Conflict Free Service

Recent Assignments

  • Global Conglomerate
    47,000 SF

    Orange County Industrial

  • Global Pharmaceutical
    128,000 SF

    Chicago Industrial

  • Food and Chemical Manufacturer
    1,145,378 SF

    Georgia Industrial

  • Global Equipment Manufacturer
    800,000 SF
    Transaction Management

30% of our conflict-free tenant work is industrial.

This might come as news, but it’s nothing new: Cresa has always represented industrial tenants. Nearly a third of the square footage we were involved with last year was for clients in industrial sectors.

In other words, the same exclusive conflict-free services we extend to our office tenants are all available to meet manufacturing, warehousing, and every other kind of industrial need.

Our industrial specialists work closely with you to make sure your space needs are fully aligned with your business goals. Whether it’s a new warehouse that brings you closer to your supply chain or a new plant that adapts to a more flexible manufacturing operation, we look at real estate in the context of your overall strategy. We can handle everything for you, from identifying the initial need to negotiating the transaction to implementing the final move-in.

Throughout the entire process, you’ll know we are representing you exclusively — never landlords — so there’s never a conflict. You can be sure we have your best interests in mind at all times.

Success Story


Commencal, a high-end mountain bike company originally founded in Andorra, came to Cresa with the…
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Gresham Smith & Partners

The objective was to modernize their Headquarters with a more efficient design and workplace…
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Lewis Thomason

This Regional Law Firm leased approximately 17,000 SF on the 25th floor of the Fifth Third…
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Neal & Harwell

The firm needed assistance figuring out what the next generation would look and feel like…
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Ask yourself this:

  • Which is more important? Reducing your rent or your square footage?
  • Is your current space truly in synch with the distribution pattern of your products?
  • Do you need a labor force with a specific skill set?
  • Do you need to be near other firms with similar products, in order to pull from an existing labor pool?
  • Do you have important specifications — racking, parking, clearance height, or multiple docking configurations — that your space must meet?
Depending on how you’ve answered any of these questions, you might find a five-minute phone call with us quite enlightening.

Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Commencal Golden, CO  8,550  
Gresham Smith & Partners Nashville, Tennessee  Class 'A' Office: 80,000  
Lewis Thomason Nashville, Tennessee  Class 'A' Office: 28,000  
Neal & Harwell Nashville, Tennessee  Class 'A' Office: 31,000  

Industrial Blog

  • 7/28/2015The Industrial Market Makes a Comeback
    After a long period of lethargy, Atlanta’s industrial real estate market has come roaring back. Metro-Atlanta is now one of the most active industrial markets in the nation, with 13.9 million square feet of space under construction. Reasons for Recovery This revival can be credited in part to Atlanta’s slow but steady recovery from the [...] Read More
  • 6/1/2015Porsche Revs up the South Side
      Atlanta’s north end is usually the most popular area for headquarters locations, but the south side has achieved a coup by attracting the new Porsche headquarters. Located near the northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the $100 million, 28-acre development is a redevelopment of the old Ford Motor Co. assembly plant. Its opening on [...] Read More
  • 5/28/2015Telsa Assembly Plant
    Jim Tesley, Managing Principle, Cresa Indianapolis This is the future of manufacturing and it has already arrived.  It would be hard to watch this and not be tremendously impressed with the precision, speed, and efficiency of this robot driven environment.  As I recall similar views of auto manufacturing from past generations, the striking difference is [...] Read More
  • 5/6/2015Houston’s Industrial Tenant’s Guide: Q1 2015
    By Andrew Jewett, Senior Advisor Overview In the first quarter of 2015, industrial market fundamentals remained strong, with few submarkets showing signs of weakness; however, there is caution moving forward as the answer to the question of what will happen in the Oil & Gas industry and how it will affect Houston remains unanswered. Most [...] Read More
  • 4/30/2015An Evaluation of Rental Rates: Otay Mesa Industrial Market Update – Q2 2015
    By Justin Walseth  The beginning of 2015 has seen continued progress in infrastructure projects and increased investment in the Otay Mesa industrial submarket. Rental rates are edging up along with the rest of San Diego and the countywide industrial vacancy rate is now below five percent (5%). In Otay Mesa specifically, there remain poorly positioned [...] Read More
  • 3/10/2015A Major Kink in the (West Coast) Supply Chain
    By Dean Krieger, Senior Vice President, Cresa Inland Empire Flying out of LAX this January on a clear day gave passengers a sense that the typical LA traffic jam extended well into the Pacific with a line-up of container ships, replacing cars, sitting virtually dormant in the cue while the ILWU and PMA labor dispute [...] Read More
  • 2/3/2015Phoenix Market Update
    This past week all eyes have been on Phoenix, as we had the opportunity to play host to the Biggest Game in Football as well as the famed Phoenix Open, both in the same week! Despite a little inclement weather, it was a week for the books that will not soon be forgotten. However, all [...] Read More
    By: Paul Galbraith, Cresa Milwaukee The Milwaukee region’s industrial market is impressively strong right now, and unlike me, it is in the best shape that it’s been in more than 10 years. There have been 17 consecutive quarters of positive absorption. The industrial sector absorbed 3.35 MSF feet of space so far this year. The [...] Read More
  • 11/13/2014South Florida Real Estate Market is Back!
    Five years ago Miami was the poster child for bloody overdeveloped real estate markets where vacancies, foreclosure and bankruptcy were the main topic of discussion.  Fast forward to today and every asset class has completely recovered with the industrial sector leading the way. The South Florida industrial market, led by the Miami Airport markets, is [...] Read More
  • 11/4/2014OC Industrial Base Looks for New Strategies
    No one will deny that the Orange County industrial market is tight, boasting a 4.1 percent vacancy. If you are an industrial user looking for 100,000 square feet or more, your options are extremely limited, as supply and demand are not working in your favor in terms of rental rates and landlord concessions. According to [...] Read More
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Project Management Blog

