Ex-WeWork exec hired as Cresa's Bay Area market leader

This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Business Times.

Former WeWork Senior Director Cara Trani has been hired as the Bay Area market leader for Washington, D.C. tenant-focused brokerage Cresa, responsible for leading the company's growth plans across San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

Trani previously worked on WeWork's Headquarters by WeWork team, a concept launched by the coworking company to create personalized, private workplaces for medium-sized businesses with between 11 and 250 employees. Prior to her roughly one-year stint at WeWork, Trani worked for about a decade as a Bay Area-based broker for JLL.

"(Trani) brings tremendous talent and a wealth of client-centric experience to the firm – we are confident she will be a strong driver of future growth plans while also serving the expanding needs of our clients," said Cresa CEO Jim Underhill in a statement. "Recruiting and retaining talent will be a top priority for her, with the goal of expanding our market footprint significantly in the next few years.”

Trani is just one of a number of WeWork alums who have landed new jobs after the company's well-publicized struggles, which included an ouster of its founding CEO and thousands of layoffs.