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.


1800 M Street NW
Suite 300 N
Washington, DC 20036



M.B.A., Harvard Business School

B.S., Business & Accounting, Washington & Lee University

Board Member/Chairman, Junior Achievement
Board Member/Vice Chairman, The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Board Member, Neediest Kids
Board Member, National Rehabilitation Hospital
Board Member, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Member, Young Presidents Organization
Finalist, Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
May 20, 2020

More Companies Could Follow Twitter's Lead on WFH Policies

Jack Dorsey made headlines when he announced that both his companies, Twitter and Square, would allow employees to work from home permanently and other companies are considering similar plans. Jim Underhill, the CEO of Cresa, joined Cheddar to discuss.
January 29, 2020

Millennials Help Drive Corporate Relocations

In recent years, some cities have seen large HQ relocations and business expansions into their region, creating thousands of new jobs and resulting in billions of dollars in capital investments.