Cresa adds John Salazar as global alliance director in Phoenix

This article originally appeared on AZ BIG Media.

Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firm, today announced the addition of Cathrine Cotman, John Salazar, and Theresa Hopkins-Johnson to its Global Portfolio Solutions team. Cotman and Salazar will serve as Global Alliance Directors, tasked with growing the company’s Global Portfolio Solutions services and providing clients with customized real estate offerings that align with overall business objectives. Hopkins-Johnson will serve as the group’s Global Finance Director, providing financial strategy and streamlining accounting processes for Cresa’s portfolio accounts.

Salazar will lead Cresa’s newly acquired work with Silicon Valley Bank, counselling on global real estate strategy. He brings over 25 years of experience in the real estate and financial industries to Cresa, specializing in strategic planning, operational excellence and risk mitigation. Prior to Cresa, Salazar served as the Global Head of Financial Management at Cushman & Wakefield, and before that, he was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America.

“Our clients manage real estate portfolios across the globe, presenting them with opportunities and challenges,” said Salazar. “It’s important that throughout this process, we act as a trusted partner that can help them identify and resolve business challenges while implementing a real estate strategy that aligns with long-term business goals.”