Associate, Capital Strategies

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Chicago, IL


The Associate will support the national Capital Strategies team members and Cresa’s regional Tenant Representative offices/divisions (sales channels) to qualify and source revenue opportunities for Cresa’s corporate owner/occupier clients. Responsibilities include property research, financial analysis, drafting of pitches and offering memorandums, and supporting all aspects of the sales, negotiation and closing process for commercial real estate transactions.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Capital Strategies practice provides financial advisory and capital markets products and services related to corporate owners/occupiers of commercial real estate for Cresa’s occupier clients.
  • The services provided will be sales support, financial advice, transaction structuring and capital sourcing, in conjunction with other Cresa employees, as appropriate.
  • We envision the Capital Strategies national team will be comprised of a 5 to 7 professionals that will work in coordination with Cresa teams and offices located throughout Cresa’s business platform.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage all aspects of a structured finance transaction, including negotiation, due diligence and closing.
  • Understanding of appropriate accounting, corporate finance and tax guidelines, strategies and theories to help assess the full occupier/user impact of capital markets decisions and structures.
  • Strong analytical mindset and ability to develop appropriate tools to support client decision making requirements.
  • Fluency in standard industry databases and resources; CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, Trepp, etc
  • Team-player with experience in working collaboratively across business and regional lines.

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years of extensive commercial real estate corporate finance and capital markets experience, with knowledge of typical finance structures and associated debt and equity sources.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NOTE: The job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; supervisors may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

Cresa is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. Cresa strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

About Cresa Global, Inc.
Cresa is the world's largest commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. Delivered across every industry, its services include Consulting, Facilities Management, Global Portfolio Solutions, Capital Markets / Strategies, Lease Administration, Location Strategy & Economic Development Incentives, Project Management, Transaction Management and Workplace Intelligence. With over 1000 employees in more than 80 offices globally, Cresa partners with occupiers everywhere. For more information, please visit

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