Consulting

Aligning your short-term decisions with a long-term vision.

Optimize your space in a changing environment.


As companies make real estate decisions, there’s often a tendency to consider short-term priorities, without thinking of long-term goals. Our consulting experts take the time to understand your vision for the future or, when necessary, can help you clearly define it for the first time. From strategy through implementation, we deliver custom real estate solutions that enhance every facet of your business.

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Business intelligence

We leverage your data into actionable business intelligence, offering a consolidated, real-time view of your portfolio. With the ability to pull from multiple data sources, we track important real estate and occupancy metrics over time and display the data visually in easy-to-read dashboards.

Economic incentives

We manage the entire process from identifying incentives opportunities through negotiations and aftercare.

Labor analytics

We leverage cutting-edge technology to evaluate labor availability, competition and cost trends in your prospective markets to ensure a location strategy that supports your talent acquisition plan.

Location strategy

We help you determine the location criteria most important to your business and leverage best-in-class proprietary software to evaluate prospective locations.

Logistics

We evaluate the logistical costs and challenges for each existing or potential location and then develop a strategy to optimize your operations.

Portfolio strategy

Managing multiple locations presents both opportunities and challenges. We implement standards that facilitate decision-making, ensure consistency, enhance your operations and generate cost savings.

People

Head of Global Portfolio Solutions

Tricia Trester

Phone: 312.447.3023

Email: ttrester@cresa.com

Principal

Gary Yates

Phone: 404.334.3219

Email: gyates@cresa.com

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