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Cresa Madison
613 Williamson Street, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53703
608.467.1513 tel
608.259.9114 fax


Matt J. Apter
608.467.1534 tel
TJ Blitz, CCIM
608.467.0116 tel
Josh Rikkers
608.467.1513 tel
Ross Rikkers
608.467.1536 tel
Tim Rikkers
608.467.1535 tel


  • Downtown Madison Office Submarket

    Central Business District

    3,522,375 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate

We are a team of commercial real estate experts devoted to ensuring commercial tenants receive conflict free, tenant-focused advice. Our experienced advisors understand that your commercial office space lease has a profound impact on your organization’s operations and profitability. We talk business before we talk real estate and, unlike a traditional brokerage firm, we only represent tenants.

Regardless of whether or not you require a single office to lease or an entire office building for rent, Cresa can handle your requirement. We excel at creating leverage among landlords and winning the best possible terms for your business office lease.

The supply of commercial space for lease in Madison is in constant flux; we take pride in knowing the market and delivering expert advice to our clients free of the conflicts of interest inherent in traditional brokerage firms.


Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.


Our vision is to be the exception in the commercial real estate industry: A company that is service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client focused not deal focused.


We are guided by the concept, “Do the Right Thing,” both internally and externally. We will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before our own. We treat our clients and employees with respect, dignity and fairness in all matters.


Kevin Anderson Vice President 608.807.1286
Matt J. Apter Principal 608.467.1534
TJ Blitz, CCIM Principal 608.467.0116
Patrick Muranyi Advisor 608.467.0105
Josh Rikkers Principal 608.467.1513
Ross Rikkers Principal 608.467.1536
Tim Rikkers Principal 608.467.1535
Jeremy D Tunis, JD Vice President 608.204.7477
Kristi Warriner Business Manager 608.467.0720


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
A Woman's Touch Madison, WI  5,247 
Ale Asylum Madison, WI  50,000 
Luminex Madison, WI  35,000 
Navitus Health Solutions Austin  13,118 
Sub-Zero/Wolf - US Portfolio Madison, WI  2,300,000 

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Sublease: Machinery Row
613 Williamson Street
Suite 209
Madison, WI 53703
Sublease: 212 East Washington Avenue
4th Floor
Madison, WI 53703
10,250 SF $24.00 Gross
Sublease: University Research Park
455 Science Dr.
Suite 250
Madison, WI 53711
6,199 SF $18.39 Gross
Sublease: Network222
222 West Washington Avenue
Suite 470
Madison, WI 53703
3,980 sf $24.50 Modified Gross
Sublease: Paterson Building
211 South Paterson Street
Suite 380
Madison, WI 53703
4,145 sf $22.32 Modified Gross

Cresa Madison Blog

  • 1/21/20158 Commercial Real Estate Questions to Ask Yourself in 2015
    (By Jeremy Tunis and TJ Blitz) For many of us, January is a time for resolutions, renewal, and setting new personal and business goals. Based on our combined 50 years of commercial real estate experience, we have found that this time of year is an excellent time for businesses and non-profits of all shapes and [...] Read More
  • 8/20/2014Nexus Solutions Opens Madison Office
    10 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703 Nexus Solutions is opening an office in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, at 10 West Mifflin Street on the Capitol Square.  Cresa Madison represented Nexus Solutions on the transaction.  Nexus will occupy their new office space later this year. With offices in numerous cities, the new Madison office will enable [...] Read More
  • 8/5/2014Four Common Myths About Tenant Representation
    Whether your business is expanding, consolidating, relocating or staying put, commercial real estate is a complex undertaking with many moving parts. Engaging a Tenant Broker, like the experts at Cresa Madison, can help your business avoid the numerous pitfalls that may arise in commercial real estate negotiations.   Four Common Myths About Tenant Representation: Myth [...] Read More
  • 7/17/2014Cresa Madison Relocates New Horizons of Wisconsin to UW Research Park
    440 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711 Cresa Madison is pleased to announce New Horizons of Wisconsin’s move from 725 Heartland Trail to 440 Science Drive. New Horizon’s strategic business decision to relocate their Madison office space was driven by their desire to better align themselves with the talent and energy within the University Research Park [...] Read More
  • 6/30/2014Commercial Real Estate Jargon 101: “Expansion”
    (By Tim and Ross Rikkers) Planning for, accommodating and managing growth are among the most difficult elements of doing business. Companies hire consultants to form strategic plans; they engage architects to optimize existing space; and they schedule executive retreats for visioning sessions. But as happens all too frequently, the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, [...] Read More
  • 5/30/2014What is the difference between “Full Service Gross,” “Modified Gross,” and “Triple Net” when referring to lease rates?
    (By Tim and Ross Rikkers) In commercial leases there are three typical types of leases that can be negotiated between a tenant and a landlord: - Full Service Gross (FSG) - Modified Gross (MG) - Triple Net (NNN) In some cities, one type of lease may be more prevalent than the others; however, in the [...] Read More
  • 4/30/2014Commercial Real Estate Jargon 101: Subleasing and Assignment
    (By Tim and Ross Rikkers) Strong, tenant-favorable sublease and assignment language in a commercial lease is one of the surest methods of securing flexibility within your lease contract. Because it is such a critical issue, your tenant advocate should include comprehensive sublease and assignment language in the initial proposal process as these are key deal [...] Read More
  • 3/26/2014How do you reduce occupancy costs without moving?
    (By Tim Rikkers) Tenants who represent themselves fail to take full advantage of an opportunity to reduce lease costs and increase profitability. Engaging a qualified real estate professional is the best way to ensure that a lease renewal or renegotiation reflects market conditions. Our research indicates that a professionally represented tenant negotiates leases that are [...] Read More
  • 2/28/2014Why do you pay rent for more space than you occupy?
    (By Tim and Ross Rikkers) Very few commercial real estate concepts are as misunderstood by tenants, and real estate professionals, as the measurement of office space square footage for the purpose of calculating rent.  The formula to determine the amount of rent in most office leases incorporates the following two factors:   1.     Useable Square Footage - [...] Read More
  • 1/28/2014Tenant Representation – Explained
    (By Tim and Ross Rikkers) “Tenant Representative”: A leasing specialist whose responsibility, as an advocate for the tenant, is to negotiate the most favorable terms and conditions available in the marketplace without conflict and to align the aspirations and motivations of their client with the final results of the commercial real estate transaction.   An [...] Read More
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2013 CoStar Awards

