William Lichwalla, CPA

Managing Principal

Cresa Detroit

26300 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48076
United States
248.223.3500 main
248.223.3251 ext 33251 dd
248.931.1450 cell
248.603.5747 fax
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Since becoming Managing Principal at Cresa Detroit in 2006, Cresa Detroit has grown in size, sophistication, and standing across the real estate marketplace.  Today, Cresa serves as a full-service real estate firm that manages more than $2 billion in real estate projects annually in the corporate, mixed-use, healthcare, senior living, educational and governmental sectors to some of the most prestigious organizations across the nation. 

Professional Experience

Bill brings a comprehensive understanding of real estate and development with a strategic ability to structure outcomes to achieve client’s overall business objectives.  In this capacity, he serves as a trusted advisor to senior executives, board members, and their counselors.  His range of real estate expertise includes, real estate development, build-to-suits, financial underwriting and analysis, real estate due diligence, development feasibility, entitlements, municipal incentives, public and private sources of capital, and real estate transaction management across a variety of asset classes.  Engagements under Bill’s responsibility have resulted in real estate capital expenditures and transaction value exceeding $3 billion.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of the Board of Trustees Judson Center
  • Corporate Member of CoreNet


Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker in the state of Michigan.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cresa.