Christopher Crooks


Cresa Washington DC

2 Bethesda Metro Center
Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.951.6500 main
301.841.6503 dd
617.592.6783 cell
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Chris has more than 25 years of real estate experience, including over 22 years of consulting and brokerage service at Cresa and over three years of commercial/industrial real estate appraisal for major banking institutions in New England. Since joining Cresa, he has been involved in all aspects of real estate, including portfolio strategic planning, site searches, local and national corporate real estate, lease negotiations of all sizes, build-to-suits, sublease dispositions, and extensive international real estate acquisition and disposition experience. In 2014, Chris was elected to Cresa's National Board of Directors.

Chris co-founded the Armed Forces Practice Group specializing in helping veteran-owned companies as well as companies that support the Armed Forces in their real estate needs. Chris is a Sustaining Member of the Association of the United States Army and also Chairman and CEO of REC4AF, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to hiring veterans and their families into the real estate industry. Since 2006, Chris has been Captain of Team ZipCar riding the PanMass Challenge for the Dana Farber Institute. The team has grown from three people in 2006 to 25 people in 2016 and has raised over $2 million.

Professional Experience

  • Cresa, 1995 to Present
  • Founder, Chairman & CEO, Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF)
  • Manager and Senior Associate, Heberger & Associates/Lexington Partners, 1992 to 1995

Personal Interests

Chris has been married to his wife Debbie for 23 years and has two children. Chris enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and also loves to cook and read.


  • Cresa, Board of Directors, 2014 to 2016
  • Cresa, Strategic Leadership Committee, Former Chairman, 2004 to 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Cresa, Education Committee, 2012 to 2016
  • Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development, Board of Directors, 2013 to 2014
  • CoreNet Global, New England, Board of Directors, New England, 2007 to 2016
  • South Shore Hospital President's Club, 2009 to 2016


  • CoreNet Global, New England Real Estate Advisor of the Year, 2007
  • Cresa, Most Exported International Business, 2006 & 2008
  • Cresa, Largest National Account, 2005
  • Cresa Boston, Consultant of the Year (not eligible since 2000), 1996, 1998, & 1999
  • Cresa, "Teddy" Award, 2013 (Inaugural Year) & 2014


  • B.S., Finance and Management, University of Connecticut, 1991 
  • Intensive studies on the European Economy, Community, International Finance and European-Style Management, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1988

Select Clients

  • CDM Smith
  • Zipcar
  • Lionbridge Technologies
  • Veracode
  • TrueMotion
  • Osran Sylvania
  • Kaman
  • QStream
  • FusionStorm

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Zipcar Boston, MA  46,000