Senior Transaction Manager

Start Date



Chicago, IL


Management of end-to-end real estate transaction activities for complex or high-profile portfolio of properties on behalf of our corporate clients. This Chicago-based role manages internal and external resources and other stakeholders in the execution of lease renewals, new site acquisitions, disposal of excess space through subleasing, sale, and alternative transaction strategies.

We recognize that individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are important to creating unique client solutions.


  • Core competency in the ability to lead and direct real estate transactions from beginning to end including complex site selection, financial analysis, contract negotiations, zoning and entitlements, and site development. Both industrial and office experience required.
  • Ability to incorporate clients’ business drivers, market intelligence and challenges to manage complex transactions and demonstrate value.
  • Develops a wide range of considerations and relevant documents, including but not limited to project initiation forms (PIFs), market comparable reports, Broker Opinions of Value (BOVs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), location comparison packages, letters of intent, and broker's opinions of value.
  • Experience and ability to examine, analyze, and interpret complex financial assessments including NPV (net present value), cash flow projections and IRR (internal rate of return) to advise clients accordingly.
  • Demonstrated skill in preparing, recommending, and implementing a portfolio-wide transaction strategy for acquiring and disposing of real estate properties


  • The ideal candidate will have real estate development, business, finance and strategy experience that enables them to foster proactive engagement and develop innovative options for our clients.
  • Capability to effectively interact with senior stakeholders in the clients’ organization (Finance, IT, Procurement, HR, Construction, Legal, Tax, etc)
  • Current Illinois Real Estate Broker License Required

Experience & Education

  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics and/or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in real-estate transactions required


Cresa is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. Cresa strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.