About Cresa

Who we are.

Cresa is the world’s most trusted occupier-centric commercial real estate firm. We strategize for the best possible results for occupiers everywhere. We think beyond space. Partner without conflict. And apply our integrated expertise to make your business better.

Our vision.

Cresa is the preeminent partner for real estate occupiers everywhere.

Our mission.

Be the advisor that brings the greatest value to occupiers.

Our values.

  • Work together
  • Create value
  • Be tenacious
  • Embrace diversity
  • Enhance community 

Our purpose.

To think beyond space - strengthening those we serve and enhancing quality of life for our clients and employees.

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Offices
 
1,000+
Employees
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2,000+
Clients
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25+
Years of commercial real estate experience

Leadership

Our leadership team knows your world. Each with more than 20 years of experience, we’ve led in top-tier consultancies and have occupied the C-suite of some of the world’s largest companies. Together, we integrate our expertise in the name of empowering occupiers to make their businesses better.  

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James M. Underhill

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Underhill leads Cresa as its Chief Executive Officer. He is charged with expanding its global footprint, continuing the growth of the firm's global portfolio services, and continuing investment in its consulting and advisory practices. He is passionate about the firm's focus on client advocacy and the partnerships the firm has built internally, with clients and in the community.

Community

We work together to make our communities everywhere better. Partnering with organizations that strive to make a difference for causes in the US and around the world, we volunteer our time and donate our funds. Through Cresa Cares, we’ve raised $1 million and donated 5,000 hours to more than 100 charities to date.


Diversity

At Cresa, we value the unique human differences that define our community. Whether we are maximizing our associates’ skills and creativity or increasing our ability to understand and anticipate clients’ needs. We foster an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion to help Cresa reach its full potential.

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A Brief History

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Latest Insights

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Market-Research
August 3, 2020

Los Angeles Q2 2020 Market Report

The effects of COVID-19 drastically reduced transaction activity in the commercial real estate industry during the 2nd Quarter. Occupiers put almost all real estate plans on hold due to uncertain economic conditions and Covid related occupancy issues.
Cresa Boston Q2 2020 Market Report
Market-Research
July 31, 2020

Q2 2020: Greater Boston Market Report

Our quarterly Market Report breaks down each Greater Boston real estate submarket to provide you the latest transaction, vacancy and rent data, as well as trends and predictions that can save your company time and money when making real estate decisions. Download the latest guides here.
Q2 2020 Omaha Office Market Report
Market-Research
July 31, 2020

Q2 2020 Omaha Office Market Report

The Omaha/Council Bluffs Office market ended Q2 2020 with a vacancy rate of 7.5%. The average rent was $21.02 per square foot. The net absorption totaled a negative 324,725 square feet in the second quarter.
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Market-Research
July 31, 2020

Q2 2020 Ottawa Insight Report

The office market in Ottawa closed out Q2 having seen limited change despite the longest lockdown in modern history. We have yet to see the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic disrupt KPIs as the commercial real estate market lags behind the general capital markets by at least six months.