Cresa Welcomes Four to its Denver Office

Cresa, an occupier focused commercial real estate firm, welcomes four new employees to its Denver office. 

“For us, it’s all about finding the right people,” said Garrett Johnson, managing principal at Cresa. “As a growing firm, we’re looking for people who not only mesh well with our culture but people who bring diverse perspectives to help us better service our clients.” 

Mike Arnold

Advisor, Mike Arnold joins Cresa from Avison Young with eight years of real estate experience, three of which he spent working with occupiers in the Denver office market. His extensive market knowledge and analytical abilities help him to provide business, financial and operational solutions to any occupier requirement. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Colorado. 

Dean Francis has five years of accounting experience. In his role as accounting associate, Dean has responsibilities related to accounts payable and receivable, bank and credit card reconciliations, compiling census data and preparing 1099 tax filings. He is a certified online QuickBooks pro advisor and is skilled in Wolfe Pak, Lacerte, Sage Mas, Avid and MRI. He has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance from Chadron State University. 

Laura DiSenso joins Cresa’s Workspace, Planning Design & Support team as an interior designer, project manager with over 12 years of industry experience.  As an interior designer, she works with corporate clients to develop schematic design concepts, test fits, pricing plans and construction documents. In her role as project manager, Laura directs construction administration and manages all aspects of corporate interior build-outs. With expertise in both fields, Laura is able to ensure her clients receive a space that not only meets their design aesthetic, but also one that is functional and within budget. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Syracuse University.

As a project manager on Cresa’s Workspace Planning Design and Support team, Liz Steele manages complex corporate relocations. With her rich background in HR, business operations and consulting, Liz is able to efficiently manage the numerous details of an office relocation, meaning her clients can rest easy. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

Cresa’s Denver office was recently named a Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal. Employees for each nominated company were asked to complete an engagement survey. The survey measures 10 key engagement categories focusing on items including team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits. In order to gather statistically sound results, companies must reach a minimum level of employee participation, based on total number of employees, to be eligible to be named a finalist.