Tod Lickerman

Tod Lickerman

Chief Executive Officer


With over 35 years of experience leading and growing real estate firms at the highest levels in the industry, Tod’s focus is continuing to invest in Cresa’s global capabilities, services, and client experience. He is passionate about Cresa’s culture and commitment to client advocacy.


167 N. Green Street
Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60607



Tod has over 35 years experience in the commercial real estate field helping to create two of the top 3 global commercial real estate firms; JLL and Cushman & Wakefield. From 2013 - 2017 Tod was instrumental in carving out the international real estate services company DTZ from their Australian parent company and selling the company to a private equity consortium led by TPG, PAG and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. As CEO of DTZ Tod led growth and M&A acquiring Cassidy Turley in the United States and the international real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. After acquisition and integration of 20 companies deploying capital in excess of $4.1B. C&W went public in 2018 and has an enterprise value of over $7B.

At JLL Tod ran several divisions including Corporate Solutions, Commercial Solutions, Healthcare, Energy and Sustainability Services, Corporate Property Services, European Facility Management and Project and Development Services during his 23year tenure at the firm.

Tod has a degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.