Eric Zahniser Joins Cresa in Philadelphia

Cresa Philadelphia Welcomes Eric Zahniser as Managing Principal

PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2023) – Noted national industrial expert Eric Zahniser has joined Cresa, the world’s leading occupier-centric commercial real estate firm, as a Managing Principal with the firm’s Industrial Services group. He will be based in the Conshohocken, PA office.

“Eric exemplifies the caliber of talent we continue to draw to our unique platform and culture,” said Cresa President Greg Schementi. “His corporate real estate background, market knowledge, passion, and unwavering commitment to delivering results on behalf of his valued clients make him a tour de force. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Eric previously served as Head of Business Development & Portfolio Management at Siemens Healthineers, as Senior Manager – Capital Finance & Real Estate at Bimbo Bakeries USA, and as an Asset Manager with the GSA, before transitioning into brokerage with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services where he was most recently a Principal.

During his career, Eric has negotiated several million square feet of deals throughout the Northeast logistics corridor and across the U.S. Recent transactions include a 619,000-square-foot investment sale and subsequent lease to a 3PL in Mount Pocono, PA; a 341,000-square-foot lease on behalf of a 3PL in Port of Houston, TX; and a 450,000-square-foot lease on behalf of a 3PL near the Lehigh Valley International Airport in East Allen Township, PA.

Eric sits on the Board of Directors for IAMC (Industrial Asset Management Council). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Shepherd University and an MBA from Villanova University.

With his arrival, Cresa expands its presence in the burgeoning Greater Philadelphia industrial market. It is the latest step toward regional expansion aimed at offering more robust services to the company’s client base. In October, Cresa opened a new, 2,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art office located in Center City, which accommodates the firm’s growing roster of professionals.

Eric’s arrival supports and accelerates our growth plan on the East Coast,” added Tony Juliano, Cresa’s Philadelphia market leader. “We grew our local workforce by over 40% in 2022, bringing in talented advisors to bolster our regional service offering and address our clients’ many requirements. We are off to a great start in 2023 and look to maintain that momentum throughout the year.”

About Cresa

Cresa is the world's premier advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. With more than 1,000 employees, our purpose is to think beyond space, strengthening those we serve and enhancing the quality of life for our clients. Delivered across every industry, Cresa's services include Transaction Management, Workplace Solutions, Project Management, Consulting, Lease Administration, Technology, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Portfolio Solutions. In partnership with London-based Knight Frank, Cresa provides service through 16,000 people, across 380 offices in 51 territories. For more information, please visit