About Cresa

Who we are.

Cresa is the world’s most trusted occupier-centric commercial real estate firm. We strategize for the best possible results for occupiers everywhere. We think beyond space. Partner without conflict. And apply our integrated expertise to make your business better.

Our vision.

Cresa is the preeminent partner for real estate occupiers everywhere.

Our mission.

Be the advisor that brings the greatest value to occupiers.

Our values.

  • Work together
  • Create value
  • Be tenacious
  • Embrace diversity
  • Enhance community 
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Employees
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2,000+
Clients
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25+
Years of commercial real estate experience

Leadership

Our leadership team knows your world. Each with more than 20 years of experience, we’ve led in top-tier consultancies and have occupied the C-suite of some of the world’s largest companies. Together, we integrate our expertise in the name of empowering occupiers to make their businesses better.  

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James M. Underhill

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Underhill leads Cresa as its Chief Executive Officer. He is charged with expanding its global footprint, continuing the growth of the firm's global portfolio services, and continuing investment in its consulting and advisory practices. He is passionate about the firm's focus on client advocacy and the partnerships the firm has built internally, with clients and in the community.

Community

We work together to make our communities everywhere better. Partnering with organizations that strive to make a difference for causes in the US and around the world, we volunteer our time and donate our funds. Through Cresa Cares, we’ve raised $1 million and donated 5,000 hours to more than 100 charities to date.


Diversity

At Cresa, we value the unique human differences that define our community. Whether we are maximizing our associates’ skills and creativity or increasing our ability to understand and anticipate clients’ needs. We foster an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion to help Cresa reach its full potential.

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A Brief History

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Latest Insights

CresaCares
Blog
July 9, 2020

Cresa Cares Donates $100,000 to COVID-19 Relief Programs

In light of the significant impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on so many across the world, Cresa Cares has donated $100,000 to relief efforts. We feel fortunate to be able to assist the following organizations in continuing the amazing work they are doing.
beijingQ2
Market-Research
July 9, 2020

Q2 2020 Market Report

In Q2 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic has been relatively well controlled in Beijing, tenants became increasingly active compared to Q1. However, due to the city’s high vacancy rate, tenants’ tight budget control, and the upcoming supply peak, many landlords kept lowering rents and being flexible in negotiations.
Zac Conley
News
July 9, 2020

Couch or Cubicle?

Some workers are going back to their offices. Others will be home — maybe permanently. Either way, the Covid-19 pandemic could be a turning point in the region’s office space market.
Vancouver
Market-Research
July 8, 2020

Q2 2020 Vancouver Summary Office & Industrial Statistics

Despite a very uncertain economic backdrop, quarter-end market statistics showed very little change for Metro Vancouver's office and industrial leasing markets - relative to three months earlier. Vacancy and availability rates drifted slightly higher with an elevated degree of uncertainty permeating leasing markets across the region.
Workplace
Blog
July 7, 2020

Rethinking Workplace Strategy, Especially in Challenging Times

Perhaps now more than ever, there is an opportunity for businesses to approach their real estate differently. Now is a time to think beyond space, to plan for and implement a workplace strategy to enable greater office flexibility while optimizing workforce efficiencies.