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 

Our purpose.

To think beyond space - strengthening those we serve and enhancing quality of life for our clients and employees.

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Offices
 
1,000+
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

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Market-Research
October 20, 2020

Q3 2020 Market Report

In Q3, certain demand suppressed in H1 was released. However, as two new buildings entered the market with a total GFA of 190,000 sqm, the city’s vacancy rate was pushed up to 19.1%. Due to the increasing vacancy rate and tenants’ tight budget, several landlords without healthy tenant mix or under leasing pressure kept lowering rents and being flexible in rental negotiations, the Grade A office market thus saw rental decline in Q3.
MH Blog
Blog
October 20, 2020

2020: The Year of Subleases

The most notable changes are visible in the sublease market, where inventory has increased by 150 percent just since March, totaling over 2.5 million square feet. Here are some of the most notable data points on the sublease market’s incredible rise.
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Market-Research
October 19, 2020

Q3 2020 Calgary Market Report

As Calgary emerges from its third quarter of the year and second dealing with COVID-19, the trend lines on downtown office space are starting to develop. For the second consecutive quarter Calgary experienced negative absorption in the core, totaling 332,650 square feet in Q3. For comparison, the second quarter was negative 380,082 square feet and Q1 was positive 238,636 square feet. Year to date we stand at negative 474,096 square feet.