Cresa expands tenant rep group with three new hires

Cresa is growing its brokerage ranks in Chicago with the addition of three tenant rep brokers. Juliette (Julie) Lane and Sean Murphy join as senior vice presidents and Michael Heaney as vice president. The three will use the firm’s brokerage, consulting and project management platform to service their existing clients while growing their respective rosters.

“We’re thrilled that Sean, Michael and Julie have joined Cresa,” said Cresa’s managing principal, Ed Lowenbaum. “I think they each recognized Cresa for what it is—a midsize firm with big company resources.”

Lane focuses on tenant representation, strategic planning and acquisition/disposition of commercial office space in downtown Chicago. As senior vice president, she also manages national portfolios for consumer goods, warehouse, distribution and data centers. Lane brings to Cresa more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and has completed more than 4.5 million square feet of local and national transactions.

She joins Cresa from Bradford Allen, where she was a managing director. Prior to Bradford Allen, Lane held positions with Colliers International, The John Buck Company, Sears Roebuck and Co. and The Habitat Company. Lane holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She also serves on the board of directors for Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart and is a board delegate for Sisters of Christian Charity.

Murphy focuses on office and retail leasing in downtown Chicago. A veteran in the management of operations, security and financial oversight of downtown high-rise office buildings, he has been involved in more than 600 lease negotiations during his career. He joins Cresa from JMIC Corp where he was general manager for more than 10 years.

Murphy previously worked as a general manager for Extell Development Company and Exchange Building Associates, and a real estate broker for Helmsley-Spear Real Estate. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and is a member of BOMA/Chicago and Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association.

Heaney serves as a key member of Cresa’s corporate advisory services group. He previously was a member of JLL’s Chicago tenant representation group, where he was the top new business developer for the Chicago office in 2017 and 2018. Before joining JLL, Heaney worked for NCREIF as a property data manager, where he managed a network of more than 70 pension fund and investment management client companies.

Heaney holds an MBA from DePaul University – Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a bachelor of science from University of Central Florida. He also serves as an associate board member with the Field Museum and is a member of the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance.