Get to Know James Vietzke

 

James is the VP of Project Management and is responsible for PM initiatives for Cresa’s Portland office. As the single point of contact, James oversees strategic planning, design, construction, move management, and the close-out process. His primary objective is to understand his clients’ needs so that he can deliver services that save his customers time and capital.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?

Q Restaurant & Bar

 

What activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Camping, wine tasting and family nights in our game room.

 

Why did you decide to become a commercial real estate project manager?

To guide and advise commercial clients that perhaps have never gone through the process before of building out a new office or relocating to a new space. Being on the client side for so long, I can provide a very personal user experience that hopefully makes a connection with that client as they go through that process possibly for their very first time.

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

To be myself and to make no apologies for that.

 

How would you describe a typical workday at Cresa?

A typical workday at Cresa’s Portland office is all about working together as a team with no egos and no competing against one another. We are open, collaborative and focused on growing the office as a team. We work hard while having fun. After all, if you can’t have a little fun then you’re probably doing something wrong.  

 

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

When my clients finally move in to their new space and seeing how excited everyone is.

 

Click here to learn more about the projects James has managed and what his clients say about their experience working with him.

 

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