Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Vice President, Industrial Services


Michael Bennett, Vice President in Cresa’s Atlanta office, focuses on occupier representation for industrial tenants and owners throughout the United States. His specialties include owner occupied acquisitions/dispositions, lease acquisitions, build-to-suits, sale leasebacks, and consolidations for corporate clients. Michael has a collaborative, team-based approach when working with clients to define business requirements, analyze market opportunities, develop real estate strategies, and execute solutions. Michael joined Cresa after spending two seasons playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also a four-year starter for the University of Georgia.


100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Office Depot 555,000 SF
Mizuno 500,000 SF 
Steve's Doors 500,000 SF
Bergen Logistics 485,000 SF
ASOS 450,000 SF
Cardinal Glass 414,000 SF
TestRite-BTS 350,000 SF
First American Resource 350,000 SF
Progressive Lighting 300,000 SF 
Overhead Door Co. 281,000 SF
3M 178,000 SF
MDSI 86,000 SF
Primary Color    85,000 SF 
Southern Tire Mart 67,000 SF
Kanopy Baby, Inc. 42,000 SF
Ethan Allen 35,000 SF
My industrial building was on the market for over eight years. I was beginning to give up hope of ever selling. There had been four different real estate agencies given the listing over the years. After Michael Bennett and Jim Bob Taylor of Cresa took over the listing, it was gone in just a few months. We are forever thankful for their hard work and effort.
Alex Vanlerberg  |   Owner
159 Chestatee Industrial Park Drive
Our business needed additional warehouse space quickly and Michael got us the building we wanted and negotiated a great rate within a very short amount of time. He was very thorough and punctual throughout the process. We will continue to use Michael to service our real estate needs going forward.
Martin Stovall  |   Owner
Advance Electrical and Industrial Supply
Jim Bob, Michael and the Cresa team did a great job of successfully arranging a smooth transaction where timing and communications were critical. It was important that all the pieces fell in place in the right order to allow our business to continue operating without a hitch. We are very pleased with our new location, and feel we are now better positioned to achieve our future growth objectives.
DH Pace  |   Executive Vice President
John Nale
Michael worked tirelessly to negotiate the best terms and resolve the issues that arose. His knowledge of the Atlanta industrial market gave me the utmost confidence in him as my advisor. If a company is looking for any help regarding their industrial real estate, this is the best guy to call.
Dan Dickey  |   Owner
Innovated Peening Systems
The team of Michael Bennett and Jim Bob Taylor have been a results oriented success story for Progressive Lighting. We have accomplished several challenging leasing agreements with them and have always been impressed with their professionalism, work ethic, flexibility and concern for our needs. If you need highly experienced and reliable representation, you cannot find any better than these two gentlemen.
Troy Lee  |   CEO
Progressive Lighting
Michael definitely earned his keep seeing as he vetted and presented a variety of options including BTS, building purchase, renewal, and finally leasing a new location. He provided a tremendous amount of useful guidance throughout the negotiation and lease review processes and I appreciate him staying poised even during the most frustrating of times. I can definitely say that he’s the best broker I’ve worked with since I’ve been at PruittHealth and I look forward to continuing our relationship well into the future.
Aneel Gill  |   Vice President of Planning and Development
Thanks to Michael and Jim Bob for their professionalism and persistence throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to close my 25,000 SF office/warehouse at my asking price. These guys are great and come highly recommended.
Tim Webster  |   Owner
Smyrna Investments
Michael was extremely responsive and had our best interest at heart during the negotiation process. He worked very hard to get Southern Tire Mart the space we needed.
David Tolbert  |   Vice President
Southern Tire Mart
Jim Bob and Michael were able to effectively assist Test Rite in accomplishing our goals of consolidating our real estate. Their solution resulted in Test Rite occupying a new build-to-suit distribution facility and subleasing our 2 existing facilities which resulted in millions of dollars in savings for our company. I highly recommend this team to handle complex industrial real estate transactions.
Pam Turner  |   President
Test Rite
University of Georgia, B.S., Sports Management
  • UGA Football Letterman’s Club
  • North Point Community Church
  • Million Dollar Club - Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS 2018-2022

Away from work, Michael enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with friends, and duck hunting. 


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