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Cresa Houston Expands and Strengthens Project Management Team

October 19, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – October 19, 2015 – The Houston office of Cresa, North America’s largest tenant representation firm, is pleased to announce the expansion of its project management team.

Michael Cropper, AIA recently joined Cresa as a Principal and leader of the project management efforts of the firm. Along with his 30 plus years of experience in project management, Mike’s education and registration in architecture offer clients unparalleled excellence in every aspect of the project management process.

“I am very excited about the growth in project management that Cresa Houston is experiencing,” said Mike. “We have had to expand our team based on current needs, including assisting in overseeing the development of one of the largest non-governmental projects in the world.”

Kevin Kramer joins Cresa Houston as a senior advisor to Cresa’s Project Management team. Kevin brings more than ten years of project management and consulting experience to the Houston office. His area of expertise includes traditional and design build construction. As a project manager, Kevin Kramer has had the opportunity to manage all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects. These management responsibilities include: estimating time and material costs, approving all expenditures and payroll, preparing and administering project budgets and schedules, and maintaining overall quality and cost control. Kevin has managed several different types of construction projects, ranging from high-rise multi family to industrial and manufacturing facilities. His prior experience includes a testing facility expansion for Schulmberger; a six-story, 300,000-square-foot office building and 500,000-square-foot parking garage for Jacobs Engineering; and a 190,000-square-foot manufacturing/assembly building for Enerflex. Kevin graduated from the University of Houston, with a degree in Environmental Design and a minor in Construction Management.

Laura Kleihege rounds out the team. Laura is an associate project manager and is actively involved in all aspects of the Cresa Houston Project Management team. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, project team/vendor solicitation/evaluation, contract review, design coordination, budget development/maintenance, schedule development/maintenance, furniture/fixtures/equipment coordination, routine project/site meetings, field coordination issue resolution, punch list walkthrough/follow-up, move coordination, project close-out, and administrative support to the project management team. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Business Administration. Her problem solving skills and attention to detail provide an added source of support for clients.

About Cresa

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Corporate Solutions, Site Selection, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Mission Critical Solutions, Relocation Management, and Facilities Management. For more information, visit www.cresa.com.

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