Ed Benton and Heather Riggs added to the Cresa Houston Team

March 15, 2013
HOUSTON, TEXAS – March 5, 2013 – The Houston office of Cresa, North America’s largest tenant representation firm, is pleased to announce the addition of two employees.  

Ed Benton joined Cresa Houston as a Senior Advisor specializing in office tenant representation. Mr. Benton brings seven years of investment sales experience, during which he advised clients in the acquisition and disposition of multi-tenant investment properties in Texas and single tenant properties nationwide, primarily structuring sale-leaseback transactions. Mr. Benton’s experience also includes lease negotiation, underwriting, financial statement analysis, real estate capital markets, and market positioning and pricing analysis for a variety of commercial real estate property types.  

Heather Riggs joined Cresa as a Senior Administrative Assistant and focuses on brokerage support. Ms. Riggs has ten years of experience in the commercial real estate industry including broker support, research, and marketing.  

“We are thrilled to have these two quality individuals join our company,” says André Granello, Managing Principal of Cresa Houston. “Ed adds an immense amount of experience to our group from the investment brokerage world that will benefit our tenant/user clients by providing them with that unique perspective during the valuation process. Ed brings a significant amount of energy to his daily activities, and if his first few weeks are any indication of what is to come, Ed is going to be a leading name in the industry. Heather is another wonderful addition to our team. She is smart and enthusiastic and has started fast in her new position. I could not be more pleased with Cresa Houston’s rapid emergence as a market leader in Houston’s corporate real estate scene, success that I credit to the quality of the individuals that have chosen to work with us.”  

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, Global Accounts, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, and Facilities Services. With more than 57 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. Through its partnership with Savills, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms; Cresa covers more than 255 locations in 40 countries. For more information, visit