Manager
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal, Project Management Following human resources, real estate represents a company’s largest investment.  Looking at ways to cut costs, companies often turn to experienced real estate service providers to help them negotiate favorable lease terms.  But beyond rent savings, companies often overlook the fact that they can realize even more significant [...] Read More
  • 10/24/2012Integrating Services to Improve Efficiencies: Transaction Management & Project Management
    By Joe Sciolla, Managing Principal To meet their commercial real estate needs companies typically look for a brokerage firm that has strong Transaction Management (TM) services (including site selection and lease negotiation).  They also often seek Project Management (PM) services (including space assessments, test fits, oversight of architects, engineers, general contractors, move-in coordination, and negotiation [...] Read More
  • 10/3/2012What’s really in that tenant improvement allowance?
    By Phillip Infelise, Chairman Far too often I hear some brokers and even other PMs say “our PM fees are covered in the tenant improvement allowance” and I believe that is meant to convince a prospective client that our PM fees really won’t cost them anything at the end of the day.  Unfortunately that creates [...] Read More
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