  • 9/30/2015Project Management: What it Means at Cresa
    Project Management. In a perfect world, we would call it Process Management, because a Cresa Project Manager (PM) manages the entire process that surrounds the building project. Process. This is an expanded set of activities in our world – dream, find, design, build, occupy. Most traditional PMs focus solely on the design and construction phase. If [...] Read More
  • 9/21/2015Addressing Acoustical Design Requirements in an Open Office Environment
    Many firms in today’s market are looking to lease space with a mindset for an open layout. Many have the following reasons to do so: 1. It creates a better working environment encouraging employees to collaborate. 2. It promotes recruitment. 3. It reduces the amount of rentable square footage per employee.         [...] Read More
  • 10/10/2014How to Select a Project Manager and Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line
    By: Robin Weckesser As corporate America deals with the changing dynamics in the economy and at the workplace, an age-old truism still exists:  Following human resources, real estate represents a company’s largest investment.  Looking at ways to cut costs, companies often turn to experienced real estate service providers to help them negotiate favorable lease terms.  [...] Read More
  • 11/27/2013Workplace Lessons and the Office of the Future
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal, Project Management Creative and collaborative workplaces are thriving today, and more companies will be implementing workplace optimization programs in the future. That was the theme of the September 19 Office of the Future event hosted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and AIA Santa Clara Valley and co-sponsored by Cresa. The event featured Cresa’s Robin [...] Read More
  • 8/22/2013Project Manager Communications Do’s and Don’ts
    By Phillip Infelise, Chairman, PM Leadership Group To be an effective project manager, we must have highly refined communication skills, both verbal and written.  In this context we are not referring to formal stand-up presentations, but the daily communication between you and your clients and project teams.  Historically, we addressed “Communicating through Documents and Deliverables” way [...] Read More
  • 5/29/2013Meeting and Defeating the High Cost of Occupancy
    By Phillip Infelise, Managing Principal Real estate rents are rising again, leaving many users believing they are at the mercy of the market. Of course, rent does make up a large portion of costs to house your organization and management is typically highly sensitive to these costs, but we suggest you take a broader view [...] Read More
  • 5/3/2013In Search of Cool, Creative Space: How Does Your Workplace Shape Up?
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal A hot news item continues to be “the workplace of the future”, and how well it’s working in corporate America today. There are many aspects to this story:  the extent of the mobile workforce, workplace optimization strategies, the changing role of the cubicle, amenities, etc.  Perhaps the most compelling part [...] Read More
  • 3/20/2013Don’t Let Relocation Reluctance Drive Poor Real Estate Decisions
    By Phillip Infelise, Managing Principal Recently one of our advisors was relaying a conversion she had with a small company whose situation dictated that they secure a short-term sublease. Although they were small,they knew they would grow rapidly, but they could not define how fast or by how much. One option was a two year [...] Read More
  • 2/6/2013Your lease is signed, now what?
    By Matt Newstrom, Principal, Project Management The title of this article is a little misleading. While the title implies activities that take place after a lease is signed, we’ll really be looking at issues that are critical to consider during the negotiations leading up to a new lease or renewal. During the transaction cycle of [...] Read More
  • 11/21/2012How to Select a Project Manager
    By Robin Weckesser, Managing Principal, Project Management Following human resources, real estate represents a company’s largest investment.  Looking at ways to cut costs, companies often turn to experienced real estate service providers to help them negotiate favorable lease terms.  But beyond rent savings, companies often overlook the fact that they can realize even more significant [...] Read More
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