Chris Scott Returns to Cresa to Run Atlanta Office
Former Cresa broker Chris Scott is returning to the firm to lead its Atlanta office after 18 years as a developer of office towers. He starts Tuesday, when he'll lead the Atlanta operation for the global brokerage where he worked as a tenant representative from 2003 to 2006. As Atlanta market leader, Scott said in an interview, he is "anticipating the opportunity to spearhead the next chapter of growth and success."
He is rejoining Cresa and the world of tenant representation after being a partner at Atlanta-based development firm Greenstone Properties. There, he worked closely with founder De Little and oversaw day-to-day operations. Scott directed development, construction and the origination of new projects and acquisition opportunities. During his time at Greenstone, Scott oversaw completion of several office projects including 100 Kimball Place, a 128,000-square-foot, live-work-play office building completed in 2021 in Alpharetta, Georgia, and a 222,000-square-foot, Class A build-to-suit office tower for HD Supply near Truist Park. But he said it is 14th + Spring, a 324,000-square-foot, 12-story office tower in midtown Atlanta completed last year that immediately stands out.
Scott, who got the itch to build from his developer dad, said his work on the ownership side will pay dividends when leading Cresa Atlanta, which works with occupiers of space, because his experience gives him perspective from a landlord's point of view. In addition to Cresa, he has worked as a tenant rep at Trammell Crow Co. and Staubach Co., now part of JLL. Given Scott's experience, "There is no one better equipped to hit the ground running as we continue to build our team here in Atlanta," Cresa Atlanta managing principal Tom Tindall said in an email.