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Houston Office Adds to Industrial Services Team

Cresa, the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm, continued its global growth initiative with the announcement of two new hires in its Houston office. With the hires, Cresa has added more than 120 professionals in just the past four months, bringing its worldwide workforce to over 1,100. 

“We’re actively looking to continue to expand our footprint in the market as well as globally,” André Granello, managing principal of Cresa’s Houston office, said. “These hires help bolster our brokerage team, but we’re not done. Our office continues its search for top talent and plans to make additional hires in the near future.”

Mustafa “Moose” Fatany joins the firm as a senior advisor on the office’s industrial services team. Fatany was most recently with another national brokerage company where he represented clients including Valkor Offshore, HTX Steel, All State Insurance and Edward Jones Financial Services. 

Jack Smith joins Cresa as a brokerage coordinator supporting the industrial services team. In his role, Smith will assist with the day-to-day management and servicing of key accounts as well as provide market analysis and research to aid business development.

These hires are just the latest in the Houston area as Cresa has added 6 professionals over the past year, including industry veterans Will Condrey, a former NAIOP Rising Star, as principal and former 2014 NAOIP Industrial Deal of the Year winner Tim Thomas as a vice president.

All of this activity comes on the heels of one of the company’s strongest years in which the firm completed 3,500 transactions comprising 58 million square feet across 1,000 cities globally.

Cresa CEO Jim Underhill added that the global hiring blitz is just part of the company’s plan to gain market share in a very competitive commercial real estate industry without sacrificing the client-driven service for which Cresa has become known.

“The breadth of experience and talent our new hires bring to Cresa will undoubtedly play a crucial role as we provide best in class service to our clients and propel the company forward,” Underhill said. “When I joined Cresa three years ago, I was passionate about building a culture that values the individual and provides employees the platform to think creatively and achieve their dreams.”

Underhill added, “Our rapid expansion and the caliber of new hires reflects the ongoing success of the company and our ability to offer industry veterans a workplace that prioritizes culture, a voice in company direction, and the ability to compete for the most significant assignments in the world.”