2013 Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year - Investment (WTS Paradigm)

2013 Watkins Survey

2012 CoStar Awards


2012 Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year - Office (Navitus Health Solutions)


2012 Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year - Retail (A Woman's Touch)


2011 Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year - Industrial (Ale Asylum Brewery)


2011 Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year - Retail (


2011 CoStar Power Broker Award


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Client Spotlight


2/25/14 Phoenix Nuclear Labs makes its first commercial sale

2/20/14 AquaMost raises $1.3 million

2/17/14 Nelson Schmidt revitalizes Wisconsin Avenue building

2/16/14 Bendyworks co-founder Brad Crzesiak creates software shaped to meet a company's needs

2/14/14 EatStreet has raised $3.7 million from outside investors

1/31/14 Kickstart your day at Johnson Public House

1/31/14 Wausa-based probiotics maker UAS sets up Madison office

1/30/14 Top Beers, Brewers, New Brewers By Subregion

1/19/14 Executive Q&A: Opening the door on windows

1/07/14 Tech incubator, gener8tor, names its winter class of startups

10/28/13 Seeking to attract new tech talent, Strive opens office on Madison's Capitol Square

9/25/13 Irish biotech startup chooses Madison for U.S. headquarters

7/20/13 The Art Commission draws more investors

7/11/13 Cellular Dynamics International provides details of its IPO

6/28/13 Asthmapolis scores more funding and a national award

6/19/13 Madison entrepreneur lands $700,000 in seed funding for new social networking site

6/13/13 Pro Golfer Andy North among new investors in Kayo Technology Inc.

5/14/13 Wisconsin embraces fermentation craze

5/13/13 Colorado tech product company opens branch in Middleton

5/8/13 Masters of the Game: Ronin Studios creates computers games that make training fun

5/3/2013 SHINE Medical Technology reaches key milestone

3/21/13 Cellular Dynamics awarded $16M grant from California institute

3/2/13 Stamp Rocket Brings Simple Task Automation to iPhone, iPad

2/18/13 Testing 1, 2, 3: SHINE makes progress at demonstration facility

1/18/13 Cellular Dynmaics to add GMP process

1/8/13 Gail Ambrosius named one of top 10 chocolatiers in North America

12/28/12 E-cigarettes not just a fad for Johnson Creek Enterprises

12/10/12 AquaMost - A New Way of Cleaning Up Dirty Fracking Water

12/1/12  New indoor baseball facility CIBA joins others in Middleton

11/27/12 Ale Asylum starts bottling beer at new brewery

10/24/12 Cellular Dynamics awarded $7M contract from NIH center

10/23/12 Phoenix Nuclear Labs gets 2 Army contracts

10/4/12 FDA Clears Echometrix to market its ultrasound technology

9/20/12 Property Trax: Energy Center of Wisconsin will move to 100 million University Crossing site for its green features

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