Dan Hicks Named Emerging Broker of the Month
Cresa Advisor Dan Hicks began his role at Cresa with a background in real estate, financial services and data analytics. He provides office occupiers with successful, conflict-free solutions while addressing their short and long-term real estate needs. By utilizing a disciplined process, he analyzes space needs, manages the site selection process and weighs variables against defined business goals.
What kind of mentorship, do you foster at your firm?
By leveraging my experience in the financial markets, I’m focused on serving as an educational resource for the entire Cresa team. Macroeconomic events are shaped by cause-and-effect relationships, and my goal is to relate these macro events to what’s really happening in Denver real estate market in an attempt to forecast future trends.
What was a defining moment and/or turning point in your career in the commercial real estate (CRE) market?
The defining moment in my commercial real estate career was the day that I officially realized that I was not in fact a commercial real estate broker, but rather a corporate real estate consultant. This shift in my mindset fundamentally changed the reason why I do what I do, to serve as an extension of the executive management team filling the role of the corporate real estate director. There’s a big difference between focusing on individual transactions compared to focusing on how corporate real estate decisions potentially move organizations closer to or further away from their strategic objectives.