Corporate Real Estate Account Manager

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Chicago, IL


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, Investment Banking, 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

Cresa seeks a dynamic individual for an Account Manager role within a growing corporate real estate brokerage team. This individual needs to be a strategic, detail-oriented, and deal-driven real estate professional with real estate transaction experience that works well with a team. The Account Manager will work closely with corporate executives by assisting with the management of their real estate portfolios.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead lease negotiations for industrial real estate transactions across the country
  • On site contact, interfacing with real estate director(s) and business units for Fortune 500 company
  • Participates in high level strategy of real estate portfolios with corporate executives
  • Participate in project update meetings, on a weekly, monthly and annual basis
  • Proactively reviews upcoming notice and lease expiration dates to initiate projects as appropriate
  • Negotiate 40+ active transactions including new sites, relocations, renewals and lease terminations globally
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the assigned Client’s real estate portfolio
  • Lead and support the transaction process from site selection to lease execution
  • Interface with brokerage community gathering detailed information on property availabilities
  • Prepare financial analysis reports on proposals and lease documents
  • Provide support to expanded Account Management team based in Phoenix
  • Coordinate and arrange site tours of multiple properties
  • Prepare and coordinate proposals and counter proposals
  • Assist in managing third-party brokers across various cities or countries
  • Aggressively manage disposition of surplus space via sales, subleasing and lease terminations
  • Maintain knowledge of regional, national and international market conditions and trends
  • Provide Broker Opinions of Value for industrial real estate across the country


  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and Illinois Real Estate License
  • Industrial real estate experience required with significant knowledge of industrial/warehouse properties
  • High volume transaction management experience in commercial real estate role
  • Experience interfacing and communicating with corporate executive level management
  • Exceptional organizational skills required
  • Excellent negotiating, analytical, communication, collaboration skills required
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with multiple personnel and multiple deadlines
  • Process oriented skills required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with clients and brokerage community
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to establish goals and objectives
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to deadlines are skills utilized on a daily basis
  • Ability to travel to Phoenix for regular team meetings and occasional client related travel
  • Excellent computer technical skills required, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Costar

Employee Type: Full-Time Employee
Industry: Real Estate – Brokerage
Manages Others: Yes
Education: 4 Year Degree Minimum, Illinois Real Estate License Required
Salary: $125,000 - $140,000
Location: Chicago IL Metro
Contact Information: Send Resume to Casey Carmichael at


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